Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE102522SJ
  • 4

Registration

  • $169 tuition + $30 materials fee
  • $130 tuition + $30 Materials fee

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    Registration will close on September 22, 2022 at 10:00am

Register

In this two day class, you will learn through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises: how to safely set up a soldering station, ignite your torch, anneal and begin to solder metal together.

You will be given the opportunity to work with the industry-standard Smith® Little torch and propane/oxygen torch during this class.

All of the skills learned in this class will help you feel more comfortable and confident in our studio or yours and ready you for project classes. This class will also help you in acquiring a studio skills card for access to the torches during jewelry open studio times. You will get to take home your soldering sample exercises and handouts for future practice and revision. 

Details:

  • This is an introductory/beginner/refresher level class, all levels of experience are welcome. 
  • Please bring a knee-length apron and hand towel. 
  • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • Feel free to bring a lunch. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen on the lower level.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 

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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