This is a one-session class taking place on one Monday evening 7-10pm. Choose your date from the drop-down menu above (sessions run around once a month).
Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm
Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00-10:00pm
Tool Training is the fastest way to start working independently in the Artisan's Asylum Jewelry Shop and is ideal for those with any amount of prior jewelry experience, whether you're a seasoned metalsmith or an occasional hobbyist.
In one 3 hour session, students will get up to speed on our particular shop procedures and layout as well as safety and basic use of the air-acetylene torches, forming tools, flex shafts, and the polishing machine. For those who have more experience, other tools or processes (such as the hydraulic press) may be covered as time allows.
Individual Tool Testing will follow at least one week after training by making an appointment at the training session, and is necessary before a member is allowed to work independently in the shop.
This class does not cover fabrication skills such as soldering, sawing, etc. Those who are completely new to jewelry or metalsmithing are advised to take the multi-week Jewelry 101 class or a day-long Jewelry Shop Orientation. For other classes and trainings available in the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, check out http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.
Because this class does not cover fabrication skills, it is ideal for those with any amount of previous jewelry or metalsmithing experience, whether through a class, job, or self-teaching.
Students must be at least 18 years old.
All necessary materials will be provided, and are included in the cost of registration.
What to Bring:
Close-toed shoes, hair tie-backs, notebook.
Karen Burke is a bench jeweler by day and sufficiently obsessed with metal that she works and teaches at Artisan's Asylum the rest of the time. Working primarily in silver, steel, and niobium, she takes a special interest in chains, repairs, casting, and tools.