Winter Classes with Heidi
Tuesday nights, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ages 13 and older
Our classes are a fun way to be creative in a stress free environment. Each class is taught with beginners in mind as students learn basic metalsmithing techniques including sawing, hammering, sanding, filling, soldering and finishing. We will use sterling silver to create each project, which can be customized to your personal style. The cost of materials is included with the class. Bring a friend or meet some new ones!
Tuesday, January 16, 23, 30, and February 13
A mandala is a geometric figure, usually a circle, that represents the universe, wholeness, balance, and eternity. It is said that mandalas represent a dreamer's search for completeness and self unity.
During this class, students will learn and use basic metalsmithing techniques to create a mandala pendant. During the first class we will design and create a layout for our mandalas, including choosing imagery and a special stone. Throughout the following weeks, we will learn interior piercing, filing, and stamping. The final night will be spent adding final touches to your mandala including setting your stone, adding patina, and polishing your pendant.
My hope is that these beautiful pendants will be cherished reminders of peace.
Tuesday, February 20, 27 and March 6, 13
Rings! Rings! Rings! explores the ring inside and out. The ring is personal and intimate and provides a great format to expand your skills.
This class is for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn and improve metalsmithing and design skills such as sawing, filing, bezel setting, piercing, soldering, forming, and finishing.
Our first class starts with a textured band ring. This allows students to try all the basic techniques in a quick and easy ring they will wear out the door that night. In the following classes, students will build upon this knowledge to create two additional rings: one with a bezel set stone, and an overlay ring that will push students to develop their piercing and soldering skills.
Students will leave with three rings and many skills they can apply to other jewelry formats.