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Wax Working - Open Level (Daytime)

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights

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Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
640 Dean St 2nd Fl
Btwn Vanderbilt & Carlton Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Brice Garrett

What you'll learn in this wax carving class:

In this 8 session open level wax working class, you will learn to complete a set of designs utilizing different wax carving and forming techniques. You will start with carving waxes and learn subtractive sculpting methods by using files, burs and carving tools. You will also learn how to work additively with soft waxes like wire and sheet wax by utilizing wax pens and other modeling tools. Alternative approaches to surface embellishment, casting clean-up, and production considerations will also be covered.

This course is open to beginning students as well as those who want to elevate their level of proficiency and strengthen their jewelry making skills. Introductory techniques will be taught and more advanced processes will be elaborated, with a focus on methods and techniques to develop your designs. Plenty of variations will be given to accommodate all levels.

Q&A

Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?
A: 
Yes. Students who are absent for class are allowed to make up missed class time during open studio hours at no cost. This is an unsupervised working time. Teachers are not required to meet with students outside of class to make up missed information. Students may make up missed hours up to 2 weeks after their class ends. One missed class equals 3 hours.

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 the materials provided in the cost of the class? 
A: No

Materials you need to bring to class:
  • Purple Wax Ring tube (flat top, large size) 
  • Pink Sheet Wax 16 - 26 gauge assorted sizes
  • Spiral Wax Saw Blades (pack of 12)
  • Double end wax file 8" (Grobet)
  • Needle files set of 6 – 2 cut, economy
  • Wax pen low temp. (battery operated) 
  • Burs: round: 1, 3 & 5 mm 
  • Split mandrel 
  • Stainless steel wax carving tools set of 6, economy
  • Metal Saw blades 2/0 (pack of 12)
  • X - acto or lightweight knife (Round handle)
  • 6” steel ruler
  • Tooth brush – for cleaning wax files 
  • 320 sand paper (2 sheets)
Metal casting for this class is outsourced and will be the responsibility of the student.

Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?
A: Yes. The school requires closed toe shoes and appropriate work clothing made from natural fibers. Long hair must be tied back when working in the studio. They provide safety glasses but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.

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Refund Policy
Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.

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Question from melissa f.
Can the materials/tools needed for class be purchased from the school, if not where can they be bought from?
Answer from Erin D. Verified Educator
Hi Melissa, BKMW does not currently sell tools directly. You can purchase the tools from NYC supplier AllCraft Jewelry Supply (http://www.allcraftusa.com), which gives a discount to BKMW students.
Answer from Lisa F. Verified Student
No. Allcraft is one source.
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