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Continuing Education Classes

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student with small piece of stained glass using small paintbrush

Stained Glass

In this class, you will learn the basics of stained glass in the lead came method. You will create two or more pieces to take with you.

A four pack imagery of enameled pieces by Ilene Kay.

Enameling

During this course students will explore various ways to create designs with transparent and opaque enamel on copper. You will learn techniques such as under painting, sgraffito, blending, and cloisonné.

A four pack imagery of enameled pieces by Ilene Kay.

Hinges

Come learn about different options for adding hinges to bracelets, pendants, brooches or boxes. There are many ways to use hinges in your jewelry designs.

Rings Rings Rings

This is a great course to start adding rings to your jewelry making abilities. You will start with a set of stacking rings, then you will create a wide band ring that has texture. Your final project for this class will be an adjustable ring with...

Reticulation Silver

In this intermediate class you learn about heating Reticulation Silver to create a unique texture. We will use this beautiful random texture as the focus of your piece, contrasting this with smooth silver or copper, adding a cabochon accent and you...

Make a Blacksmith’s Knife

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of skills of forging and hone those skills into creating their own simple blacksmith’s knife. These simple and elegant knives have been hand crafted since the Iron Age and are a great starting...

A colored photograph of jars filled with preserved fruit and vegetables.

Canning

Canning is a fun and easy way to preserve some of your garden favorites. Jars of handmade goodies also make wonderful gifts (to give and receive). We will learn the basics of water bath canning, what equipment is needed, how to stay safe.

man in greenhouse with plants with a clipboard and pen

Gardening

We will cover various techniques both for starting seeds indoors and directly sowing in the ground. More advanced topics we’ll touch on briefly are understanding hybrids vs. heirloom varieties, seed saving, and regenerative practices.

A birds eye view of a jewelry workers table featuring enameled pendants such as an enameled dragon fly pendant, ivy shape enameled earrigns, and the tools used to make the art work itself.

Laying the Foundation: Intro to Vitreous Enamel

During this course students will explore various ways to create designs with transparent and opaque enamel on copper. You will learn techniques such as under painting, sgraffito, blending, and cloisonné. Whether you are an experienced metalsmith...

The front of wool appliqued books using wool fibers. There are buttons  and animals shapesmade of wool. The booklets hold sewing materials, paper, and other small items.

Wool Applique Needle Book

Wonderful small carrying case for handwork supplies or it can be enlarged as a book cover. Pattern provided but students are encouraged to personalize their design. Wool applique is quick, portable and easy to learn, but, beware, embroidery over...