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Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing

Peachtree City, GA , United States
4h35m
English

About Your Host

The August Axel Jewelry Studio is a creative workshop originating in Venice Beach, CA and NOW inside Blue Cicada Studios - Peachtree City’s Art Studio. Online and in-Studio classes are available. 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: We serve ages 8+ Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Soldering. Bezel Setting. Tube Setting. Flush Setting. Prong Setting. Metalsmithing. Cold-Connections. Wire Wrapping. Knotting, Girl Scouts, Moms Nights, Corporate Enrichment Programs, Bridal Showers, DIY Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands and more.. Private or Group Lessons. 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. We’re looking forward to hosting you in our new Peachtree City home base.

What we'll do

ONLINE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE. ASK ABOUT DATES THAT ARE CONVENIENT FOR YOU! Metalsmithing is a great foundation for jewelry artists of all skill levels. During this experience, you'll learn to design by exploring positive and negative space, create layered effects by cutting designs in metal with a jeweler’s saw, add dimension through texturing and personalize your design with metal stamps. As the final touch, you’ll add a professional finish to your wearable artwork! The class is structured into 3 distinct areas of focus: First, your Instructor will present various techniques through discussion and demonstrations. Students will try each technique for hands-on learning. From there, we’ll move into design-time, where each artist may choose from supplied templates, or work from their own ideas. (Template ideas are provided 5-days prior to Class.) During this process, the instructor provides constructive feedback and suggestions so students may realize their vision. Then, artists will dive into making, with support from the Instructor. Expect to spend at least 4 hours in the studio. Also expect to have fun, get lots of hands-on experience and leave with a finished piece for Insta-bragging rights! SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: - Closed-toed, low-heeled or no-heeled shoes - Comfortable “play-clothes”. No flowing sleeves or too much bulk - Long hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail - Protective eyewear will be provided and must be worn LOCATION: Current classes are hosted via ZOOM. The August Axel Jewelry Studio is located inside Blue Cicada Studio, Peachtree City’s Art Studio. 401 Dividend Drive, Suite A, Peachtree City, GA 30269 MATERIALS FEE: ZOOM students will receive a shopping list for materials. In-Studio Classes have the benefit of using our tools and materials. The Materials Fee is $10 per person, which covers saw blades and metals. ADDITIONAL CLASSES: Enjoy hands-on jewelry experiences? Check-out our other Verlocal classes: Jewelry Soldering for Beginners, Wire Wrapping and Knotting a Choker. FANCY NAILS ALERT: Unfortunately, metalsmithing is hard on your manicure. Save your nail-prettifying session for AFTER class. You’ll thank us for the tip! See you soon?

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