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Expand Your Skill Set with Partnering Classes

In our increasingly virtual world, there has never been a better time to expand your skillset with online classes taught by experienced instructors from across the country. It's like having some of the industry's best delivered right to your studio at your convenience! Explore our selection of partnering classes spanning a variety of topics and experience levels. Many classes also offer a recording so you can go back and repeat lessons as many times as you desire. Invest in your business and your creativity by registering for a class (or three) today!

2021 Partnering Classes

Virtual Workshops & Classes Victoria Lansford logo


Dates: Class Schedule | Workshop Schedule Price: From $150.00 Instructors: Tim McCreight, Corkie Bolton, Michael Boyd, Matthieu Cheminée, Ronda Coryell, Victoria Lansford, Jayne Redman, And Many More >

MetalWerx is a studio space and outreach program that hosts workshops, classes and events for novice and professional jewelers and artisans. Twenty-nine full- and part-time Studiomates contribute to in-house and online programming supported by many world-renowned artist educators. Scholarships are available for students to explore their creativity in state-of-the-art fresh and inspiring courses.

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Virtual Workshops & Classes Meaghan Young of the Crested Butte Jewelry School

The Crested Butte Jewelry School

Dates: 3-Day Workshop | 5-Day Workshop | Class Schedule Price: From $197.00 (or $1.00 for a no-obligation, 14-day trial) Instructors: Meaghan Young

No experience is necessary to take fun, creative workshops on-site at The Crested Butte Jewelry School (located in the heart of Colorado's Crested Butte creative district). Executive Director and instructor, Meaghan Young provides one-on-one support and guidance for students at intro and advanced levels with ample breaks to explore the outdoors and art district. For those eager to learn without the travel, Meagan offers engaging online courses too.

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Virtual Workshops & Classes Jeweler making wax mold

The Makery

Dates: Class Schedule Price: From $95.00 Instructors: Francesca Watson

The Makery, in Bulverde, TX is a bright studio that invites artists to learn, play and connect with other creative people. Instructor Francesca Watson offers workshops, in-person coaching, private classes and online consultations. Web sessions are scheduled to help you talk through design issues, technical challenges and best practices with tools and equipment. Before class, Francesca will help you organize your jewelry supplies and may even assign homework!

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Silvera Jewelry School

Dates: Class Schedule Price: From $110.00 Instructors: Jayne Redman, Rémy Rotenier, And Many More >

Enter the world of design from the comfort of your bench. Founded in 2010, Silvera Jewelry School offers interactive design classes from world-class instructors, with a focus on teaching professional jewelry skills using home studio-friendly tools. During live instruction you can watch demos, ask questions and get individual help from instructors in real time. Classes are also recorded for students to review techniques or watch at their convenience.

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Virtual & In-Person Classes Jeweler making wax mold

Camp PMC

Dates: Class Schedule Price: From $140.00 Instructors: Barbara Becker Simon, Paulette Bennett, Joshua Berrins, Martha Biggar, Brandy Boyd, Stephanie Chavez, And Many More >

Now offered both in person and online, Camp PMC delivers an immersive, personal learning experience where you can advance your precious metal clay skills in artisan classes, become a PMC® instructor, or both. At the conclusion of these classes, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion, and discounts of 8-10% off all PMC clays at Rio Grande and Clay Revolution.

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Virtual Workshop Portrait of Instructor Tomas Wittelsbach

ZBrush Jewelry Workshop

Dates: Open Enrollment Price: Upon Request Instructors: Tomas Wittelsbach

Jewelers and novices will enjoy using ZBrush to refresh their line via rapid iterations in this workshop hosted by world-renowned jewelry designer Tomas Wittelsbach. In a growing number of videos, an All Access Pass will give you lifetime access to a growing content library and vibrant creative community. Learn all about the fast iteration of designing, printing and casting parts that will enable you to explore new design options and streamline your workflow.

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Virtual Classes A Wax Carving Intensive with Kate Wolf

Vancrafted Studio

Dates: Class Schedule Price: From $150.00 Instructors: Madison Hampton

Create a sterling silver and turquoise ring in the Intro to Metalsmithing: Ring Building Class and three types of handmade ear wires in Madison's intermediate class. Each class will be automatically emailed to you with a tool list that provides direct product links. The intermediate class comes with a one-time use code of 10% off select items at Rio Grande! Each class is tailored to skill level and allows you to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.

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Virtual Classes Metal jewelry and art created at the Craft Guild

Meltdown Studio

Dates: Class Schedule Price: From $130.00 Instructors: Lauren Tobey

Albuquerque's Meltdown Studio is a place where jewelers can rent a fully-equipped bench, without investing in a studio of their own. In addition to bench rentals, jewelry-making and lapidary classes are open to kids (under 12 with adult supervision) and lifelong learners. Take a jewelry-making class or book your own private event to create designs as rich and colorful as the Albuquerque landscape.

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Colorado Center for Metal Arts

Dates: Class Schedule | Workshop Schedule Price: From $125.00 Instructors: Ryan Gardner, Michael Boyd, Scott Bradford, Alison Antelman

Colorado Center for Metal Arts, located in Pueblo, Colorado, encourages all students to evolve and thrive as metal artists. Set, carve, integrate and innovate with stone and metal in several classes instructed by world-class artist educators. Delve into the world of mold-making, wax injection and lost wax casting or try out jewelry-making basics like creating different clasps. Classes are available for artists and enthusiasts with varying degrees of skill sets.

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Virtual Workshops & Classes A Wax Carving Intensive with Kate Wolf

Metal Arts Guild of Georgia

Dates: Class Schedule | Workshop Schedule Price: From $99.00 Instructors: Jennifer Wells, Dallas Vinson, Helen-Blythe Hart, Piper Espey, Joyce Ryan, Bette Barnett, Anne Wolf, Charles Wiley, Alan Bremer, Victoria Lansford

Founded in 1998 and rebranded years later, the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia is an inclusive community dedicated to advancing, enriching and nurturing creative partnerships of artisans. Membership, classes and workshops (which are open to everyone) include enameling, ring-making, fabrication, stone-setting and more. Learn new skills and techniques with local metalsmiths and internationally renowned artisans.

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