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Beginning Jewelry Making

Instructor: Tina Chisena
"Pair of Leaves" by Tina Chisena
Pair of Leaves by Tina Chisena

Students are introduced to the fundamental metal jewelry making techniques including sawing, filing, soldering, forming, and finishing. Beginning students make either a band ring or a pendent. Either project incorporates most of these foundational skills. Each project is explained in detail with thorough step-by-step demonstrations. Students with some experience may tackle a more complex variant of their chosen project, which may include sweat soldering and roller printing. Designs, aspirations, and plans for subsequent individual projects are discussed. Specialized techniques and equipment such as rolling mills, dapping blocks, and disc cutters are demonstrated. There is a $20 fee for studio consumables payable at the first class.
The Art League Jewelry and Metal program covers various aspects of designing and creating art jewelry and small metal objects. Each class is suited for beginners, unless noted. The classroom is equipped with an extensive assortment of tools and machines. Personal tools and supplies are discussed during the first class. A $20 lab fee is payable to the instructor at the first class to cover consumables. Basic jewelry tool kits may be rented or purchased for home use for the duration of any jewelry class.

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