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Metals I

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

Unleash your creativity and craft intricate designs with the timeless beauty of metals. Elevate your skills and learn the art of metalworking in a supportive and engaging environment. Discover the secrets of transforming raw materials into stunning handcrafted pieces under expert guidance.

Monday, Apr 1st, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$645

8 sessions

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Metals II

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

Unleash your creativity and master the art of working with metals in a dynamic and engaging environment. Dive into advanced techniques and learn to craft stunning metal creations with expert guidance. Elevate your skills and ignite your passion for metalwork with this immersive course.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$645

8 sessions

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Jewelry Technique (Drop-in)

Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School @ 1112 King St, Alexandria, VA

Discover the art of jewelry making at a renowned studio. Learn soldering, forming, and other metalsmithing techniques in a personalized class session. Unleash your creativity and create stunning pieces in a safe and supportive environment.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

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Dupont Studio Night | Andy Warhol

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Step into the world of Andy Warhol and experience the vibrant energy of his legendary Factory. Join us for an immersive evening of creativity as we delve into Warhol's iconic art and create silkscreen prints of his most famous images. Unleash your inner artist and become part of the Warhol legacy.

Saturday, Apr 27th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

Wood Burn a Charcuterie Board

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Learn the art of pyrography and create a custom charcuterie board in this virtual wood-burning class. Add a unique touch to your next event or create a personalized gift with the skills you'll gain in this workshop. Get ready to unleash your creativity with fire!

Monday, Mar 18th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

Organic Soy Wax Candle Workshop

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Discover the art of making scented organic soy candles from the comfort of your own home. Join this engaging virtual experience and learn how to create a customized candle with a DIY craft kit delivered directly to you. With step-by-step guidance and plenty of tips, you'll have a beautiful natural wax candle to fill your space with a delightful fragrance.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 4–4:45pm Eastern Time

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Hot Process Soap Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD

It is going to get HOT in here as we make three types of soap using the Hot Process soap making method. Soap makers who tend to choose this method of soapmaking prefer it over Cold Process soap making because: Soaps are completely saponfied within a few hours More economical to use essential oils and fragrance oils Immediate use; no curing is necessary The day will be split up into three sessions: Session One:  Hot Process Soap Making...

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Introduction to Soap Making CP and HP Methods

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD

Soapmaking is an artisan craft that has been in existence for centuries. Learn about the beauty, art and chemistry of soapmaking using both the cold process and hot process methods. During class you can expect to: Discover the history of soapmaking Understand the safety practices required to manufacture soap Know what necessary equipment is needed to make soap Know what components make up soap Understand the industry terminology and lingo...

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Soap Making Intensive

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD

In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method.  We...

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Introduction to Candle Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD

With candles being used in 7 out of 10 households there is no wonder why you don't want to learn how to make candles. In this 3 hour hands on class students will learn to craft custom candles using soy and coconut waxes. You will learn how to: Choose the correct wick Select appropriate candle containers Use colorants Safely make candles Pick the right wax Properly use fragrance Melt and Pour at the correct temperature Source ingredients...

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Cream Soap Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD

In this workshop you will learn how to formulate and make luxurious cream soaps. Cream soaps have long been used for shaving soap but can also be used as a hand and body soap including facial soaps. They are formulated with a blend of potassium and sodium hydroxides. During the advance hot process soap workshop we will cover the following topics: Equipment Ingredients The Mix and Cook Testing for Alkalinity Supercreaming When to Add Extra...

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No Paste Method Liquid Soap Making

Nyah @ 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD

You have been asked by your customers do you sell body wash or liquid soap? Now you can say yes! After learning how to make soap with this hot process soap method you will have the basics under your belt to make sulfate free liquids soaps, shampoos and hand soaps. You will take home several bottles of body wash and liquid foaming soap. Learn the ease of the no-paste method of liquid soap making. Required Materials: (1) 16 ounce glass measuring...

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CultureBlast: with Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi

IA&A at Hillyer @ 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC

CultureBlast: Artist Talks with Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster + DIY Photo-Based Activity Join us for November CultureBlast with artist talks by Katherine Akey and Lloyd Kofi Foster followed by a DIY photo-based activity to celebrate FotoWeekDC!  Starting at 6:30pm, guests can join us for a reception sponsored by Shafa Blends and participate in a DIY Polaroid activity. Guests can have their photo taken on a Polaroid camera...

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Screen Printing

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC

Curious about screen printing? In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of screen printing from start to finish. Students will learn different methods of preparing images, transferring to the screen, and printing multiple layers with water-based inks to make an editions of beautiful art prints.

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$320

8 sessions

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Couples Ring Making Workshop

Wear Ever Jewelry Studio School @ 1112 King St, Alexandria, VA

Come experience the joy of creating one-of-a-kind rings together in a professional jewelry studio. Join us for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn to texture, bend, hammer, and solder silver to craft a unique symbol of your love. All levels are welcome, so don't miss this unforgettable opportunity for couples!

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$195
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Introduction to Jewelry Making

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

This exciting Three day class teaches proper jewelry making techniques for beginners. Students will learn the correct way to file, saw, form, forge, solder Sterling Silver as well as make a stone setting and set stones, in an intensive workshop held in our beautiful studio, each student will create a minimum of (5) pieces of Sterling jewelry seated at a professionally equipped bench.  Correct tool usage and bench set up are emphasized Please...

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$545

3 sessions

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Hinged Cuff Class

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

This is the first teaching engagement in the Washington DC metro area for Alex and presents an incredible opportunity to learn from, and work with, a leading goldsmith and educator. If expanding your skill level is something you strive for this workshop will be of interest. We are very fortunate to have had Alex add Jewelryclassdc to his busy schedule. Students will fabricate a beautiful forged silver and gold hinged cuff. Gold cost depends on...

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$425

2 sessions

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Metals III

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

Take your jewelry to the next level with advanced fabrication and more stone setting techniques. Focusing on precision stone setting the Winter 2019 session of Metals III is led by Daniel Valencia and will involve some very exciting projects including scoop and split, and thread setting , flush setting of faceted stones. These techniques will be demonstrated and practiced extensively by each student starting with the first class.  The first...

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$585

8 sessions

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Clasps

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 1502 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC

You will learn to fabricate several different styles of clasps in sterling silver in this class. Techniques covered will include a hook with secondary butterfly clasp, a two-part sliding hook, and interlocking shapes clasp and a box clasp. This is the second teaching engagement in the Washington DC metro area for Alex and presents an incredible opportunity to learn from, and work with, a leading goldsmith and educator. All of his students last...

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$625

3 sessions

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Jewelry Repair Intensive

Jewelryclassdc LLC @ 52 O St NW, Washington, DC

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 of various techniques. This class is both for the aspiring bench jeweler or any metalsmith desiring...

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$385

2 sessions

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