Classes

Monthly Classes

Every Wednesday
9:30 AM - Noon

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Classes begin the first Wednesday of each month.

 

Beginner Classes

The fee for beginning monthly classes is $90 (4 classes). All 4 classes must be taken in the same month. Class fees for beginner students do not carry over to the following month.

 

Students may choose any of the above times to attend classes. It does not matter to me which they choose, as all classes are very small and individual attention is given to each student.

 

Beginning students who complete the two sessions of monthly classes are no longer considered to be beginners.

 

In each of these first two sessions of monthly classes, different skills are taught. Most of these skills build upon each other. 

 

Advanced Classes/Returning Students

Prerequisite: Two sessions of monthly classes.

 

The fee for advanced classes is $90 for 4 classes. 

 

The difference between beginning and returning students is that the 4 classes do not have to be completed in the same month. Sometimes, students actually come more than 4 times a month, as there are times  when a month will have 5 Wednesdays or when students are working on a project that must be completed quickly. 

 

And at times, projects will run over into the next month, so their fees do carry over to the next month.

 

However, the fee does not change, it is still $90 for 4 classes and all 4 classes must be paid for at one time.

 

Returning Veterans: Returning vets can take a month of classes free. Must register, because class size is limited. This beginner class info is listed below. Must show proof of having served within the last 10 years. And if your time out is over to that, just contact me. This class is a great way to relax, learn a few new skills and have some fun. 

 

So you say,"What do I learn in these classes?"  Well, in the beginning classes: sawing, texturing, filing, drilling, doming, forging wire, using the hydraulic press and how to laugh at mistakes.

 

In the second session of biginner classes, more of the sameas above, with the added skills of soldering, making bezels, and more finishing techniques, plus lots more fun.

 

And for you returning Vets, it also lets you learn how to be with civilians, peacefully. Sometimes that transition is not an easy one, and this way really is a lot of fun.

 

Students generally are able to make 3 pairs of ear rings in the first session and in the second session, a pendant, more ear rings and sometimes a ring. All depends on how fast the skills develop. 

 

Metals & supplies: Copper, brass, bronze and a pair of sterling ear wires, plus 12 of sterling silver 20 ga. wire is inclued in the first month's fee.

 

Biginner students, second session, pay for metals and supplies. I have a complete list of suppliers and an easy way for metals to be obtained. This is generally about $20.

 

Studio is completely furnished. All tools are supplied for use and no fee is involved for their useage. 

 

I'm telling you all, this is a good deal. Fun, learning and a finished product to boot!  AND I am only going to be teaching for 2 more years, so if you want to learn these skills, time is a ticking!!!!!!

 

Also a note about the classes. The only jewelry worked on during these biginner sessions is what I teach.  After the first 2 sessions, I will teach other techniques, but won't repair or do custom designs for you.

 

How to Register

Either send me an email at monnda@icloud.com or call/text me at 919-244-3711.