Jewelry Making 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, Lesley DiPiazza, and Kyle Dill. 

July-October  2015 CLASSES

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. 

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday, August 22 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 0822

Basic Soldering with Lesley Di Piazza: Whether you are new to soldering or just looking to increase your skills, this class is for you. Lesley... More

Basic Metalsmithing w/ Jason Burton Thursday, August 27 6-9pm

CODE: BMS-08-27

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

Forged Wire Jewelry with Jason Burton -Tuesday, September 1 6-9pm


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

Tube Set Soldered Pendant with Mary; Wed September 2 6-9p.m.

CODE: TS Pendant 902

Tube setting is a great way to add faceted stones to your designs. In this class, using sterling silver tube and a 6mm round cubic zirconia, you will become... More

New Class! Delft Clay Casting with Mary Kernahan Wed. Sept 9 6-9 pm

CODE: Delft 9-9

Delft clay casting is a refined form of sand casting. Sand casting has been used for centuries to produce three-dimensional forms, and its use continues to... More

Rivets with Jason Burton - Thursday, September 10 6-9 p.m.

CODE: RIV 09-10

Stimulate your creativity with rivets while learning how to join contrasting metals, stones and other heat sensitive materials together without the use of... More

Basic Metalsmithing w/ Jason Burton Saturday, September 19 10am-1pm

CODE: BMS-09-19

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

Ancient Arts- Turtle Tab Stone Setting w/ Jason Burton Thur, September 24 , 6-9 p.m.

CODE: tts 09-24

The name may be modest, but the effect of this historical setting is gorgeous! The turtle setting is a highly ornamental tab setting. It's a great first... More

Expressive Surface Finishes on Metal with Jason Burton Thur Oct 1- 6-9pm

CODE: ESF 10-1

The surface of metal can express so many attitudes! In this class students will explore textural tooled surfaces, chemical patinas( including tips for... More

New Class! Hinges w/ Jason Burton Tuesday, October 6 6-9pm

CODE: HIN 10-6

The pivoting action of hinges provides endless possibilities for functional movement in items such as in box lids, lockets or bracelet links. Hinges can... More

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