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Enameling: Traditional + Experimental
Want to bring some color into your life? Enameling is the specialized process of fusing powdered glass to metal to create colorful artwork and jewelry. Sally creates a supportive learning environment for students of all levels to work with this unique and expansive medium. She teaches both traditional and experimental techniques, which students use to pursue their own projects. Class size is small; register early to guarantee a space. Some supplies included; students will purchase enamels that they use in large quantities. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Sep 17 - Dec 10
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1:30pm18 - 0weekly
Enameling: Traditional + Experimental
Want to bring some color into your life? Enameling is the specialized process of fusing powdered glass to metal to create colorful artwork and jewelry. Sally creates a supportive learning environment for students of all levels to work with this unique and expansive medium. She teaches both traditional and experimental techniques, which students use to pursue their own projects. Class size is small; register early to guarantee a space. Some supplies included; students will purchase enamels that they use in large quantities. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 1 - Dec 10
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10:30am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: All Levels
This class is for students of all levels, from true beginners to those with metals experience. Individual instruction allows you to work at your own pace on independent projects with supervision and guidance. Various metalworking processes will be demonstrated, including preparation, soldering, and polishing, and will develop your individual design techniques. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. Detail of necklace by student Marie Jean Lederman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Oct 13 - Dec 15
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10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: All Levels
This class is for students of all levels, from true beginners to those with metals experience. Individual instruction allows you to work at your own pace on independent projects with supervision and guidance. Various metalworking processes will be demonstrated, including preparation, soldering, and polishing, and will develop your individual design techniques. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. Detail of necklace by student Marie Jean Lederman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Oct 13 - Dec 15
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2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry for Beginners
Students will be guided through the process of creating rings, necklace pendants, bracelets, and earrings using copper, brass, or silver. Over this 10-week course, participants will be introduced to sawing, filing, rivet-making, soldering, polishing and setting stones, plus hammering techniques, and surface treatments. Each of these processes will help any new student navigate the exciting possibilities of the medium. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Oct 14 - Dec 16
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
DIY Jewelry: See it, Make it, Wear it!
Make your inspiration reality in this two-part workshop. Students will learn simple beading techniques, how to manipulate jeweler's wire, and ways to incorporate leather, beads, semi-precious stones, charms and even found objects into their work. Sign up with a friend or two to create trendy designs together. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Oct 20 - Oct 27
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Cocktail Ring
In these beginner-friendly workshops, you will learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, and create different textures and finishes, and develop other wax carving techniques. You will make a wax jewelry model, take it to a caster to have a mold made and the metal casting done, and then have it polished. Learn the basics of wax carving while working under close guidance to create your own sculptural "Bombay" (domed) cocktail ring. Animal-inspired versions are a hot trend right now, and in this workshop you'll make a piece uniquely yours. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Oct 20 - Nov 3
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Beading for Beginners: A Bijoux Odyssey
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats—they don't have to cost a fortune, but can look like they did. Participants will spend class time learning about the design process, getting introduced to beginner techniques, stringing colorful gems and crystals, and finding out where to buy what you need. No jewelry making experience required. $50 beginner's tool kit available for purchase. Necklace by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Nov 12
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2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: Intermediate/Advanced
This class provides the experienced jewelry student an opportunity to increase their skill level while encouraging them to develop individualized projects. Group projects are optional but include: stone setting (prong, gypsy, stepped bezels), linkage systems and mechanical constructions, scoring and bending hollow constructions, hydraulic press, forging and bi-forms, surface texturing, patination and flex-shaft practices. Students provide their personal supplies. Ring by student Diana Gabriel. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Beading for Beginners: A Bijoux Odyssey
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats—they don't have to cost a fortune, but can look like they did. Participants will spend class time learning about the design process, getting introduced to beginner techniques, stringing colorful gems and crystals, and finding out where to buy what you need. No jewelry making experience required. $50 beginner's tool kit available for purchase. Necklace by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Nov 12
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry for Beginners
Students will be guided through the process of creating rings, necklace pendants, bracelets, and earrings using copper, brass, or silver. Over this 10-week course, participants will be introduced to sawing, filing, rivet-making, soldering, polishing and setting stones, plus hammering techniques, and surface treatments. Each of these processes will help any new student navigate the exciting possibilities of the medium. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
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10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: Intermediate/Advanced
This class provides the experienced jewelry student an opportunity to increase their skill level while encouraging them to develop individualized projects. Group projects are optional but include: stone setting (prong, gypsy, stepped bezels), linkage systems and mechanical constructions, scoring and bending hollow constructions, hydraulic press, forging and bi-forms, surface texturing, patination and flex-shaft practices. Students provide their personal supplies. Ring by student Diana Gabriel. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
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2pm18 - 0weekly
Metal Jewelry Basics
Watch your ideas transform into finished pieces as you learn the basic techniques in this introductory course. Create your own ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, or other non-jewelry project using copper, brass, bronze, or silver. Basic jewelry skills are introduced to the class through demonstrations and hands-on experience, including sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, riveting, polishing, and various texture and coloring processes. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. Bowl by instructor, Pat Daugherty. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
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6:30pm weekly
Jewelry Workshop RIY: Repurpose It Yourself
Be inspired to re-fashion outdated pieces of jewelry. Bring your favorite pieces of old jewelry to this workshop and give them new life. You'll learn to design and create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more from jewelry you thought you'd never wear again! Project examples: old cufflinks turn into new earrings; tie bars become new necklaces; old family treasures transform into new wearable jewelry. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 13
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6:30pm weekly
DIY Jewelry: Wrapped Bracelets
Leather cord and colorful studs go together like peanut butter and chocolate. While these wrapped bracelets are a current fashion trend, they don't need to cost a fortune. Join Beth Sosin, our DIY beading guru, for this fun, laidback workshop and make your own stack of leather-wrapped bracelets and necklaces. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Nov 3 - Nov 10
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry
Wax is a medium that lends itself to creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. Projects include bands, drop and stud earrings, and pendants. Incorporate cast clasps, connections, hinges, and stones into old designs. Learn to carve wax, apply heat, add design elements to your model, and apply techniques to obtain a clean casting. You will receive a supply list in advance by email or download from the course description at jccmanhattan.org/jewelry. During the class we’ll discuss where to take your wax models to be cast. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Nov 4 - Jan 20
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10am weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Hamsa Pendant
In these beginner-friendly workshops, you will learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, and create different textures and finishes, and develop other wax carving techniques. You will make a wax jewelry model, take it to a caster to have a mold made and the metal casting done, and then have it polished. Create your own pendant in the shape of the mystical hamsa amulet in any design, size, or texture that appeals to you. Cast one for yourself and several for friends to give as fabulous gifts and ward off the evil eye! (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Nov 10 - Nov 24
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
DIY Jewelry: Design with Beads (All Levels)
Create jewelry that you adore and others covet. Weekly demonstrations will fill your creative toolbox with endless possibilities for creating your own jewelry! Explore design fundamentals such as working with leather, beads, wire, weaving, wrapping, and knotting techniques. Supplies will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Nov 17 - Dec 15
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Expert Beading Techniques: The Odyssey Continues
Your jewelry making journey continues in this four-week bonus workshop. Participants will learn advanced wire-wrapping skills to incorporate beads and charms and how to fix broken pieces. Want to duplicate expensive designs you see in stores and magazines? Then take advantage of this opportunity to make professional-looking jewelry. Prerequisite: Bead stringing or comparable knowledge. Bring your tools and supplies. Additional supplies discussed in first session. Earring and necklace set by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Nov 19 - Dec 17
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2pm18 - 0weekly
Expert Beading Techniques: The Odyssey Continues
Your jewelry making journey continues in this four-week bonus workshop. Participants will learn advanced wire-wrapping skills to incorporate beads and charms and how to fix broken pieces. Want to duplicate expensive designs you see in stores and magazines? Then take advantage of this opportunity to make professional-looking jewelry. Prerequisite: Bead stringing or comparable knowledge. Bring your tools and supplies. Additional supplies discussed in first session. Earring and necklace set by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Nov 19 - Dec 17
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
The Glass Fusing Experience: Beginners
Melting glass to make artwork has been around for over 2000 years. You too will get hooked on this enduring art form in this four-week workshop. Learn to cut, layer, and stack glass that will be melted (fused) in a kiln. Learn the difference between a full fuse and tack fuse, and create pieces with color and depth that can only be achieved with this medium. No experience necessary. $45 materials fee due at first session. Dichroic glass available for an additional fee. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Initial Letter Pendant
In these beginner-friendly workshops, you will learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, and create different textures and finishes, and develop other wax carving techniques. You will make a wax jewelry model, take it to a caster to have a mold made and the metal casting done, and then have it polished. Design and sculpt your own initial letter pendant featuring your initial or that of a loved one. Make more than one letter, time permitting. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Dec 1 - Dec 15
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry + Ceramics + Wearable Art Holiday Sale
A beautiful selection of handcrafted gifts by the artists on staff in the JCC Art Studios. Cash and checks preferred; credit cards are OK! Vendors are artist educators on staff in the JCC Art Studios. (more)LEARN MORE
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Dec 3 - Dec 4
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11am daily
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Stud Earrings
In these beginner-friendly workshops, you will learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, and create different textures and finishes, and develop other wax carving techniques. You will make a wax jewelry model, take it to a caster to have a mold made and the metal casting done, and then have it polished. Create your own pair of symmetric stud earrings by creating one wax model that you cast twice to make a pair. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Jan 5 - Jan 19
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry
Wax is a medium that lends itself to creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. Projects include bands, drop and stud earrings, and pendants. Incorporate cast clasps, connections, hinges, and stones into old designs. Learn to carve wax, apply heat, add design elements to your model, and apply techniques to obtain a clean casting. You will receive a supply list in advance by email or download from the course description at jccmanhattan.org/jewelry. During the class we’ll discuss where to take your wax models to be cast. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Jan 6 - Jan 27
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10am weekly
The Glass Fusing Experience Continues: Intermediate
Take your fused glass skills to the next level. Participants will learn Venetian-inspired techniques and try their hand at drilling and machine cutting to create intricate patterns. More advanced projects include picture frames, hanging wall vases, or more detailed, unique jewelry. Prerequisite: Beginner Glass Fusing or comparable experience. $45 materials fee due at first session. Dichroic glass available for an additional fee. Plate by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Jan 8 - Jan 29
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
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