2 Week Class with Cynthia Topp
Tuesdays, July 26-August 2, 2022
In this two-evening workshop you’ll learn how to work with Argentium®, a special silver alloy that doesn’t tarnish and offers other amazing properties that are different from sterling. You’ll discover how to fuse wire into circles, hearts, teardrops, and all sorts of spirals and squiggles, then fuse to sheet metal, all without using solder! You’ll experiment with granulation, the ancient goldsmithing technique of fusing tiny balls onto a back plate, which can be difficult with sterling but magical with Argentium®. Come to class, fall in love with Argentium®, and walk away with a pendant, a pair of earrings, or possibly both.
This is an intermediate class. You must have taken Metalsmithing & Jewelry 1 or Beginning Jewelry, or have experience using a jeweler’s torch.
(Paid to instructor on the first day of class)
This class is open to students who have taken a beginning jewelry class or other workshop and have some experience sawing, soldering, filing, etc.
Monday, July 25, 12:00pm
MATERIALS TO BRING
Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and a sketchbook/notebook and are required to wear closed-toed shoes and be able to tie long hair back for safety. Class handout will be provided.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Masks are not required, but recommended.
We encourage you to practice social distancing when possible and masks will still be available if you choose to wear one.
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July 26, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 2, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Jewelry Studio
The Jewelry Studio at the Jansen Art Center is located on the NW side of the basement floor: