My Current Class Schedule at Quench Jewelry Art

August 1, 8, 15, 22nd - Metalsmithing 1

In this 4-week course you will first be introduced to the basics beginning with the saw frame. Learn how to load your sawblades correctly, how to pierce metal and cut out shapes. Once you're comfortable with the saw we'll move on to making a pair of earrings and/or pendant using the piercing and sawing process. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated along the way with ideas for adding dimension to your pieces. Choose one or more of these methods and we will work one-on-one throughout the course to make your designs come to life. We will also demonstrate how to make your own findings such as ear wires, bails and clasps. Soldering techniques will be covered such as sweat soldering. We will discuss which solder to use when and why, as well as soldering safety. Throughout the course you will learn about the finishing processes including filing, sanding and basic polishing. Registration and class details can be found HERE

October 6-8th - Metalsmithing 1 Weekend Warriors

Students will choose from a pre selected variety of images for their pierced charm (see Minnesota state charm as an example, all images coming soon). The 1st and 2nd day will focus on building foundation skills. The third day will be a work day (sometimes this happens during a regular Open Studio day). You will be welcomed to start your own project with your newly found skills. Your instructor will be available to assist you through the process, and answer questions. Included in your class fee: supplies including solder, fuel, flux as  well as all finishing supplies such as sand paper, sanding discs, and polishing burs. The kit fee is extra and will be payable on the 2nd day of class. Average material fee is $75 and includes all the materials you will need for the class projects; pricing is subject to change. Additional materials can be purchased at the studio as needed. All tools are provided for the class. Registration and class details can be found HERE