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The jewelry program at Brookfield Craft Center is designed to encourage and challenge introductory through advanced students with diverse workshop offerings and open studio bench time. New students can try a Sampler Workshop, or gain a basic overview of jewelry making with Silversmithing 101 and 102. Advance to technique-based workshops in metals fabrication, PMC, enameling, wax model making and more. The Jewelry Studio holds 8 students at counter-height benches and is equipped with combination rolling mills, Bonny Doon hydraulic press, flex shafts, oxy-acetylene torches, enameling and PMC kilns, buffing machines, grinders, belt sander, drill press, bench shear, waxers, pitch bowls, raising/forming stakes, tumbler with steel shot, hand tools and much more.

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Jewelry Open Studio 2017
Tuition as low as $24/session $30.00

Robin Sherwood-Armour, Rosemary Erb-Fawcett

JF7101 (6:30-9:30pm) Wednesdays & (Jewelry Studio) NO SESSION ON AUG 30

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.
Basic Metalsmithing & Simple, Safe Home Jewelry Studio Set-up
Tuition $120.00

Materials Fee: $35.00
Lori Meehan
JF7302 Sept 23, 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (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'll learn the basic steps to design a simple piece of jewelry using introductory metalsmithing skills and techniques. Also included is how to set up a simple and safe home studio -- whether it's 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, texturing, hammering, basic soldering skills using a butane torch, adding a patina.
Ages 18 and over. A materials fee of $35.00 will be added to the tuition.
Fall Open House on Saturday, October 14th, Noon-5pm

SM7401 October 14, 2017 (noon-5pm) Saturday (Campus-wide)

Brookfield Craft Center will host a community open house on their campus located at 286 Whisconier Road in Brookfield, Connecticut. This creative event is free, open to the public and will feature demonstrations conducted by talented faculty artists working in all of the studios.
Baby Spoon Workshop
Tuition $200.00

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Joy Raskin
JF7402 Nov 3, 2017 (10am-5pm) Friday (Jewelry Studio)

Baby or mini spoons are surprisingly easy to make. We will make a simple spoon using wire for the handle and a piece of sheet metal that we will dome to make a spoon bowl and then solder onto a wire handle. Hammer textures can be added to create a more unique handle. In a day, you can have your own unique, customized baby or mini spoon! A materials fee of $20 will be added to the tuition. If the student wishes to work in more expensive metals, they will be available from the instructor for an additional fee.

Demystifying Stone Settings
Tuition $375.00

Materials Fee: $15.00

Joy Raskin
JF7401 Nov 4 & 5, 2017 (10am-5pm) Sat/Sun (Jewelry Studio)

If you would like to know more about stone setting, then this workshop is for you. We will do a quick review on basic bezel settings, including open back bezels, tube bezels, and flush-set stones on Saturday. On Sunday, we will cover prong settings for round, oval, square, trillion, and emerald-cut faceted stones. This workshop will not cover pave or illusion settings. We will work mostly in silver, but also with some gold settings if desired. Pros and cons of various gold alloys will be discussed and which are best for gemstones. Students are encouraged to bring their own stone settings projects to work on along with any stones, silver and gold they may have. A materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition. If the student wishes to work in more expensive metals (silver and gold, settings and stones), they will be available from the instructor for an additional fee.

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