April 18 - June 6
Class Description

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 waxes and learn subtractive sculpting methods by using files, burs and carving tools.  You will also learn how to work additively with soft waxes like wire and sheet wax by utilizing wax pens and other modeling tools.  Alternative approaches to surface embellishment, casting clean-up, and production considerations will also be covered.

This course is open to beginning students as well as those who want to elevate their level of proficiency and strengthen their jewelry making skills. Introductory techniques will be taught and more advanced processes will be elaborated, with a focus on methods and techniques to develop your designs. Plenty of variations will be given to accommodate all levels.

Metal casting for this class is outsourced and will be the responsibility of the student.

Early registration discounts for this class are good through March 24!

Taught by Ruta Reifen
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.