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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. next class June 10:00am - 6:00pm $300.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive July 29/30/31class now available

10:30am - 5:30pm -

 

$450.00

All Classes- Full Descriptions-listed chronologically

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Precious Metal Clay: Silver PMC - IS FULL

Saturday, May 21
10:30 am -4:30 pm

$150 plus $75 materials fee

Instructor Suz O'Dell

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

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 silver metal jewelry! Pmc can be rolled, molded and carved, resulting in a finished piece of pure silver.   You will be learn numerous techniques for working with this innovative material to make earrings, beads, pendants, and rings (time permitting).  Suz will demonstrate setting faceted stones in your pieces and she will also discuss cabochon settings. Students will complete 3-4 projects.

We will complete one firing during class. The remainder of your work will be fired and available for pick-up at the TMA studio by the following Saturday.

Materials: $75 fee paid to instructor in class (cash/check only) 25 gram PMC+, handout, mold making material, lab grown gems & findings plus the use of a tool kit & firing of work provided by instructor.  

Prerequisite: none!

COVID precautions: The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required. For vaccinated students masks are optional.

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NEW: Practice Class

Friday, May 27
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

FULL

student at work

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 availalbe for purchase.

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

COVID precautions: The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccination is required. Masks are optional for vaccinated students.

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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Saturday, Sunday, June tba
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 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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June 3/4/5 - Beginning Jewelry/ Metals- IS FULL

Intensive- 3 days

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

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

CLASS IS FULL

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 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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Bezel Setting Workshop

Saturday, June 11
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

$150 plus materials

Instructor Amy Reeves

 

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

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: Previous jewelry experience is recommended, but not required.

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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NEW: Practice Class

Sunday, June 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 availalbe 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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Precious Metal Clay: Silver PMC

Saturday, June 18

10:30 am -4:30 pm

$150 plus $75 materials fee

Instructor Suz O'Dell

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

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 silver metal jewelry! Pmc can be rolled, molded and carved, resulting in a finished piece of pure silver.   You will be learn numerous techniques for working with this innovative material to make earrings, beads, pendants, and rings (time permitting).  Suz will demonstrate setting faceted stones in your pieces and she will also discuss cabochon settings. Students will complete 3-4 projects.

We will complete one firing during class. The remainder of your work will be fired and available for pick-up at the TMA studio by the following Saturday.

Materials: $75 fee paid to instructor in class (cash/check only) 25 gram PMC+, handout, mold making material, lab grown gems & findings plus the use of a tool kit & firing of work provided by instructor.  

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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Jewelry/ Metals- June 24/25/26- IS FULL

Intensive- 3 days

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

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

to be notified of future classes please email: TMAclasses@gmail.com

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 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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Enameled Jewelry

Saturday, July 2
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

$150

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

 

 

Enameled Jewelry

Course description:  Enameling is a great way to incorporate color into your jewelry.  Learn to add contrast and impact using images and lines in your enamel pieces.  This class will cover enamel basics such as how to apply and fire enamel to a copper base and use various simple techniques to create colorful  patterns.  The instructor will also demonstrate various effects in enameling such as line application, sgrafitto, stencils, and graphite. You will leave this class with a few pieces ready to wear as jewelry.

Materials: Most materials included, optional to bring small paint brushed, rubber stamps and stencils if you have them.

Prerequisite: None, this class is for all levels.

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NEW: Practice Class

July 3
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

REGISTRATION opens soon, if interested email Amy

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 availalbe 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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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Saturday, Sunday, July tba
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 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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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals- July 8/9/10- is FULL

Intensive- 3 days

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

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

to be notified of future classes please email: TMAclasses@gmail.com

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 this class. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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June 16 - Tube Bezels (Stone Setting)

Saturday, June 16
10:30 - 4:30 pm

$150

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

 

Stone Setting Workshop

Course description: Add a new stone setting to your repertoire! We will set small, round, faceted stones in sterling silver tube mounts in this short workshop. Amy will show you tricks with the flex shaft that will help you to set stones quickly and easily. Take this with the Ring Making Workshop and you can set a stone in the ring you make!

Materials: Includes silver tube and cubic zirconium stones. Additional silver and colored stones available for purchase.

Prerequisite: This is an intermediate class. Beginning Jewelry and/ or Bezel setting recommended.

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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July 29/30/31 - Beginning Jewelry/ Metals

Intensive- 3 days

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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More dates coming soon! - Beginning Jewelry/ Metals

Intensive- 3 days

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

$450

Instructor Amy Reeves

to be notified of future classes please email: TMAclasses@gmail.com

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 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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Advanced Blacksmith Weekend in Eatonville

 

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

See full details and sign up

 

 

Blacksmithing Workshop

 

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more dates coming soon....

to be notified of future BLACKSMITH CLASSES OR CANCELATIONS please email: blacksmith98328@gmail.com

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