Summer Intensives 2017

Our Summer Intensives provide the opportunity to complete approximately one semester’s worth of work in a week, making them ideal for visitors, the time-pressed, and anyone seeking a fully immersive jewelry experience. Like all our classes, our intensives feature personalized, one-on-one instruction on projects appropriate to each student’s skill level and interests. You’ll leave at the end of the week with multiple pieces of handmade jewelry and lots of new skills. Since our instructors work with you individually, you  never have to worry about keeping up with a class that is moving too quickly or too slowly for your comfort.

Metalsmithing 101

Phebe BrownMonday through Friday July 31st- August 4th
11am-6pm one hour lunch
925.00
Sure, maybe you can rivet with the best of them, but have you ever wondered what jewelry life is like beyond cold connections? Have you been too hesitant to try using a torch? It’s time to banish your torch fear! I’ve never had a student yet that I couldn’t teach to love the torch. Join us for a week long intensive and learn to anneal, solder and fuse like a champion. Along the way students will learn essential construction techniques and how to set your stones by creating their choice of rings, bracelets, chains and earrings. No previous experience is needed.


Metalsmithing for Beaders with Melissa Caraway

Monday through Friday July 31st- August 4thIMG_2251

11am-6pm one hour lunch
925.00
You found the perfect beads. CHECK! You took your time creating the right design. CHECK! You finished stringing and knotting the necklace. CHECK! Now, it’s time to add your clasp – your mass-produced, non-coordinating store-bought clasp. Not even close to a CHECK! Spend the week at Jewelry Arts, Inc. and let us show you how to make jump rings, spacers , metal beads and definitely clasps, even if you have never used a torch before. After you’ve made your metal components, we’ll spend time creating your one-of a-kind pieces.

Need a knotting refresher? No worries. We’ll go over that as well.

Gold Week with Jeanette K Cainesbirds

Monday through Friday August 7th-11th

11am-6pm one hour lunch

925.00

Start at the beginning of how to properly alloy and prepare your 22k gold, then go on to the techniques to make gorgeous high karat gold jewelry. Skill level: Intermediate  Details..

Enameling 101 with Valerie Blum valerie48

Monday through Friday August 7th through August 11th

11am-6pm one hour lunch

925.00

Take the plunge into the world of enameling — the ancient art of using powdered glass to add vibrant color to your pieces. Learn about enameling principles, techniques, and what you can (and can’t!) enamel while enjoying access to our full library of stunning colors and state-of-the-art kiln. Beginners will work on a project designed to teach the basics. Experienced enamelists are welcome to bring ideas or pieces in progress.

Wax Carving  101 Weekwax models with Savannah King

Monday through Friday August 14th through August 18th

11am-6pm one hour lunch

925.00

Learn how to carve in wax even if you have never held a file before. Savannah will walk you through the basics of wax carving and you’ll leave with your wax models, ready to cast into your own one of a kind creations.

Granulation DemystifiedPeacock Ring 2 with Jeanette K Caines

Monday through Friday August 14th through August 18th

11am-6pm one hour lunch

925.00

Learn everything you need to know to master granulation in silver and 22k gold.

Learn everything you need to know to master granulation in silver and 22k gold. The right tools, techniques, and materials will be covered in depth along with demonstrations and trouble-shooting. You will make your own granulated pieces with expert assistance available at every step of the way. Don’t be intimidated by this ancient technique any longer! Details..


Argentium 101
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Monday through Friday August 21st through August 25th

11am-6pm one hour lunch

925.00

Interested in learning to work with the newest tarnish resistant sterling silver alloy? Whether you are a complete beginner or already have metalsmithing experience, come in and let us teach you why the ability to fuse Argentium sterling silver makes it  a superior metal to fine and regular sterling and also the future of silversmithing.


Soldering Demystified Boot Campalignment2
with Jeanette K Caines

Monday through Friday August 21st through August 25th

11am-6pm one hour lunch

925.00

Don’t worry, I won’t have you jumping hurdles with a torch. What we will do is concentrate all week on improving your soldering skills in silver or gold. Give me a week and I will give you vastly improved skills AND (perhaps most importantly) confidence with the torch.

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