Classes & Workshops
Classes
  • July 11 - August 1
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    This course is an introduction to direct casting. Students will learn to make molds, melt, and pour silver and bronze in the BKMW studio, allowing for the quick translation of […]
  • July 2 - July 30
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    In this 5 session course students will explore variations in setting large scale gemstones as pendants. Working with stones that are at least 3 centimeters in size, students will become […]
  • July 2 - July 30
    Learn to enamel three-dimensional objects in this 5-week enameling intensive. Enamel is often applied to flat or simple surfaces, but in this class we’ll take enameled forms to the next […]
  • June 24 - July 22
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This class is no longer open. Please consider signing up for Ice Cream Spoons or Welcome to BKMW: Wax Working. Capture textures and expressive marks in one-time use molds for […]
  • July 3 - July 31
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    This class is no longer open. Please consider signing up for Ice Cream Spoons or Welcome to BKMW: Objects. Learn how to create a functional watering can or teapot and […]
  • August 13 - October 1
    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 […]
  • August 13 - October 1
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Create lightweight volumes using sheet metal forming techniques for jewelry. Through bending, hammering, dapping, and rolling, you will stretch and form metal and discover how it behaves. Scoring and bending […]
  • August 12 - October 7
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    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 […]
  • August 12 - October 7
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This course is an introduction to the various approaches to making bezels in wax. Using subtractive sculpting with carving wax and additive methods with soft wax, students will create multiple […]
  • 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, […]
  • Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry
    August 22 - October 10
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    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. […]
  • September 15 - November 10
    Taught by Odette Channell
    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. […]
  • Hollow forms on the bench
    REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Build boxes for jewelry or larger applications in this 8-session course. Student will learn hollow construction, scoring, bending, forming, and large scale soldering. Each student will construct boxes of various […]
  • Ring by Kendra Pariseault
    REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    This course will explore jewelry design techniques, fashion trends, and style influencers from 1880 until now. Kendra Pariseault will walk students through the couture jewelry of the past and today, […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry
    June 6 - August 1
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    This class has sold out! Please consider taking our Open Level Wax Working Class or our late summer classes which begin in August. Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making […]
  • June 3 - July 22
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    This class has already started. Consider signing up for Experimental Wax: Workable Molds beginning June 24. In this 8 session open level wax working class, you will learn to complete […]
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
  • July 13 & 14
    Taught by Sergey Jivetin
    This two day workshop is designed to be a comprehensive and effective introduction to the art of dry-point hand-engraving with professional air-assisted tools. A skill that normally takes years to […]
  • 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 […]
  • August 17 & 18
    Taught by Erin S. Daily
    Gemstone setting is a precise and intensive practice that involves training the eyes as well as the hands. This two day workshop will give students a strong foundation in basic […]
  • September 28
    Taught by Barbara Lawrence
    Learn how to distinguish genuine, synthetic and imitation stones in this one-day course. Work with professional tools and equipment including microscopes and sample gemstones to accurately see and learn how […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    Wellness for Makers was created to empower creatives of all kinds through education, mindful living, and movement. It’s no secret that engaging in the same action or process over and […]