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JEWELRY AND METALWORK CLASSES AT BYRDCLIFFE

2019 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. The Jewelry Studio is located at 17 Whitehead Road in the Byrdcliffe Art Colony.

PRIVATE MASTER CLASSES with Robin Ludwig are available at an individual rate of $75 an hour, or $120 an hour for two students. An awesome gift, and a great way to introduce kids to jewelry! Contact derin@woodstockguild.org to set up a private class.

Jewelry Class Enameling and Introduction to Basic Jewelry Skills – 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 13 – May 18
Session 2: May 25 – June 29
Session 3: July 6 – August 10
Session 4: August 24 – September 28
Session 5: October 5 – November 9
Session 6: November 16 – December 21

Price for class (6 weeks): $210 for Byrdcliffe members, $230 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $20 per student per 6-week class; students interested in doing enamel projects will also pay by the gram for enamel colors.
Description: This course will introduce students to traditional enameling techniques — Limoges, cloisonée (enclosures), and champlevé (raised field). True enameling is a method of coloring metal with fused glass, working at around 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of what is called “enamel” these days is actually colored resin, which cures at room temperature. It scratches easily, and falls apart eventually. Real enamels can last hundreds, even thousands of years.

In order to accomplish these techniques, a knowledge of basic jewelry-making is essential, so this class will be a good one for beginners. We will cover forming, sawing, soldering and even a little raising as well as finishing and other jeweler’s skills. When you have accomplished your basic piece, whether it is a simple plate or a complex construction, it is time to create with color!

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 10 – May 15
Session 2: May 22 – June 26
Session 3: July 10 – August 14
Session 4: August 28 – October 2
Session 5: October 16 – November 20

Price for class (6 weeks): $210 for Byrdcliffe members, $230 for not-yet members
Materials fee: $20 per student for 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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NEW! 5-DAY INTENSIVE JEWELRY AND METAL WORKSHOP WITH ROBIN “THE HAMMER” LUDWIG
Thursday October 10 to Monday October 14
Please check back for workshop topic and pricing.

NEW! ADDITIONAL SPECIAL WORKSHOP WITH GUEST ARTIST TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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