Classes & Workshops
Classes
  • January 8 - March 25
    In this 12 week clayworking and metalsmithing course, students will learn how to build ceramic vessels and integrate metal as intentional design elements. While metal is often used in inventive […]
  • January 21 - March 10
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Learn how to work with non-ferrous sheet metal to make hollow formed objects in this introductory class. Students will cover basic metalsmithing skills and techniques as related to silversmithing. Processes […]
  • January 23 - March 12
    Taught by Oasa DuVerney
    In this drawing for jewelry design class we will look at historical visual language from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to isotypes and even contemporary emojis to develop our own visual language […]
  • Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry
    January 20 - March 9
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory 8 week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on course. […]
  • October 22 - December 17
    Taught by Rebekah Laskin
    This class takes an experimental approach to working with enamel on copper. Besides learning the basics of applying enamel to metal and proper firing, students in this course will explore […]
  • January 23 - March 12
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    In this 8 session introductory wax working class, you will learn to complete designs utilizing different wax carving and forming techniques. You will start by designing and carving a ring […]
  • January 20 - March 9
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This 8-week class will explore attachments as a way of joining and securing. Students will build on their fabrication techniques using torches and cold-connections (without soldering). These various attachment methods […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Give shape to your designs by finessing wire in this 8 session metalsmithing course. From heavy gauge to very fine, learn how to draw down and forge wire into the […]
  • Goldsmithing
    October 22 - December 17
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Refine your jewelry making skills in this 8 session goldsmithing course. You will learn about the various alloys and their solders, what to watch out for when heating and cooling, […]
  • October 16 - December 18
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Gold is special. In this class you will gain a better understanding of how and why this metal is special. Gold has properties that allow it to be pushed and […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    Casting is a jewelry production technique often used to work in multiple and lower the costs of fabrication. This process is also a good way to introduce fine alloys into […]
  • October 21 - December 16
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This class has sold out! Consider signing up for the Advanced Wax Carving Workshop with Sergey Jivetin. This course is an introduction to the various approaches to making bezels in […]
  • October 21 - December 16
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This class has sold out! Please consider signing up for Open Level Wax Working or  the next section of Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry in January.  Learn basic metalsmithing skills and […]
  • Goldsmithing
    August 14 - October 2
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Refine your jewelry making skills in this 8 session goldsmithing course. You will learn about the various alloys and their solders, what to watch out for when heating and cooling, […]
  • October 17 - December 19
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    This eight week class will begin with the basics of linked chains, then move into an exploration of repetition and movement, and culminate with the design of an inventive necklace. […]
  • October 17 - December 19
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    In this 8 session open level wax working class, you will learn to complete a set of designs utilizing different wax carving and forming techniques. You will start with carving […]
  • August 27 - September 24
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    In this 5 session soldering intensive you will fully develop your understanding  of how solder behaves,  how to control heating, and how to troubleshoot problems before they arise. Creating various […]
Professional Development
  • Dead Lanuages Teapot
    Registration is currently closed
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Playing with ideas is as important and informative as getting to know your materials.  One informs the other.  In these courses we will explore the relationships between inspiration, design, and […]
Workshops & Intensives
  • November 2
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    A spoon is so matter of fact in most of our everyday lives that it is rarely considered by the user. Here we are going to take a closer look […]
  • November 18 & 19
    Taught by Sergey Jivetin
    This 2 day workshop will enable jewelry wax model-makers to hone their existing skills, or learn new advanced wax fabrication techniques. Project: scratch-carved, fine engagement ring with a large center […]
  • January 17-19
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    This 3 day workshop is an introduction to direct casting. Students will learn to make molds, melt, and pour silver in the BKMW studio, allowing for the quick translation of […]
  • January 24-26
    Taught by Valentina Caprini
    Immerse yourself in the ancient jewelry technique of filigree and bring it into the present with this three-day workshop. Students will learn techniques for twisting and preparing filigree wires, weaving […]