Samplers are designed to tease you with a quick introduction to jewelry making. These classes are held at various times throughout the week and are three to four hours long. No prior experience or training is needed to attend. While the curriculum is designed for the novice, anyone interested in refining their jewelry making techniques could benefit from these classes. Samplers do not need to be taken in a specific order.
NOTE: Metalsmithed Jewelry Classes are interactive and involve physical activity with emphasis on hand eye coordination. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!
- 3 hour class period
- Enrollment: 2 to 8 students
- All materials and equipment use included in course cost
- Sterling Silver materials subject to additional fee during class (optional)
- Experience required: None
- Complimentary coffee and vending machines available
Available Sampler Sessions: (Each class will focus on the topic listed, see below for project descriptions & instructor bios)
(NOTE: Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. The topic of each class is listed with the corresponding date.)
Mark Thone: Owner of Heart on Sleeve, Mark brings a unique background of artistic endeavors to all of his classes here at Arc + Flame. Mark is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and has over a decade's worth of experience in metalsmithing. Mark joined the Arc + Flame team in the Fall of 2017.
Jake Martin: Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jake moved to New York to attend Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently in graduate school and is an MFA candidate focusing in metal-smithing and jewelry design. Jake has been working in the jewelry industry for almost 10 years and has experience at all levels of the trade and is now turning his focus towards education. Jake's work and portfolio can be found at jakemartinjewelry.com
Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:
NOTE: Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes). Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.