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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Setting Stones and Other Found Objects
October 2-4, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Do you have stones or other found objects that you would like to use in a piece of jewelry? Discover limitless ways to integrate them into your unique, personal creations. Instruction is provided to assist you in using both soldered bezels and cold connection methods in creating your jewelry pieces. Learn not only how to fabricate the classic bezel but quickly move beyond the basics to explore many variations that can be used to capture unusually shaped objects. This class will include building stepped, modified shoulder and tabbed bezels as well as incorporating cold connections through the use of tube and wire riveting. You should be comfortable with soldering techniques to register for this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Richter O'Connell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350 + materials fee, Non-Members: $375 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Next Steps in Enameling
October 3-4, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Did torch-firing enamels spark your creative muse? We're moving that inspiration to the next level and working with both torch and kiln to add transparent colors and foils to the mix, and enameling on silver as well as copper. During two full days, we'll also experiment with layering colors, using cloisonné wire and graphite to add dimension and detail, and etching finished enamel pieces to create interest. Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $210 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Wire Projects: Cabochons and Pendants
October 7, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm) — Love the color and texture of stones but you're not eager to try stone-setting ? We'll learn to make wire armatures, then wrap them in stone beads and other embellishments to create a fun, unique pendant you'll be proud to wear. From there, we'll move on to wire wrapping cabochons, creating a simple and elegant pendant that lets the stone shine! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $134 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Silver Metal Clay: Lentil Beads
October 8, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Precious Metal Clay Silver is an exciting medium that allows you to produce high quality, detailed hollow designs in fine and sterling silver without the mess or equipment required for traditional jewelry casting. Beginners will love the ability to create personalized, one-of-a-kind lentil focal beads that they can wear alone on a chain, or add to their favorite beaded designs. In just one day students will create enviable heirloom quality silver pendants that work with any style! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $178 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level

Wire Projects: Viking Knit
October 14, 2014 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm) — Also known as Viking Weave, this ancient wire weaving technique dates back hundreds of years to the time of the Vikings from whom it gets its name. The process yields exceptionally strong, supple, and elegant lengths of cording suitable for necklaces and bracelets. In this workshop, we'll explore the various methods for starting and finishing the weave, and create a beautiful sterling silver bracelet that will be a pleasure to wear! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $174 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Intermediate Level

Metal Clay Project Days
October 15-18, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:30 pm) — Join us for four stellar Silver metal clay projects in four straight days: Large Hollow Lentil Bead/Pendants with Stones, Sterling Earrings with Semi-Precious Stones, Faces; Pins and Pendants, Raku beads with Silver. This workshop is for those who have experienced metal clay and want to learn more exciting specialty art-jewelry projects. Get ready to "set up camp" for a long weekend and enjoy a glass of wine and dine at Mike's in the Village for a weekend of intense metal clay joy! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $458 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level

Soldering I - Rings and Things
October 21, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Interested in learning how to solder your own precious metal jewelry? Then this is the workshop for you! In just one day, you'll learn a "no-fear" approach to working with a torch, sterling silver solder, sterling silver wire, and sterling silver sheet metal. We'll cut and shape metals, make a ring shank, make ear wires, add texture and decoration, stamp, patina, and polish our creations. Plus, we'll use fine silver bezel cups to set beautiful semi-precious stones into our designs! This is a foundational workshop for anyone interested in metals and jewelry making. Don't miss it! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $158 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
October 24-26, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Jesse Monongya's Lapidary School of Rock
October 27-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — World renowned Native American Artist Jesse Monongya will teach you the secrets to inlay. Learn step by step from the Master of Lapidary, how to cut, fit, and polish stones. You will create your very own silver channel inlay bracelet. Each student will have their own lapidary setup with foredom tools. You will never have as great of an experience as this. Beginner to advanced students welcome. All supplies will be provided by Jesse Monongya Studios: turquoise, mother of pearl, dolomite, acoma jett, malachite, mastodon ivory, lapis, and other natural stones. Any gold, silver, coral, or opal materials that students want to add can be purchased separately from the course fee. This is due to the expense of these materials. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jesse Monongya, www.jessemonongyestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $1,400
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Altering Metal: Sawing and Piercing
October 28, 2014 (5:00 - 9:00 pm) — Are you intimidated by the jeweler's saw? No need to be! This four hour workshop will introduce you to the logical workings of this essential tool and help you be more efficient and effective in sawing geometric and abstract shapes and pierced designs in metal. If metal is your thing, you won't want to miss this workshop! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $85 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Soldering II - Stones and Prongs
October 31 & November 1, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — This intermediate soldering workshop takes you to the next level in making unique and creative precious metal art jewelry. We'll take two full sessions to learn to make custom bezel and prong settings for large stones and create a sterling silver ring and a pendant. You'll work a bit larger, and learn to customize and adapt settings to work with unusually shaped semi-precious stones. You'll make a pinch bail, which you can adapt for many different pendant designs, and get an introduction to the safe use of a flex shaft. This is a "don't miss" workshop if you want to step up your metals game! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $248 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Felted Jewelry Workshop
November 2, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Felting jewelry has endless possibilities. In this particular workshop students will focus on embedding stone and glass beads in felt. They will learn how to felt beads in different shapes of setting, make the cord of a necklace and attach the segments by building and felting separate pieces together. By the end of the day students will have a finished necklace and one or more rings. We'll discuss embellishment possibilities, such as additional bead-work or embroidery that can be added at home. Previous felting experience is helpful. All felting supplies are provided for the class. No material fee. Please bring glass/stone/metal beads with holes of 2 mm or bigger. Bring your sprinkler for wetting felt if you have one. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs, www.floranemez.eu
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $135
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Altering Metal: Forging and Foldforming
November 4, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — There's nothing like banging on metal to get rid of stress and release those good endorphins! We'll spend an entire day shaping, folding, hammering, and texturing metal to create leaf shapes, pods, and a hefty forged bangle that will invite admiring comments wherever you wear it. Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $139 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Chain Making: Hot and Cold
November 11 & 18, 2014 (Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Adding a hand-made chain can be the perfect finishing touch to many jewelry projects. We'll spend a full day using various gauges of wire to make forged and wrapped chain links for "cold" chain in copper, brass and silver without a torch. Then we'll move on creating fused and soldered links in Argentium and sterling silver, and explore the ways they can go together to create personalized chains for use in a variety of jewelry projects. Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $248 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

No-Fire Colored Metal Jewelry
November 14, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Learn to create vibrant, colorful metal jewelry without a torch! We'll cut, shape, bend, and hammer metal shapes, then learn how to add brilliant color with high quality artist pencils. We'll create layers and dimension with a simple and design-friendly micro-fastener system, and learn how to set eyelets for a unique and colorful pendant you'll be proud to wear. You won't want to miss this unique approach to metal work! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $134 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Soldering Projects: Hollow Beads
November 21 & 22, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Get dimensional with your metal jewelry in this two-day advanced soldering and metals workshop. We'll texture thick rounds of sterling silver and turn them into beautiful hollow lentil beads. Then we'll create hollow cube beads which we'll dapp and hammer for interest, and put them all together for a one-of-a-kind necklace. This workshop reinforces essential metalworking skills and combines them with advanced tips and techniques to help you step up your metal design game. Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $248 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Silver Metal: Clay Pendants with Vintage China
November 23, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Jump into Metal Clay! This beginning workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of Metal Clays. We'll work with PMC 3 and add beautiful vintage china shards to make pendants that are truly romantic! This fun and easy way to work with Silver will open the door to loads of new possibilities in jewelry making. No torches are necessary! Just a short kiln cycle turns this amazing clay into pure solid silver. Join us for this unique class! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $168 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Enamels: Basics and Some Fun Stuff
December 5-7, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — * Scrafitto, or drawing through layers of powdered enamel with a pointed tool, which yields imaginative results that are free and spontaneous. * Stenciling, using found, made or purchased stencils, allows for the creation of multiple layers of repeat patterns and abstract designs. Join us for an exciting weekend! We'll learn; Dry silkscreen printing, which will be used to achieve individual images and detailed designs that are not possible with stencils. Decals (ceramic, iron oxide, solid color, metallic decals and purchased image decals) will be used for added image, color and detail. You will even have the chance to make your own iron oxide decals! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Barbara Minor
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $599 includes materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Introduction to Keum Boo
December 9, 2014 (2:00 - 6:00 pm) — Keum Boo is an ancient Korean art, which literally translates to "attached gold." This workshop will introduce you to the process of adding the warmth of real 24kt gold foil to the coolness of silver for a rich and dramatic two-tone metal. You'll create a unique pair of sterling silver ginko leaf earrings and a simple, elegant sterling silver pendant shimmering with textured, decorative gold. Register now for this action-packed half day workshop with high impact results! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $115 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creating Spoons Using Silversmithing Techniques
December 9-12, 2014 (9am-12pm) — Create a decorative spoon of your choosing using silversmithing techniques. From a dainty salt spoon to a slotted spoon, learn techniques such as dapping, sawing, and forging to shape the bowl and handle. Create decorative elements using the large selection of tools in our jewelry studio. Ample time is allowed for practice and mastery of techniques under Sylvia's direction and guidance. Expect to take home a spoon of your unique design. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sylvia Youell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $200 + materials fee, Non-Members: $225 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Altering Metal: Etching for Texture and Design
December 9, 2014 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) — Does metal float your boat? Then this workshop is for you! In just four hours, we'll learn about etching copper, brass and nickle safely - including how to store and dispose of etching materials - and how to create custom patterns and transfer them to metal sheet. This workshop will give you the skills to make unique components that will put your next metal project over the top. Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $95 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Enameling on Silver Metal Clay
December 11-12, 2014 (9:30 am - 2:30 pm) — This next step metal clay workshop combines the fun of fine silver metal clay with the excitement of kiln fired enamels. In this workshop students will create silver metal clay cloisanne-like pendants which we will then fill with multiple colors of transparent enamels. Your colorful pendants will be the envy of all of your friends! Come enjoy this hybrid workshop for metal clay and enamel lovers! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $168 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level

Torch Fired Enameling
December 13, 2014 (9:30 am - 4:30 pm) — Light up your micro torch and let's get melting! In this fun and lively workshop, we'll sift and layer glass enamel powders onto copper stampings to add juicy splashes of color. Then we'll draw, etch, and embellish them to create three different pairs of earrings you'll be proud to wear. This is an easy approach to essential enameling techniques and safety that will get you hooked! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $98 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
December 16-18, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Silver Metal Clay: Lentil Beads
December 17, 2014 (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) — Precious Metal Clay Silver is an exciting medium that allows you to produce high quality, detailed hollow designs in fine and sterling silver without the mess or equipment required for traditional jewelry casting. Beginners will love the ability to create personalized, one-of-a-kind lentil focal beads that they can wear alone on a chain, or add to their favorite beaded designs. In just one day students will create enviable heirloom quality silver pendants that work with any style! Visit website


Location: Bulverde-San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $178 - includes all materials and supplies
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

New Directions for Jewelry, Art Quilts and Surface Embellishments
June 20-21, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is packed full of new ideas and directions for many disciplines in Art. Metal work, weaving techniques, and a variety of surface design applications will all be covered. Students have the option of making jewelry, applying the techniques to fabric for Art quilts or a paper surface for books, or making samples to use later. The focus of the class will be to introduce and incorporate weaving and metal smith techniques that can cross over to be used in many disciplines of artwork. Students will use linens, fibers, copper sheeting, wire and mesh, as well as found, recycled and natural items to incorporate surface design techniques such as weaving, twining and looping and to learn a variety of low tech metalsmith techniques. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger, www.maryhetts.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $270 plus $22 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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