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at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Before jewelers and metalsmith started to form metal by hammer they used all sorts of heat resistant materials to make molds to pour metal into. These technique is widely known as gravity casting and has been practiced all around the world with various degree of refinement. In this hands on workshop become acquainted with some of the techniques most...


4 sessions

Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the basics of how to work with oil paint, mix colors, set up a palette and paint what you see. Work from the still life and the figure, and paint in a supportive environment. Pre-requisite: One semester of Drawing is highly recommended. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?  A: No, make-up classes are not allowed since...


6 sessions

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Watercolor and Abstraction

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

In a free-form fashion, students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration of form and color.  Seen as a vehicle for exploration, this course is appropriate for students of all levels. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides...


10 sessions

Introduction to Jewelry Design

at The New School - Manhattan

This course introduces students to contemporary jewelry design as a vehicle for self-expression by teaching them to create unique wearable objects using non-ferrous metals and alternative materials. Basic fabrication skills such as sawing, filing, soldering and polishing are taught and applied to pieces made with brass, copper, and silver.  Participants...


11 sessions

Precious Metal Clay for Beginners

at Fitzgerald Jewelry

Techniques used will include creating a hollow form, texturing mold pressing and attaching findings. The Instructor will work closely with the students to refine skills needed to create fine silver jewelry. Precious Metal Clay is made of tiny molecules of fine silver mixed with water and an organic binder thus forming a clay consistency. PMC can...


Wax Working - Open Level (Evening)

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights
640 Dean St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this 8 session wax working class, you will learn to complete a set of designs utilizing different wax carving and forming techniques. You will start with carving waxes and learn subtractive sculpting methods by using files, burs and carving tools.  You will also learn how to work additively with soft waxes like wire and sheet wax by utilizing...


8 sessions

Intro to Goldsmithing

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights
640 Dean St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

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, and go over everything from flux to final polish. Fabrication techniques in gold will include hammer forging, using the rolling mill, drawing wire with draw plates, dapped...


8 sessions

Dancing on the Surface: Small Scale Glass & Metal

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Fort Greene
647 Fulton St, New York, New York 11217

A Collaboration with UrbanGlass Part 1 of this collaboration with BKMW will start in the Coldshop at UrbanGlass, exploring different ways to manipulate pre-cut pieces of glass, or “blanks”, into carved and faceted segments. Students will learn to use the lathe, flat wheels, sanding belts, and dremels to achieve texture...


6 sessions

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Woodblock Prints

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn about relief printing through woodcuts and linocuts. Discover carving techniques, hand printing, editions and more. Finally, students create a large series of prints or turn their prints into a final bookmaking project. Required materials: MDF (Microdensity fiberboard) 1/4" or 1/2" in thickness -- Students will need to choose sizes for their...


2 sessions

Wax Carving (Absolute Beginners)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

If you want to start your own line you need to take this class. Learn the fundamental technique for how 90% of commercial jewelry is produced in the world-a wax model-cast in metal. Discover how to work from three views to create a 3 dimensional object, how to finish you wax and size it appropriately, cause metal actually shrinks in the casting process!...


13 sessions

Introduction to Goldsmithing

at Liloveve - Williamsburg
457 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

In class, we explore Goldsmithing from traditional to modern perspectives-techniques developed in ancient times and how we use them today.  Gold is a fascinating metal. From its first discovery, gold has been captivating people – from symbol of wealth, to beliefs that it held inherent powers. Artisans began working with gold some 5600 BC. When...


6 sessions

Glass Enamel Techniques for Jewelry

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights
640 Dean St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Explore the colorful qualities of vitreous enamel for jewelry in this 7 week course. Begin with the key principles of fusing glass onto metal, and then explore alternative enameling methods. Painting enamels, transparent and opaque enamels, stencil use, enameling with foil, and cloisonné will be covered. You will also learn how to design and...


7 sessions

Promote Yourself

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Go against the grain and produce a letterpress printed piece that represents you – be it a business card, postcard, letterhead or announcement. Using wood, metal type, ornaments, and the Center’s collection of artwork, create a stack of promotional material that you can send out into the world. We have the option of working on the Vandercooks and...


5 sessions

Gypsy Setting: Hammer and Gypsy Set Workshop

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg
251 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Students will learn how to drill, open up and prepare metal to set stones flush into the piece. You will make up a simple design in a ring, pendant or earrings. You will practice with plate and a range of different size stones, and then you’ll set your own piece and finish it off.  Q&A Q: Can I work with platinum?  A: Unfortunately,...


2 sessions

Jewelry Making: Winter Semester

at Jewelry Arts Inc - Midtown East
22 E 49th St 4th Fl, New York, New York 10017

All once a week classes are taught through one-on-one instruction geared to your skill level and interests, whether you are a complete beginner or advanced metalsmith. Since our instructors work with you individually, you never have to worry about keeping up with a class that is moving too quickly or too slowly for your comfort. Your instructor will...


4 sessions