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. The instructor will have projects to suggest for folks who may need ideas.
Students will proceed swiftly and successfully through independent projects with the help of expert guidance, and gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan’s Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own).
This class does not teach fabrication skills such as soldering, sawing, etc. Those who are completely new to jewelry or metalsmithing are advised to take the multi-week Jewelry 101 class.
The goal of this class is to provide you with professional guidance for your own metalsmithing projects and help you to complete them successfully!
Tools are available for use. Bring your own materials (including the metals and stones you intend on using for your project) and ideas for what you would like to make.