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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!

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2020 Partnering Classes

Virtual Event Coin Ring Making Using Seamless Ring Construction

Metalwerx Makers Virtual Symposium

Dates: October 12—24, 2020 Price: $95-$145 Instructors: Corkie Bolton, Cynthia Eid, Jeff Georgantes, Matthieu Cheminée, Tim McCreight, William Vanaria and more

Connect virtually with many of your favorite vendors, metalsmiths and Metalwerx friends during the Metalwerx Virtual Makers Symposium. A series of live Zoom events, the symposium is composed of seminars and demonstrations with a variety of presenters sharing inspiring information to keep our jewelry and metals community creative and connected.

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Silvera Jewelry School

Dates: View Schedule of Classes Price: Prices Vary Instructors: Instructors Vary

Founded in 2010 by Anat and Joe Silvera, the Silvera Jewelry School is offering interactive classes with a focus on teaching professional jewelry skills using home studio-friendly tools. Because each class is live, you are able to watch demos, ask questions and get individual help from instructors in real time. Each class is also recorded for students to watch later and review instruction. The wide range of classes covers a variety of topics for different skill levels including fabrication, setting, enameling, casting and more.

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Virtual Class Meaghan Young of the Crested Butte Jewelry School

The Crested Butte Jewelry School

Dates: View Schedule of Classes Price: Prices Vary Instructors: Meaghan Young

Located in the heart of 1 of 21 Colorado Creative Districts, The Crested Butte Jewelry School offers classes to students with no experience to those who wish to build a business as an artist or designer. Executive Director and instructor Meaghan Young provides one-on-one support and guidance for students at a variety of levels, as well as a range of online classes including Intro to Silversmithing, Advanced Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Successful Skills of Filing, Proper Techniques of Sawing Metal, Easy Enamel Jewelry Designs and more.

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Victoria Lansford

Dates: View Schedule of Classes Price: Prices Vary Instructors: Victoria Lansford

Join renowned metalsmith and award-winning artist Victoria Lansford as she hosts a variety of Zoom classes including 3D Filigree and 1-to-1 Soldering and Bench Support Coaching. In the first class, you'll learn to sculpt your Russian filigree pieces into new shapes with increasing levels of complexity throughout 4 separate sessions. For the second, Victoria will personally help you with soldering, fusing and other metal technical issues during one 45-minute session.

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Virtual Class Metal jewelry and art created at the Craft Guild

The Craft Guild of Dallas Masterclasses

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Geared towards intermediate to advanced students, the Masterclasses offered by the Craft Guild cover innovative skills in a variety of disciplines. "Gold On A Budget" features Alex Boyd as he covers a range of cost-effective techniques to add gold to your designs. "Chasing & Repoussé" with Liza Nechamkin builds confidence in chasing using a variety of antique chasing tools, as well as snarling irons for repoussé of closed hollow forms. Victoria Lansford hosts "Russian Filigree," covering the basics of traditional Russian filigree to advanced, contemporary, and sculptural filigree fabrication.

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Virtual Class Jeweler making wax mold

Camp PMC

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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. With the completion of these classes, not only will you receive a Certificate of Completion, but you'll also receive 8-10% off all PMC clays at Rio Grande and Clay Revolution.

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