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Introduction to Wax Carving

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn
457 Grand St
Btwn Keap St & Borinquen Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this wax carving class:

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. 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.

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: 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.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):


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.

Reschedule requests at least 2 weeks before the start should not incur the 5% fee. 

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Reviews of Classes at Liloveve (181)

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Introduction to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/12/2019
The class was great! I actually learned how to use the materials and created lovely pieces. I highly recommend!!
Introduction to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/7/2019
Such a great class! You’ll learn how to use the materials and tools and actually create original jewelry.
Introduction to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Tracy m. on 11/5/2015
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 !
Introduction to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Amy Christian on 7/17/2014
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
Introduction to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Jennifer on 10/17/2013
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.
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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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