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Introduction to Metal Smithing

jewelry student working at desk with metal tools and a wood block

Instructor: Nirado Sloan

Location: Sycamore Building, 7231

This 8-week level 1 beginning course introduces you to the world of metalsmithing.  Students will begin learning and using skills for basic tool usage; light torchwork (annealing), hammering (texturing), piercing (sawing), shaping, coloring with patinas, Roller Mill texturing, and more.  We will experiment with different metals such as copper, silver, and titanium. This class is designed for beginning students and students who have some experience yet want to fine tune their skills.  The class projects will not only help develop skills but will be fun for yourself to wear or will make fabulous gifts you will be proud to give: pendant, earrings, cuff, ring, tab set pendant with stone. You may have time to make multiple projects. 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 guide 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
8/29/24-10/17/24 Thursdays 1-4 p.m. $199.25 42712 8/22/24 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.