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Hollow-Forms Workshop

Los Angeles, CA , United States
4h
English

About Your Host

The August Axel Jewelry Studio is a creative workshop in Venice Beach, CA. The Studio and course offerings were designed to serve a range of skills and interests from talented tinkerers to advanced artists. Our goal is to provide solid and safe bench-instruction, combined with hands-on practice, so artists may operate safely, independently and successfully. COURSES: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Soldering. Bezel Setting. Tube Setting. Flush Setting. Prong Setting. Metalsmithing. Cold-Connections. Wire Wrapping. Knotting. Private or Group Lessons. And more. INSTRUCTORS: As Owner and Senior Instructor, Christy Sears brings a wealth of knowledge to the bench. With 15+ years of jewelry soldering and metal fabrication, endless patience and a healthy sense of humor, she creates a warm and welcoming learning environment. Not only does she believe in teaching "how", but "why" and this has made all of the difference to her students. All of the August Axel Jewelry Studio instructors create the same atmosphere, so students may reach their goals.

What we'll do

PRE-REQUISITE: Jewelry Soldering for Beginners. This is not an entry-level class. LET’S GO BIG! Big, Creative and Safe. We’ll make large, gorgeous hollow form rings. And while we’re at it, let’s incorporate the rolling mill, AKA The Beast, to introduce unique textures into our pieces. In this 4-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to tame The Beast, design your piece, construct the components and fabricate them into something wonderful. If time allows, your instructor will also demonstrate the process of making hollow-form beads.. Expect, as always, to have fun and meet other cool artists. Safety Requirements (No Exceptions): -Closed-toed, low-heeled or no-heeled shoes -Comfortable “play-clothes” -No flowing sleeves or bulky fabrics -Long hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail -Protective eyewear will be provided and must be worn Location: The Studio address will be provided to Students who enroll in the class Tools & Materials: A $20 materials fee (maximum) will be collected in the Studio. Cash, debit or credit cards accepted. We will work with brass or copper. We’re looking forward to hosting you.

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