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MIG Welding
May 26 - June 30, 2015 (Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — MIG welding is a simple and easy way of joining metal for creating sculpture, garden furniture and more. Basic cutting and bending processes for bar stock and sheet metal will be thoroughly demonstrated and practiced, including using the safe use of the band saw, cut-off saw, plasma cutter and metal bender. Students will work from their own ideas and imagination with hands-on assistance from the instructor. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295; Lab Fee: $40
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Handmade Decorative Clasps
May 28-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Create both decorative toggle clasps and box clasps that include gem settings in sterling silver. Make box catch fabrications that can be used in simple or elaborate designs, with gems or other decorative elements. Elevate the level of your work by eliminating prefabbed ordinary findings. Fabricate ornamental toggle catches by using simple forming and piercing techniques that enable you to embellish strands of beads or simple chains. Complete one of each type of clasp and open the door to many variations that will enhance your jewelry creations. You should possess basic soldering and fabrication skills before enrolling in this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Christine Cooper Hill, www.ChristineCooperHill.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level

Silver Metal Clay: Pendants with Vintage China
May 29, 2015 (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, TX
Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $168
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Metal Sculpture
May 30 - June 27, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level

Introduction to Keum Boo
June 5, 2015 (2:00 pm - 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, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $115
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: (830) 438-1884

Beginner Level

Soldering I - Rings and Things
June 6, 2015 (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m) — 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, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $154
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: (830) 438-1884

Beginner Level

Torch Fired Enameling
June 7, 2015 (9:30 am - 5:00 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 and unintimidating approach to essential enameling techniques and safety that will get you hooked! Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $118
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: (830) 438-1884

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Basic Jewelrymaking Techniques, Four Day Series: Day 1
June 8, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn the basics of jewelry metalworking from Susan as she demonstrates numerous techniques used in jewelry fabrication. Open to novices, beginners and up. Students can choose to sign up for all four days, or any one day of the series. Susan demonstrates new skills each day. If registered for both Days 1 and 2, you can construct finished necklaces or bracelets by combining elements created on each day. Day 1: Metal Jewelry Fabrication - Learn to cut shapes, hammer, file, create textures, anneal, file, sand, and create surface finishes and patinas. Copper and brass for Day 1 will be provided in the materials fee. Silver will be available at an additional cost. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Richter-O'Connell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Basic Jewelrymaking Techniques, Four Day Series: Day 2
June 9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn the basics of jewelry metalworking from Susan as she demonstrates numerous techniques used in jewelry fabrication. Open to novices, beginners and up. Students can choose to sign up for all four days - or any one day - without taking prior day(s) prior. Susan demonstrates new skills each day. If registered for both Days 1 and 2, you can construct finished necklaces or bracelets by combining elements created on each day. Day 2: Wire Jewelry Fabrication - Learn to solder, saw hoops and links, form shapes, twist wire, and make toggle clasps, flat oval and textured links. Copper and brass for Day 2 will be provided in the materials fee. Silver will be available at an additional cost. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Richter-O'Connell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Basic Jewelrymaking Techniques, Four Day Series: Day 3
June 10, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn the basics of jewelry metalworking from Susan as she demonstrates numerous techniques used in jewelry fabrication. Open to novices, beginners and up. Students can choose to sign up for all four days - or any one day - without taking prior day(s) prior. Susan demonstrates new skills each day. Day 3: Bezel Setting - Choose to construct either a ring or pendant out of sterling silver and build a bezel to set a cabochon stone. Silver and stones are provided - the cost depends upon choice of stone and materials - about $50. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Richter-O'Connell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Basic Jewelrymaking Techniques, Four Day Series: Day 4
June 11, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn the basics of jewelry metalworking from Susan as she demonstrates numerous techniques used in jewelry fabrication. Open to novices, beginners and up. Students can choose to sign up for all four days - or any one day - without taking prior day(s) prior. Susan demonstrates new skills each day. Day 4: Copper Cuff Bracelet - Start by learning how to flatten and shape copper tubing to form a cuff. Use limitless possibilities to embellish your cuff using texture, wire wrapping, rivets and mixed metals. Copper will be provided for a $50 materials fee. Silver will be available at an additional cost. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Richter-O'Connell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Wire Projects: Cabochons and Pendants
June 19, 2015 (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m) — 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, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $134
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: (830) 438-1884

Beginner Level

Altering Metal: Forging and Foldforming
June 20, 2015 (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, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $135
Email: Francesca Watson
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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Imaginative Captures
June 22-25, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Join renowned metalsmith, Andy Cooperman, to develop elegant and more fully integrated setting solutions by overcoming the barriers between ideas, process, and materials. Go beyond the old standbys of prongs and bezels to "capture" a gemstone, enamel, or found object. Liberate the problem-solver within you as you learn a wide variety of tricks, shortcuts, and studio tips. Challenging discussions, really bad jokes, and thinking about "why" characterize this inspiring week. Andy's demonstrations and an extensive collection of samples illustrate topics that include: cold connecting, caging, back setting, the flex shaft, and advanced soldering techniques. Basic jewelry skills and confidence with tools and studio equipment are required to participate in this workshop. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Andrew Cooperman, www.AndyCooperman.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level

Soldering Projects: Hollow Beads
June 26-27, 2015 (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m) — Get dimensional with your metal jewelry in this two-day advanced soldering and metals workshop. We'll texture thick rounds of copper and turn them into beautiful hollow lentil beads in multiple sizes. Then we'll create hollow cube beads from sterling silver, and drill them to string on a beautiful box chain for a simple, elegant 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, TX
Instructor: Francesca Watson
Sponsor: Roadhouse Arts
Cost: $278
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: (830) 438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Bracelets Galore
June 29 - July 1, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Be amazed at how - with some basic silversmithing skills, such as sawing, soldering and fusing-you can create at least two unique bracelets. Sterling silver and Argentium Sterling will be the predominant materials for this class. Cora teaches you how to design your pieces and cut the necessary metal and wire. Put your own "stamp" on the piece by using a rolling mill. Leave with at least two bracelets of your own design. No need to purchase supplies ahead of time. Use our tools and purchase metal as needed in class. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cora Acor
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Glass Bead Making with Donna Nova Designs
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 (all day) — Study in the "Soho of Santa Fe" where several glass workers have banded together so that visitors may visit the studios all in a short period of time. Those who want to learn glass bead making will learn to make glass beads in the style of the grand Italian bead makers! During the four hour individualized class students will learn the basics of glass bead making, learning many techniques, and focusing on the application of glass frit. Each student will complete many glass beads! I have been making lampworked beads for almost two decades and have studied with Loren Stump, Emilio Santini, Lisa St. Martin, Sage and Tom Holland, Lewis Wilson, Julie Clinton and Will Stokes, James Minton, Liz Mears, Kate Fowle and Lucio Bubacco. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Donna Nova, www.donnanova.com
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $100-$300 / Contact for details
Email: Donna Nova

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Traditional Tin Smithing with Sharon Candelario
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) — Spend the day with a family of artists, at the beautiful and tranquil village of Chimayo at Medina's Chile Shop * Cafe* Gallery. Enjoy the sound of music, the smell of home cooking, and the inspiration of traditional art! Meet the artists, and discover the hidden treasures that for centuries have made this village a scared & historic place. Medina's is located in the heart of the placita near the famous shrine of El Santuario. Experience the life devoted to the passion of art! Learn the art and history of Tinsmithing which originated by our ancestors in the 1800's. We look forward to meeting you! Visit website


Location: Chimayo, NM
Instructor: Sharon Candelario
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $45.00 an hour
Email: Sharon Candelario
Phone: (505) 720-7076

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Intermediate Level
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Jewelry Inspired by Nature: Mastering Silvermithing Techniques
July 9-11, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn and master basic metalsmithing skills in this three-day workshop taught by accomplished jewelry maker and designer, Moira (Katie) Lime. Use forms and shapes found in nature as inspiration for designing your pieces. Spend the first day learning techniques of sawing, filing/sanding, simple soldering, and bezel setting/prong setting. Apply these techniques during the next two days, as you create a necklace and a ring. Katie personally guides you in designing and fabricating your creations. Leave with a finished gemstone ring, a necklace/pendant, and perfected metalsmithing skills. Stones and materials will be available for purchase at the beginning of class each day. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Moira (Katie) Lime, MoiraKLime.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Foundry: An Introduction
July 11 - August 15, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $950, Non-Credit $595, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Meditative Art & Yoga 8 days Retreat in B.C. Canada
July 18-26, 2015 — A quiet and inspiring environment, beautiful and natural surroundings; an ideal retreat to dive within, to discover and to establish our connection with the Creative Spirit. Eight days of Yoga, Meditative Walks, Mediation, and Art. Through working with natural and recycled materials, we explore creativity from a meditative and respective state, learning from materials and listening to their inner guiding wisdom. Sculpting with clay, painting with natural colors, creating with grains, pulses, spices, and much more... Give Yourself the Supportive Space to Reconnect with the Joy & Depth of Real Art. Taking place on Denman island, at 'The Hermitage', the program is designed for those that wish to learn how to use art as a tool for inner growth. Visit website


Location: B.C., Canada
Instructor: Mochita Har-Lev
Sponsor: Meditative Art School
Cost: $480
Email: Mochita

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Chasing and Repoussé Techniques
July 27-31, 2015 (9am-12pm) — Utilizing a pitch bowl as support, chasing is an ancient metalworking technique of tapping the metal with small punches to move it from a flat surface to a 3-D form. Repoussé is pushing the metal from the back, while chasing is texturing and refining the shape from the front. The pitch bowl holds a form with an elasticity to allow depth in forming. Learn to use ancient techniques to transform your silver jewelry design from a flat silhouette into a low relief sculpture. Learn to make the tools of Chasing and Repoussé and then, learn how to use them. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sylvia Youell, wdcc.org/sylvia-youell
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $225 + materials fee, Non-Members: $250 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Jewelry Making in the Scottish Borders
August 2-7, 2015 (full day) — Tucked away in a traditional stone building, this fully equipped jewelry studio is the perfect place to shed distractions and let your creative spirit shine. Accommodation, welcome reception & transportation within Scotland are included. Visit website


Location: Peebles, Scotland
Instructor: Linda Lewin
Sponsor: Wild at Art
Cost: $2416
Email: Ellen Colingsworth and Ute Johnston

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Gem Setting in Five Days
August 3-7, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Join Gerry for a five day gem setting intensive to master bench techniques for setting faceted gem stones and diamonds. Learn the correct use of tools and equipment and how to determine stone angles and claw alignments. Gerry demonstrates stone setting techniques each day. Bench time is provided for practicing your skills in setting four- and six-claw heads and other settings. Learn to set square stones, set gypsy/flush settings, use wax to set stones, and more. Many tools will be provided, but the supply list includes those that are your responsibility. A ring set is purchased from Gerry and C-Z's are also available for sale. Prior experience with basic metalworking tools is desirable. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Gerald Lewy, www.GemzDiamondSetting.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $525 + materials fee, Non-Members: $550 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Hollow Silver Ring: Soldering Intensive
August 10-12, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Strengthen your soldering skills and feel like a pro behind the torch as you fabricate a hollow ring. Also, discover how to set up your own soldering studio. Jeni works with you on-on-one to practice advanced soldering skills. Make a hollow silver ring of your own design, and leave this workshop with a completed ring and lots of new tips and techniques to make all of your soldering projects more successful. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Mokren
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Loom Woven Beaded Bracelets
August 14, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Complete a bracelet in one day. Learn how to use a bead loom or improve your process without all those pesky warp threads. Jeni teaches you how to create bracelets that come off the loom almost complete. Jeni shows you how to prepare a bead loom for the no-warp method of beading. You'll also learn how to finish the beadwork, create buttonholes, and add buttons for the clasp. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Mokren
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Desktop to 3-D Print
August 18-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to create 3-Dimensional models using open source software, and watch your models materialize on a Makerbot 3D printer. Learn about the process of 3-D modeling, exporting files, slicing, and printing on the Makerbot 3-D printer. Previous digital 3D modeling experience is not expected or required - although general digital skills are helpful. Bring a laptop (either Mac or Windows format) with a wireless connection, and a mouse with left and right buttons and scroll wheel. Tablet style (iPad) computers will not work with this software. This workshop is intended to provide hands on access to this new tool set: for sculptors, jewelers, and creatives who are curious about 3D printing. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Burt Isenstein, NancyandBurt.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + materials fee, Non-Members: $365 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

PUK 4.2 Welder Demo - Monday
September 14, 2015 (1-4pm) — Major improvements have been made to micro TIG welding equipment. Experience the new technology first hand. TIG Welders were hard to use in the past, did not work well with sterling silver and were primarily used for gold and platinum. Now, micro TIG welders are more user-friendly and can be used to join dissimilar metals without heat. They are also used to repair, restore, repurpose and create jewelry and mixed metal medias. Pin backs can be repaired in a few minutes without removing a stone, and prongs can be made with a stone in place. Joy demonstrates joining metals with a micro TIG welder. Bring a sample of something you would like to see welded (no family treasures, please). Students may have hands on experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $50, Non-Members: $75
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Advanced Level

Launching and Running an Etsy Shop
September 14-15, 2015 (9am-12pm) — Learn how to set up your Etsy shop. If you already have one, learn the site's ins and outs of SEO (search engine optimization) for Etsy/Google searches. Understand how key words help your shop get noticed, and enable advertising on Etsy. Increase exposure by linking Etsy to Facebook and a blog. Bring your laptop (4 years old or newer--HDMI ports and camera slot are helpful.) If you only have an iPad, you may use it, but it is not optimal. Create a shop banner and experiment with shop listings, using logos and photos of your work. Joy guides you in shooting, editing and loading the images. Learn how to maximize your use of this highly popular website to market your work. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $95, Non-Members: $105
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

PUK 4.2 Welder Demo - Tuesday
September 15, 2015 (1-4pm) — Major improvements have been made to micro TIG welding equipment. Experience the new technology first hand. TIG Welders were hard to use in the past, did not work well with sterling silver and were primarily used for gold and platinum. Now, micro TIG welders are more user-friendly and can be used to join dissimilar metals without heat. They are also used to repair, restore, repurpose and create jewelry and mixed metal medias. Pin backs can be repaired in a few minutes without removing a stone, and prongs can be made with a stone in place. Joy demonstrates joining metals with a micro TIG welder. Bring a sample of something you would like to see welded (no family treasures, please). Students may have hands on experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $50, Non-Members: $75
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Metalsmithing: Ring
September 16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Joy's workshop introduces you to designing, soldering, sawing, filing, finishing and other metalsmithing techniques used to fabricate a ring. Learn to prong- and bezel-set regular and irregular stones, and even found objects, during this workshop. From the beginner to the intermediate level student, Joy works with you to learn completely new techniques or push your knowledge to the next level. Take home a one-of-a-kind, sterling silver ring of your design and creation. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Metalsmithing: Earrings
September 17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Beginner's learn introductory soldering techniques, wirewrapping, and how to fabricate pieces such as earrings and small findings with texture. Advanced students can take this project to the next level by setting stones and creating a hinged earring mechanism. Create each component of an earring. Then, learn to use the hydraulic press and rolling mill to create interesting textures in metal. Leave this one-day workshop with a pair of earrings you can be proud of. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Metalsmithing: Pendant
September 18, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to make a sculptural pendant out of sterling silver, incorporating the setting of irregular stones and found objects into a pendant. Beginning students will learn to solder, set a stone and cut out metal shapes. More advanced students can make multiple stone settings, prong settings, bezel settings, and a custom chain. Bring a focal stone or found object you want to use in your design; some metals and studio supplies are available in the studio for a fee. Please see supply list for this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, www.JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $110 + materials fee, Non-Members: $125 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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