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One-Day Pendant Workshop

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

Need a present for the holidays? Make something cool-no soldering required. This One Day Workshop is perfect for beginners and others who want to experiment with sawn settings and saw-pierced designs. Be on time--first 90 minutes is your chance to learn and/or practice sawing, by making a sample pendant. Next, select a stone and metal, a template or...

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$180

Enameling

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

Fusing powdered glass to metal creates exquisite colored design that is unique to the individual artist. This vitreous glass enamel is a beautiful addition to jewelry making, small scale sculptures and wall pieces - and can be done on different types of metals creating many different looks. Beginners will learn basic techniques that include all the...

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$325

10 sessions

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Handbuilding Functional Forms

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

This course will cover a variety of handbuilding techniques, including pinching, coil, and slab construction to create functional works. Follow along with demos or work on your own projects. *Fee includes glaze and firing fee Required supplies for this program: Basic ceramics clay tool kit(Metal Rib, Wood Modeling Tool, Needle Tool, Loop Tool,...

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$290

9 sessions

Jewelry Surface Techniques

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

Learn to create unique metal surfaces with texture and color. This class is appropriate for metalsmiths that have already completed (or are currently taking) beginning sculpture or jewelry classes. Students can choose individual techniques to work with and apply the techniques to already produced pieces, or create sample pieces on which they can learn...

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$255

8 sessions

Friday Favorites: Goldwork Moth

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

Learn the basics of goldwork embroidery with this beautiful moth, using gilt, silver and copper metal threads.  Applying silk fabric and felt padding for dimension, you will employ pearl purl, bright check, smooth purl and Japanese threads with such techniques as couching and chip work to create this lyrical design. Note:  This design...

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$252

Embroidery on Found Objects

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

Found objects hold a meaning of their own based on their history, who they belonged to, and what they are made of. In this workshop held over two evenings, we will explore the possibilities of embroidering on found objects.  You will learn some basic embroidery stitches such as; running stitch, chain stitch, back stitch, and whipped or laced...

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$155

2 sessions

Beginner’s Goldwork Flower

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

This is an excellent class to get your feet wet on working with gold threads. You will learn how to create raised elements, how to neatly couch threads, and the basics for working with metal thread. Techniques/stitches: Padding, Japanese couching, bright check chip work, pearl purl couching Kit contents: Japanese thread, bright check, pearl...

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$142

Beginner’s Goldwork Daffodil

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

Join us for this fun and easy introduction to goldwork! In this class you will learn padding with felt, couching metal threads, chip work, cut work, working with pearl purl, as well as basic appliqué. Equipment Needed: All materials are supplied; you may bring your own sewing kit if you like.

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$142

Up, Up & Away: Constructing Larger Vessels

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

Stuck in a rut of making the same size work? Let's push your boundaries in clay! Through both hand-building and throwing, we will learn how to build larger, taller vessels with style. Students will explore scale at their level of experience and push beyond their perimeters. A focus on practice and exploration will be encouraged. Explore your heights...

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$165

2 sessions

Taking My Time: Beginner Goldwork Snail with Steampunk

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

In this taster Goldwork class for beginners, students will create a sweet little snail taking its time as it travels along with a fantastical steampunk twist. The class will cover couching of Pearl Purl, Rococco, and Passing, applying spangles, beads, and gears, sinking threads, and creating  a section of grass with various specialty green metal...

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$225

5-Day Goldwork

at Hand & Lock - UNION SQUARE 360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Hand & Lock have joined forces with the San Francisco school of Needlework and Design to teach a series special of embroidery classes. Join us to study Goldwork, the art of embroidering using metal threads. The term 'goldwork' is used even when the threads are imitation gold, silver, or copper, or coloured allowing for an array of textures and...

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$938.07

5 sessions

Cutting Board Workshop

at TechShop San Francisco - South of Market 926 Howard St, San Francisco, California 94103

Join Seth Newsome for this four-hour workshop and learn how to put together your own two-tone cutting board using the skills you acquired from the Woodshop SBU. Seth will show you the steps for cutting, gluing and finishing your cutting board made from maple and cherry. Workshop fee includes materials. Prerequisite: Woodshop SBU 

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$129

Wood Lathe SBU

at TechShop San Francisco - South of Market 926 Howard St, San Francisco, California 94103

Woodturning is a method of woodworking used to create wooden bowls, pens, table legs and endless other round or cylindrical items on a lathe. Learn to safely use the lathe to make wooden parts in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Discover how to set up the lathe, prepare raw materials, and use different wood turning tools. Spin circles around...

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$99

Woodshop Access

at TechShop San Francisco - South of Market 926 Howard St, San Francisco, California 94103

Learn how to safely operate the core woodshop tools in this Access class (formerly Safety and Basic Use) After this class member's will have access to the SawStop table saw, sliding compound miter saw, drill press, band saw, and belt and disk sanders. Learn to set up straight cuts (rip and crosscut), mitered cuts, curved cuts, smooth edges, and drill...

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$99

Woodturning: Bowl Making 

at TechShop San Francisco - South of Market 926 Howard St, San Francisco, California 94103

In this 3.5-hour workshop, you will learn basic bowl making on the lathe, going from a square maple board to finished bowl. We will cover sharpening and tool shape; the four basic cuts and how to best use them; initial mounting; roughing to round and hogging off; techniques for re-mounting the bowl; shaping the exterior; hollowing and interior finish;...

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$129
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