Jewelry Making/Metalsmithing Classes

Learn some exciting new jewelry making techiques from our teachers that include chasing & repousee, fold forming, and granulation, as well as basic classes in soldering, using a flex shaft, and simple wire wrapping projects. Join us and develop your skills in jewelry making!!
Pre-registration & a non- refundable deposit of 1/2 the listed fee are required for all Armstrong classes, with the balance due on the first day of class. Classes require a minimum of 3 students .Registration will close 2 days prior to the class.
Recording of our classes will not be permitted.
Should we cancel a class, your deposit will refunded or may be applied to another class. If you have a group of 3 or more, but find that our schedule does not fit yours, please inquire about special class.
When Registering please provide a PHONE NUMBER to allow us to contact you in the event of a change or for follow up information.

Please join us in welcoming returning teacher Jason Burton to our existing teaching staff of Mary Kernahan, and Lesley DiPiazza,. 

January - March CLASSES 2016

Project vs. Process Classes: There have been some recent disappointments relating to leaving some classes without a completed project, and in most cases,it has been a misunderstanding of a class being a process based class rather than a project based class. To simplify things, future class listings will be designated as either process or project classes. Process classes are those that focud primarily on acquisition of a new skill or technique and which generally do NOT result in a specific completed work. A project class will focus on a completed or nearly completed project, during which a new technique or skill may be acquired. 

Freeform Bezels with Jason Burton- Tuesday Feb 16 6-10pm

CODE: Freeform Bez 0216

Expand your stone setting proficiency by learning to fabricate your own bezel cups. Students will learn to set irregular or freeform cabochons as well as... More

Metal Corrugation with Mary Kernahan Sat. Feb 20 10am-1pm

CODE: Metal C 2-20

Corrugation offers the advantage of dramatically increased structural strength in thinner material, allowing for reduced weight and decreased material costs.... More

Basic Metalsmithing w/ Jason Burton, Tues Mar 1 6-9pm

CODE: BMS-0301

Basic Metalsmithing with Jason Burton: This is the perfect class if you are new to the jewelry & metalsmithing world, or just want to enhance your... More

Freeform Bezels with Jason Burton- Saturday March 5 1-5

CODE: Freeform Bez 0305

Expand your stone setting proficiency by learning to fabricate your own bezel cups. Students will learn to set irregular or freeform cabochons as well as... More

Forged Wire Jewelry with Jason Burton -Tues Mar 8 6-9pm

CODE: FWJ 0308

Forging, the controlled shaping of metal through the force of hammer blows, is one of the most ancient forms of metal work, allowing for changes in form and... More

Flex Shaft Boot Camp - Saturday, March 12, 9:30am-1:30pm

CODE: flex shaft 0312

Flex Shaft Boot Camp with Mary Kernahan: Whether you have a nice new flex shaft that you don't quite know what to do with, or are still considering... More

Keyhole Closures for Bangle Bracelets with Mary Kernahan Wed, March 16 6-9pm

CODE: SBB 0316

Adding a keyhole closure can greatly enhance the elegant sophistication of a bangle bracelet. Whether it is a fancy fabricated keyhole or a simple sawed... More

Anticlastic Cuff Bracelet with Mary Kernahan Saturday March 26-10am-1 pm

CODE: ACB 0326

Known for its structural strength and graceful beauty, anticlastic forming simultaneously stretches metal into opposing curves that are in right angles to... More

Basic Soldering with Jason Burton, Tues March 29; 6-9pm

CODE: soldering 0329

Basic Soldering with Jason Burton One session, 3 hours. Whether you are new to soldering or just looking to increase your skills, this... More

Soldered Herringbone Cuff with Mary Kernahan Wednesday March 30 6-9pm

CODE: SHC 03-30

The elegant braided look of this bracelet is not the result of braiding, but instead of an ingenious wire soldering technique. Using 14G sterling wire and a... More

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