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JEWELRY AND METALWORK CLASSES AT BYRDCLIFFE

2018 Jewelry and Metalwork Class Schedule

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild offers an exciting program of spring, summer and fall courses and workshops of study in Metalwork and Jewelry design and creation, in the Jewelry Studio on Whitehead Road in the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.

NEW!!! STAY TUNED FOR INFO ON ENAMELING CLASSES STARTING AT THE END OF MAY

Jewelry Class Introduction to Metal and Jewelry-Making – Robin “The Hammer” Ludwig
CASTING WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN INSTRUCTION IF THERE IS DEMAND

Saturdays: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (6-week class)
Session 1: April 14 – May 19
Session 2: May 26 – June 30
Session 3: July 7 – August 11
Session 4: August 25 – September 29
Session 5: October 6 – November 10

Price for class (6 weeks): $210 for Byrdcliffe members, $230 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $20 per student per 6-week class
Description: A beginner-level course which introduces new students to the basics of metalwork and jewelry making. Tools will be described and discussed. Students will learn forming, soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and other skills necessary to the pursuit.Learn to use hammers, pliers, torches, flexible shaft machines, and all other necessary tools. Advanced techniques like chasing and enameling will be discussed as well, so students can aim their studies according to their interests. If a student reaches that stage of work, we will also cover bezel-setting of stones.

Pay your class fee online or call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

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Jewelry Class Intermediate-Advanced Jewelry – Robin “The Hammer” Ludwig
CASTING WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN INSTRUCTION IF THERE IS DEMAND

Wednesdays: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (6-week class)
Session 1: April 11 – May 16
Session 2: May 23 – June 27
Session 3: July 11 – August 15
Session 4: August 29 – October 3
Session 5: October 10 – November 14

Price for class (6 weeks): $210 for Byrdcliffe members, $230 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $20 per student per 6-week class
Description: This series will be a little more freeform. It is for people with a basic knowledge of techniques who want to add to their arsenal. This is where we learn chasing, enameling, and other complex techniques. Hinges, hasps, riveting and closures will be covered, as well as box making. We will study findings like s-hooks, box clasps and prong baskets, and when to make them and when to buy them. Prong setting will be offered.

It will also be useful for advanced students who just need a weekly studio session with a troubleshooting advisor.

Pay your class fee online or call us at 845.679.2079 to pay over the phone with a credit card.

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