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Class Description

Give shape to your designs by finessing wire in this 8 session goldsmithing course. From heavy gauge to very fine, learn how to draw down and forge wire into the profile that is perfect for your project. You will be instructed on how to build a new piece of jewelry based on various linear elements. The course will begin by working with heavier stock and then decrease in size and application as the class progresses. Each project will utilize different forming and finishing techniques and require more precise soldering techniques as the wire becomes more fine. Twisting, forging, looping, and doubling will give your designs the variety you are looking for. Two rings, earrings, bracelets, chain making, and wire settings for stones will be covered.

This course is designed for gold, but students may work in silver if preferred.

Open to all levels.

Maximum class size 12 students with a Teaching Assistant.

Taught by Erin S. Daily
Prices for Classes
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 5% 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.