Have you ever been interested in learning the art of metalsmithing in order to create your own, one-of-a-kind jewelry? Now you can at Prairie Arts Center! In this Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry course, students will learn to solder, texture, saw, file, and set a stone while creating a beautiful ring to take home. Students will also learn jewelry studio safety protocols and how to properly use and care for the tools. No previous metalsmithing experience is required. Upon completion of this course, students may sign up to use the studio during open studio hours.
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Introduction to Lapidary
Have you ever wanted to learn how to cut your own cabachons? A cabochon is a gemstone that has been shaped and polished to be a dome shape on the top and is usually flat on the bottom. In this one day class you will learn how to cut, shape and polish cabs from slab material. Students will learn how to use a trim saw and cabbing equipment.
Jewelry Open Studio
Instructional Open Studio is open to students that have completed the Beginning Metalsmithing & Jewelry class. The goal of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Instructional Open Studio is for students to work freely within a flexible schedule while an instructor/monitor is present. This is not a led class. We hope to create an environment where students can experiment and get creative while having a community of support!