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Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Days

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 6 Thursdays, starting April 25th

We will start with learning how to saw shapes and designs. Next students will learn basic soldering techniques to produce a simple silver ring. Second, students will learn to texture using the rolling mill, with different metals and finishes. We will then take these pieces and use cold connections (rivets) to fabricate them into a pendant.

Make a Ring(s) Workshop

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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

Lost Wax Casting – 1

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs one adjacent Saturday and Sunday

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.

Tool Training: Intro to Photo Studio

June 12 @ 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.

Glass Enamel on Copper

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn to fuse glass enamel to copper in this weekend workshop! Expect to create multiple enameled pieces for jewelry or wall hung paintings. 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.

Tool Training: Intro to Photo Studio

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Tool Training: Wood Lathe

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Thursdays, starting July 11

The wood lathe is a fantastic tool for adding artistic flourishes to woodworking projects. In this class students will learn the basics of spindle turning and safe operation of the lathe. Topics covered will be the anatomy of the lathe, project planning including ways of mounting stock to the lathe as well as turning tools and their various purposes.

Tool Training: Intro to Photo Studio

July 17 @ 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.

Lost Wax Casting – 1

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs one adjacent Saturday and Sunday

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.

Argentium Silver Earrings

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Perfect for a holiday gift for yourself or someone you love. Learn how to create your own elegant Argentium sterling silver earrings! We’ll use copper for practice and then make your earrings with Argentium sterling silver.

Tool Training: Intro to Photo Studio

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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

July 29 @ 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.

Make a Ring(s) Workshop

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Saturday and Sunday

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.

Lost Wax Casting – 1

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs one adjacent Saturday and Sunday

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.

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