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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 pieces. 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, Mar 5 - May 14
winter
1:30pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms
Miss being in class between winter and spring terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Apr 7 - May 12
winter
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms
Miss being in class between winter and spring terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Apr 7 - May 12
winter
2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms
Miss being in class between winter and spring terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Apr 9 - May 14
winter
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms
Miss being in class between winter and spring terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Apr 10 - May 15
winter
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms
Miss being in class between winter and spring terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Apr 10 - May 15
winter
2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms
Miss being in class between winter and spring terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Apr 24 - May 1
winter
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving Mini-Term
For continuing students only who would like to keep working between winter and spring terms. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Apr 29 - May 13
winter
10am weekly
Jewelry + Ceramics + Wearable Art Mother's Day Sale
A beautiful selection of handmade gifts created by JCC Art Studio staff instructors will be available in the lobby. Cash and personal checks preferred but credit cards are OK! Vendors are on the JCC Art Studio staff, the sale is not open to outside vendors for booking. (more)LEARN MORE
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Apr 29 - Apr 30
spring
11am18 - 0daily
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Bombay Ring
Instructor Daphna Simon In these beginner-friendly workshops, learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, create different textures and finishes, and 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. You'll create your own sculptural "Bombay" (domed) ring. Animal-inspired versions are a hot trend right now, and in this workshop you'll make a piece uniquely yours. Leopard Signature Ring by instructor, Daphna Simon. Click here for Wax Workshop supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, May 5 - May 19
spring
6:30pm weekly
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. Brooch detail by instructor, Sally Wright. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, May 7 - Jun 25
spring
10:30am18 - 0weekly
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 treasure transform into new wearable jewelry. Supplies will be emailed in advance or download from the online class listing. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, May 8 - May 29
spring
6:30pm weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Bombay Ring
Instructor Daphna Simon In these beginner-friendly workshops, learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, create different textures and finishes, and 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. You'll create your own sculptural "Bombay" (domed) ring. Animal-inspired versions are a hot trend right now, and in this workshop you'll make a piece uniquely yours. Leopard Signature Ring by instructor, Daphna Simon. Click here for Wax Workshop supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Sun, May 11 - May 25
spring
10am weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Initial Letter Pendant
In these beginner-friendly workshops, learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, create different textures and finishes, and 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. Click here for Wax Workshop supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, May 15 - May 29
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Techniques in Precious Metal Clay
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an exciting material that is microns of metal in a pliable medium that works like clay. When fired in a kiln, the medium burns out and the work is pure silver. The class will cover the medium in three forms -- clay, syringe and slip. The versatility of the silver clay and the ease of the techniques of working with it make classes productive, full of surprises and lots of fun! A one day introduction to the material will cover forming, texturing, setting of stones, attachment of findings and more. Beginner tools and materials fee is $125; paid to the instructor at the first class. Materials sold as needed to experienced students. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Sun, May 18
spring
10am once
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. Necklace by student, Isabelle W. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, May 19 - Jul 28
spring
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. Necklace by student, Isabelle W. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, May 19 - Jul 28
spring
2pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving: Spring
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 techniques to obtain a clean casting. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, May 20 - Jul 22
spring
10am18 - 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. Rings by student, Alexandra M. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, May 20 - Jul 29
spring
6:30pm18 - 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. Brooch detail by instructor, Sally Wright. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, May 21 - Jun 25
spring
1:30pm18 - 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. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, May 21 - Jun 18
spring
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. Intermediate students provide their personal supplies. Ring by student, Diana G. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, May 21 - Jul 30
spring
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. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, May 21 - Jun 18
spring
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. Rings by student, Alexandra M. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, May 22 - Jul 31
spring
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. Intermediate students provide their personal supplies. Ring by student, Diana G. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, May 22 - Jul 31
spring
2pm18 - 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, Jun 2 - Jun 9
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Techniques in Precious Metal Clay
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an exciting material that is microns of metal in a pliable medium that works like clay. When fired in a kiln, the medium burns out and the work is pure silver. The class will cover the medium in three forms -- clay, syringe and slip. The versatility of the silver clay and the ease of the techniques of working with it make classes productive, full of surprises and lots of fun! A one day introduction to the material will cover forming, texturing, setting of stones, attachment of findings and more. Beginner tools and materials fee is $125; paid to the instructor at the first class. Materials sold as needed to experienced students. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Sun, Jun 15
spring
10am once
DIY Jewelry: Wrapped Bracelets
Leather cord and colorful studs go together like peanut butter and chocolate. While these wrapped bracelets are this year's hottest 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, Jun 16 - Jun 23
spring
6:30pm18 - 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. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Jun 19 - Aug 14
spring
6:30pm18 - 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. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Jun 23 - Aug 11
spring
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. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Jun 25 - Jul 16
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
DIY Jewelry: Design with Beads (All Levels)
See it, Make it, Wear it! 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, Jun 30 - Jul 28
summer
6:30pm weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Stud Earrings
In these beginner-friendly workshops, learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, create different textures and finishes, and 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. Log-motif studs by instructor, Daphna Simon. Click here for Wax Workshop supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Sun, Jul 13 - Jul 27
summer
10am18 - 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. Pendant by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Jul 24 - Aug 14
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving: Summer
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 techniques to obtain a clean casting. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Jul 29 - Aug 19
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Initial Letter Pendant
In these beginner-friendly workshops, learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, create different textures and finishes, and 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. Click here for Wax Workshop supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Sun, Aug 3 - Aug 17
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Design Intensive 14-17 Years
You’ll learn a wide range of jewelry-making techniques that will create the hottest trends! Grab a pair of pliers to wrap and manipulate jeweler’s wire, leather, beads, semi-precious stones, charms, and found objects, like feathers and crystals, to create your own unique jewelry designs. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Aug 11 - Aug 15
summer
10am14 - 17daily
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. Small fused plate by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Aug 21 - Sep 11
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
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