11 am - 2pm
Explore the versatility of wax working and the refinement of metal fabrication in this 8 week class.
Strengthen your jewelry design and technical fabrication skills by utilizing the expressiveness of wax and metalsmithing techniques such as forming, forging, piercing, and soldering. The immediacy of working with waxes will give you the flexibility to capture a wide variety of shapes and textures in a spontaneous fashion. The metal fabrication process will give you the opportunity to see castings in a new light and work through the forms in unexpected ways to develop more design potential.
You will make a suite of components based on your design inspirations to create earrings, bracelets, pendants and rings. Students may choose which metals to work in, silver and gold are encouraged for finished pieces, and gemstone inclusion will be covered. This class will require weekly visits to the casting house so please make sure that your schedule will allow time for trips to Midtown.
Basic metalsmithing skills required. Previous wax working experience is helpful but not mandatory.
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.