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Introduction to Wax Carving

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Start date: Wed, Sep 21 6:00pm - 9:00pm (6 sessions)
Next start dates (1)
Wed, Sep 21: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Sep 28: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Oct 05: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Oct 12: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Oct 19: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Wed, Oct 26: 6:00pm - 09:00pm
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
457 Grand St
Btwn Keap St & Borinquen Pl
Brooklyn, New York 11211 (Map)

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Class Information

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

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.

Are materials included in the cost of the class?

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

Refund & Cancellation Policy

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.

Start Dates (2)

Start Date # of Sessions Price
6 $450 Book
6 $450 Book

Kate Bowles

Wed, Sep 21 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Sep 28 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Oct 05 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Oct 12 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Oct 19 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed, Oct 26 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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



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

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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 !

Huan W.

Attended: Introduction to Wax Carving

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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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