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METALSMITHING ESSENTIALS: SETTING THE GROUNDWORK

Weeklong Intensive Workshop with Kristin Mein + Madison Kingery

July 12-18 2020

Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC

In this class, we will cover an array of techniques, starting with basic skills like sawing and filing and working our way up to the more advanced techniques of soldering and setting cabochons. Students will explore jewelry design through these techniques and have the opportunity to work on personal projects or gain experience through instructor given assignments.  Throughout the week students will have the opportunity to discuss the business side of jewelry making including materials sourcing, pricing, studio setup, and more. 

We typically have a lesson with demonstrations in the morning followed by open studio work hours in the afternoon and some evenings. Wildacres Retreat is located in the mountains of North Carolina right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are many nature trails available to explore during free time.

No experience necessary, all levels welcome. The cost of the class is $900 + lab fee for the week. Meals and on-site accommodations are included in the class cost.  Our class lab fee is $70 and covers your student tool kit as well as consumables that we will all be using as a class. This fee is paid directly to the instructors the week of the workshop and can be paid via Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, Cash or Check. You may bring your own additional materials or you can purchase metals and stones from the instructor if you wish.

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