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This weekly class is for jewelry students who have had a few metalsmithing classes and who want to combine those skills into custom projects. Class meets once a week and each student receives personal guidance, inspiration and support as they design, fabricate and work out solutions to problems.
Students meet every week for hands on help and support. Observing demonstrations for other students’ designs, shared solutions and weekly meetings will inspire your practice as only a group class can.
Materials not included. Each bench is equipped with basic jewelry tools to use during class and more available to share.
Students are recommended to work at home between sessions to advance their projects towards completion so that they are ready for more help at the next session.
Combine this class with Open Studios if you need more independent work time and want to use our benches and space.
Check out some samples of student work from previous sessions.
The fee for this class is for 4 sessions. They can be used consecutively or as needed for any regularly scheduled Guided Studies date. Students can register multiple times to add sessions to their credit. As your sessions are used, they are marked off your record. There are 9 availalbe benches at each session. Register in advance, but come early to pick a bench and reserve your place.
Please note: sometimes due to holidays or schedule conflicts, class sessions might skip one week here or there. Check the class calendar for the current schedule of dates.
Any two or more metalsmithing workshops with Joe Silvera. Please note that this course is designed as a continuing, open subject workshop to help students master their skills, and is not appropriate for students who haven't had any previous metalsmithing instruction. Although new skills will be introduced and demonstrated as necessary for projects, time is shared amongst participating students and there is not time during the class to help students who have no training in the basics of metalsmithing.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley