Jewelry Making/Metalsmithing Classes

Learn some exciting new jewelry making techiques from our teachers that include chasing and 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 Christine Bossler to our existing teaching staff of Mary Kernahan, and Lesley DiPiazza,. 

September-December 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. 

Introduction to Fold Forming with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday October 22, 1-4

CODE: Fold forming 10-22

Fold forming has taken the metalsmithing world by storm, and here is your opportunity to join in. Learn to turn your sheet metal into three-dimensional forms... More

New Class! Textured Keum Boo Earrings with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday October 29, 1-6 pm


Keum boo is an ancient Korean technique for fusing fine gold onto a fine silver surface, and is a great way to introduce gold into your work while limiting... More

Silver Granlation with Lesley DiPiazza - Wednesday November 2, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: SG 112

Granulation is a decorative metalsmithing process of applying tiny beads, or granules, in decorative patterns on the surface of metal using eutectic bonding.... More

Etching Sterling Silver with Ferric Nitrate with Lesley DiPiazza Nov 5, 1-6pm


Learn to etch your own designs in sterling silver in this fun workshop. In this class we will use ferric nitrate as an etchant, and iron-on toner transfer as... More

Icicle Earrings with Mary Kernahan, Wednesday November 16, 6-8:30 p.m

CODE: IE 1116

These kinetic earrings are as much fun to make as they are to wear, plus they are the perfect winter and holiday accessory! Using Sterling Silver wire and a... More

Stake Forming with Mini Stakes with Mary Kernahan-Saturday November 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Forming metal using hammers and stakes can be one of the most important and useful skills you can acquire to transform your work. Whether it be achieving... More

Barrel Weave Bracelet with Mary Kernahan - Wednesday, December 7, 6-8:30 p.m.

CODE: Barrel 127

The distinctive barrel weave is classic enough to go with everything in your everyday wardrobe, and elegant enough for the dressiest occasion. Its... More

New Class! Twisted Wire Applique with Mary Kernahan - Saturday December 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Inlay is a technique where contrasting metals are recessed into, or joined to the surface of a base plate then impressed in, resulting in a surface with... More

New Class! Stamping on Metal with Mary Kernahan Wednesday December 14, 6-9 p.m.


Learn to customize your work and express yourself with stamping on metal. Using commercially available stamps and some commonplace items, the class will... More

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