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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. Fall Dates now available 10:00am - 6:00pm $350.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Fri/Sat/Sun new dates coming soon

 

10:30am - 5:30pm -

 

$450.00

All Classes- Full Descriptions-listed chronologically

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08/12/2022: Practice Class- Full

Friday, August 12
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

student practicing jewelry making skills

Course description: This is a day for previous Tacoma Metal Arts students to practice what you learned in classes with help from Amy. Bring in unfinished metalsmithing projects or start something new. Amy will be able to help you with tool use, technique and review of what we covered in class. Questions about whether your project is appropriate? Email Amy at info@tacomametalarts.com

Materials: most materials included. Silver and stones available for purchase.

Prerequisite: At least one class at the TMA studio. Students should be familiar with the studio.

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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August 19/20/21- Beginning Jewelry/ Metals - is full

Intensive- 3 days

August 19/20/21

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:30 am- 5:30 pm

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

 

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting of cabochon cut stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. You will learn to set a cabochon cut stone in a bezel setting. Students may purchase silver to work with and stones for this project (approx. $20 and up). You may bring your own if you wish.

Prerequisite: None.

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for fully vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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September 2/3/4 - is full

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals

Intensive- 3 days

September 2/3/4

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:30 am- 5:30 pm

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

 

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting of cabochon cut stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. You will learn to set a cabochon cut stone in a bezel setting. Students may purchase silver to work with and stones for this project (approx. $20 and up). You may bring your own if you wish.

Prerequisite: None.

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for fully vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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09/10/2022

Shadow Box Cabochon Setting

Saturday, September 10

9:30 am -5:30 pm

$150 plus $40 materials fee

Instructor Ruth Greening

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

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Course description: build on your soldering skills and take your bezel setting to the next level. Ruth will show you how to make this stunning dimensional stone setting. Choose to make either a pendant or wide band ring with shadow box set stone. 

Materials: $40 includes 2” x 3” 20ga sterling silver sheetsilver, 4” 3mm x 1mm sterling rectangle wire, bezel wire.  You will need a 12mm or smaller round cabochon. Ruth will have a few rose quartz and Kunitzite for sale at $15 each. ( $40 paid to the instructor or bring your own materials)

Prerequisite: At least one basic bezel setting class, or similar experience

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

Maximum 4 students

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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Saturday, Sunday, Sept 10 & 11
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$350 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

 

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

to be notified of future BLACKSMITH CLASSES or openings email: blacksmith98328@gmail.com

Blacksmith classes

Course description: You will learn basic blacksmithing techniques with a variety of hands on projects ranging from decorative to functional. Possible projects include plant hangers, candlestick holders, fire pokers, decorative hooks and barbeque skewers, just to name a few.  You'll even learn to make your own blacksmithing tools! Mike will cover safety and operation of a gas forge and all the tools, as well as basic hammering and heating techniques. Learn how to determine what type of steel to select for your projects, ferrous vs. non-ferrous metals, different types of steels and the pros and cons of scrap steel sources. Mike will also have forges for sale if you want to continue on your own.

Materials: $60, payable to the instructor (cash/check only). Each student has his/her own forge and anvil to work with during the class.  Students should bring safety glasses, ear plugs and leather work gloves.

Location: Eatonville, WA  98328, complete address provided upon registration. You will receive and email within a day or two.

Prerequisite: None

COVID precautions: Masks will be optional.

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09/17/2022

Bronze Metal Clay

Saturday, September 17
10:30 am -4:30 pm

$150 plus $25 materials fee

Instructor Suz O'Dell

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Course description: Learn the techniques of this amazing material. Suz will show you how to build your ideas in clay and kiln-fire your pieces into finished bronze metal jewelry! Each student will have the opportunity to construct several pieces of their own design. Make earrings, pendants, and clasps. Learn about stone setting techniques and mold making with Bronze Metal Clay. Students are encouraged the bring items with interesting textures to mold onto their bronze clay creations. Almost anything with texture will work: tree bark, feathers, leaves, shells, etc. We will do one firing during class, those pieces will be ready to wear same day! Additional firings will be done by the instructor after the class; the second round of pieces will be available for pick-up at Tacoma Metal Arts Center one week after class.

Materials: $25 paid to instructor in class (cash/check only) includes 30 grams Fast Fire Bronze metal clay, findings, CZ's, use of tools. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Prerequisite: none!

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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September 23/24/25-

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals is full

Intensive- 3 days

September 23/24/25- class is full

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:30 am- 5:30 pm

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

 

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting of cabochon cut stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. You will learn to set a cabochon cut stone in a bezel setting. Students may purchase silver to work with and stones for this project (approx. $20 and up). You may bring your own if you wish.

Prerequisite: None.

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for fully vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 8/9
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Blacksmith classes

Course description: You will learn basic blacksmithing techniques with a variety of hands on projects ranging from decorative to functional. Possible projects include plant hangers, candlestick holders, fire pokers, decorative hooks and barbeque skewers, just to name a few.  You'll even learn to make your own blacksmithing tools! Mike will cover safety and operation of a gas forge and all the tools, as well as basic hammering and heating techniques. Learn how to determine what type of steel to select for your projects, ferrous vs. non-ferrous metals, different types of steels and the pros and cons of scrap steel sources. Mike will also have forges for sale if you want to continue on your own.

Materials: $60, payable to the instructor (cash/check only). Each student has his/her own forge and anvil to work with during the class.  Students should bring safety glasses, ear plugs and leather work gloves.

Location: Eatonville, WA  98328, complete address provided upon registration. You will receive and email within a day or two.

Prerequisite: None

COVID precautions: Masks will be optional.

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Bezel Setting Workshop dates tba

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10:30 am - 5:00 pm

$150 plus materials

Instructor Amy Reeves

 

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Bezel Setting- Jewelry Making Classes at TMAC: Tacoma Metal Arts Center

Course description: Learn how to create settings for flat backed objects and cabochon cut stones. Bezel setting is also perfect for setting beach glass, coins, buttons, almost anything!  In this class we will cover selecting appropriate bezel wire, silver soldering, fitting irregular and freeform objects, making a ring band or pendant bail, polishing and stone setting.

Materials: Bring a stone or object to set, or purchase one from our assortment. Students should bring $10-$20 to cover the cost of silver.

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals. Students should have some experience with soldering, sawing, and filing.

COVID precautions: Masks are optional for vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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more dates coming soon....

to be notified of future BEGINNING JEWELRY classes OR CANCELATIONS please email: TMAclasses@gmail.com