Yes! The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students!
Through this 7-week class you will be introduced you to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry, as we build on the basics learned in Jewelry I.
Each week, students will have a demonstration of a new skill, covering stone setting, interior piercing, wax carving for casting, using the buffing machine, advanced soldering, and flex shaft accessories for polishing. Students will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice fabricating multiple jewelry projects.
By building on the skills introduced in Jewelry I, students will gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own).
Jewelry I at Artisans Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
A lab fee of $35 for consumables and sterling silver will be collected at the first class.
What to Bring:
Sketched ideas, and the tools from Jewelry I, and the $35 materials fee in cash or check payable to the instructor. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.
Corkie Hobbie has a BFA in Jewelry from Pratt Institute, and worked as a studio assistant for most of her time there. She has been working with metals and creating jewelry since she was fourteen. Currently she creates work out of a studio in her home in Cambridge. She is also passionate about knitting.
Session 1: Thursday, January 9, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 2: Thursday, January 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 3: Thursday, January 23, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 4: Thursday, January 30, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 5: Thursday, February 6, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 6: Thursday, February 13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 7: Thursday, February 20, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.