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Introduction to Wax Carving

Liloveve

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$450 6 seats left
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Wed, Mar 22 6:30pm - 9:30pm (6 sessions)

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Location:
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
457 Grand St
Btwn Keap St & Borinquen Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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wax included + tool list
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Class Level: Beginner
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Emilie Shapiro

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.

Important Things to Note:
  • 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. 
Q&A

Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?
A: Yes. They provide makeup sessions on Monday evenings from 6-9pm, or can also arrange a makeup session at another time if needed.

Q: Is a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?
A:
No

Q: Is a professional certificate available to me after completing their class?
A:
No

Q: Can I take home what I make in this class?
A: Yes

Q: Is this class hands on?
A:
Yes

Q: Are materials included in the cost of the class?  
A: Yes, wax materials included. Detailed tool list will be sent after registration.


Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?
A: Students should wear clothing that they don't mind getting a little messy (you most likely won't get dirty in class but just in case). Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and pencil, their ideas and some sketches.
Full refund (less 5% processing fee) up to 2 weeks before the start date. Cancellation within two weeks will receive a studio credit redeemable for one year.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro 6 $450
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Mar 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Apr 05 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Apr 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Apr 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Apr 26 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro 6 $450
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, May 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Jun 07 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Jun 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Jun 21 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro
Wed, Jun 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm Emilie Shapiro

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Reviews of Classes at Liloveve

(115 Reviews)
11/5/2015
Tracy m.

Attended: Introduction to Wax Carving
I love this school in general ! This wax carving class is my second class with liloveve. Kate was our instructor and she's amazing ! Very hands on and inspiring . Definitely looking forward to my next class !

7/17/2014
Amy Christian

Attended: Introduction 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

10/17/2013
Jennifer

Attended: Introduction 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.

11/1/2015
Huan W.

Attended: Introduction to Wax Carving
Huan W. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

10/30/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Wax Carving
Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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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