Intermediate Silversmith - A.M.
Take your silversmith skills to the next level!
- Started Apr 14Started Apr 14
- 545 US dollars$545
This in-depth 6-week silversmith course is designed to piggy-back the beginner series, improving on techniques learned while cranking up the skill level. Master Silversmith Donna Madej will up the creative ante, taking students stone setting skills to the next level. Students will fine tune their sawing, drilling, forming, filing, sanding, soldering, polishing, finishing, skills while pushing them to explore a deeper creativity! This is a fast-moving class and students should already be comfortable with the oxy-acetylene torch. We will rev up our torch skills learning how to master the Smith Little oxy-propane torch while working on tube settings, bracelet forming and ring design. All bench tools are provided but if you have anything special bring it along. Be prepared to work hard, somewhat independently, applying what you learned in Beginner Silversmith. Please bring a notebook. Students will complete 3 projects; a hollow ring, a 2-stone pendant with a cabochon and faceted gemstone, a wire cuff with bezel stone setting. Depending on students abilities there may be a final project design of your own choice. * Prerequisite: Beginner Silversmith Series. **Experienced jewelry artists who have not taken the beginner class but would like to take this class must first get approval from the instructor. Please call the studio 443-249-3338 for more information. NOTE: The price of silver is rapidly climbing and is now more than $27 per ounce. Kit fees may rise and fall with the price of silver. Kit Fee = $130 due to instructor the first day of class and includes 20 gauge sheet silver, bezel wire and an assortment of wires, saw blades and cabochon gemstones as needed for project, use of all tools needed, solder, patina and torch setup. *Due to limited bench space we can only hold your seat upon full payment. (However, we will accept in-person payment installments as long as the class is paid in full 7 days prior to start date) **This class will serve as a prerequisite for our advanced classes and for open bench time. ***This class requires a 3-week cancellation minimum. Should you cancel any time after the 3 week mark you will lose 1/2 of your payment. However, it is transferable and you will be able to use that (minus a $50 cancellation fee) towards another class/workshop. ****If you miss a class there will be one make-up class at the end of the 6 weeks.
Workshops & Classes: Due to very limited space (4 bench seats) you will be charged a $50 fee if you cancel 8 days or more before a class or workshop. There is no refund if you cancel less than 8 days before a class or workshop. However, you will receive a credit (minus the $50 cancellation fee) to use towards another class/workshop at a later date. For workshop cancellations please call us 10 days before your workshop for a full refund. There is no refund if you cancel within 48 hours of an Open Studio or Bench Time with Donna or Bench Time with Melissa session. However, you will receive a credit, minus $25 cancellation fee. Retreats: *Chesapeake Bay Beach Retreat 2021 Cancellation Policy We reserve the right to cancel the retreat at any time due to unforeseen circumstances and students will receive a full refund. **Due to very limited bench seats, we can only hold your spot with a deposit of $587.50 If a student should need to cancel their seat at the retreat you may do so up until June 1, 2021 for a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. If you should need to cancel after June 1, 2021 it will be your responsibility to fill the seat. If you cannot fill your seat you will lose your deposit (less the $100 cancellation fee) and not be issued a refund. However, you will receive a credit to be used for any other workshop or class at the studio, minus the 100 cancellation charge. ***A 2.9% convenience fee will be added to all transactions that pay with a credit card. To avoid this charge you may pay with check or by calling the studio at 443-249-3338.
1200 Butterworth Court, Stevensville, MD, USA Located on Second Floor / Thompson Creek Business Park