Offering instruction in metalsmithing and jewelry making
At Tacoma Metal Arts Center you can design and create unique jewelry and small-scale sculpture. Our expert instruction will help you develop the skills to make the jewelry that you have only imagined. The majority of classes offered at TMAC are techniques oriented, rather than project oriented. What that means: our students make individualized projects and our instructors are able to help them succeed in any direction they wish to go. Whether you come to class full of ideas or with no ideas, you will leave with your own unique creation! The small class size, generally limited to eight students, means you will get the one on one instruction you need to succeed!
What the students say:
"Playing with metal and playing with fire - this is so fun! ~Darleen
"This place is so cool-they have open studio, and you can use all of the tools at the works stations" ~ Alicia
"Very fun, I learned so much and can't wait to practice!"
"Great job, nice balance of student work time and demonstrations of new techniques." ~ Brian
Featured Classes & Events
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive
Intensive- 3 days
Dates: August 22, 23 & 24
Stone Settings in Wax for Jewelry Casters
Saturday, April 26
10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Instructor Jennifer Stenhouse
Course description: Designed for casters and wax carvers, this class will focus on creating settings for stones in wax that will be cast using the lost wax method. Jennifer will show us some great tricks for designing and creating wax models for casting in this one day workshop. Jennifer will demonstrate how to create settings for faceted, free form, found objects & cabochons stones, using prongs, modified bezels, flush settings and cast in place techniques to create unique settings. We will learn about new tools and helpful tips for all stone setting projects. You will explore a variety of techniques for working in wax and learn how to carve and prepare good waxes for casting.
Prerequisite: Basic casting.
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