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Tool Training: Intro to the Photo Studio

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This one session beginner class will train students on how to use the Asylum's new product photography studio equipment safely, and and will teach a start to finish digital workflow for typical small and large member projects, from jewelry to furniture. Students will be introduced to the basic operation of the studio's high-resolution camera, small product light box, studio strobes, light modifiers, and tethered shooting directly into the Adobe Lightroom photo editing software, and then exporting a finished image for the web.

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you taken some classes in jewelry-making and feel almost ready to start out on your own projects, but still uncomfortable working by yourself? Want an expert's opinion to help when you reach a project snag? Want to practice soldering drills? Join Ilana Krepchin for Directed Open Studios at Artisan's Asylum on Thursday mornings! Each week, students will work on projects of their own choice. With personalized attention, students will be guided into problem-solving, tackling more complex design, soldering solutions and introduction to different tooling.

Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tool Training is the fastest way to start working independently in the Artisan's Asylum Jewelry Shop and is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you're an occasional hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. In one 3-hour session, students will get up to speed on our particular shop procedures and layout as well as safety and basic use of the air-acetylene torches, forming tools, flex shafts, and the polishing machine. For those who have more experience, other tools may be covered as time allows.

Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Evening

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
Tuesdays, 9/17/19 - 11/5/19

Class cost: $325 / Materials Fee: $45 payable to Instructor. Through this 7-week class, you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. You will come away with new skills and finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper. No prior experience is necessary.

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Each week, students will work on projects of their own choice. With personalized attention, students will be guided into problem-solving, tackling more complex design, soldering solutions and introduction to different tooling. The instructor will have projects to suggest for folks who may need ideas.

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
Thursdays, 9/19/19 - 10/3/19

Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you troubleshoot your metalsmithing projects. Must have previous jewelry-making experience or have successfully completed Jewelry Tool Testing at Artisan's Asylum.

Tool Training: Woodshop Tools 101

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Class fee: $115 / Materials fee: $5. This class teaches the correct use of the panel saw, compound miter saw, scroll saw, spindle sander, belt sander, disc sander, standing drill press and handheld power tools such as the drill, circular saw, jig saw, and reciprocating saw. Over two sessions, students will learn best practices for operating these tools and have the opportunity to demonstrate their competency in woodworking.

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you troubleshoot your metalsmithing projects. Must have previous jewelry-making experience or have successfully completed Jewelry Tool Testing at Artisan's Asylum.

Glass Enamel on Copper

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Class cost: $200 / Material's Fee: $25 payable to Instructor. Learn to fuse glass enamel to copper in this weekend workshop! We will explore multiple enameling techniques: sifting, wetpacking, sgraffito, stencils, and embedding other elements using a small kiln for firing the pieces. Expect to create multiple enameled pieces for jewelry or wall hung paintings.

Lost Wax Casting – Part 1

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
See course description for dates

This two-session class is designed to introduce students to the art of investment casting using the equipment in the Artisan’s Asylum casting shop. Students will learn the process of investment casting by taking an instructor-supplied model made of wax and casting it in brass.

Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The pulse-arc welder is a remarkable desktop machine for precision metal fabrication. In essence, it is a scaled-down TIG welder with a computer interface and microscope – which makes it a unique, high-end tool for joining, tacking, and repair of small items in any metal that can be welded, from steel and stainless steel to titanium, gold, copper and more

Make a Ring(s) Workshop

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
Saturday and Sunday, 10/5/19 - 10/6/19

Class cost: $215 / Materials Fee: $35. Spend a weekend in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings!! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements.

Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This one session tool training is the perfect way to get trained up to operate independently in the Jewelry Shop if you already have some jewelry-making experience and don't have time for a long-form class. Testing is necessary to be certified to work on your own in the Shop. Choose the date that works for you!

Glass Enamel on Copper

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Class cost: $200 / Material's Fee: $25 payable to Instructor. Learn to fuse glass enamel to copper in this weekend workshop! We will explore multiple enameling techniques: sifting, wetpacking, sgraffito, stencils, and embedding other elements using a small kiln for firing the pieces. Expect to create multiple enameled pieces for jewelry or wall hung paintings.

Jewelry 201: Setting Faceted Gemstones

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
Wednesdays; 10/30/19 - 11/6/19

Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $40. Build upon your Jewelry 101 skills and learn the art of setting faceted gemstones! In two evening sessions, we will cover how to set faceted gemstones in prongs (4-prong heads) and in small bezels, also known as tube-setting.

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