Our regular class schedule for Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays is now finishing up for the Spring Session and registration is now closed. If you are interested in possible classes this fall, please be sure to let us know.
It is possible that we will be offering a series of Summer Workshops. If you would like to be advised, please just contact us.
Repeat students receive 10% off class fee (not materials/equipment fee). If you register online, a refund will be issued through PayPal.
Classes are "officially" 2.5 hours, but if you are in the middle of a technique, you are always welcome to stay a little longer to complete it. Also, the studio is always open at least 20 minutes before class if you would like to review ideas with the instructor or browse through our books and magazines.
For more information on this program for experienced metal students, please click here.
Call Patricia at 815-451-0571,
or use our contact form.
Includes a large selection of opaque and transparent enamels and supplements, copper bezel wire, hard/medium/easy silver solder and flux, torch gas, metal etching solution, various patinas, cold connections (wire, rivets, etc.), metal cleaning agents, sandpaper and more. Also includes the use of all studio equipment, including soldering and enameling torches, enameling kiln, hand tools, flex shaft with a large assortment of attachments, rolling mill, drill press, tumbler, disc cutter, metal stamps, doming equipment, bracelet and ring mandrels, hammers, files, punches, etc., as well as studio access to a full library of metalsmithing books and magazines, including latest issues and releases.
Metals for Purchase or Bring your own
We'll start metalworking right away, and you'll need 26 and 22 gauge copper to start. You may bring your own, or a 6"x3" sheet of both may be purchased when registering or in class for a total of $6.00. From these two sheets, you will be able to fabricate quite a few components!
Metals prices reflect the instructor's cost including shipping. Additional gauges of copper, brass and nickel sheet and wire will also be available for purchase if needed or desired. If you would like to work in sterling silver (not recommended for beginners), please bring your own as it is not available for sale at the studio.