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Workshops are an exciting and engaging way to become involved in the handcrafting process. Your Workshop runs for the times posted and you MUST pre-register. If you do not receive a confirmation, then please contact us. Sometimes the codes do not work on our site. Please email us if you get an error message.
For your safety: Due to age and liability limitations, the JEWELRY workshops are for ages 13 and over, WELDING is 15 and over. You will probably get “just a little” dirty, it is for this reason we ask that you dress appropriately. Tie back long hair. WELDING requirements: Non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt (cotton, linen, wool) and closed-toe leather shoes. An old cap or bandana are suggested to wear under the welding helmet. JEWELRY requirements: closed-toe shoes and natural fiber clothing. All of the required safety gear will be provided, including eye, ear and hand protection as necessary. If you have your own that you prefer, feel free to bring it.
Workshops are first come, first served, and will be based upon receipt of the completed registration. Workshops require a minimum number of students to run. If the minimum is not met 3 days prior to the workshop running, then it will be cancelled. We will send out an email notifiying you of low attendance in the hopes that you might have a friend who would like to join the workshop. Otherwise, you will have to pick a new date. We will honor the full value of your coupon if we cancel the workshop.
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Due to the large number of participants, this will be the ONLY way to sign up for a workshop. Once we receive your registration form, you will receive an email confirmation. Do not show up for a workshop unless you have been confirmed. If you are coming with other people, then you need to list their names to ensure that you are all scheduled together and that there is enough room. If you Cancel less than 48 hours before the workshop, then you forfeit your coupon. Please plan accordingly. There are a lot of people taking these workshops.
Your $150 coupon value may also be applied towards a longer class or another workshop (excluding the Make A Wedding Ring Workshop). Only one coupon per person, per class. Call or email for more details and to check availability.
All Discount Workshops are listed below on the calendar in yellow font.
-Intro to Oxy-Acetylene
A 3-hr workshop that covers the basics of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, familiarization with the gas tanks, welding and and metal cutting practice with the torch.
Oxy-fuel is one of the oldest welding processes, though in recent years it has become less popular in industrial applications. However, it is still widely used for welding pipes and tubular structures, as well as in repair work. It is also frequently well-suited (and favored) for fabrication of metal-based artwork.
-Intro to Stick
Learn the basics of Stick welding, how the machine works and practice your welds. 3 hr workshop One of the most common types of arc welding is shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); it is also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA) or stick welding. Electric current is used to strike an arc between the base material and consumable electrode rod, which is made of steel and is covered with a flux that protects the weld area from oxidation and contamination by producing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas during the welding process. The electrode core itself acts as filler material, making a separate filler unnecessary
-Intro to MIG
A quick overview of welding, practice your welds and learn how the machine works. 3 hr workshop
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas or MIG welding, is a semi-automatic or automatic process that uses a continuous wire feed as an electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination. Since the electrode is continuous, welding speeds are greater for GMAW than for SMAW.
-Make A Ring
A great introduction to Jewelry making. This workshop covers sizing, filing, texturing, cutting, annealing (heating the metal to make it malleable), soldering and finishing. Students start with copper and then complete a silver ring.
-Make a Pendant or Pin
Intro to stone setting. Students learn how to cut metal, file, cut and solder. Each student creates a silver pendant or pin. There are a variety of stones to choose from. All materials included.