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Metalsmithing and Jewelry

 

Interested in making jewelry, wearable art or small sculpture? Our Metalsmithing and Jewelry department has a wide range of both in-person and online classes and workshops for all skill levels. Whether you’re a first-time maker or have been working with metals for years, our teaching artists are here to help develop and nurture your growing skills. With a wide variety of tools and materials available, dedicated classrooms and open studio reservations by bench, there is sure to be a class and studio time to fit your schedule!

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Fall 2021 - September 13, 2021 - November 21, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Cloisonné with Transparent Enamels (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
October 18

Enameling on Steel (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
October 21

Etching Techniques (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
September 16

Exploring Wirework & Chainmaking (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
October 20

Fabricating Small Containers & Boxes (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 14

First Time Metalsmithing & Sculpture (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
September 18, October 23

First-Time Metalsmithing & Jewelry (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
September 14, September 16, September 19, October 19, October 21, October 24

Metalsmithing I (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 13, September 16, September 18

Metalsmithing II (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $350.00 / Non-Members $360.00
September 16, September 19

Mindful Metalsmithing & Sacred Objects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $215.00 / Non-Members $220.00
September 15

Setting Stones: Bezels & Tabs (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
September 15

Shiny Tiny Sculptures (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
September 18, October 23

MULTILEVEL

Enameling for All Levels (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $195.00 / Non-Members $200.00
September 13

Working with Wax and Casting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $360.00 / Non-Members $370.00
September 15, September 19

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Metalsmithing III (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $385.00 / Non-Members $395.00
September 14, September 15

WORKSHOP

Hairware: Hairpins! (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
October 24, November 21

Mold & Cast (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
October 15

Powder Coat Stamp & Paint (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
October 1, November 19

Simple Silver Rings (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
September 24, November 12

AGES 10-16

Spooky Charms & Earrings Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
October 29

Teen Metalsmithing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $185.00 / Non-Members $190.00
September 18, October 23

ADULTS AND CHILDREN 8+

The Kumihimo Bracelet: Family Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $35.00 / Non-Members $40.00
September 20

Summer 2021 - June 21, 2021 - August 29, 2021

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

Color on Metal (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 26, July 31

Etching Techniques (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 23

Exploring Cuff Bracelets (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
June 22, July 27

First-Time Metalsmithing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $175.00 / Non-Members $180.00
June 22, June 24, June 26, July 27, July 29, July 31

Metalsmithing I (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 21, June 22

Metalsmithing II (9 Weeks)

LAC Members $300.00 / Non-Members $310.00
June 27

Metalsmithing II (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $330.00 / Non-Members $340.00
June 24

Mindful Metalsmithing & Sacred Objects (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $205.00 / Non-Members $210.00
July 26

Shiny Tiny Sculptures (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $180.00 / Non-Members $185.00
July 28

MULTILEVEL

Working with Wax and Casting (8 Weeks)

LAC Members $270.00 / Non-Members $280.00
July 7, July 11

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Advanced Craftsmanship & Concepts (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $190.00 / Non-Members $195.00
June 23, July 28

WORKSHOP

Basic Cloisonné Enameling (1 Day)

LAC Members $130.00 / Non-Members $135.00
August 29

Chainmail Bracelets (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 16

Champlevé Powder Coating (1 Day)

LAC Members $90.00 / Non-Members $95.00
July 22

Decorative Plant Markers (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 9

Decorative Wall Hooks (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
August 6

Introduction to Powder Coating (1 Day)

LAC Members $75.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 8

Mindful Metalsmithing & Sacred Objects Workshop (1 Day)

LAC Members $115.00 / Non-Members $120.00
June 25

Reduce & Reuse (1 Day)

LAC Members $50.00 / Non-Members $55.00
August 7

Saw & Fold Candlestick Holders (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 30

Silver Foils & Enameling (1 Day)

LAC Members $130.00 / Non-Members $135.00
August 27

Simple Silver Rings (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
August 13

UV Resin Pendants (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00
July 23