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,. 

January-March 2017

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. 


New Class! Forged and Twist Bracelets with Lesley DiPiazza - Saturday February 25, 1-5 p.m.

CODE: FTB 0225

This fun and fast-paced class is a great introduction to basic forging and wire twisting. We will cover three different cuff bracelet designs. The class... More

Russian Filigree with Mary Kernahan - Wednesday March 1 6-9pm.

CODE: RF 0301

The intricate, lacy and elegant designs of filigree are steeped in centuries old metalsmithing techniques found in many cultures. While there are many... More

Tube Set Soldered Pendant with Mary Kernahan - Wednesday March 8, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: TS Pendant 0308

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

Twisted Wire Applique with Mary Kernahan - Saturday March 18, 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

Roll Printed Earrings with Lesley DiPiazza - Wednesday March 22,6-9 p.m.

CODE: Roll Printing 0322

Learn how to create unique textures and beautiful patterns on metals using the rolling mill. Students will experiment with a variety of fabrics and will have... More

Delft Clay Casting with Mary Kernahan - Wednesdy March 29 6-9 pm

CODE: Delft 0329

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

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza, Saturday April1 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 0401

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza One session, 3 hours Whether you are new to soldering or just looking to increase your skills, this class is for... More

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza, Wednesday May 24 6-9pm

CODE: soldering 0524

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza One session, 3 hours Whether you are new to soldering or just looking to increase your skills, this class is for... More

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