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All Classes and Workshops:

       
Champleve Enamels on Silver & Copper Wed. Thurs Aug 12 & 13 10:00am - 6:00pm $320.00
Tube Setting Workshop Sat. August 8-canceled online class available $60.00
Five Golden Rings Sun. August 9-canceled online class available $45.00
Metal Clay Rings Sat. August 15 10:30am - 4:30pm $85.00
Ear Wires Sun. August 16-canceled 10:00am - 4:00pm $95.00
Forging Jewelry Forms Sat. August 22-canceled 10:00am - 5:00pm $125.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Sat,Sun,Mon. Aug. 29,30,31 10:00am - 5:00pm $345.00
Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. Sept. 12,13 10:00am - 6:00pm $300.00
Making Metal Beads Two Sundays Sept. 20 & 27 10:00am - 4:00pm $215.00

 

Classes- Full Descriptions-listed chronologically

729/2020: we are watching the situation closely. As WA state begins to reopen we are holding small make-up classes maximum 4 students. Most of you know the studio is very small at 900 sq. ft.  We have spaced out the work stations to allow for social distance guidelines, however maintaining 6 feet apart at all times will not be possible. If you are in a high risk group, or if you prefer not to come for any reason please do not hesitate to ask for a refund or a seat in the class. You will be required to wear a mask at all times, and asked to stay 6 feet from others as much as possible. We have KN95 dust masks available for $3.  We have free paper masks and gloves. Eating in the studio is not allowed, there is an outdoor table behind the building and a park nearby if you want to take a break to eat. Drinks with a lid are okay.


Champlevé Enamels on silver or copper

rescheduled from April 25 & 26

Wed./ Thurs August 12 & 13

10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Instructor Jesse Bert

$320 + materials kit fee

full max 4By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

 

.etching adn enamels with Jesse Bert

Course description: Join us for this special class with visiting artist Jesse Bert from San Miguel de Allende! Jesse will demonstrate his technique for Champlevé Enamels. Each student will have an electro-etch set up for silver or copper that you can take home after the class. You will learn Jesse's method of obtaining a quick, clean, deep etch in copper or silver. Jesse will then show how to fill the etched recessed areas if the metal with enamels. You will learn kiln enameling and torch firing in this class.

Materials: approx $60 includes copper and enamels to use in class, plus anetching system to take home. Additional fee for silver $53 (paid in class, cash/check preferred, CC add 5%)

$30 (approx, paid to Jesse) electro-etching set

$30- Etchant, enamels

$1- Copper wire, #10guage (2.6mm diameter) – 2 feet
$2 - copper sheet #16gauge (1.25mm thickness)- two pieces, 1.5 x 3”inches
$1- copper sheet #18gauge (1mm thickness)- two strips, 1/2 x 8”inches long

Optional silver: add $53
$25 - sterling silver (.925) sheet #16gauge (1.25mm thickness)- one piece, 1.5 x 2.5”
$28 - fine silver (.999) sheet #16gauge (1.25mm thickness)- one piece, 1.5 x 2.5”

(paid in class, cash/check preferred, CC add 5%)

Students should also bring the following materials:

- Each student should bring a minimum of 12 designs or photographs which they can use as inspiration for the pieces they design during the class
- spatula, the type which painters use
- a cheap paint brush about 1cm wide used to clean etched pieces

Paint markers (they must be oil base, white works best), one with a wide point and one with a fine point. Sharpie brand has very fine point avilable.

Very fine paint brush with natural bristles (3/0)

- apron
- x-acto knife
- Sharpie Marker with both fine and wide point (or use the ones at Tmac)
- a simple round plastic paint tray with hollows in it like is used for water color paints
- A clear round plastic or glass container which holds 1 quart (1000ml) with a large mouth and seal able lid (watertight)

-a large serving spoon for mixing the etchant

-digital caliper if available (TMAC has a couple to share)

-diamond bur set if available (TMAC has a some to share)

Prerequisite: basic metal working recommended

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Tube Setting

Sat, August 8

10am - 2pm

this class has been converted to an online version, sign up through our friends at Little Metal Foxes!

learn to flush set stones online jewelry classes at TMAC

 

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Five Golden Rings

Sunday, August 9

$45 plus materials

this class has been converted to an online version, sign up through our friends at Little Metal Foxes!

Five Gold Rings at TMAC

 

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PMC: Precious Metal Clay Rings

Saturday, August 15
10:30 am -4:30 pm

$85 plus $55 materials

Instructor Suz O'Dell

class is full, please e-mail for the wait list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

pmc ringsfire stone in place ring

Course description: Learn the techniques of this amazing material. Suz will show you how to build your ideas in silver clay and kiln-fire your pieces into finished silver metal rings! Students will be able to make two or three rings during this class. Learn about firing stones in place and mold making with Precious Metal Clay. 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: $55 paid to instructor in class (cash/check preferred) includes one 25 gram package of PMC+, class handout, embeddable CZs, slip jar, sandpaper,  and use of texture mats and tool kit during class.

Prerequisite: none!

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Ear Wires

Sun August 16 (Make-up from March 3 class)
10:00am - 4:00 pm

$90 includes materials

Instructor Jane Martin

4 students max to allow for social distancing

Registration begins early July please email for the preferred list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

ear wire class with Jane martin Jewelry Design

Course description:This is a one-day class that is all about ear wires and making them successfully.  How does an earring hang right? What makes a comfortable ear wire?  We will make ear wires several ways this day.  Bring problems to be solved

Materials included: 20 gauge round wire
24 inches of sterling silver and 24 inches of copper

Prerequisite: Beginner level

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Forging Jewelry Forms

Saturday, August 22
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$125 includes materials

Instructor Julia LowtherBy registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

canceled

 

fogred jewelry

Course description: Forging is a great way to add dimension and detail to your work. Discover the secret to hot- twisting brass rods like silly putty and form them into an elegant cuff bracelet. Julia will also show you how to make a beautiful forged silver ribbon and twirl it into a chic ring.  You'll learn to do basic jewelry magic (aka: forging, shaping, sawing and soldering) in this fun short class. When friends exclaim over your lovely new jewelry, they'll be impressed with both your taste AND your new skills! If you have never used a torch before, this is an excellent class to start with. The instructor will be with you every step of the way.

Materials: included: 4" 10 gauge sterling wire, bronze rod for projects.

Prerequisite: None, all levels welcome. Suitable for absolute beginners.

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

August 29, 30, 31
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$345

full/ max 4, please email for the wait list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Beginning Jewelry Jewlry Making Class

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. You will learn all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, soldering, hammering, and texturing. We will also cover bezel setting stones, making stacking rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, and rolling mill. 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 of eight students ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. Students may opt to purchase silver to work with approx. $10 -$20

Prerequisite: None.

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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Sat/Sun, Sept. 12/13
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

max 4, to allow for social distancing

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. maximum 5 students until we enter phase 3.

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 and leather work gloves.

Location: Eatonville, WA  98328, complete address provided upon registration

Prerequisite: None

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Making Metal Beads

Two Sundays

Sept. 20 & 27

10:00am - 4:00 pm

$215

Instructor Jane Martin

full

max 4, to allow for social distancing

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

beads and 3-d forms

Course description: Learn all about making metal beads and hollow forms while advancing your soldering skills in this fun 2-day class. Learn how to construct hollow metal beads by forming, sinking, dapping (aka doming), stretching and construction of sheet brass, copper and sterling silver. Wire and openwork techniques will be shown as well as stringing possibilities, linkages and patinas. Student’s soldering and hand skills will be enhanced by making numerous beads beyond just spherical. Jane will also show how to make cubes, free forms and wire beads among other shapes.                                                             

Materials included: Copper and brass provided for in class use. Sterling silver may be purchased from studio for class and/or bring what you have.

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or previous jewelry soldering experience

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