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

Intermediate Level

Hand Made Settings
July 31 - August 2, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Explore handmade, decorative settings in sterling silver, including both bezels and prong settings. Learn how to problem solve the setting of unusal cuts as well as safe settings for more fragile gem material. Leave with one to two pieces of sterling silver jewelry (rings, earrings, or pendants). Christine provides individualized attention to help you realize your unique vision. Gems and silver are available for purchase. You should possess basic soldering and fabrication skills as a prerequisite for this workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Christine Cooper Hill, ChristineCooperHill.Com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350 + materials fee, Non-Members: $375 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
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Basic Metalsmithing Techniques: A Five Day Series
August 4-8, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn the basics of jewelry metalworking from Beth Millner as she demonstrates a multitude of techniques during her upbeat and lively workshop. This series of one day workshops is meant for beginners with basic experience using jewelry pliers. Experience with a torch is not necessary. Sign up for any day(s) you wish--register for all five and save 10%. (You must take the days prior to that day, or days, to have the necessary skills for each project.) Beth provides a required materials kit for $150-$200; all tools are provided in the studio. Beth demonstrates new skills each day and briefly repeats techniques learned during previous days to reinforce what you have learned. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Beth Millner, BethMillner.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Nature Inspired Jewelry: Mastering Silvermithing Techniques
August 14-16, 2014 (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 own creations. Leave with a finished gemstone ringring, a necklace/pendant, and perfected metalsmithing skills. Stones and materials will be available for purchase at the beginning of class each day. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Moira (Katie) Lime, MoiraKLime.blogspot.com
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
Advanced Level

Silver Jewelry art course with Linda Lewin
August 24-29, 2014 (9.30 - 4.30) — In this small group course you create a unique piece of work guided by artists Linda Lewin, an exceptional jeweller. Explore and experiment with a variety of techniques - patterning, granulation, stone setting. This course runs parallel with the silversmithing course run by Adrian Hope, creating further opportunity to share and learn. Peebles Art Festival and Edinburgh Arts Festival will entertain travelling companions! Fee includes tutoring, 4 star accommodation in Edinburgh & Peebles, breakfasts & lunches, welcome reception & dinner, transport within Scotland. Visit website


Location: Peebles, Scotland
Instructor: Linda Lewin
Sponsor: Wild at Art Ltd
Cost: $1,875
Email: Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Johnston
Phone: +1333 350289

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Silversmithing Art Course with Adrian Hope in Scotland
August 24-29, 2014 (9.30 - 4.30) — Exceptional artists and passionate tutors Adrian Hope and Linda Lewin lead side-by-side courses. In silversmithing, you learn specific techniques: soldering, casting, basic bench works. Experienced craftsman develop your creative instincts and design with this award winning master craftsman. Edinburgh International Arts Festival and Peebles Art Festival are in full swing so plenty of inspiration, and entertainment, or distractions, for travelling companions. Visit website


Location: Peebles, Scotland
Instructor: Adrian Hope
Sponsor: Wild at Art Ltd
Cost: $1,875
Email: Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Johnston
Phone: +1333 350289

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Explore Enameling
August 25-27, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Discover the colorful magic of fusing glass to metal - a fun mixture of design and happenstance - to create the bold and brilliant colors of enamel. These materials offer unlimited possibilities when employing techniques such as sgraffito, silkscreen, stenciling, mark-making, and more to create pattern, texture, and design effects. Experience the process of firing glass to metal using a kiln under Gail's guidance. Expect to complete several small jewelry items or small work suitable for framing. Gail's class offers lots of personal attention and freedom to create at your own pace. This class is for the complete novice and also the experienced enamelist who would like to brush up on the basics and add new skills to their vocabulary. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Gail Nelson, GailNelsonEnamels.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $325 + materials fee, Non-Members: $350 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Get Unstuck and Take your Metalsmithing to the next Level
September 4-6, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Do you need help finishing a project? Or do you have any metalsmithing tools you don't know how to use? Bring them to this workshop along with any questions. Jeni helps you choose the proper tools to purchase, or master tools you have but are struggling with. Jeni works with each individual student to identify and practice skills, such as, sawing, soldering, bezel setting, etc. This is your chance to ask any questions and benefit from the skills of an expert jewelry maker. Bring projects that you've had trouble finishing. Jeni will help you decide what to do next and how to complete them. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jennifer Mokren
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
Advanced Level

Metal Meshworking in 3D
September 13-16, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Create biomorphic and geometric three-dimensional forms out of metal mesh in this fun experimental meshworking class. Explore the myriad of form making possibilities as students manipulate, join and connect together stainless steel, aluminum and bronze mesh. Lanny will share his extensive knowledge on how to create structures out of metal mesh and he will demonstrate many of the techniques he uses in his work. Students will explore the fascinating world of propane torch flame patterning on stainless steel mesh. They will also learn wire wrapping and edging techniques; how to work with silicone caulk, both as glue and visual enhancement, and they will learn how to use cold formed colorful glass frit in their work. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Lanny Bergner
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $475
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Telling a Story with a Stone
September 17-19, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Design a piece of jewelry with a storyline in mind. Create a ring, pendant, pin or bracelet using sterling silver. Concepts and techniques covered in the workshop include: design, soldering, sawing, filing, Cab stone setting, finishing, patinas, and chain making. Beginners start with a simple bezel setting. More advanced students can be as elaborate as time allows. Bring your favorite stones or choose to purchase them from Joy. All other workshop supplies can be bought from Joy's large selection of items. Copper, which can be used as a substitute for sterling silver or used for practice, can also be purchased. Some torch experience is preferred but not required. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Joy Kruse, JoyKruse.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $325 + materials fee, Non-Members: $350 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Foundry: An Introduction
September 18 - December 11, 2014 (Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — 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 $625; Non-Credit $495; Lab Fee $60
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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
Advanced Level

New Directions for Jewelry, Art Quilts and Surface Embellishments
October 18-19, 2014 — 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: $255 plus $22 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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

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

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
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

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