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This class offers instruction in techniques such as basic metal forming, cutting, and torchwork as well as guiding you through the design of your own individual pieces. No experience is nescessary, but even intermediates will benefit from the useful tips this class offers. Offered Wednesdays 10am-12 or 7-9pm or Thursdays 7-9pm.
floral pin by student K. Sekine-Pettite, 2008
| Lost Wax Casting
Learn how to cast intricate forms such as twigs, trinkets, or other found objects in silver, bronze, and copper. Make one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork or create a limited edition series! Beginners welcome! Offered Mondays 12-2pm or 7-9pm. Starting June 23.
cast and fabricated silver longhorn ring by student H. Casson and B. Gibney, 2008
| Intermediate Stained
The Intermediate Stained Glass course allows students with some experience to deepen their glass cutting and soldering skills while becoming more familiar with how glass texture and color affects overall design aesthetics. Tuesdays starting June 24, 7-9pm.
This class is offered through SCAD's Community Education program, but is offered at the AMALGAM studio. Click here for more information and enrollment.
Grape Vine stained glass windown by instructor S. McCracken
| Caveman Casting
Caveman Casting is an exploration in casting techniques that have been used for thousands of years. Learn how cuttlebone, sand, scratch, and broom casting can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry! Saturdays, starting June 28, 10am-12. Click here for more information.
cuttlebone earrings by instructor B Gibney, 2008
Original and copper sand cast pendant by student N. Combs, 2008
| Mom-and-Me Jewelry
Mom (or dad!) can take our Silver Fabrication Class, while spending quality time with the kids! Adults learn all the techniques featured in our normal fabrication class, while children (ages 8-12) learn to make torch-less jewelry right along side of the grown-ups! Please contact us for dates and times!
| Jewelry for Teens
Our popular Silver Jewelry Fabrication class offered stricty for teens! Enjoy working with your peers as you make one-of-a-kind silver jewelry. Please contact us for dates and times!
Earrings by high school student, K. Perico, 2006
Nadine Lawson, owner of Seven Seas Beads and beading instructor, will be teaching beading classes throughout the summer! Look for course descriptions and schedule updates coming soon.
One-Day Intensive Workshops:
Learn how to make two popular chain bracelets (loop-in-loop and Byzantine-style) in just one day! Chain-making is a great way for beginners to gain experience working with metal or experienced jewelers to add the finishing touch to a completely hand-crafted work of art. Click here for more information.
This intensive course teaches you how to etch intricate patterns into metal. Etching I is the perfect way for jewelers of all levels to create your own signature design in relief on copper or brass sheet. Create a pattern you love and you can even use it in our Roll Printing class to customize silver sheet! Click here for more information.
etched brass plate by P Fritsch
Learn how to take your etching to the next level! Transfer a digital image to copper or brass and create engravings with words, symbols and patterns, or other black-and white, high contrast images. Like Etching I, patterns created in this class can be transferred to silver in our Roll Printing class. Click here for more information.
photo-etched copper plate by P Fritsch
Keum-boo is an ancient Korean technique in which gold is diffusion bonded onto silver, creating a beautiful bi-metal effect. Low-tech and immediate gratification, this class is the perfect way for jewelers with some experience to add another level of sophistication to their pieces. Click here for more information.
keum-boo earrings by P Fritsch, 2008
This One-Day Workshop focuses on the use of roll printing to add texture and depth to your jewelry. In just one day learn how the rolling mill can be used to imprint images, patterns, and textures onto metal! Click here for more information.
roll printed silver earrings by P. Fritsch, 2008
| Gift Cards
AMALGAMarts would like to offer you the opportunity to give the gift of art to a loved one. Our gift certificates can be redeemed for jewelry or used to enroll in one of our courses. You can purchase your gift certificate by clicking the image to the right...we accept personal check, Paypal accounts, as well as most major credit cards. Please specify whether you would like to receive your gift certificate via snail-mail or e-mail. Click here to purchase.
|Bead and Stone Trunk
Sale: Sat. 6/14, 2-6pm
March featured AMALGAMarts' first Bead and Stone Trunk Sale, and you wanted more! Come see the new and expanded stock of our featured vendors, Nadine Lawson of Seven Seas Beads and Nancey Antley, local lapidary artist. Also, you can use this as an opportunity to view our jewelry gallery and studio and talk with instructors about upcoming summer classes. We look forward to seeing you there!
Revised Open Studio Schedule:
Since there will be a few weeks between the end of spring classes and the beginning of summer classes, we will be extending our open studio hours. As always, open studio rates are $10/hr walk-in, with Open Studio Cards available for $150/20 hrs. (a $50 savings!).
Weekly schedule from May 26 through June 22*
Monday: 12-4pm and 7-9pm
Tuesday: open by appointment only
Friday: open by appointment only
see our online calendar for updates and revisions.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
-The AMALGAMarts Team