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Blacksmithing Classes in Eatonville

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Enamel Practice Class-Jan 27 Jan. 27 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Enamel Basics for Jewelry Jan 28 - FULL 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 9:30am - 4:30pm $125
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive February 17, 18, 19 10:30am - 5:30pm

$450

Tube Setting February 25 10:30am - 5:30pm

$155

Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive March 3, 4, 5 10:30am - 5:30pm

$450

Practice Class March 11 10:30am - 5:30pm $125
Silver Box Clasps

March 18

9:00am - :30pm $150
Bezel Setting March 19 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive March 24, 25, 26. 10:30am - 5:30pm $450
Flush Setting April 1 10:30am - 5:30pm $150
Practice Class April 8 10:30am - 5:30pm $125
Practice Class April 9 10:30am - 5:30pm $125
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive April 14, 15, 16 10:30am - 5:30pm $450
Silver Metal Clay Jewelry April 22 10:30am - 4:30pm $150
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  more dates coming soon...    
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All Classes with Descriptions-listed chronologically

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 - full

Enamel Jewelry Basics

Saturday, 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! Open-work Bracelet Bracelet with Ruth Greening

Sunday, February 12
9:30 am - 4:30 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

 

open work cuff with Ruth Greening

Course description: In this class you will learn to construct a beautiful light weight silver wire bracelet that is surprisingly strong. This fun, freeform, lightweight cuff bracelet is easy to wear. This class covers filing, fitting, soldering, texturing and forming. Adding a small stone or textured panel can change the whole look. Use your creative design ideas to make it your own!

Materials Fee: $35 for one bracelet, which includes 12g, 14g, sterling silver wire. Bezel wire if needed. Or, you may bring your own materials.

Optional to bring: Students may bring supply a small stone if wanted. The stone should be a cabochon cut, no points. There will also be stones available to use during the class as well.

Prerequisite: Just the jewelry basics, at least a little experience sawing and soldering.

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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March 3/4/5

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 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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March 11

Practice Class

Saturday, March 11

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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March 18

NEW! Box Clasps

Saturday March 18
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

$150 + materials

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

Box Clasps Class

box clasps

Course description: This is a very challenging and rewarding jewelry clasp to make. This will hone in on precision in the smallest of ways. Taken one step at a time you will learn what makes this piece work and how to assemble all the pieces to accomplish a beautiful, functioning, amazing Box Clasp!
Materials Fee: $45 includes silver for 1 clasp, additional metals and accessories. (cash or check preferred).

Prerequisite: Students should be independent in sawing, measuring and soldering.

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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March 19

Bezel Setting Workshop

Sunday, March 19
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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March 24/25/26

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 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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April 1

Flush Setting Workshop

Saturday, April 1
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

$150

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

Flush setting at TMAC

Course description: Learn to set round faceted stones in flush mounts, it's not as hard as you think!. Learn the tricks with the flex shaft to set stones quickly and easily. We will practice with 1 mm - 2 mm faceted round stones. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or previous metalworking experience. Take this with the Ring Making Workshop and you can set a stone in the ring you make!

Materials: Price includes copper sheet and cubic zirconium stones, additional silver available for purchase. Or, bring a project to set your stone into (at least 1.25 mm thick is recommended)

Prerequisite: Beginning jewelry

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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April 8

Practice Class

Saturday, April 8

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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April 9

Practice Class

Sunday, April 9

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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April 14/15/16

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 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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April 22

Precious Metal Clay: Silver PMC

Saturday, April 22
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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to be notified of future BEGINNING JEWELRY classes OR CANCELATIONS please email: TMAclasses@gmail.com

More dates coming soon

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 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