Classes & Workshops
Classes
  • Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry
    August 22 - October 10
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    This class has sold out! Please consider taking one of our other beginning level classes – Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry on Sundays, Welcome to BKMW: Wax Working, Welcome to BKMW: […]
  • August 27 - September 24
    Taught by Brian Weissman
    In this 5 session soldering intensive you will fully develop your understanding  of how solder behaves,  how to control heating, and how to troubleshoot problems before they arise. Creating various […]
  • 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. […]
  • September 25 - December 11
    In this 12 week clayworking and metalsmithing course, students will learn how to build ceramic vessels and integrate metal as intentional design elements. While metal is often used in inventive […]
  • October 17 - December 19
    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 […]
  • October 22 - December 17
    Taught by Rebekah Laskin
    This class takes an experimental approach to working with enamel on copper. Besides learning the basics of applying enamel to metal and proper firing, students in this course will explore […]
  • Goldsmithing
    October 22 - December 17
    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, […]
  • October 21 - December 16
    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 […]
  • October 21 - December 16
    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. […]
  • October 17 - December 19
    Taught by MJ Tyson
    This eight week class will begin with the basics of linked chains, then move into an exploration of repetition and movement, and culminate with the design of an inventive necklace. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    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
    This class has sold out! Consider signing up for Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry or Open Level Wax Working. In this 8 session introductory wax working class, you will learn to […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    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 […]
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
  • 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 8
    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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • October 19 & 20
    Taught by Amelia Toelke
    This experimental and process-driven workshop for beginners and advanced students will explore how drawing and collage can be used to develop ideas and create finished pieces. Using found materials as […]
  • REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
    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 […]