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Register now for summer classes and workshops. Learn the basics, or hone your metalsmithing skills in small classes with personal attention from our skilled instructors. Enrolled students can join us for open studio time, and groups of 3 or more are welcome to design their own class. Contact the Registrar at the link above to add your name to our "I'm Interested" list.


Jewelry Open Studio 2015
Tuition as low as $24/session $30.00

Robin Sherwood-Armour, Rosemary Erb-Fawcett

JF5307 (6:30-9:30pm) Wednesdays (Jewelry Studio)

Current or recent jewelry or fine metals students of Brookfield Craft Center are welcome to purchase studio time by joining the Open Studio Program in the Fine Metals Studio. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic silversmithing skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.) BCC fine metal students and local skilled jewelry artists can purchase time to use BCC's well equipped jewelry studio to work independently on their own pieces. Enjoy time working with other jewelry artists as one of our jewelry artists oversees the studio. No materials supplied. Open Studio sessions are are 3 hours in length, and are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. Pay a drop-in rate of $40 at the door (cash or check), or purchase sessions online in advance at a discounted rate (single session - $30, two sessions - $54, three sessions - $72). Sessions are to be used within 10 weeks of purchase. Periodically, sessions may be dropped or rescheduled due to schedule conflicts. Participants will be notified with as much advanced notice as possible. No refunds or credits will be offered for unused Open Studio sessions. Participants must have basic jewelry making skills and have had prior instruction and experience using the fine metal studio equipment.
Beginner Wire Work
Tuition $60.00

Materials Fee: $5.00
RobinBeth Faulkner
JF5403 Oct 21 2015 (10am-1pm) Wednesday (Jewelry Studio)

In this class, students will learn how to shape, hammer and file 3 different guages of wire for earrings and clasps. Techniques for coiling and hammering will be covered. Ages 15 and up. A materials fee of $5.00 will be added to the tuition.
Fused Fine Silver Necklace
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $15.00
Maureen Henriques
JF5401 Nov 8, 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Sunday (Jewelry Studio)

In this class students will learn the technique of fusing fine silver, which does not require solder, flux or pickling! Students will coil, cut and saw their own rings, then fuse using an ordinary table top torch and join the rings with a handmade clasp...ready to wear! Students are encouraged to bring beads to add to their piece. Beads will be available for purchase from the instructor as well. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Silversmithing 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $65.00
All Levels
Rachel Morris
JF5402 Dec 12 & 13 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Jewelry Studio)

This course allows you to get your feet wet if you've always wanted to try jewelry making. Through demonstrations and hands-on work, you become familiar with the tools of the trade: saws, hammers, torches and more, as you learn the basics of cutting, filing, texturing, soldering, finishing/polishing and simple stone setting. A materials fee of $65 is added to the tuition. A materials fee of $65.00 will be added to the tuition.
Meet the Saw
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $33.00
Barbara McLaughlin
JF6102 Jan 9 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Jewelry Studio)

This is an introductory class of jewelry making techniques. Sawing is the most overlooked technique, yet yields so much. Students will learn how to cut out shapes, pierce out (remove metal from the center), rivet (a cold connection); decorate metal with stamping tools, patinas and lite forging. All work will be done in Copper, except for ear wires which will be a basic shepherds hook in Sterling. Students will complete the course with at least 2 pair of earrings and a pendant. Ages 18 and over. Snow date Jan 16-17. A materials fee of $33.00 will be added to the tuition.


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