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Aluminum Casting with a Kiln

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this workshop, you will cast a small object from a hand-cut foam mold. Aluminum ingots will be heated to 1500 degrees in our small kiln while students carve their molds out of foam blocks. Your instructor will discuss pattern design, mold troubleshooting and, most importantly, safety.  This class will NOT clear you to use the kiln for metal...

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6pm

Silver Enameling/Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The art of enameling (fusing glass to metal) is especially beautiful on pure silver and can be used to make a variety of striking pieces. In this class, you'll create colorful designs using fine-ground glass powders that are applied to silver using a variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln.  Layers of color can...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 6pm

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Metals II

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Explore further the techniques introduced in Metal I. Forging and advanced stone setting are the focus. Learn to flush set faceted stones. Practice heavy bezel settings with hammer and punch. Fabricate hollow rings, Develop and create your own ideas. Metal II students are encouraged to attend open studio sessions each Sunday 9-2, free of charge. ...

$495

8 sessions

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Metals I

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this beginning level jewelry making class, learn the basic techniques of metalsmithing. During the eight week course you will create a minimum of four professionally finished projects (for example, rings, earrings, pendants or bracelets) in sterling silver while learning layout, sawing, forging, texturing, filing, polishing, soldering, and basic...

$495

8 sessions

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Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take your jewelry to the next level with properly executed diamond setting! Focusing on jewelry embellishment using small gems and hand engraving, learn how to properly prepare, sharpen, and handle gravers. Instructor, Bryce Dexter, showcases a range of stone setting techniques including bead, channel, shared and split prong, and pave. Students have...

$545

8 sessions

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Wax Carving Essentials

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In the three day wax carving class we will learn about the uses of all tools as well as several different types of carving wax, inlay wax, and injection waxes. The design process applied to carving wax models will be an open ended discussion throughout our class. All questions and ideas are encouraged. Our projects will include the use of your pictures...

$485

3 sessions

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Jewelry Repair Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This intensive 18-hour workshop focuses on key repair techniques taught by Goldsmith Bryce Dexter. Bryce works as a custom and repair jeweler, making and repairing high-end jewelry for clients the world over at one of the finest jewelry establishments on the East coast. Bryce will have the use of a zoom camera and a 48″ HDTV to aid in the demonstration...

$385

2 sessions

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Copper and PMC Silver Metal Clay Jewelry

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to handle, model, fire and finish both copper and PMC (fine silver) metal clay to create jewelry and other small metal objects. Under the instruction of an experienced metal clay artisan, you'll leave class with finished art pieces that are uniquely yours!  Metal clay is a highly versatile craft material that has improved dramatically...

$170
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Lost Wax Casting: Cast Zinc Pendant

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Curious to see how the ancient art of lost wax casting actually works? Come take part in this lost wax casting class that lets you experience this process on a smaller scale. This class starts out simply- with a few pieces of wax- and ends with a pendant you have cast from actual metal! We will sculpt our pendant shape out of wax, allowing each student...

$129
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Soldering Intensive

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In this workshop you will learn how to solder sterling silver correctly and with confidence. Students will be soldering sterling silver utilizing tension, sweat, and pick methods. Using Oxygen/Propane little torches students will learn the proper way to protect their metal from oxidation. Students will spend the day practicing the various techniques...

$225
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The Art of Cloisonné Enameling/Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn an important part of decorative enameling through exploring the cloisonné technique. Fine metal wires are fused to a copper blank, outlining your basic design. This is filled in with colorful fine-ground glass powders, and then glass is fused to metal by firing in a high temperature kiln. Color can be built up quickly using multiple firings. ...

$150
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Copper Enameling / Kiln SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn the ancient art of high-temperature enameling to create beautiful color designs on pure copper forms. Enameling uses colorful fine-ground glass powders that are applied to metal using a wide variety of techniques and then fused by firing in a high temperature kiln. Layers of color can be built up using multiple quick firings.  As part of...

$150
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Powder Coated Jewelry

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Make colorful and unique jewelry—including necklace, bracelet or earrings for yourself or a gift! In this workshop, you'll form several jewelry items and then finish them with vibrant powder coating. Powder coating is more durable than paint, and uses a simple application process that is then baked to a hard finish. You’ll also be able to explore...

$99
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Fabricated Settings

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

This workshop focuses on the proper fabrication of 4 different types of settings for faceted stones, and will not involve a finished product. You will learn to fabricate these settings in a professional manner under the guidance of Michael. Experience with soldering and basic metalsmithing tool knowledge is required for attendance at this workshop....

$1,425

5 sessions

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Busty Casting: Lost PLA Investment Casting

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Your instructors are excited to make teaching (and casting) magic happen. First, you will learn how to tweak the design of 3D prints of busts specifically for the investment casting process.  As your prints are being produced, Tony will discuss the investment casting process. Students will cast pre-printed busts of various historical or pop...

$69
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