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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.

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Jewelry Open Studio 2016
Tuition as low as $24/session $30.00

Intermediate
Robin Sherwood-Armour, Rosemary Erb-Fawcett

JF6101 (6:30-9:30pm) Wednesdays (Jewelry Studio) No open studio on Sept 21

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.
Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Setup & Learn Basic Metalsmithing Skills
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan
JF6305 Sep 22 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Thursday (Jewelry Studio)

Have you ever wanted to learn basic metalsmithing skills & have your own in-home studio with a soldering station, but you didn't know where to start??? In this class you will learn how to design a pendant using basic metalsmithing skills & techniques, and how to safely and easily set up your own home studio...whether its in a dedicated location or at your kitchen table. Students will learn studio and personal safety, bench set-up, sawing and piercing metal, proper filing techniques, patinas, texturing, basic soldering skills including using and filling a butane torch, using a pickle pot, polishing metal. Students can expect to walk away with multiple new skills and 1 - 2 pendants. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Setup & Learn Basic Metalsmithing Skills
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan
JF6402 Oct 19 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Wednesday (Jewelry Studio)

Have you ever wanted to learn basic metalsmithing skills & have your own in-home studio with a soldering station, but you didn't know where to start??? In this class you will learn how to design a pendant using basic metalsmithing skills & techniques, and how to safely and easily set up your own home studio...whether its in a dedicated location or at your kitchen table. Students will learn studio and personal safety, bench set-up, sawing and piercing metal, proper filing techniques, patinas, texturing, basic soldering skills including using and filling a butane torch, using a pickle pot, polishing metal. Students can expect to walk away with multiple new skills and 1 - 2 pendants. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Cold Connections - Joining Metal without a Torch
Tuition $80.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Lori Meehan
JF6403 Oct 27 2016 (10am-2pm) Thursday (Jewelry Studio)

If you've ever wanted to join two or more pieces of metal together but aren't ready to use a torch, this is the perfect class for you! Riveting is a process of connecting 2+ pieces of metal together without soldering and it also adds a design element, giving you more design options in your jewelrymaking. In this workshop you'll learn basic riveting skills, designing, how to texture metal, filing, piercing, adding a patina and polishing. You'll walk away with at least one completed project and tons of ideas for more! Copper and brass sheet will be included with your materials fee. * Silver sheet and silver pre-cut shapes will be available for purchase from instructor. Students will learn safety guidelines for riveting as well as general studio safety and will leave with new skills and at least one finished piece. Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Enameling with Embossed Foils
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $55.00
Joanne Conant
JE6401 Oct 29 & 30 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Jewelry Studio)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

Have fun playing with a variety of textured silver foils that are enhanced under transparent enamel. Students will learn how to roll out and emboss fine silver sheet into various textures. Discussions will include the use of a rolling mill and other devices, attaching the foil to enamel and which colors work best on silver. Each student will take home a one-of- a-kind pendant. All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $55 will be added to the tuition, which includes a fine silver pendant for enameling, fine silver sheet and other supplies needed for the project..
Silversmithing 101/102
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $65.00
All Levels
Rachel Morris
JF6405 Dec 10 & 11 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Jewelry Studio)

For those new to jewelry making, this course allows you to get your feet wet if you've always wanted to try it. 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.
If you've already taken 101, you'll expand on the earlier work and learn to make a bezel for an abstract cut cabochon stone, learning how to size custom stone settings and expand on your design experience. Students should inform the craft Center if they are new to metalworking, or are a continuing student. A materials fee of $65.00 will be added to the tuition.

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