Jan 23 - Mar 13, 2023
Class Description

Learn to model in sheet and wire wax to create bangles, cuffs, and earrings. Use these waxes to create three dimensional wire forms, incorporate negative space into designs, and build graphic patterns while remaining lightweight and wearable. Soft wax working is more responsive to the hand, and can pick up gestural qualities and textures more spontaneously than carving waxes.  These waxes utilize different tools and techniques than carving waxes, often relying on heat, sharp blades, and wooden tooling to build designs. This 8 session class will explore bangles, cuffs, and earring jewelry formats.

Once the wax models are cast in metal, students will also learn how to clean up raw castings and apply basic final finishes to complete these pieces of jewelry. This course is open to beginners and intermediate students wanting to strengthen and expand their wax modeling approaches. 

Metal casting for this class is outsourced and will be the responsibility of the student. A resource list of casting facilities will be provided.

Class size 4 – 12 students. Masks are optional, not required.

Coming soon – supply kit available for purchase through our Tool Shop. Materials will be available for pick up during your first class.

Taught by Brice Garrett
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly 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.