Copper Wrapped Heart

Silversmithing, Enameling and PMC Classes

Beginnning/Intermediate Jewelry Making Classes

New students will learn the basics of forming and joining to transform their ideas into wearable art. For those with previous experience, join the class with projects already in progress, as well as concepts for new works of art. Techniques included will be piercing, forming, basic construction, filing, soldering, stone setting and finishing. Students will combine these steps to create several pieces that are uniquely their own. *Jewelry supply fees are included in class price and include all non-precious metals, purchase of all communal tools and maintenance of tools and soldering tanks. Students are responsible for their own precious metals and stones. Info on where to purchase said items will be given in class. No prior jewelry making experience is necessary!

Dates/Times: This class runs on Tuesdays. Dates and times are below.
Instructor: Michele Grady
Cost: $145.00 per person for a 7 week session 
Location: Michele Grady Designs Studio (inside True Story Photography Studio), 10 S. Main St., Medford, NJ. 
Level: Beginner to Intermediate (Age:15 and up) 

Please see the FAQs page if you have any questions regarding pricing when signing up online.

 

Session 1: morning 10am-12pm
Jan 7- Feb 18, 2014


Session 1: evening 7-9pm
Jan 7- Feb 18, 2014


Session 2: morning 10am-12pm
Mar 4- April 15, 2014

 

Session 2: evening 7-9pm
Mar 4- April 15, 2014


Session 3: morning 10am-12pm
April 29- June 10, 2014


 

Session 3: evening 7-9pm
April 29 - June 10, 2014


Session 4: morning 10am-12pm
June 24 - Aug 5, 2014


 

Session 4: evening 7-9pm
June 24 - Aug 5, 2014


Session 5: morning 10am-12pm
Sept 9- Oct 21, 2014

Session 5: evening 7-9pm
Sept 9- Oct 21, 2014

 

Session 6: morning 10am-12pm
Nov 4- Dec 16, 2014


Session 6: evening 7-9pm
Nov 4- Dec 16, 2014

 
Torch-fired Enamel Jewelry *NEW*

Warm up by the “fire” this winter!

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of torch-fired enameling to create colorful and fun small works of wearable art. Enameling is the fusion of a special type of powdered glass to metals, which is applied using various techniques and is fired using a kiln or torch. In this class you’ll learn several enameling techniques using the torch-firing method. You’ll be using copper sheet, blanks, tubing and beads as your base metal (the use of fine silver will not be covered in this course). The sifting and immersion methods will be covered as well a variety of techniques such as; layering, stenciling, sgraffito, underglazing and overglazing applications, applying embellishments and so much more. Join us for a really “hot” time!
Basic metalsmithing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

(There is a $3.00 fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class for particulate mask that is yours to keep. All other materials will be supplied and are included in the class fee. Extra materials may be purchased from the instructor if need be.)

Dates/Times: This class runs on Wednesday evenings. Dates and times are below.

Instructor: Amy Phillips-Iversen
Cost: $165.00 per person for a 6 week session
Location: Michele Grady Designs Studio (inside True Story Photography Studio), 10 S. Main St., Medford, NJ. 
Level: Beginner to Intermediate (Age:15 and up)
 
Please see the FAQs page if you have any questions regarding pricing when signing up online.

Session 1: evening 7-9pm
Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2014

 
  Session 2: evening 7-9pm
Feb 26 - April 2, 2014
 
  Session 3: evening 7-9pm
April 16 - May 28
 
  Session 4: evening 7-9pm
TBA

PMC Jewelry Classes *NEW* Coming in May!

Want more PMC? Have you taken a PMC workshop with us and want to learn more about this great material or have you always wanted to try your hand PMC but didn't know where to start? Then this is the class for you! Precious Metal Clay is an ingenious clay-like material that works like clay until fired in the kiln where it then turns to fine silver. Experiment more with this material while using the instructor's tools and techniques. This class is a 5 week exploration focusing on more advanced techniques - forming beads, making molds, dry construction and more. Learn ways to incorporate this incredible jewelry material into your own designs. No prior jewelry making experience is necessary!

Class cost covers 1 package of PMC, use of tools and supplies, firing and finishing of completed pieces. Additional PMC may be purchased or on your own or thru the instructor if needed.

Dates/Times: This class runs on Thursdays. Dates and times are below.
Certified PMC Instructor: Michele Grady
Cost: $220.00 per person for a 5 week session (includes 1 pack of PMC)
Location: Michele Grady Designs Studio (inside True Story Photography Studio), 10 S. Main St., Medford, NJ. 
Level: Beginner to Intermediate (Age:15 and up) 

Please see the FAQs page if you have any questions regarding pricing when signing up online.

  Session 1: morning 10am-12pm
TBA
 
  Session 1: evening 7-9pm
TBA
 
  Session 2: morning 10am-12pm
TBA
 
  Session 2: evening 7-9pm
TBA
 
  Session 3: morning 10am-12pm
May 1 - May 29, 2014
 
  Session 3: evening 7-9pm
May 1 - May 29, 2014
 
  Session 4: morning 10am-12pm
June 26 - July 24, 2014
 
  Session 4: evening 7-9pm
June 26 - July 24, 2014
 
  Session 5: morning 10am-12pm
Sept 11 - Oct 9, 2014
 
  Session 5: evening 7-9pm
Sept 11 - Oct 9, 2014
 
  Session 6: morning 10am-12pm
Nov 6- Dec 4, 2014
 
  Session 6: evening 7-9pm
Nov 6 - Dec 4, 2014
 
  Session 7: morning 10am-12pm
TBA
 
  Session 7: evening 7-9pm
TBA