Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

June 11 - June 15, 2021

Introduction to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

$680.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $65
Registration Fee: $30

Learn a foundation of skills to make countless designs and hone your expertise in jewelry and metalsmithing. Techniques such as piercing and sawing, soldering, surface embellishment with hammers, chasing tools, etching, cold connection, forging, and findings will be covered. Design and create projects including a cuff bracelet or pendant, textured rings from sheet and wire, spinner rings, forged bangles, roll printed cuffs with rivets, and roll printed earrings with wire wrapped briolettes.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Elizabeth Tokoly

Elizabeth Tokoly is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She is the founder of EatMetal Art Jewelry Gallery and Metals Studio. Her work exhibits nationally and can be found at events such as Craft NY, Peters Valley Craft Fair, Sugarloaf and Artrider’s. Elizabeth has been an instructor for over 18 years at the 92nd St Y. She conducts classes at Peters Valley School of Craft, Snowfarm School of Craft, Visual Arts Center of Summit and The Art School at Old Church. Elizabeth is published in numerous jewelry books and magazines such as Metalsmith, British Vogue and her Japanese Hexagonal Collar graces the cover of Chain Mail Jewelry Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques.  Elizabeth’s artistic approach is through math and nature. She loves to break down the raw beauty of nature into simple elements. Elizabeth uses techniques such as forging, forming, replicating, growing and simplifying to create intricate designs. Her pieces use simple lines, primary shapes and structures in which the growth of these forms create original and unique pieces of wearable art. Her work is edgy, classic and timeless. Her gallery in Hoboken, NJ is open daily to view her limited edition collections and she works with clients on heirloom custom remodels and bespoke pieces.

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