Sunday, June 18, 2006

nanopod studio classes

Wow, some very innovative stuff is being made at nanopod studio (322a Harbord street), which doubles as a studio for jewellery artist/sculpter Tosca Hidalgo y Teran as well as a space to run jewellery workshops. Get in on the action by signing up for some of the following classes (No experience neccessary):

Guerrilla Jewelry!
Create a simple sterling silver ring band in 1 DAY!
This workshop will take place on June 17th, 3 student min., 5 max
Students will measure, cut, stamp, form, solder, form the ring and polish all in one afternoon.
De-mystify the jewelry experience, make a ring for yourself, a friend or .....?
5 hour intensive, noon to 5pm,
$85 per person, silver sold at $1 per gram (average ring $6.00)
Register TODAY! Deposit of $47.50
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Beginning Jewelry 1
Tuesday June 20th 2006 3 student min., 5 max
8 weeks, 6:30-9:30pm 1 evening per week (tuesdays)
$250 + materials(approx. $35)

Learn to hand fabricate your own jewelry out of Sterling Silver!You will make a band ring, learn one of the oldest casting techniques, set stones, and much more...

This 8 week beginning jewelry course teaches students basic goldsmithing/silversmithing techniques through several projects.

Techniques covered through projects include:
cleaning up castings, forming beads & findings, setting stones, married metals, and more.
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Thursday Morning Jewellery
6 weeks, 10am to 2pm, $180 starting June 29th 3 student min., 5 max

Beginning Jewellery with a focus on soldering and sawing techniques:
1 enamel project (Saw & solder Champleve large pendant or brooch), 1 stone setting project (bezel setting ring, pendant, or bracelet), 1 Bead forming project for earrings, or a necklace. A list of supplies and materials needed for class will be emailed to students.
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Learn how to carve, file & sculpt your own pieces of jewellery using wax- that will then be cast in sterling silver. Tuesday Afternoon Lost Wax
Starting July 11th
6 weeks, 1pm to 4pm, $180

Lost wax! Learn different carving techniques with various jeweller\'s wax-piece to be cast in sterling silver. Cuttlefish casting with cuttlebone.I ntroduction working with wax (safety, drilling, sawing) Finishing up wax for casting, cleaning up castings, various finishes, polishing.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya,
Does anyone know of any other places that offer beginner jewellery/silversmith classes?
Email me sfulford1979@hotmail.com
Thanks :)
Stephanie

1:03 p.m.  
Anonymous tjmb said...

Hi there. I've actually taken a few of these classes and now have loads of fun making my own jewellery--rings, bracelets, necklaces. You learn the basics and then are free to make whatever projects you feel inspired to create. The class sizes are small, so you have lots of opportunity to ask questions, see demos, or just get great general guidance. A fantastic place to learn working with silver. It was easier than I thought! (and I never thought I was good at making anything before--seriously)

BTW, I'm new to this site and am finding it a great resource!

6:56 p.m.  

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