Sandra & David's Classes

Our jewelry and metals classes are among the most comprehensive in the Midwest. David and I love teaching and we each have over 25 years experience.
Our 1,800 sq. ft. loft studio has lots of natural light, and all the equipment and tools you will ever need.

We are also offering workshops at the below listed art schools.

Fold Forming and
Basic Silversmithing

Rosewood Arts Centre
Kettering, OH
(937) 296-0294

This class will focus on creating dramatic three dimensional designs in metal to incorporate in your jewelry pieces. Working with the malleability of metal, students will create a cuff bracelet, as well as smaller pieces for pendants. Also, the basics of metalsmithing will be covered -- riveting, bail making, sawing, filing, and surface development.

David and Sandra extensively studied with
Charles Lewton-Brain, the metalsmith who invented the technique of Fold Forming.

There are just a few spaces left.
This class is for all levels.

Starting October 28, 2015

Lost Wax Casting
Winter Session
For Jewelry and Small-Scale Sculpture
Front Street Studio
1000 E. 2nd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45405
(937) 222-9176

Eight-week course
Monday Classes, 7-9:30 PM, beginning January 4
Thursday Classes, 1-3:30 PM, beginning January 7

Learn to make jewelry and small sculpture using the lost wax technique. Emphasis is on creating your own design in wax using such techniques as carving and modeling, or working with sheet wax.

The wax is imbedded in a plaster-like material and then burned away. This leaves a space inside the plaster into which the metal is poured. After breaking away the plaster, the final object is cleaned and polished or patinaed as desired.

Jewelry is usually cast in silver, but there will be a class session devoted to casting bronze items.
(up to 6").
Limited to 9 students. Eight-week class.
Class fee, $250, includes the lab/materials for everything except your metal, which can be purchased from the instructor at cost.

Soldering Intensive for Jewelry
Ring Making
Rosewood Arts Centre
Kettering, Ohio
(937) 296-0294

Four-week course
Starting March, 2016
Wednesday evenings, 7 PM to 9 PM

Silver soldering is one of the most important techniques for the metals/jewelry student to master. You'll learn to make a bezel with a set stone on a band ring and have a lovely finished piece at the end of the course.

Basic sawing and filing skills are required.
Limited to 12 students
$105/resident; $115/non-resident
$45 materials fee due to instructors at first class. This will include the sterling silver and stone needed for the project.
Please call Rosewood, (937) 296-0294

2016 Spring Workshop
April 23 and 24
Topic to be Announced