(As of 6:00pm on 3/30/20). Arc + Flame Center remains closed until further notice based on NYS mandates to close businesses to combat COVID19 through social distancing. All classes next week (4/6- 4/12) are cancelled. Students will be contacted. We're taking things week-by-week to determine classes 4/13 and beyond! We will contact students registered for upcoming classes (4/13 – 4/19) next week with decisions. Stay tuned, and if you have questions please contact us either through email, Facebook, or Instagram. We will not be answering our phone, but management and administrative team is working remotely. Based on COVID-19 developments both locally and across the country, Arc + Flame has suspended all regularly scheduled classes for [Samplers/Workshops/Date Nights/Night Courses] welding, glass, smithing, and jewelry until further notice. Each student will be contacted to discuss rescheduling options or a refund. MCC Welding & Fabrication Program will be working remotely until further notice. Once the pandemic situation has cleared, we will offer multiple options for you to take the class you were scheduled for. We appreciate your consideration and understanding as we follow guidelines from the CDC and advice from the medical community to keep our faculty, students, and fellow citizens safe.

Metalsmithed Jewelry Sampler

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$90.00

Project Descriptions:

  • Cuff Bracelet with Mark ThoneBend and shape metal into a wearable cuff bracelet. Use hammers and stamps to texture the copper. This is a good hands-on exercise in basic metal forming. (Open to all levels)
  • Earrings with Mark Thone: Cut, stamp, and shape pieces of metal to make a set of earrings.  Bend your own silver ear hooks to wear them. We will go over basic metalsmithing techniques that can be done anywhere with a few tools. (Open to all levels)
  • Hammered Rings with Mark Thone: Come and be introduced to some fundamentals of jewelry making. Students will bend, hammer, and solder copper or silver to create a unique ring. (Open to all levels)

(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.) 

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!

Details: 

  • 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)

  • Monday, April 20th: Cuff Bracelet (6:30pm-9:30pm)
  • Monday, May 18th: Hammered Rings (6:30pm-9:30pm)

Instructors:

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: 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: info@rocafc.com.

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