Classes and Workshops
Current Class Schedule, class descriptions and Sign up Forms
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
- Please pre-register for classes. Payment is due at time of registration. Pay over the phone by credit card during business hours at (414)747-9229, stop in the store, or buy now with Paypal.
- Classes are limited to 6 people to ensure proper instruction; be sure to reserve your spot EARLY.
Must have at least 3 students per class or participants will be moved to the next available date.
- All students must provide their own machine and certain supplies for each class unless otherwise noted. (There are two machines available for a $5 rental fee, first come first served)
Current Class Schedule
::METALSMITHING FOUNDATIONS: THE JEWELER'S SAW::
Sunday December 7th 1-5 PM
::WELCOME TO THE MACHINE::
Tuesday October 21st 7-9PM LAST CLASS!
::: CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 1::
Weds October 22nd 6-9:30PM LAST CLASS!
Weds October 15th 7-9PM
Sunday October 12th 2-4PM
:::ART OF BLOCKS: INTRO TO PRINTMAKING::
Saturday October 4th 3-5 PM
METALSMITHING FOUNDATIONS : THE JEWELER'S SAW :: Instucted by Angelica
$120 :: 4 hours **You must register in advance so the tool kits can be ordered in time!**
Learn to use a jeweler's saw to cut intricate shapes from metal. A jeweler's saw is a small hand saw with very fine blades for cutting or piercing shapes in metal. This fundamental tool is essential in most metalsmithing techniques and learning to use it is the foundation to build your skills as a metalsmith. You will learn to thread your saw properly, care for the blades, cut metal into shapes, and the proper techniques for cutting to minimize saw breakage and saw a design quickly and precisely. You will be learning on copper and/or brass, though these skills are used on precious metals as well.
You will learn to saw using a design of your choice and most students will be able to take home a finished or nearly finished pendant or other small piece for use in your jewelry. The tools in the provided kit will be yours to take home to use on other projects and in future metalsmithing classes. You may also purchase the items needed for your kit on your own, though you must have all the tools required to participate in the class. You must also sign a liability waiver to participate.
Tools provided in the kit:
- 3" or larger jeweler's saw frame
- saw blades (you must have at least 12 quantity of 5/0 blades if providing your own)
- needle files (flat, half round, round, tapered, and triangular shapes are all necessary)
- bench pin with clamp
- copper and brass sheet - 22 or 24 gauge
- 1000 grit and 600 grit sandpaper
Tools you must bring to class
- safety glasses
- dust mask
- small designs ( under 2", silhouettes work well) that you'd like to use keeping in mind that they must be able to be cut from metal. Some designs will be provided.
- a sturdy backpack or bag to bring home your tools
Other shared tools and materials will be provided.
The fee for the tool kit is $65.00
The fee for the class is $55.00
CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 1 :: Instructed by BREE ROSE
$55 :::: 3.5 hours
We will get your sewing career started with an introduction to basic pattern making that you’ll be able to build upon with experience. You’ll leave with a handmade shirt and a great understanding of clothing construction.
You must have a basic understanding of sewing machine operation or have taken Welcome to the Machine.
Basic pattern making + top/tee design
Knit v. woven, selecting fabric
Constructing a garment
Learning your sewing tools
- A well-fitting, basic knit t-shirt that can be cut up (can be thrifted!)
- sewing machine (with needle, bobbin, thread and peddle)
- notebook, pen, scissors, pins, fabric chalk, measuring tape
- 2 yards knit fabric suitable for tops, tees (not woven, must stretch)
** knit fabric and chalk available for purchase
WELCOME TO THE MACHINE :: Instructed by BREE ROSE
$30 :::: 2 hours
Be introduced to the sewing machine in this thorough, hands-on class. You must have your own working machine to bring in.
No prior sewing experience is necessary.
Types of stitches, bobbin winding, seam allowance
Fabric types, thread and needle sizes
Basic sewing techniques
- sewing machine (with needle, bobbin, thread and peddle)
- notebook, pen, scissors, pins
- OPTIONAL: scrap fabric/clothing, machine manual
CARD MAKING:: Instructed by Camille Dykas
$25:: 2 hours
Camille, a local card designer from Paper Stamp and Ink, would like to welcome you to her creative card class. During this time, you will learn how to make exquisite greeting cards. A personalized greeting card made by you is truly special and will be treasured for years to come. All supplies and instructions will be included to make three distinct cards. Afterwards, you will have a new skill enabling you to continue creating cards at home or for future classes.
Art of Blocks: Intro To Block Printing :: Instructed by Ruchita Varma
$25:: 2 Hours
Block printing is an ancient technique of using hand carved wood blocks to make prints on paper or fabric. It is a craft which is several hundred years old and has origin in Egypt, Japan, China, Morocco and most prominently India. It is much like stamping but with blocks of wood that have been intricately carved by artists in India and can be used to make stationary or wearable art like scarves. In this class students get to learn the basics of block printing, easy techniques to make beautiful print on paper. We will be using wood blocks and acrylic paint and make prints of animals, flowers, leaves etc Students get to practice on paper and when they get comfortable they get to make their own set of cards with matching envelopes to take home. No prior experience necessary in printing, just a love for art and using your hands to make beauty! ( with a little help from wood and paint) Join me in discovering the joy of block printing