Jewelry with Duclos - INTRO TO JEWELRY (Beginners)

  • $160.00

Make Jewelry with Instructor Belinda Duclos in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) Jewelry Studio. Learn the basics of chaine maille, enameling, silver & copper, wire wrapping & more.

Chain maille: the art of linking metal rings together in different patterns to form a mesh.

Enamel: a decorative coating fused onto metal using powdered glass heated at high temperatures in a kiln. Enamel comes from the Old High German word smelzan, meaning to smelt.

Fold-forming: a technique using various hammers and tools to form metal into pleasing shapes and textures.

Metalsmithing: fashioning useful items out of various metals. Examples are tools, tableware, jewelry and weapons. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. We will be soldering sterling silver together with an acetelyne torch.

INTRO TO JEWELRY - Beginner: $150 ($120 VAC Member)

Material Fee: $10 ($20 for 12 weeks)

When purchasing your class online, the material fee of $10 is included with the class price of $150 for a total fee of $160 for 6 weeks / $290 for 12 weeks.

Tuesday, 6pm - 9pm

      Belinda Duclos, Instructor

      Session: Class meets once each week for 3 hours and is offered in 6-week sessions for $150 (VAC Members $120).  

      Materials Fee:  Materials for class projects are provided by the Instructor for this class for a fee of $10 which may be paid in advance or on the first day of class.

        All class dates and times are subject to change. Classes with a start date within 30 days require payment in full to reserve a place. Prepaid class fees (paid more than 30 days in advance) are refundable less a non-refundable reservation deposit of $25 (VAC Members $20) up until 30 days prior to a class start date at which time all class fees become non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the VAC.  

        Please register early. Classes with less than five registered students may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of the start date.  Cancellation notifications are made by email and/or telephone (including voice messages) to the email address and telephone number on file. Please check your voice mail and email prior to leaving for class.