Summer 2010 Class Schedule

by Laela Cottone on April 13, 2010

Creative Metalworks School of Design is excited to announce it’s upcoming Summer 2010 Course Schedule in Jewelry Fabrication, Advanced Fabrication & Casting as well as Open Studio and Open Bench sessions! Creative Metalworks is an exceptionally well equipped facility. We offer jewelry and metalsmithing classes and are a source for professional tools and supplies.

Summer Course Schedule 2010

Jewelry Fabrication:

Students will learn basic design and fabrication techniques including the use of different torches and their applications, sawing, filing and flex shaft techniques. Stone setting techniques will be covered along with more advanced techniques such as: forged wire fabrication, hydraulic forming, multiple surface embellishment techniques, and as appropriate, advanced setting techniques. Students will create 2-3 pieces utilizing formed, forged and fabricated metals.

Cost: $485.00 Early registration by 4/26 $465.00

Next Courses Offered:

Tuesday Afternoons: (6/8/10 – 7/27/10) 11:30am – 2:30pm Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Tuesday Evenings: (6/8/10-7/27/10) 6:00pm -9:00pm Instructor: Paul Brackna

Saturday Mornings: (6/12/10 – 7/31/10) 10:00am – 1:00pm Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Advanced Fabrication:

This course is designed for students with considerable design experience and fabrication skills. Students will focus on projects involving advanced stone setting techniques with hands on demonstrations throughout the course. Tube, bezel, beaded and flush setting will be demonstrated and practiced as well as creative combinations of techniques such as the use of forged textures, patinas and keum-boo (the ancient Korean appliqué technique of fusing 24K gold foil to silver). The first hour and a half of each class in weeks 2 thru 7 will focus on instruction in specific techniques, with the remaining time for practice and guided development of individual projects.

Cost: $485.00 Early registration by 4/26 $465.00

Next Course Offered:

Thursday Evenings: (6/10/10 – 7/29/10) 6:00pm – 9:00pm Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Casting 1:

Students will learn basic design, layout and wax work for lost wax centrifugal casting. Students will cast and complete three or more of their own sculpted pieces, which may include stones. There will be demonstrations on gravity, vacuum and cuttlefish bone casting. Alternative low cost methods of casting will be demonstrated as well as an introduction to more advanced systems. Both vulcanized and cold-molding techniques will be introduced.

Cost: $485.00 Early registration by 4/26 $465.00

Next Course Offered:

Saturday Afternoons: (6/12/10 – 7/31/10)  2:00pm – 5:00pm Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Studio Bench Sessions:

CM School of Design is now offering studio bench sessions for students who have taken a minimum of 2 courses with us. These sessions are offered to our current and past students as additional bench time. Students must bring all material needed; there will be no material for sale during these sessions. It is mandatory that students be checked out on specific tools.

Cost: $288.00 for all eight sessions; or $40.00 per 3 hour session. Minimum 4 sessions

Next Session Offered:

Monday Evenings: (6/7/10 – 7/26/10) 6:00pm – 9:00pm Studio Supervisor: Michael Enright

Complete information about classes and workshops

can be found

10501 Wheatley Street Kensington, MD 20895

(Downstairs / School) 10453 Metropolitan Avenue Kensington, MD 20895

301-933-1500 www.CreativeMetalworks.comCreative Metalworks School of Design

School of Design, Tool and Supply, Custom Jewelry, Ceremonial Objects, Art Conservation

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