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Precious Metal Clay Jewelrymaking

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Make beautiful 99% fine silver jewelry by hand with precious metal clay using basic tools. Learn to fire in both a kiln and by torch. Design, texture and finish your pieces and learn polishing techniques and patinas.  Please purchase ahead of time: 1 package of 15G PMC3 Materials fee of $20 due to instructor day of.

Sunday Jan 26th, 10am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

Metal n' Textures

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

In this class we explore different surface designs to create rich textures in our work. We will go over how to use the rolling mill to produce natural and artificial textures, reticulation on brass and silver, copper blistering, dust fusing and more! Ages 18+ welcome.

Monday Jan 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$280

7 sessions

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Chasing and Repousse

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Take your plain boring sheet metal and give it dimension! Learn how to use coppers soft and malleable qualities to create reliefs in metal. With chasing and repousse you can create realistic motifs, designs, and textures to use in your creations. Students should have basic jewelry and metals knowledge and need to be comfortable using a torch. There...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$310

9 sessions

Intro to MIG Welding

at Moto Guild - Treasure Island 849 13th St, San Francisco, California 94130

Learn the basics of MIG Welding. This class is required before you use the Moto Guild welder. Please wear cotton long sleeve shirt, pants, closed-toe leather shoes. Welding masks and gloves are provided but you may bring your own.

Sunday Jan 12th, 11am - 1:30pm

Rubber Mold Making for Jewelry

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the history of jewelry mold making, and current low tech methods. Learn how rubber molds are made with the “Vulcanizer”and how they are cut. Instead of the same old printed jewelry, there are several other low tech ways to repeat the waxes. The wax finished products can be sent off site to be cast for a fee dependent on the metal's current...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$190

5 sessions

Wax Working for Jewelry & Small Sculpture

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the secrets of working with wax. Hard wax and soft wax, carving, filing, welding,wax burrs, wax carving tools, tricks of the trade, and more, are all part of this class for your jewelry designs or small sculpture designs. The wax finished products can be sent off site to be cast for a fee dependent on the metal's current market value used. Base...

Wednesday Feb 12th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$190

5 sessions

Art Maker's Lab (Ages 7 - 14)

at Dragonfly Designs - Sunshine Gardens 55 Nursery Way, South San Francisco, California 94080

Journey deeper into the world of Jewelry Making, Leatherworking & Metalsmithing, and Textile & Fiber arts! Our art classes are designed to spark curiosity and develop  life-long skills. We encourage individual creativity in every project, some of which may include making stamped rings & necklaces, leather cuff bracelets, embroidered...

Monday Dec 23rd, 9am - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$340

4 sessions

Etching for Jewelry

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn how to cut a design or pattern into metal by using a chemical etchant. This ancient technique has been used in a wide range of applications through many cultures, from printing plates and champlevé to medieval armor.  Class will cover two methods for preparing metal for etching, PNP (Press & Peel) and using a scribe. Beginning students...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 11am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

Comprehensive Studies Program: Metalwork

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Full course name: "Comprehensive Studies Program in Hand Embroidery: Metalwork" Metalwork, often referred to as Goldwork, is a method of surface embroidery that incorporates the use of metal threads – gold, copper, silver, bronze, and non-natural metallic colors. Early literary sources reference gold threads and textiles, including the Old Testament...

Monday Jan 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$1,000

5 sessions

Comprehensive Studies Program: Needlepainting

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Comprehensive Studies Program in Hand Embroidery: Needlepainting Needlepainting creates naturalistic embroidered effects on a two-dimensional surface. This effect is typically worked in long and short stitches,i n rows that either overlap or interlock with one another. The blending of colors, the sheen of the thread, and the staggered and angled...

Monday Feb 3rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$950

5 sessions

Comprehensive Studies Program: Counted Embroidery

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Comprehensive Studies Program in Hand Embroidery: Counted Embroidery Counted thread embroidery is a technique produced on a plain-weave, or an even-weave ground fabric. A wide variety of stitches can be applied to the ground fabric by counting fabric threads, producing a relatively symmetrical image. Cultures from all over the world have traditions...

Monday Feb 3rd, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$975

5 sessions

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It's Riveting! A Copper Box-Making Workshop

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Need a cool present for the holidays? This box making workshop is perfect for beginning jewelers and up and requires no soldering! Students will complete a festive and sturdy copper box while learning or practicing some basic metalworking skills during this 8 hour class. Materials fee of $25 due to instructor day of.

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$180

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Chain Making

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

A bridge between metalwork and textile arts, chains have grace and flexibility and lend a masterful touch to your designs. There are many patterns to try once you learn the basics. This course is mostly fire free-torch use will be demonstrated, but is optional, with guidance on hand if you wish to try it out. Begin your exploration of the fascinating...

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$270

2 sessions

Metal Mobiles

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Looking to make something out of metal that's not jewelry? Perhaps you've made lots of rings and pendants but are ready to try something new.  This 2-day workshop will teach students how to make their own mobiles out of brass, copper or aluminum. Mobiles aren't just for the crib- they can serve as wall art, sun-catchers, or outdoor decoration....

No upcoming schedules
$100

2 sessions

Metals Open Studio

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Winter 2019 metals students receive 3 free hours per week of open studio time, and may also register for an additional 6 hours per week of studio time.

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$120

9 sessions

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