Photo of Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio Upcoming February/March Classes

Lapidary Series: Cutting and Carving Stones 2
2 sessions, Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This two-session class will introduce you to different types of intermediate cutting styles and get you more time on the wheels perfecting your cabochons!

Learn how to cut and polish stones in new ways. Points, facets, flat surfaces, and integrating natural stone surfaces will be covered. Read more and register

Introduction to Lost Wax Casting
2 sessions, Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

During this course, you will be introduced to the process of lost wax casting (starting with a wax piece and finishing with a metal piece). Using an assortment of waxes and materials, students will gain the basic skills of creating models. General information and some history on different methods of lost wax casting will be discussed, from the creation of a model to the completion of the metal casting. Read more and register.

Introduction to Jewelry - Skills Class
4 sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 1, 3, 8, and 10, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 4 session evening class is designed for students of all levels to become familiar with the jewelry studio space and tools. You will learn how to safely and efficiently use jeweler's tools through instructor demonstration and guided hands-on practice exercises. Students will start with a studio tour/facility walkthrough, studio guidelines, safety, and policies. In addition, you will learn how to acquire a skills card and learn about our open studio protocols. Read more and register.

Youth Jewelry Project Class (Ages 12-17)
Friday, March 4, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
The Youth Jewelry Project Class is designed to help students (aged 12-17) build their confidence and tool proficiency while working on a project provided by the instructor or a project of their choice.

The instructor project option will incorporate a variety of tools and materials to help students hone their skills, promote creative thinking and problem-solving. Read more and register

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BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is the center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island. Studios include Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts & BCB, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers.

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