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Why not try something new, or hone the skills you already have! Taught by talented area artists and nationally recognized visiting artists, Flux Metal Arts offers a wide variety of exciting classes and workshops in jewelry making and metalworking for students and artists of all levels. Our comfortable and inviting studio encourages creativity, exploration, and artistic community. Bring a fresh perspective to your jewelry making and metalworking, fall in love with a new technique, and let your creative inspiration shine!
Master Workshop- Making Multiples with Blanking Dies with *visiting artist* Jayne Redman
Basket Weave Cuff
Master Workshop- Hydraulic Forming Combined with Chasing & Repousse with
*visiting artist* Liza Nechamkin Glasser
Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Pipe Dream Jewelry: PVC Pipe Technique with Exploration in Cold Connections with
*visiting artist* Casey Sheppard
Master Workshop- Torch Fired Enamels: Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners with *visiting artist* Anne Havel
Mentored Independent Study
Register in person at the studio, by phone (440) 205-1770 or online.
Master Workshop- Making Multiples with Blanking Dies
One-piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals. Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for 20 years and has developed ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramatically speed up production. In this workshop you will learn how to develop patterns for this process and the method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel. You will have the opportunity to make combination silhouette/blanking dies and create relief forms using the hydraulic press. You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own dies during class. Jayne will also be demonstrating her own inventive methods of forming, connecting, and engineering. This class is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use. 24 gauge copper will be available to test dies. If students wish to work in silver, please bring 24 gauge or thinner.
Saturday, March 12 & Saturday, March 13 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Basic sawing and filing skills are required. (Ages 18 & up.)
Class Fee: $425 + $20 Consumable fee due at registration (specialty saw blades, drill bits etc…)
Materials Fee: Payable to instructor at start of workshop $150- includes Jayne Redman Rotational Bench Pin with aluminum sawing surface for student to keep, tool steel, and magnetic protractor.
or $35- includes tool steel and magnetic protractor, with an option to purchase Rotational Bench Pin with aluminum sawing surface for an additional fee at the end of the workshop. (Please note preference at registration)
Instructor: *Visiting Artist* Jayne Redman
Please note our *visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop. Visiting artist Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited at numerous American Craft Council Shows and Buyers Market of American Craft shows as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and craft stores across the country. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at Riverview Workshops at Jayne Redman StudioHandmade chains are beautiful and indispensable pieces of jewelry that make a dramatic statement. In this one day workshop, create a uniquely fun silver or mixed metal bracelet from beginning to end. Learn essential chain making skills including tricks for efficient ring forming and cutting, linking variations, soldering links, and finishing with a handmade clasp. This interactive workshop will involve many demonstrations and lots of hands on work. This class is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use, magnifiers are suggested. Materials are included for making a bracelet. Additional materials available for purchase if students wish work on necklace length chains.
Saturday, February 27 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Basic metalworking and soldering skills are helpful. (ages 16 and up).
Class Fee: $120
Instructor: Kim Baxter
Only one spot left!
All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required.
Class Fee: $65 Materials Fee: $30 payable to the instructor
Instructor: Eva ShermanMake it today, wear it tonight! Creating a hurricane of wire is another great way to add texture and dimension while creating a dramatic cuff! Students will learn to form, anneal and shape wire using a rolling mill. Time permitting a pendant or earrings may also be created. This class is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use.
Saturday, March 19 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Save 10% your Class Fee when you sign up for both “Basket Weave Cuff” & “Hurricane Cuff” with Eva Sherman. Materials Fees of $30 per project payable to the instructor the day of class.If you want to learn or improve your silver-soldering skills, this workshop is for you. We will take you step-by-step through the process with detailed demonstrations followed by lots of hands on practice time. Students will become intimate with the process, and receive personal guidance with an acetylene/air torch and butane torch. Students are encouraged to bring in projects for guidance and problem solving. If you have questions, or are struggling with a problem, this immersive workshop will have the answers you are looking for. This class is limited to eight students.
Saturday, March 26 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
All levels are welcomed, and no metalworking experience is required.
Class Fee: .00 Materials Fee: materials are included
Instructor: Kim Baxter
(5% Early Bird Discount when you register by February 26)
Master Workshop-Hydraulic Forming Combined with Chasing and Repousse
During this weekend intensive, students will explore combining hydraulic forming with chasing and repousse’ to produce unique hand chased pieces suited to be replicated once or many times, in a small studio environment. Students will learn how to produce small hollow forms of jewelry scale, on the hydraulic press which will then be chased onto or into to produce striking detail and unique pattern. Basic hydraulic forming and basic chasing and repousse will be covered. Advanced techniques will also be explored and discussed. This workshop is limited to 9 students There is a required student tool/ supply list for this class.
Class Dates: April 1 - 3, 2016
10 am- 6 pm Friday & Saturday
11 am – 4 pm Sunday
Half hour lunch break each day
Basic metalworking skills are helpful, but all levels are welcome (ages 18 and up).
Class Fee: $500 Materials Fee: Materials are included
Instructor: *visiting artist* Liza Nechamkin-Glasser
Please note our *Visiting Artist* registration & refund policy for this workshop.
Visiting artist Liza Nechamkin-Glasser earned her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts and immediately thereafter went on to work for Tiffany and Company for 13 years as a Silversmith/Chaser. During this time she developed her silver restoration business and began to instruct chasing and jewelry workshops. Liza resigned her position with Tiffany and Co. to manage Nechamkin Silver Studios full-time and pursue the development and marketing of her popular chasing tools, custom holloware and restoration services.
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing, April SessionThis introductory class is perfect for anyone who wants to learn or refresh the fundamental skills involved in making jewelry and metalsmithing. Working primarily in copper, nickel and brass, each student will be guided through the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry or small metal object of their own design. Skills covered will include sawing, filing, forming, surface textures, soldering with a gas fueled torch, and bezel setting stones. This fun and interactive class will involve many demonstrations and lots of hands on work. This class is limited to eight students. Studio tools and equipment will be available for use.
Five Thursdays, April 7 - May 5: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
(make up class Thursday, May 12)
All levels are welcomed and no metalworking experience is required (ages 15 and up).
Class Fee: $220 Materials/Supplies: Basic materials included.
Silver, stones and additional materials available for purchase.
Instructor: Kim Baxter
Pipe Dream Jewelry: PVC Pipe Technique with Exploration in Cold ConnectionsOpen your creative mind, and view everyday hardware store materials with a new eye! Learn how easy it is to transform an industrial item like PVC pipe into one-of-a-kind wearable art. In this two day workshop learn how to uniquely prepare PVC to make it appear organic, like bone or ivory scrimshaw. Then incorporate inspiring design elements like wire rivet inlay, stitching and other cold connections to accent and complete your piece. Students will learn the basics of sawing, piercing, drilling, how to layer and add unique design details to your creation. Other techniques include wire & tube rivets, metal/wire forming and finishing details with oxidization. With Casey’s fun and unique approach to jewelry design beginners to advanced levels will take something useful from this class. This workshop is limited to eight students. Tools will be available for use. A gluten free potluck lunch is planned for this workshop.
April 16-17 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
No jewelry experience is necessary but can be useful. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $285 Materials Fee: $20 payable to the instructor
Instructor: *visiting artist*Casey Sheppard
This workshop is part of the second half of Casey’s year long (14 month) road trip to connect communities “Case of The Nomads.” Please join us after the workshop to take a tour of Jones.