Introduction to Jewelry - Skills Class

  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, November 04, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE110221SJ
  • 0

Registration

  • $338 tuition + $25 materials fee
  • $260 tuition + $25 Materials fee

Registration is closed

This 4 session afternoon (in-studio) class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn how to safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walk through, studio guidelines, safety and policies. In addition, you will learn how to acquire a skills card and learn about our open studio protocols.

The skills you will be introduced to are: how to safely use a jeweler’s saw, bench shear, step shear, disc cutters, files, hammer identification, stamping tools, dapping tools, pliers, rolling mill, flex shaft, and the buffing wheel.

All of these skills will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. Each student gets to take home their samples and handouts for future practice and revision.

Details:

  • Beginning level class, no jewelry experience necessary. 
  • $25 materials fee will be added to class fee when you register.
  • Students with all levels of experience welcome. Ages 14 and up. 
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
  • For tuition assistance click here to complete the online application form.  
    If you have any questions about the tuition assistance application process, please contact our Program Manager Jess Henderson at [email protected] or call (206) 842-4475 x221.


Instructor Bio: 

Sarah Jones is a BARN founding member, jewelry studio programming and steering committee member. She is a local Bainbridge Island artist, and teacher with experience in fine metal arts, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and photography. 

Because Sarah is a visual and tactile learner herself, her classes typically involve a lot of hands-on learning time. In addition, Sarah’s classes are accompanied by printed information and resources for her students to refer back to when practicing their new skills. 

Sarah’s art has been displayed in the Seattle Metals Guild exhibitions and Bainbridge Arts & Craft exhibitions. 

You can view her recent work on Instagram at: @sarahjonesjewelry and @foggyroaddesigns.


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