All things are uncertain right now but we are going to hope for the best. Here are the jewelry classes and events that haven’t been canceled yet due to global pandemic. I will update as I receive more information – stay tuned!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
May 16-17, 2020 – (Sat-Sun)
Learn to create beautiful wirework jewelry and improve your soldering skills! Filigree jewelry is made all over the world, from Thailand to Norway to Mexico and everywhere in between. In this class, you will learn how to make these graceful and intricate pieces yourself. We will explore how to construct wire frames to create forms that are lightweight but strong. We’ll then work with different soldering methods, including chip solder, paste solder, and dry powdered solder. You will leave with a pair of filigree earrings, a pendant, or both. This is an intermediate-level course; some experience with soldering is required.
Register here: Filigree Techniques at Bainbridge BARN
Mechanisms: Hinges & Clasps
May 20 – June 24 – (6 Weds, 6pm-9pm)
In this intermediate level workshop you will learn how to add movement and functionality to your jewelry creations. Students will be presented with a host of creative solutions for clasps and joints, including traditional hinges with knuckles, locket latches, and closures for necklaces and bracelets; we will then select a handful to make in class. Each student can expect to complete 3-5 project samples, and will leave with improved soldering skills and new design ideas. Prerequisite: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 1 or equivalent; some prior soldering experience required.
Register Here: https://public.pratt.org/public/ClassDetail.faces?wrkid=2951
First Thursday Pioneer Square Artwalk
Join us on June 4th for First Thursday in Pioneer Square – we will toast to life, love, and art. Peggy’s studio has been located in the ’57 Biscayne Artist Studios since 2011, and in 2020 Arcana Metalwork Gallery launched its first series of exhibitions. Come check out the Good Arts Building at 1st and Cherry, and see the artists in their natural habitats.
- Date: June 4th, 2020
- Location: 110 Cherry Street – corner of 1st and Cherry in Pioneer Square
- Time: 5pm-9pm
June 14 – Aug 25 – Beginning Jewelry, Pratt Fine Art Center (6 Tues, 9am-1pm)
Join us for an introductory class that will get you started with making jewelry – REAL jewelry – with hammers, torches, and all the fun tools. We will learn to solder, form, texture, and polish metal into jewelry that you made with your own two hands. No experience required.
Registration opens soon – check the Pratt website for the latest! https://www.pratt.org/jewelry-metals
Jewelry Open Studio at North Seattle College
Students who have already taken at least one beginning class may sign up for this class to gain additional lab time and mentoring. Bring your unfinished projects from a previous class or your new ideas; I will help you complete them and show you new tips and tricks along the way. The students in this class range from novice Beginning Jewelry students who want to keep going with what they’ve learned, to experienced artists who want to hone their skills and keep using the college’s well-appointed studio.
Class meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm (sorry, no Saturday hours during Summer session). Summer Session starts June 30th, 2020.
Registration opens soon. Sign up directly on the North Seattle College website.