January 24-26
Class Description

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 and intertwining forms, and filling in designs. Contemporary jeweler Valentina Caprini, who is visiting from Italy, will provide hands-on guidance through every step of the process. Students will have the chance to create a wearable piece of silver jewelry that interlaces the centuries-old technique with their own contemporary design. 

A specially prepared kit with the filigree materials will be available for purchase from the instructor for $60. Additional specialty tools will be provided for use during the workshop and offered for sale at the end of the session. 

This workshop is open to students with previous soldering experience. Interested beginners should consider taking Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry prior to the start of the course. 

Prices for Two-day Workshops
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.