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Advanced + Independent Jewelry: Casting

Course No. CEJM 410 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Instructor Pamela Argentieri
Dates February 3 - March 24 (Tuesday) – 6 - 9pm

This class offers intermediate and advanced methods for working with silver and other non-ferrous metals, and the opportunity to further your own projects with expert instruction in CIA’s excellent jewelry and metals facilities. We will cover casting in silver and different fabrication techniques. Each class will have a short demonstration and allow plenty of time to work on your own projects. Other demonstrations will be tailored to the interests and needs of the students in the class. Open to anyone who has completed a basic jewelry course at the CIA or at another adult CE program.

Advanced Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL 700 01
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates February 5 - March 5 (Thursday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This class is for glassblowers who have glassblowing experience but want to refine their skills in the glass studio. We will begin each class with a demonstration focused on color applications and forms that are essential to the glassblower’s set of tools. Each demonstration will be followed by hands-on instruction time with the project of your choice. Bring your project ideas as well as ideas for demos you would like to see. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Advanced Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL 700 02
Cost $275 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates March 12 - April 9 (Thursday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This class is for glassblowers who have glassblowing experience but want to refine their skills in the glass studio. We will begin each class with a demonstration focused on color applications and forms that are essential to the glassblower’s set of tools. Each demonstration will be followed by hands-on instruction time with the project of your choice. Bring your project ideas as well as ideas for demos you would like to see. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Back to Basics: Jewelry + Metalsmithing 101

Course No. CEJM 100 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 5 - March 26 (Thursday) – 6 - 9pm

This class is a great introduction to various processes for jewelry and metalsmithing. We will begin with basic techniques such as sawing, filing, drilling, sanding, and polishing, and then progress to riveting and soldering (using natural gas and air torches). Texture and forming sheet metal will be introduced to give your ideas some dynamic effects (stamping and hammering). What do you want to make? Pendants, earrings, bracelets, boxes, sculptural objects…the possibilities are endless. No experience at all? No problem – this class is great for beginners. It is also perfect for those that want to polish up on skills and techniques, or would like to gather knowledge about what is needed for a home studio.

Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL 100 01
Cost $260 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates February 6 - March 6 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This introductory-level glassblowing class will teach you the basics of manipulating hot glass. Starting with the bubble, you will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass. We will use basic functional shapes like cups, vases, and ornaments as building blocks to gain an understanding of how glassblowing works. Each class we will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Beginner Glassblowing

Course No. CEGL 100 02
Cost $260 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 5
Dates March 13 - April 10 (Friday) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This introductory-level glassblowing class will teach you the basics of manipulating hot glass. Starting with the bubble, you will learn ways to develop blown forms out of glass. We will use basic functional shapes like cups, vases, and ornaments as building blocks to gain an understanding of how glassblowing works. Each class we will add a different type of blown form to try; however, you will be encouraged to bring ideas of shapes and forms that you would like to blow. Wear natural fiber clothing (jeans and long sleeves recommended), close toe shoes and safety glasses. Bring water to stay hydrated.

Independent Projects in Ceramics

Course No. CECR 700 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 4 - March 25 (Wednesday) – 6 - 9pm

In this course, intermediate and advanced students will have the opportunity to work on an independent ceramics project with guidance from an instructor. Bring sketches and ideas to develop throughout this course using the CIA ceramics facilities in a structured, open-studio environment. This course is intended for the ceramics student capable of working independently in consultation with a technical assistant. All studio work must take place during class time. Bring your ideas and sketches to the first class.

Painting with Fire

Course No. CEJM 170 00
Cost $370 Register Now
Credits 0.0
Sessions 8
Dates February 2 - March 23 (Monday) – 6 - 9pm

This course focuses on the basics of metalsmithing in combination with enamel. We will begin with basic metalworking techniques such as sawing, filing, sanding, drilling and piercing. From there we will dive into enameling, exploring transparent and opaque colors with emphasis on painting and drawing techniques. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to metal which yields instant results with saturated permanent color. This class is open to beginning and advanced students. Bring a sketchbook and your creativity!

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