Jewelry/Metal Classes 

Visiting Artists 

Genevieve Flynn Studio is happy to host nationally and internationally known artists to teach jewelry techniques that each specializes in.   

These classes are taught in a small, intimate setting allowing each student one on one instruction at the time of the class.  No more than 8-10 students will be accepted for each class ensuring each student the instruction that you hope for when taking these specialized classes.  Each class description will inform you of all the tools and materials either required of the student or that will be supplied in the class.  date. 

Class fees are paid upon sign up.  If you would need to cancel for medical reasons, an emergency, or death in the family then you will be given a full refund less 20%.  

Any cancellation made less than 4 weeks out from the class date will not receive a refund. 

Cancellations made prior to 4 weeks out from the class date will receive a full refund less 20%.


Colorful, Exciting Surface Designs Using Opaque Enamels

Visiting Artist:  Barbara Minor - (artist's website)

September 22, 2014 ~ 9:30-5pm

Description

THIS IS A FIVE DAY WORKSHOP Learn inspiring, decorative techniques that quickly yield colorful, exciting and complex enameled surface designs while gaining basic information and skills for successful enameling. Create complex, decorative enameled surfaces through use of a variety of innovative techniques. Patterned screens for dry silkscreen printing will be used to achieve repeat patterns and detailed designs. Found or purchased stencils and use of rubber stamps allow for creation of varied and unusual designs. Scrafitto, or drawing through layers of powdered enamel with a pointed tool, yields imaginative designs that are free and spontaneous. Inlaid of glass seed beads create additional detail. Use these techniques separately or together with opaque enamels to create diverse results based on your ideas. Enameling basics will include metals to enamel on, fast/easy methods for cleaning metal prior to enameling, particle size choice, reasons for counter enamel, and dry enamel application methods on flat or slightly formed metal. Edge finishing and examples of setting options will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have time to work on and fire pieces using the various enameling techniques demonstrated. Pieces created in the workshop can serve as examples for future reference or can be suitable for setting with other jewelry techniques and materials. Instructor will have a variety of flat circles and squares, domed circles and pre-formed pendant or pin shapes for students to purchase for enameling on. Students may bring their own copper shapes. Suggested maximum size is 2” x 2”.

 

CREDIT CARDS

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CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS
We accept personal and business checks as well as money orders.    Your space will be reserved upon receipt.

CANCELLATION

Class fee less $250.00  for cancellation fee will be refunded IF cancellation takes place 4 weeks before class date.  

Genevieve Flynn Studio reserves the right to make changes in classes, workshops, schedules, instructors, and/or cancel a class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment. If a class is cancelled students will be notified ten days in advance and will receive a full refund.

If cancellation occurs 4 weeks or less prior to class then no monies will be refunded.

Fee: $750.00

Materials are included in class fee.

GENERAL TOOLS – each student needs to bring their own • dust mask • fine pointed SHARPIE MARKER • paper / pens or pencils for sketching and note taking • Small pointed tweezers • Small-ish to medium sized pointed paint brush • ¾” flat natural bristle watercolor brush • ½ round file or flat hand file • Scribe or needle tool – wooden or metal • Scotch Brite Pad – new • Rubber stamps – if you already have them – Staz-on black rubber stamp pad • “Color Shaper” – rubber brush – or a sharpened end of a paint brush (only if you already have one) – available at art supply stores/used for acrylic painting and ceramics • LOTS of old magazines - for disposable sifting surface – equivalent of 3-4 catalogs per person. Those with a stapled binding work better than those with a glued binding. • Apron • glass jar – peanut butter jar size for water to rinse brushes • nail brush or small brush for scrubbing metal • ruler • yogurt cup (8 oz. size max) with holes punched/drilled – or – coffee filter basket (must be plastic or stainless steel) shows and galleries across the U.S. and abroad.

Deposit of $750.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8  (5 spaces remaining.)

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Beginning Repousse with Liza Nechamkin

Visiting Artist:  Liza Nechamkin-Glasser - (artist's website)

May 07, 2015 ~ 9 am - 5:30 pm

Description

3 Day Chasing and Repoussage Intensive        May 7-9, 2015

Liza Nechamkin, Instructor

 

Liza Nechamkin earned her BFA from the Rochester Institue of Technoloty, School for American Crafts and immediately thereafter went on to work for Tiffany and Company for 13 years as a Silversmith/chaser.  During this time she developed her silver restoration business and began to instruct chasing and jewelry workshops.  Liza resigned her position with Tiffany and Co.to manage Nechamkin Silver Studios full time and pursue the develpment and marketing of her chasing tools.  

 

Students will gain a working knowledge of chasing through detailed demonstrations, experimentation and different assignments.  This class will equip students to further explore chasing with confidence and to fulidly express their own aesthetics through chasing. 

Students will try out a variety of antique and new chasing tools.  We will discuss the functions and lmitations of each type of tool.

Fundamental tool making skills are crucial and will be examinted.  A demonstration on how to make properly formed chasing will be given.  Chasing tools and tool blanks will be available for purchase.

Several design layout/transfer techniques will be presented and important core chasing techniques will be covered.  We will do some test pieces and move on to a final design of your choice.  Liza will provide plenty of clip art tailored for your individual skills and tastes.  Your time will be better spent chasing than drawing during this class.

We will also discuss pitch bowls and hammers, pitch types and compositions, safely working with hot pitch, tips and tricks and how to correctly prepare and fill a pitch bowl.  Images of historic and contemporary chasing will be presented for inspiration.  I encourage you to bring some pictures of your work to share.

Safety Requirements While Working in the Studio:

Safety Glasses must be worn at all times while in the studio.  If you wear prescription glasses, I recommend over the glasses style safety glasses.  They can be purchased through Conney safety. Conney.com

Equipment and toolsa re to be used only as prescribed and under the instructors direction/supervision

Long pants and closed shoes must be worn at all times

Long Hair must be tied safely back/up

Loose clothing or jewelry is not t be worn

If I ask you to put long sleeves, gloves or an apron on, it is for your protection so please do so.

Ihighly recommend ear plugs or other hearing protection.

 

Cancellation Policy:

As Genevieve Flynn Studio prepares in advance and expends money to do so, the class fee is non-refundable.  If an extraordinary situation arises that one cannot attend such as illness, injury, family emergency etc. Genevieve Flynn Studio will discuss appropriate measures in terms of refunds.   

Safety Disclaimer:

Genevieve Flynn Studio is kept safe for all occupants.  Compliance with all safety requirements are stressed and enforced.  However, while working in and around the building, personal injury is possible.  Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to comply with all safety regulations set forth in this class description and agree to exercise appropriate persoanl safety precautions around studio equipment at all times for the safety of all persons.

Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to participate in this class at their own risk and that neither Genevieve Flynn Studio or Kevin Flynn, property owner, will be liable for personal injury sustained by students during class or on the Flynn property. 

 

Fee: $650.00

Materials are included in class fee.

Students will need to bring the following to class:

Heat gun      Paper towels    Masking tape    Safety Glasses    Ear plugs    Notebook/sketch pad

Mechanical pencil, ( a cheap one is just fine) or a good pencil and sharpener will work

6" thin metal or plastic ruler (any medium sized ruler will do but this will be most useful)

Sharpie thin or fine tip marker

8" diameter deep pitch bowl filled with Red German Pitch or Hard Red American Pitch     This can be ordered from Otto Frei #125.473   www.ottofrei.com

Any and all medium/light weight chasing hammers

Any and all chasing tools if you have them (you may borrow or purchase tools from Liza Nechamkin during class)

Work apron

Gloves/ well fitting 

Hair ties/if needed

Optivisor or other wearable magnification apparatus if needed for sustained very close work

Please make sure you do not forget this detail!!! *****If you have back issues or are concerned about your comfort sitting ofr long periods, bring a lumbar cushion or some other way to make sure you are comfortabley seated as the shop chairs probably will not suit that need.

 

 

Deposit of $650.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8

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Making Multiples - Blanking Dies and Pattern Development

Visiting Artist:  jayne Redman, (bio) - (artist's website)

September 16, 2015 ~ 9:30am-5pm

Description

There are two workshops offered back to back in this series.  Each workshop will be listed separately and you will need to sign up for each workshop separately.

PART 1 

The first part of the workshop will focus on learning the blanking die process, a method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel to quickly cut out duplicate shapes in sheet metal.

 The dates of the first workshop are September 16-17, 2015  This will be the first workshop listed in the website.  The description of materials and class are listed in this area with a short paragraph on what is offered in the second workshop.  Please sign up for the hydraulic press workshop in this site.  If you have questions please contact Genevieve@genevieveflynn.com

PART 2 

The second part will focus on ways to create tools and jigs to form those shapes into 3 dimensional designs and then create unique findings for them including ear wires, linkage systems, and clasps. You will learn time saving ways of measuring, cutting and connecting sheet and wire.  You will be able to make exact duplicates of your forms and findings, enhancing your craftsmanship and appeal to your jewelry.

The dates for the second workshop are September 18-20, 2015  Please sign up for this workshop in the appropriate listing on the website.

 

PART ONE DESCRIPTION

One piece blanking dies allow you to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold and other non-ferrous sheet metals.  Jayne Redman has been using this method for her own production jewelry for 18 years and has develped ways of creating dies and blanking multiples that dramitcally speed up the production process.  In this workshop you will learn how to develop patterns for this process and the method of sawing dies from flat stock tool steel.  You will be amazed at how quickly you can go from original idea to duplicated shape as you make and use your own blanking dies during class. Jayne will be demonstrating her own inventive methods of forming, connecting, and engineering.  Basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing and filing are required.

This is a process oriented not project oriented workshop although if you have a specific design in mind Jayne would be happy to work with you to problem solve.  Please feel free to contact her at 

jayne@jayneredmanjewelry.com with questions.

*We will be using Susan Kinglsey's book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Silversmiths, as a reference.

 

CLASS FEES WILL BE LISTED SOON!!!

 

 

Fee: $0.00

Materials are included in class fee.

MATERIALS AND TOOLS:

Tool and material kit supplied by the instructor for an estimated fee:

Tool steel metal, 1/32"        $25.00  *Please note, this tool steel is meant for cutting out 23 gauge or thinner metal sheet

Rotational bench pin           $115.00

Magnetic Protractor               $10.00

 

Students should bring:

Rio Grande ordering information - Rio Grande  800-545-6566  www.riogrande.com

At least 3 dozen Laser Gold saw blades, Rio Grande #110305

At least one pack of #64 drill bits, 91mm  Rio Grand #349423

Half round hand file, like Rio Grande #11315

Flat hand file, #0 cut

Assorted needle files, like Rio Grande #114556 or #114258

5" or 6" jeweler's saw frame, like Rio Grande #110133

Flush cutters, like Rio Grande #111287

Dividers, like Rio Grande #116005

Scribe, like Rio Grande #118459

Bur Life or similar product like Rio Grande #117003

Rubber cement or double stick tape

Metal:  24 gauge or thinner:  scrap copper and/or brass to test dies.  Some will be available at the class.  If students wish to work in silver, please bring 24 gauge or thinner

Any favorite hand tools or flex shaft accessories, especially cylinder burs

Drawing materials:  Plain white copy or inkjet paper, pencil and sharpener, eraser, rulere, fine Sharpie markers, scissors, Exacto knife, compasses and dividers

Optional:  Hydraulic Die-Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths by Susan Kingsley, Rio Grande #550-661.  Silver or gold sheet 24 gauge or thinner and silver or gold wire 20 gauge for finished pieces.

 

Deposit of $0.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8

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Inventive Forming: Making Tools for Multiples with Jayne Redman

Visiting Artist:  jayne Redman - (artist's website)

September 18, 2015 ~ 9:30am-5pm

Description

PART TWO DESCRIPTION

 

INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!!!!

Fee: $0.00

Materials are included in class fee.

Deposit of $0.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.

Maximum Students: 8

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