Sandra & David's Jewelry Classes

Our jewelry and metals classes are among the most comprehensive in the Midwest. David and I love teaching and we each have over 30 years experience.
Mythic Silver Studio is on the top floor of a historic building, is fully equipped, and has many of the hand and power toools you will need. We also have a huge library of jewelry and art books to inspire you.

One-Day Workshop at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center

A Torch Song
Learn Torch Firing Enameling

301 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373    
(937) 339-0457

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


You will learn various techniques of enameling with a torch, and the decorative process of sgraffito. We will also cover basic metalsmithing techniques of sawing, forming, and riveting.

The earliest known enameling on metal dates back to 1200 BC. Since then, many cultures around the world have contributed to developing this beautiful art form.  You will complete a pendant in this workshop, learning various techniques of enameling with a torch, including sgraffito. We will also explore several approaches to setting your enamels utilizing basic metalsmithing techniques, such as sawing, riveting and drilling, etc. The fee includes everything you will need to complete your pendant including enamels, metal and use of all tools. 


Mythic Silver Studio
1000 E. 2nd Street, Suite 3000
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 545-3254

Lost Wax Casting for Jewelry and Small Sculpture

Spring Session

We are offering a special five-week course!

Thursday Classes, 1-3:30 PM
April 26 through May 24 (5 classes)

Monday Classes, 7 - 9:30 PM
April 30 through June 4 (5 classes, skipping Memorial Day)

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 embedded 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.

To reserve a space, please send $80 deposit to:
65 Stoddard Ave., Dayton, OH  45405
Info: (937) 304-1348

Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering
The Art of Etching on Metal

(937) 296-0294

Wednesdays, May 2 - 23
7 to 9 pm
$110, resident, $120, non-resident

Etching by metalsmiths to decorate metal objects has been utilized since the Middle Ages, and may even go back to antiquity. You will create a mixed metal pendant and/or earrings of your own design as time allows. You will learn to transfer an image that creates well defined etched lines into copper and mount it on a bronze or aluminum substrate by means of rivets. Other silversmithing techiques covered are sawing, filing drilling, riveting, and applying patinas.

Limited to 12 students
$110/resident; $120/non-resident
$40 materials fee due to instructors at first class.
This will include everything -- including the sterling silver.
Please call Rosewood, (937) 296-0294

Visiting Artist:

Richard Salley
at Mythic Silver Studio

Etched Silver Saddle Ring

Friday, June 8, 2018, 10 am to 5:30 Pm

Learn the extensive possibilities and practical processes of etching while building a beautifully embellished sterling silver ring. Learn how to set up, use, and safely dispose of the chemicals in the etching process. Richard will also teach additional metalsmithing skills to enhance the design potential of your etched piece. This beginner to intermediate journey into the world of silver etching will open up new jewelry making vistas.

One-day Ring Workshop - $175 plus materials

Sterling Padlock

Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10
10 am to 5:30 pm

Padlocks date back to the Roman Era (500 BC - 300 AD) and have gone through many changes over the centuries. In this two-day workshop, you will learn to construct a working padlock with key, that is both decorative and functional. Use it to secure a chain, or add it to a bock cover, handbag, etc. If you like mechanisms, you'll enjoy this workshop that promises to be challenging and fun!

Two-day Padlock Workshop - $325 plus materials

Workshops are limited to 10 people. This is a rare opportunity to work with Richard in a small class setting

To register, please call (937) 545-3254
or e-mail: piccianojewelry@aol.com
Please send deposit of half the workshop fee to:
65 Stoddard Ave., Dayton, OH 45405 Full payment due by May 10

A cancellation fee of $50 per workshop will be charged on cancellations received before May 10. After that date, deposites are non-refundable. Because of the special and traveling arrangements for visiting artists, cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop are non-refundable.

Lost Wax Casting for Jewelry and Small Sculpture
at Mythic Silver Studio

Fall Session, 2018

Eight-week course
Monday Classes, 7-9:30 PM, October 15 to December 3.

Thursday Classes, 1-3:30 PM, October 11 to December 6.

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 embedded 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.

To reserve a space, please send $125 deposit to:
65 Stoddard Ave., Dayton, OH  45405
Info: (937) 304-1348

Rosewood Arts Centre

Silversmithing Basics

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

Four-week course
September 26 - October 17

The traditional silversmithing techniques of sawing, filing, drilling, surface finishing, fold forming, and roller embossing will be taught. There will also be an introduction and demo on silver soldering. Projects will include a fold formed cuff bracelet, sterling silver pendant, or earrings, as time allows. Students ill go away with a sophisticated, developed piece of jewelry of their own design.

Limited to 12 students
$110/resident; $120/non-resident
$40 materials fee due to instructors at first class.
This will include everything -- including the sterling silver.
Please call Rosewood, (937) 296-0294

Soldering Intensive for Jewelry
Ring Making
Sterling Silver with a Set Cabochon
Rosewood Arts Centre
Kettering, Ohio
(937) 296-0294

Four-week course
March, 2019

Silver soldering is one of the most important techniques for the metals/jewelry student to master. We'll take you step-by-step to learn the techniques of butt soldering, standing seams, and sweat soldering. You'll learn to make a bezel with a set stone on a band ring and have a lovely, evolved piece at the end of the course.

Basic sawing and filing skills are required.
Limited to 12 students
$110/resident; $120/non-resident
$45 materials fee due to instructors at first class. This will include everything -- including the sterling silver and stone.
Please call Rosewood, (937) 296-0294

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