CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Locket Making Workshop
Saturday and Sunday
April 18 and 19
10:30 am to 6 pm
David Brand & Sandra Picciano-Brand
Whether it's a photograph or a special keepsake, lockets are made to hold life's precious treasures.
Inspired by our trips to Mexico, its folklore, art and culture, this workshop will give you the opportunity to express your artistic vision, while learning several challenging metalsmithing techniques.
The project involves hydraulic die forming, hinge and catch making, roller printing, sawing and soldering. You will be especially proud of the increased soldering skills you'll have the opportunity to learn.
All tools and materials are provided for the workhshop, but we recommend you bring what basic tools you have, such as pliers, files, etc.
We will work with brass, copper, and nickel silver (a copper alloy).
Opened lockets resemble a butterfly with the two halves referred to as wings.
Workshop fee: $250, including all materials.
To insure a space, please send a deposit of $125 to:
65 Stoddard Ave.
Dayton, OH 45405
Information: (937) 222-9176
Studio: 1000 E. 2nd Street
Dayton, OH 45402
For Jewelry and Small-Scale
Front Street Studio
1000 E. 2nd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Monday Classes, 7-9:30 PM, beginning April27
Thursday Classes, 1-3:30 PM, beginning April 30
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
Intensive for Jewelry
Rosewood Arts Centre
Beginning April 8, 2015
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
$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
Beginning Jewelry Making
& Fold Forming
Rosewood Arts Centre
This class will focus on creating beautiful 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
Fold Forming this technique.
This class is for beginning to advanced students.
Beginning October 21, 2015