Classes

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Metals Classes Available

Custom Class

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Build your own course!

A rare find!  Participants will have 100% of the teacher's attention and will be guided in precisely what the student needs to learn.  This custom class is perfect for someone who has a specific project they'd like guidance on or maybe even has no idea how to go about physically creating their idea.   This is strictly a one on one class, offering instruction in skills such as:

  • Metal Fabrication
  • Brass Brazing
  • Silver wire and sheet making
  • Silver Soldering
  • Ingot Making
  • Leather working
  • Basic Woodworking
  • Lapidary, stone carving, and polishing
  • Sculpture ( Traditional Fine Art [Figure Sculpting] and Mixed Media)
  • Layout, design, composition
  • Drawing
  • Wedding Bands

Take advantage of this unique offer and hire your own personal art instructor for the day!  Work in a professional studio freely and be inspired by the tools, skills and experience being offered to you at your finger tips! 

Classes start at $200 for 4 hours.  Prices and times are custom tailored to fit the needs of the specific person and their needs. 

Class cards are available for a discounted rate!

3-Class Card= $540 Savings of $60!

4-Class Card= $720 Savings of $80!

Group rates also available.

For more information or to schedule a class, fill out the form below or call 215-316-1309 :

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A minimum of 4 hours is required. Some material costs may need to be added to the cost of the project if the studio supplies materials.
Do you have a specific design in mind?

Not sure what you want to do?  Here are some example classes:


Intro To Jewelry Making

SUBMIT THE FORM ABOVE IF INTERESTED OR CALL 215-316-1309!

Learn the basics in wire work and more from a professional artist and go home with your own pair of earrings and matching ring! 

Tool rental and materials included.  Silver available on hand for purchase.

Students will:

  • Work in a professional jewelry studio (The Cedar Works, 4919 Pentridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Learn how to form and hammer wire
  • Learn several techniques for attaching stones
  • How to combine two types of metals without soldering
  • Learn basic design principals
  • Gain skills in metalworking without the use of a torch
  • Gain skills necessary to continue the craft of silver smithing

Sign up two or more and get a $15 discount per person!  Class is limited to 4 students.


An Introduction to Silver Soldering:  Make a Ring!

 Choose your Date!

SUBMIT THE FORM ABOVE IF INTERESTED OR CALL 215-316-1309!

Learn the art of silver soldering with this introductory metals class.  No previous metals experience needed. The maximum number of students that will be in this class is 3 so each student will benefit from the most individual hands on instruction.  Students will go home with a silver ring just for themselves or a special loved one!

Students will:

  • Create simple silver rings
  • Work in a private professional studio 
  • Receive one on one instruction 
  • Learn basic metal working techniques such as: forming, hammering, annealing, melting, and more.

Tool rentals and materials included in price.  Additional materials available on hand for purchase if desired.

Click here to see what's possible beginning with the skills learned in this class.

A great follow up to this class will be the "Silver Soldering and Stone Setting Workshop".

Have questions about An Introduction to Silver Soldering Class? Contact Michele Judge

Sign up two or more and get $20 off each student!


3-Day Silver Solder and Stone Setting Workshop

Submit the form above if interested or call 215-316-1309!

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In this 3 week workshop, students will learn the art of stone setting, as well as more complex ways of soldering silver while hand fabricating their own silver ring.  Participants will choose from a variety of stones to work with, or choose to bring one of their own.  Students will have the option to create their own design.  This class is open to all levels and one on one instruction will be given to insure the individual receives the most benefit from the class. 

Students will:

  • Work in a professional studio
  • Learn how to use a jeweler's torch
  • Gain experience in silver and bronze soldering
  • Learn how to make their own free-form bezels
  • Go home with their own unique handmade silver ring

Materials not included in price.  Metals and stones will be available for purchase.  Students can expect to pay $15-$30 extra for their stone and materials, depending on their individual design.

Sign up two or more and get $35 off each student!


Leather Working Class: Make A Belt!

Submit the form above if interested or call 215-316-1309

Learn how to hand fabricate your own personal leather belt straight from the hide!  Students will go through the whole process of making a belt, from cutting a leather strip to tooling a design and dying.  Learn the process of belt making while creating your own personal belt and gaining the skills used to make many other leather works!  

In this class students will:

  • Learn about leather hides
  • Cut strips
  • Bevel and slick leather edges
  • Learn leather tooling, burning, and carving
  • Learn how to set snaps, grommets, and studs
  • Dye

Testimonials

  Lia designed and made her own leather belt with leather she brought in. “Totally Amazing One on the Best classes I've every experienced. Michele is so knowledgeable, great teacher, and super patient. I'll be taking another class. More than 5stars!!!!!!!!” -Lia (West Philly)

 

Lia designed and made her own leather belt with leather she brought in.

“Totally Amazing One on the Best classes I've every experienced. Michele is so knowledgeable, great teacher, and super patient. I'll be taking another class. More than 5stars!!!!!!!!”

-Lia (West Philly)

  Michael brought in two handmade knives and made custom leather knife sheaths. "Michele's custom class allowed me to transform my ideas into works of art. Her knowledge of art is amazing and the studio has every tool and material to make art happen.  I will continue to take classes to learn and make things I am proud of." -Michael (Bucks County) 

 

Michael brought in two handmade knives and made custom leather knife sheaths.

"Michele's custom class allowed me to transform my ideas into works of art. Her knowledge of art is amazing and the studio has every tool and material to make art happen.  I will continue to take classes to learn and make things I am proud of."

-Michael (Bucks County) 

  Carly learned to cut this amethyst crystal to fit into her belt buckle design!

 

Carly learned to cut this amethyst crystal to fit into her belt buckle design!

Custom watch band made by student for his SmartWatch.

Custom watch band made by student for his SmartWatch.

Silver hoops made by first time silver smithing student.

Silver hoops made by first time silver smithing student.

Student-made engagement ring made for his girlfriend; a lover of science.

Student-made engagement ring made for his girlfriend; a lover of science.