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METALSMITHING COURSES

Learn with us, create with us.

We provide all materials and free open studio Mon-Sat.

WINTER COURSES BEGIN EARLY JANUARY.

 

Worried about missing a class with your busy schedule? Fear not. Students who miss a class are invited to sit in on another class to make up for the time!​

THE EMAIL RECIEPT YOU RECEIVE IS YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION.

 

 

See bottom of page for cancelation policy.

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS. WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

NOTE!

When you check out, you will see this...

"Check out with PayPal". You DO NOT 

need a PayPal account. When you click the button, it will give you the option to PAY WITH CREDIT CARD.

THE COMPLETE METALSMITH

10 weeks - $320 
Materials Included

 

 

 

This 10 week course is designed for the beginning metalsmith with little or no experience. Throughout the course you will create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces while learning to saw, drill, sand and polish metal as well as set stones, texture/patina, form, use cold connections and torch solder.  This will enable you to create a variety of rings, cuffs, bangles, necklaces, earrings and pendants as well as sculptural objects. The second half of the course expands to cover one of the most essential aspects of metalsmithing; stone setting (bezels, prongs & more). The course will also cover advanced soldering, hollow forming, enameling and instructor guided work with silver/gold.  Free open studio access is included in the course Monday - Saturday.

 

Saturdays                                                              Mondays                      Tuesdays                   Wednesdays                Thursdays             10:30am-1:30                                                       10:30am-1:30              6:30pm-9:30             6:30pm-9:30                10:30am-1:30     10/5/19                                                                 9/30/19                        10/1/19                     10/2/19                        10/3/19                                

 

 

 

 

Sundays 

1-4pm  

10/6/19  

YOUR PAYPAL EMAIL RECEIPT IS YOUR CONFIRMATION.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

10 weeks - $320
Materials Included

 

Free open studio access is included in the course Monday - Saturday

Prerequisite- Students must have taken at least two metalsmithing courses from us or elswhere.

 

This class will focus on design and development of more advanced technical skills. Students will have the opportunity to work more independently on projects and receive individualized attention. This class will fine-tune your existing skills while exploring new techniques and projects. Work at your own pace while becoming inspired by class demonstrations. Design, craftsmanship and refining techniques will be explored as well as soldering tips & solutions will be demonstrated.

 

                       Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm 9/30/19

NEW! Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm 10/3/19

INTERMEDIATE- Instructor guided independent

study and open studio.

10 weeks - $240
Materials Included

 

Wednesdays 11am-1:30pm 

Free open studio access is included in the course Monday-Saturday.

 

This 10 week course is for those who have taken at least one beginners course. The course is for students who are more interested in continuing to work in an independent direction with instructor guidance while not having to take time out for demos they may not be interested in. Students are free to come and go and will have instructor availability anytime between 11am - 6pm. 

                      Wednesdays 11am- 6pm 10/2/19

 

ALL ABOUT THE STONES

Stone setting and advanced topics

10 weeks - $320 
Materials Included

 

Tuesdays 10:30am-1:30pm 

Prerequisite - Students must have taken at least one introductory

metalsmithing course that has covered the basics of cutting, drilling, and soldering.

 

In this ten week course, students will focus exclusively on incorporating stones, gems and trinkets into jewelry work. Coverd will be a  variety of setting techniques starting with the basics of bezel and prong settings and moving on to introduce more advanced and creative setting techniques. Demonstrations will cover setting and soldering techniques, useful tips and tricks as well as guidance on where to get gorgeous stones. Students will have plenty of time to work on independent projects with instructor guidance.
 

                        Tuesdays 10:30am-1:30pm 10/1/19

WAX CARVING/CASTING

Learn lost-wax, an age-old sculptural jewelry casting process that involves creating a positive wax model, which then becomes transformed to a cast form in metal. This is a great technique to create original designs and jewelry components. Students will be introduced to wax carving and wax fabrication with hard & soft waxes. We'll cover layout for carving hard waxes, wax wire techniques, casting organic materials and wax modification. 

Students will also be instructed on how to efficiently out-source their wax to be professionally cast and molded at a low cost.

9 Weeks- Friday's (10:30-1:30) - 10/11/19

$280.

Some materials may

need to be purchased

in studio.

Cancelation policy- We understand life happens. If you need to cancel your class reservation, please let us know as soon as possible. This is important because all tuition goes towards student materials and instructor contracts. Once class begins, your materials have been ordered and instructor contracts are established, we can not issue any sort of refund. This is firm. Benches On Division uses all funds for studio materials and payroll. We do not maintain any funds for profit. If you fear you may miss a few classes, we are happy to do what ever we can to set up a compensatory make up for you.