Sandra's & 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 need.

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


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 Jan 5, 2015
Thursday Classes, 1-3:30 PM, beginning Jan 8, 2014

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.

Winter class will go for 3 weeks, with a winter break, and start back up March 9 and 12.

Beginning Jewelry Making

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

Learn the basics of metalsmithing while creating a pendant or earrings. You'll also learn fold forming to create a cuff bracelet.

October 29 to November 19.

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

Four-week course
Beginning March, 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
$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

Copper Etching
Making a Pendant
K12 Gallery & TEJAS
Adult Classes

341 S. Jefferson St.,
Dayton, OH
(937) 461-5149

Learn to transfer and etch an image on copper. This project will involve creating a resist coating for the protected areas. The unprotected areas are then etched with a mild acid. Students will also learn, or sharpen their metalsmithing skills of sawing, filing, riveting and drilling.

Four Saturdays,
Dates to be announced
11 AM to 1 PM.
$60 for members, $100 for non-members


Pease visit and "like" our facebook page, Mythic Silver, for photos of our classes and the student work.