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Blacksmithing Classes in Eatonville

hosted by Mathewson Metals

varies $varies
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive Dec. 2/3/4 - FULL 10:30am - 5:30pm $FULL
Bezel Setting Workshop Dec. 11 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive Dec. 16/17/18 -FULL 10:30am - 5:30pm $FULL
Practice Class Jan. 7 10:30am - 5:30pm $125
Practice Class Jan 8 10:30am - 5:30pm $125
Silver Metal Clay

Jan. 14

10:30am - 4:30pm $150
Bezel Setting on Cabs with Points Jan. 15 10:00am - 4:00pm $125
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive January 20, 21, 22 - FULL 10:30am - 5:30pm

$FULL

Enamel Practice Class-Jan 27 Jan. 27 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Enamel Basics for Jewelry Jan 28 10:30am - 4:30pm $150
Transparent Enamels Jan. 29 10:30am - 4:30pm $150
Practice Class Feb. 4 10:30am - 5:30pm $125
Cuff Bracelet with Ruth Greening Feb. 12 - details coming soon details coming soon  
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive February 17, 18, 19 10:30am - 5:30pm

$450

Tube Setting February 25 10:30am - 5:30pm $155
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All Classes- Full Descriptions-listed chronologically

 

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

December 2/3/4

Beginning Jewelry/Metals is full

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 vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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

December 10

Practice Class is full


10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

student practicing jewelry making skillss

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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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

December 11

Bezel Setting Workshop

Sunday, Dec. 11
10:30 am - 5:30 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 with a flat back. If it is your first time doing a bezel you can create a setting for ovals or freeforms. If you have done a bezel once or twice before, Amy will help you with harder shapes such as squares, rectangles or pointed stones. In this class we will cover selecting appropriate bezel wire, silver soldering, fitting a cabochon cut stone, making a ring band or pendant bail, polishing and stone setting.

Materials: Bring a cabochon cut stone to set, or purchase one from our assortment. Students should bring $10-$20 to cover the cost of silver, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Prerequisite: Students should have a little 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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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

December 16/17/18

Beginning Jewelry/Metals is full

Intensive- 3 days

registration starts Oct. 20th at 2pm

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 vaccinated students, subject to change with CDC guidelines. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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

January 7

Practice Class

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

student practicing jewelry making skillss

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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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January 8

Practice Class

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

student practicing jewelry making skillss

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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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January 14

Precious Metal Clay: Silver PMC

Saturday, January 14
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

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks are optional for this class

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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January 15

Bezel Setting Cabs with Points

Sunday, January 15
10:00 am - 4:00pm

$125

Instructor Ruth Greening

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks are optional for this class

 

Bezel Setting stones with points

Course description: Bezel setting can be hard enough, but dealing with points and corners can be daunting.  In this class you will learn how to navigate the points and have a well-set stone. Students will make a pendant with a cabochon cut stone of your choice. Pear, rectangle, square are all good choices as long as it is a cabochon (flat back and domed on top)
Materials Fee: $35 includes 2” x 2” sterling silver sheet and bezel wire.  Depending on stone size this may be enough for two settings. Students should supply a stone that is either square, rectangle or teardrop shape. Jerry's Rock and Gem in Kent is a great source, or you may purchase one from TMAC during class.

Prerequisite: At least one bezel setting under your belt

COVID precautions: The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test is required. Masks are optional.

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

January 20, 21 & 22 - FULL

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

Masks are optional for this class

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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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

January 27

NEW!!! Enamel Practice Class

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$150

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks must be worn in the studio

practice class for enamels

Course description: This is a day for previous Tacoma Metal Arts students to practice what you learned in enamel classes with help from Amy. Bring in unfinished projects or start something new. Amy will be able to help you with tool use, technique and review of what we covered in class.

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

Prerequisite: At least one enamel class or similar experience. Not sure if you qualify? email info@tacomametalarts.com with your questions

COVID precautions:Masks are required for enameling. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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January 28

Enamel Jewelry Basics

Sunday, January 28
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

$150

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Instructor Amy Reeves

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks must be worn in the studio

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 opaque 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. This class will cover kiln firing and torch firing.

Materials: Most materials included, optional to bring small paint brushed, rubber stamps and stencils if you have them. An N95 or KN95 mask is required for enameling.

Prerequisite: None, this class is for all levels.

COVID precautions:Masks are required for enameling. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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January 29

Transparent Enamels on Copper and Silver

Sunday, January 29
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

$150

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks must be worn in the studio

transparent enamel class at tacoma metal arts jewelry making studio

Course description:  Enameling is a great way to incorporate color into your jewelry.  Learn to add contrast and impact using transparent enamel in your jewelry pieces.  This class will cover enamel application basics such as cleaning metals, applying liquid enamel, sifting powdered transparent enamel, and firing the work in a kiln.   We will work with various effects in enameling such enameling over textures and layering colors. You will leave this class with a few pieces ready to wear as jewelry.

Materials: Most materials included, fine silver sheet available for sale.  Optional to bring small paint brushes, rubber stamps and stencils if you have them. An N95 or KN95 mask is required for enameling.

Prerequisite: None, but some experience with jewelry making or enamels is recommended.

COVID precautions:Masks are required for enameling. The class is held in a small indoor workshop so proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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February 4

Practice Class

Saturday, Feb. 4

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$125

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks are optional for this class

student practicing jewelry making skillss

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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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February 12

NEW! Cuff Bracelet with Ruth Greening

Sunday, February 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$125

Instructor Ruth Greening

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks are optional for this class

 

 

DETAILS COMING SOON

Course description
Materials Fee:

Prerequisite:

COVID precautions: The class is held in a small indoor workshop so vaccine or a negative covid test is required. Masks are optional.

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

February 17/18/19

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

Masks are optional for this class

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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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February 25

Stone Setting Workshop (Tube Settings)

Saturday, February 25
10:30 - 5:30 pm

$155

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Vaccine or negative covid test required

Masks are optional for this class

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.

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

Prerequisite: Beginning jewelry or previous metalworking 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 proof of vaccine, or a negative covid test on the day of the class, is required.

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

 

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