Classes & Workshops
Classes
  • June 3 - July 22
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    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 […]
  • Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry
    June 6 - August 1
    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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • June 24 - July 22
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    Capture textures and expressive marks in one-time use molds for wax casting. Students will explore carving, drawing, and stamping into clay to create molds.  Designs will be customized through the […]
  • 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 […]
  • July 3 - July 31
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    Learn how to create a functional watering can or teapot and learn a little bit about fluid dynamics while you’re at it. This class will build on the students’ previous […]
  • 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 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • March 25 - May 20
    Taught by Brice Garrett
    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. […]
  • March 25 - May 20
    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 […]
  • March 26 - May 21
    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 […]
  • March 22 - May 17
    Join Bianca Abreu and Erin S. Daily for this six week course in glass and metal working for jewelry using both Urban Glass and Brooklyn Metal Works’ studios. The class begins […]
  • Hollow forms on the bench
    March 27 - May 22
    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 […]
  • March 27 - May 22
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • April 4 - May 30
    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 […]
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
  • April 29 - May 3
    Taught by Michael Boyd
    This workshop has sold out! If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email us at info@bkmetalworks.com. * * Are you passionate about gemstones but frustrated […]
  • June 1
    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 […]
  • 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 […]