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Enameling Office Hours

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

These office hours are a great and fun way for students who have taken a TechShop enameling class to extend their interests and skill set. Sign up to join Kat Jamieson in the fun to create whatever you desire! Bring your own sheet metal for enameling. 

Saturday Oct 21st, 1pm

Aluminum Casting with a Kiln

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you will cast a small object from a hand-cut foam mold. Aluminum ingots will be heated to 1500 degrees in our small kiln while students carve their molds out of foam blocks. Your instructor will discuss pattern design, mold troubleshooting and, most importantly, safety.  This class will NOT clear you to use the kiln for metal...

Thursday Oct 19th, 5pm

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Silver Enameling/Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The art of enameling (fusing glass to metal) is especially beautiful on pure silver and can be used to make a variety of striking pieces. In this class, you'll create colorful designs using fine-ground glass powders that are applied to silver using a variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln.  Layers of color can...

Friday Oct 20th, 5:30pm

Metals II

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging and advanced stone setting are the focus. Learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-2, free of charge. ...

$495

10 sessions

Metals I

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic...

$495

10 sessions

Monday Dec 4th, 6pm

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Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn the ancient art of high-temperature enameling to create beautiful color designs on pure copper forms. Enameling uses colorful fine-ground glass powders that are applied to metal using a wide variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln. Layers of color can be built up using multiple quick firings.  As part of...

Monday Oct 30th, 5:30pm

Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take your jewelry to the next level with properly executed diamond setting! Focusing on jewelry embellishment using small gems and hand engraving, learn how to properly prepare, sharpen, and handle gravers. Instructor, Bryce Dexter, showcases a range of stone setting techniques including bead, channel, shared and split prong, and pave. Students have...

$545

10 sessions

Wednesday Dec 6th, 6pm

Metal Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the...

Basic Metal Shop SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

The Art of Cloisonné Enameling/Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn an important part of decorative enameling through exploring the cloisonné technique. Fine metal wires are fused to a copper blank, outlining your basic design. This is filled in with colorful fine-ground glass powders, and then glass is fused to metal by firing in a high temperature kiln. Color can be built up quickly using multiple firings. ...

$150
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Jewelry Repair Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This intensive 18-hour workshop focuses on key repair techniques taught by Goldsmith Bryce Dexter. Bryce works as a custom and repair jeweler, making and repairing high-end jewelry for clients the world over at one of the finest jewelry establishments on the East coast. Bryce will have the use of a zoom camera and a 48″ HDTV to aid in the demonstration...

$385

2 sessions

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Wax Carving Essentials

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In the three day wax carving class we will learn about the uses of all tools as well as several different types of carving wax, inlay wax, and injection waxes. The design process applied to carving wax models will be an open ended discussion throughout our class. All questions and ideas are encouraged. Our projects will include the use of your pictures...

$485

3 sessions

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Soldering Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this workshop you will learn how to solder sterling silver correctly and with confidence. Students will be soldering sterling silver utilizing tension, sweat, and pick methods. Using Oxygen/Propane little torches students will learn the proper way to protect their metal from oxidation. Students will spend the day practicing the various techniques...

$225
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Copper and PMC Silver Metal Clay Jewelry

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to handle, model, fire and finish both copper and PMC (fine silver) metal clay to create jewelry and other small metal objects. Under the instruction of an experienced metal clay artisan, you'll leave class with finished art pieces that are uniquely yours!  Metal clay is a highly versatile craft material that has improved dramatically...

$170
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Lost Wax Casting: Cast Zinc Pendant

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Curious to see how the ancient art of lost wax casting actually works? Come take part in this lost wax casting class that lets you experience this process on a smaller scale. This class starts out simply- with a few pieces of wax- and ends with a pendant you have cast from actual metal! We will sculpt our pendant shape out of wax, allowing each student...

$129
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