May 1-3, May 9
Class Description

This class has been Postponed – stay tuned, we are in the process of rescheduling it.

This expanded 4 day workshop will enable jewelry wax model-makers to hone their existing skills and to learn new advanced wax fabrication techniques.

Students will make a scratch-carved, fine engagement ring with a large center stone in a basket setting, embellished with side stones and a pierced gallery.

Students will be instructed in a logical step-by-step method of carving that maximizes precision, symmetry and cleanliness of execution in both subtractive and additive wax-working techniques.

The first and second days of the workshop will be focused on following through with the majority of wax carving. The third day will be utilized for finishing the wax model under guidance and preparing it for casting.

The last session, separated from the first 3 by a week-long break to enable time for refining the wax model and subsequent casting, will be dedicated to finishing the cast metal model, adding prongs and setting the stones, time permitting.

Previous wax working experience is required.

Supply list coming soon.

Taught by Sergey Jivetin
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 10% 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.