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Bringing In The Heat

jewelry student using metal imprint and wood block Introduction to Metal Smithing

Instructor: Nirado Sloan

Location: Sycamore Building, 7321 Tuition: $313.00

With basic skills behind us and an ability to create metal jewelry, we move on to joining metals with heat and cold connections with rivets. Students will explore, practice, and develop a love for joining metals with solder and heat.  In level 1 the torch was introduced to teach students how to use heat to soften metal for forming. In level two we expand our skills to joining metals together to create a form and design.  How to purchase materials will be part of the lessons of the class and students will purchase their own materials as part of the learning process. The projects in this class are wire bangle, chain bracelet, spinner ring, earrings, pendant with or without prong set stone. The student will be working with wire and sheet metal, copper or silver, patina or not to patina. The projects are chosen to help develop the skills being taught. This trilogy would make a great gift. The class is capped at six so register early. Note: Any metals beyond copper will be the responsibility of the student. A resource will be provided prior to class, which will be communicated via your HCC email address. Please wear closed toe shoes and pull long hair back.

Dates Day Time Cost Section Register By Registration Link
March 21 - May 9, 2024 Thursdays 1pm - 4pm $313 41807 3/16/24 Register

How to Register by Email:

1. Download Creative Arts Registration Form (Form must be fully completed to be accepted)

2. Email completed form to  

3. If you are registering through email please await a Successful Confirmation Registration Email.
This service is only available to those that register by email. 

How to Register in Person:

Please visit Student Services Department on the top floor of the Hemlock Building at
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.