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Chasing and Repousse

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Take your plain boring sheet metal and give it dimension! Learn how to use coppers soft and malleable qualities to create reliefs in metal. With chasing and repousse you can create realistic motifs, designs, and textures to use in your creations. Students should have basic jewelry and metals knowledge and need to be comfortable using a torch. There...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

Wax Working for Jewelry & Small Sculpture

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the secrets of working with wax. Hard wax and soft wax, carving, filing, welding,wax burrs, wax carving tools, tricks of the trade, and more, are all part of this class for your jewelry designs or small sculpture designs. The wax finished products can be sent off site to be cast for a fee dependent on the metal's current market value used. Base...

Wednesday Feb 12th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$190

5 sessions

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Etching for Jewelry

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn how to cut a design or pattern into metal by using a chemical etchant. This ancient technique has been used in a wide range of applications through many cultures, from printing plates and champlevé to medieval armor.  Class will cover two methods for preparing metal for etching, PNP (Press & Peel) and using a scribe. Beginning students...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 11am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$200

2 sessions

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Precious Metal Clay Jewelrymaking

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Make beautiful 99% fine silver jewelry by hand with precious metal clay using basic tools. Learn to fire in both a kiln and by torch. Design, texture and finish your pieces and learn polishing techniques and patinas.  Please purchase ahead of time: 1 package of 15G PMC3 Materials fee of $20 due to instructor day of.

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$200

2 sessions

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Metal n' Textures

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

In this class we explore different surface designs to create rich textures in our work. We will go over how to use the rolling mill to produce natural and artificial textures, reticulation on brass and silver, copper blistering, dust fusing and more! Ages 18+ welcome.

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$220

5 sessions

Intro to MIG Welding

at Moto Guild - Treasure Island 849 13th St, San Francisco, California 94130

Learn the basics of MIG Welding. This class is required before you use the Moto Guild welder. Please wear cotton long sleeve shirt, pants, closed-toe leather shoes. Welding masks and gloves are provided but you may bring your own.

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$95

Chain Making

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

A bridge between metalwork and textile arts, chains have grace and flexibility and lend a masterful touch to your designs. There are many patterns to try once you learn the basics. This course is mostly fire free-torch use will be demonstrated, but is optional, with guidance on hand if you wish to try it out. Begin your exploration of the fascinating...

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$270

2 sessions

It's Riveting! A Copper Box-Making Workshop

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Need a cool present for the holidays? This box making workshop is perfect for beginning jewelers and up and requires no soldering! Students will complete a festive and sturdy copper box while learning or practicing some basic metalworking skills during this 8 hour class. Materials fee of $25 due to instructor day of.

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$180

Metal Mobiles

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Looking to make something out of metal that's not jewelry? Perhaps you've made lots of rings and pendants but are ready to try something new.  This 2-day workshop will teach students how to make their own mobiles out of brass, copper or aluminum. Mobiles aren't just for the crib- they can serve as wall art, sun-catchers, or outdoor decoration....

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$100

2 sessions

Metals Open Studio

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Winter 2019 metals students receive 3 free hours per week of open studio time, and may also register for an additional 6 hours per week of studio time.

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$120

9 sessions

Metal Object Fabrication

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Do you ever look at the every day objects you use and think "I could make that!"  This class explores all of the possibilities that you can build with base metals: spoons, trays, boxes, pins, belt buckles, or even just cool objects. From mini-sculptures to tools you can use every day, students will create unique pieces from scratch using the...

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$225

7 sessions

Beginner’s Metalwork

at SF School of Needlework and Design - Northwest Berkeley 1659 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94702

Join us at the fabulous Tinsel Trading in Berkeley and create a spring themed embroidery using vintage metalwork threads.  Learn basic metalwork techniques such as couching, chipwork, cutwork, and how to apply sequins, as well as embroidery stitches such as backstitch, stem stitch, and French knots. You will have the option to turn...

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$135

Metalwork Dragonfly

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Skill level:  This class is great for stitchers of all levels!  Class Description:  This beautiful dragonfly uses different padding techniques to create dimension to the body and lily pad. Couching and cutwork add detail and contour while using different colors of metal thread. Kit Contents:  Silver, copper and teal metal thread;...

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$252

2 sessions

Hammering, Stamping & Forging Workshop

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

In this two day intensive workshop, students will learn the basics of hammering and forging, transforming sheet and wire into any shape using a wide array of jewelry hammers.  From stamping to forming and shaping, this class will teach students all the basics to create a finished piece from brass or copper. Teens 16 and over welcome.  Required...

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$95

2 sessions

Rubber Mold Making for Jewelry

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Learn the history of jewelry mold making, and current low tech methods. Learn how rubber molds are made with the “Vulcanizer”and how they are cut. Instead of the same old printed jewelry, there are several other low tech ways to repeat the waxes. The wax finished products can be sent off site to be cast for a fee dependent on the metal's current...

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$190

5 sessions

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