Jewelry II: Refinement & Advanced Methods
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This course is designed for the jeweler who has completed one or two intro courses but does not yet feel confident working independently in the studio. Feeling a little rusty? Don’t worry, the first class will review the basic skills. After that, we’ll take things a step further – students will be encouraged to take on more challenging projects while deepening their understanding of the materials and processes used. We will spend a little more time problem solving and troubleshooting on the soldering bench. We will further explore the possibilities of the flex shaft for finishing surfaces.
Tools, safety equipment, brass, and copper will be provided, and the instructor will help students navigate suppliers for any precious materials they may want. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday evenings from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909
WHAT TO WEAR
For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—syn-thetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
All students are required to fully read the Steel Yard Registration & Enrollment Policies before attending the first class.
The Steel Yard offers scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.