Shoot your story / Tell your story--Bruce Gaber

In this lively workshop you'll learn the basics of photography (both technical and aesthetic). Then with some simple guiding assignments we're out the door to take our best shots. Finally, working in teams, we'll assembly our images to tell our own personal stories as engaging video programs. Bring your point-and-shoot, DLSR, or smartphone. This is a four day class.

Chainmaille - Basic--Roger Campbell

Learn the ancient art of chainmaille using non-soldered copper jumprings. Students will learn different weaves while completing class projects. All tools will be provided. An optivisor or other magnification would be helpful. 2-day class offered first semester. No prior experience necessay.

Chainmaille - Continued--Roger Campbell

The 2nd semester class will be a short review of chainmaille and students will learn additional weaves. All tools will be provided. An optivisor or other magnification would be helpful. 2-day class offered second semester.

Faceting –-Steve Weinberger Faceting--Steve Weinberger

Students will learn to cut and polish a 57-facet round brilliant gemstone. In addition they will how to identify well-cut stones, select rough material and see whether they enjoy this fascinating aspectof the hobby. Students are asked to bring an optivisor and/or jeweler’s loupe if you have one. 4-day class. No prior experience necessary

Intarsia - Basic--John Milligan

Intarsia is the making of a geometric design using a variety of stones cut to precision and fitted together to form a pattern while leaving no gaps between the pieces. In this course, students will learn the beginning skills of Intarsia by melding together stones of various colors and patterns to form a finished cabochon. Students should bring an Optivisor. Prerequisite: Must have cabbing experience. Two day class offered both semesters.

Silversmithing - Basic--Richard Meszler

Have fun learning the basics of working silver sheet and wire to fabricate jewelry. The projects will introduce you to annealing/bending/shaping/texturing metal, soldering, piercing and polishing. Students will receive a kit containing the necessary metals and supplies to complete these projects as well as a detailed written step by step description of each project. 2-day class offered 1st semester. No prior experience necessary.

Silversmithing - Intermediate--Richard Meszler

Continue your education working with metals by doing a more complex project. You will learn to make a bezel setting & bail into which you will set a cabochon to make a pendant. Students wilreceive a kit containing the necessary metals and supplies to complete this project as well as a detailed written step by step description of each project. Prerequisite: Basic silversmithing experience including soldering.

Wire Wrapping--Jacqueline Campbell

Using pliers, gold-filled or sterling silver wire, assorted beads or gemstones, and a few basic wirecraft techniques, learn how to create your own fashion rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings to add that perfect accent to your jewelry wardrobe or to give as gifts. All tools and materials will
be provided Session I: Designed for beginners, participants will make an adjustable ring, two bracelets, a pendant and two pairs of earrings. 2-day class offered first semester. Session II: Designed for those with some experience (or a brave beginner) participants will make
a fitted ring, two pairs of earrings, a cabochon pendant and a bracelet. 2-day class offered second semester.