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Intro to Wax Carving

Liloveve »
Price:
$450
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Start date: Wed, May 13 6:00pm - 9:00pm (6 sessions)
Next start dates (1)
Wed, May 13: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, May 20: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, May 27: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Jun 03: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Jun 10: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Jun 17: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
457 Grand St
Btwn Keap St & Boriquen Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Important: Price includes wax + tool list.

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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this wax carving class:

This class will explore a wide range of sculptural shapes, surface textures, and hollow forms. 

Wax carving techniques using both hand tools and the flex shaft will be introduced for carving small objects and jewelry. Carving wax is a wonderful technique for creating jewelry. Intricate details can be created in wax that you can’t achieve in metal. 

We use special jeweler’s wax to make what are essentially mini-sculptures, using additive and / or subtractive techniques. This means either building up wax, or carving and filing away at it to reveal a design. Wax is extremely forgiving & versatile and can be used to make rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings or any other small object. We will discuss the different options for making molds to create multiples of your pieces. Rich textural surfaces and fluid, curving shapes can be created in wax material that can then be cast into a variety of metals to create a finished product.

We will create two projects in this class – a ring and a pendant. Students are encouraged to explore the wax as a medium as well as be challenged as designers by the instructor. Basic knowledge of the casting process will be covered – during the course students will have the opportunity to have cast at least one of their pieces in metal, and learn how to bring the cast piece to a desired finish.

We include a tour of the jewelry district and a complete list of trade references and supplier resources to provide the new student with a full introduction to the jewelry industry. Small class sizes are perfect for both beginners or those looking to refresh their wax carving skills. You don’t need any jewelry knowledge to take this class – absolute beginners welcome!

Note: Wax materials included. Detailed tool list will be sent after registration.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Full refund (less 5% processing fee) up to two weeks before the start date will be honored. Cancellation within two weeks will receive a 50% credit for up to one year that can be used towards future classes. Cancellation within one week is non-refundable.

Teacher: Emilie Shapiro

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Emilie received her B.F.A. in Art + Design with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Syracuse University. She also studied at Alchimia, a contemporary school of jewelry in Florence, Italy with artist Peter Bauhuis. Emilie worked in the jewelry fashion industry as the production manager for companies like Pamela Love and Allforthemountain.

Start Dates (2)

Start Date # of Sessions Price
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Notes:
Price includes wax + tool list.

Teacher:
Emilie Shapiro

Schedule:
Wed, May 13 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, May 20 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, May 27 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Jun 03 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Jun 10 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Jun 17 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
457 Grand St
Btwn Keap St & Boriquen Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11211

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn
457 Grand St
Btwn Keap St & Boriquen Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11211

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School: Liloveve

Liloveve is a boutique jewelry studio located in the vibrant and artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We offer jewelry classes and workshops that explore the inherent creativity of our individual students as well as technical aspects of the craft. We function as a bridge between the art...

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Reviews of Classes at Liloveve

(41 Reviews)


Attended: Business for Designers

Alison F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business for Designers

Rita B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business for Designers

Donatella P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business for Designers

Leebie B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Business for Designers

julie l. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Jewelry Production

Alison F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Great class to get a full overview of ring making, from sizing to soldering and hammering. The instructor is very helpful and passionate and I was able to make 3 different rings


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

So jampacked with amazing information and hands-on skills. Loved it!


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Caitlin M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Loved it. So good. Would be helpful if there we printouts or a basic outline of steps for reference or in case you fall behind. Demos are very fast paced so its a bit difficult to take good notes and watch at the same time. Instructor was great. Looking forward to Wax Casting.


Attended: Flush Setting Workshop

Jenny G. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Flush Setting Workshop

wonderful class and instructor. I have done some jewelry making but my mom never had and we had a great experience and came out with beautiful projects!


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Claudia N. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Silversmithing

Such a fun class! Learned so much. We made a ring and a pendant. Instructors of this class are very very helpful and friendly. There are only 6 or 7 students in the class and there are two instructors.. which is 1 instructor for every 3-3.5 students. The studio is soooo cute too! This place is such a gem in Brooklyn! I'd love to sign up for more classes with them :)


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Cheney T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Joy H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Sheena N. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 2 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mold Making: Creating Multiples

Eunice Y. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Mold Making: Creating Multiples

Elizabeth M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Steel Fabrication

Eunice Y. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Steel Fabrication

Eliis K. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Steel Fabrication

Sarah M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Judith M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Resin Workshop

kirsten a. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Intro to Silversmithing

Charlotte P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Hoops and Bangles

Great instructor, and great for a beginner :)


Attended: Intro to Silversmithing

Margaret L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.


Attended: Jewelry Production

Emilie did a great job. Really informative.


Attended: Intro to Wax Carving

This class is great! Exactly what they described. The teacher is very attentive and let's u work at your own pace!! So excited to sign up for more


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

There were a lot of students in the class...it was 11:1 student teacher ratio!! I read that other students got to make more than 1 ring...I kinda wished I could make 2! The teacher was pretty cool though, very helpful and funny, but had to wait in a mini line to get his attention :(


Attended: Steel Fabrication

This was a great class! I am an absolute novice when it comes to jewelry design, but the teacher was very patient and clear in his explanations, and the other students were so enthusiastic about their projects. The space is a really good one to work in. I never felt crowded. They have plenty of tools & resources available to use, but you should bring your own files and saw. Overall I would recommend this class to both beginners and advanced jewelry makers who want to learn more about the specific properties of working with steel. Bryce was very knowledgable and loved to discuss his craft.


Attended: Bangle Bracelets Intensive

Great class with a very organized, knowledgeable, skillful, and patient teacher! I was especially impressed with how she taught soldering--which isn't an easy thing to teach. The fact that there were only five students allowed her to give each of us individual instruction and assistance. I am very happy with the bracelets I made, and I know what I need to do next to improve my next bracelets.


Attended: Intro to Wax Carving

The instructor was so nice and really took the time to help everyone. I intend to sign up for the metal smithing class in the fall. I would recommend anyone to take a class there or just visit and see the showroom.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

Excellent class, instructor and overall experience.


Attended: Ring Making Intensive

They're very well organized and had all the necessary tools and equipment set up for the course. And everyone had their own workstation. The overall class was great. The instructor was nice, knowledgeable and patient. Her teaching was thorough and she gave everyone an equal amount of attention. She stayed on top of who was doing what as far as safety goes. This was for the one day ring workshop. I got to make three rings--2 thin and one band. I liked it a lot. :)


Attended: Metal Clay Workshop

I loved the class. Instructor was excellent!! Only problem was it was too short!


Attended: Flush Setting Workshop

The class was fabulous! The instructor was so knowledgeable and is a very good teacher. The small class size made it easy to ask him questions throughout the sessions. The studio was well-equipped and nicely set up for individual work as well as collaboration. All in all, a great experience. I will certainly sign up for more classes at Liloveve!

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