(Winter20) Workshops-Jewelry: Soldering

01/01/2020 10:00 AM - 12/31/2020 03:30 PM ET


Workshop: Soldering Skills (101/102) with Cecilia Minnehan
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dates: Session 1: January 21, 22, 23 // Session 2: February 25, 26, 27 
Time: 10:00AM - 3:30PM each day (includes 30 minute lunch break each day)
Location: Jewelry Studio
Fee:  $350 for 3 day workshop (15 hours), includes all materials.
Minimum age 14. *Please see dress code below.

This 3 day accelerated workshop with Cecilia Minnehan from Cecilia Designs is designed for beginner to intermediate students.
As a beginner, you will learn everything you wanted to know about hard soldering. As an intermediate student, you will have the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge and learn new techniques. 
Metalsmithing skills covered in this class:

  • Soldering station: torch set-up; types of solder and their purpose; soldering wires, jump rings, earring posts, bezel wire.
  • Annealing; How to manipulate metal - bending, folding, twisting, hammering, piercing sanding filling & how all those pieces will solder together.
  • How to prepare your metals for soldering & how to solder different thicknesses to each other.
  • Piercing / sanding / finishing / polishing options
  • Learning to use the flexible shaft
  • Bezel making
  • Stone setting

This is a project based class and you will be able to focus on whatever interests you the most. We will work with copper, brass and sterling.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them! Open to students of any level, Beginners welcome! No previous experience required.

*Dress code: For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy for the Jewelry Studio: Closed-toe footwear (no sandals), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. Wear a headband or a hat if your hair can’t be tied back.