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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. Fall Dates now available 10:00am - 6:00pm $350.00
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive Sept. 23/24/25 10:30am - 5:30pm FULL
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Workshop Oct. 1 10:30am - 5:30pm FULL
Enamel Jewelry-Opaques Oct. 8 10:30am - 5:30pm FULL
Enamel Jewelry-Transparents Oct. 9 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Bezel Setting Workshop Oct. 15 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive Oct. 21/22/2 10:30am - 5:30pm $FULL
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive Nov. 4-6 10:30am - 5:30pm FULL
Bezel Setting Workshop future dates coming soon 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
       

All Classes- Full Descriptions-listed chronologically

 

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

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

October 1

Beginning Jewelry/Metals Workshop is full

Saturday, October 1
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

Beginning Jewelry

Course description: A great starter class for absolute beginners. Learn to design and make your own metal jewelry!  Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing basics, including sawing, filing, soldering, and texturing.  Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. Possible projects inlcude pendants, simple chain, earrings or bracelets. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome. 

Materials included: Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver 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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Practice Class

FULL

Sunday, Oct. 2
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 vaccine or a negative covid test are required.

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October 8

Enameled Jewelry - is full

Saturday, October 8
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

$150

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

 

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.

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.

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October 9

Transparent Enamels on Copper and Silver

Sunday, Oct 9
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

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.  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, but some experience with jewelry making or enamels is recommended.

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October 15

Bezel Setting Workshop

Saturday, 10/15/2022
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!  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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October 21/22/23

Beginning Jewelry/Metals - is full

Intensive- 3 days

October 21/22/23

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.

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

November 4/5/6 - is full

Beginning Jewelry/Metals

Intensive- 3 days

Nov. 4, 5 & 6

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.

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

 

 

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