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2017 Spring Schedule

Spring has sprung and it’s time to shake out the winter cobwebs and plant new seeds. How about planting some seeds of creativity while you are at it? This schedule has a few great opportunities for intermediate students as well as some really fun one day classes. What are you going to take this spring?

 

Guest Artist:

Necklace by Victoria Lansford

Russian Filigree with Victoria Lansford

June 23 – 25, 3 days, Friday – Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $675 | Basic materials included

We had so much fun when Victoria came to teach with us two years ago we just had to have her back. This time she’ll be teaching Russian Filigree. This style of filigree is tension fit and then soldered together. In this three day hands on class you will learn to make scalloped wire, a pendant, a ring, and begin a bead. This is a class you don’t want to miss!

Intermediate Classes:

Total Immersion: Intermediate Jewelry Making

Instructor: Dana Cassera
April 10 – 14, Monday – Friday, 5weekdays, 10:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $595 | Basic materiala included

Have you already taken our Beginner Series and are looking for a new challenge? Come spend a week in our Total Immersion: Intermediate Jewelry Making workshop. In this five day workshop you will expand upon what you already know and focus on construction and soldering tricks as well as finishing techniques. You will also have the option to learn new stone settings including tube setting and prong setting. Learn about basic hydronic press forming, simple hinges, and creating your own clasp. This class will let you take your jewelry to the next level.

Necklace by Kirk Lang

Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Application: Fancy Stones

Instructor: Kirk Lang
May 6 and 7, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $265 | $95 Materials Fee Payable to Instructor

If you have taken our other Faceted Stone Setting workshop on setting round faceted stones (or have equivilent experience) then this is the next course. Kirk Lang will show you how to set a pear shaped, triangle, and princess cut stone. Prong, flush set, and thick bezel setting will all be covered. Finally learn how to set all those fancy stones you’ve been collecting but aren’t sure how to set.

One Day “Quikies”:

What would you commemorate with your spoon?

Let’s Make a Spoon!

Instructor: Bill Dawson
June 17, Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $145 | Basic materials included

Metalsmithing techniques aren’t just for making jewelry but has a long history in creating functional ware too. Take a day to make a baby, table, or commemorative spoon. A great introduction to silversmithing without having to take the time and expense of raising a large vessel. A great way to practice your forging skills too!

Andy Cooperman doing what he loves…talking about the flexshaft!

It Ain’t Just a Drill: Getting Most Out of Your Flexible Shaft

Instructor: Andy Cooperman
April 1, Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $135 | Tool kit available for purchase

Are you just using your flexshaft to drill, polish, and finish your pieces? Then you are missing out on all the other things this tool can do! Or if you haven’t bought your flex shaft yet but aren’t sure which brand to buy this class is also for you. Andy Cooperman will spend the day explaining how the flex shaft works and what to look for when buying one as well as some innovative tricks that you can try at home.

Brooch by Sarah Wilbanks

Image Transfer on Polymer Clay

Instructor: Sarah Wilbanks
April 29, Saturday, 10:30 – 3:30
Class Fee: $125 | Materials list
Class size limit: 8

If you are interested in incorporating photographs, texture or color into your work, image transfers on polymer clay is a fun and easy solution with infinite possibilities. Creating clear photographic transfers as well as altering the images to conjure unusual textures and rich color will be demonstrated.

 

That’s just a sample of what we have going on for the next three months. We have much more in going on too…go check out our website at www.danacadesign.com for our full schedule!

To register for classes call us at 206-524-0916
or
stop by our location at 5619 University Way NE, Seattle WA

Spring Classes Have Arrived!

Spring is finally here and so are the newest classes at Danaca Design.

We have some new classes, a guest artist, and some that only come around once a year. If you would like to sign up for a class either come to our location at 5619 University Way NE or call us at (206)524-0916. We are open from 11-6pm Tues-Fri and 10-6pm on Sat.

Here some of the highlights for spring but you can always see the entire class schedule and get full class descriptions on our website.

 

New Class – Mechanisms: Hinges and Clasps 

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Instructor: Peggy Foy

June 3 – 24, Four Weeks

Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 9:30*

Class fee: $265, basic materials included

Learn to add movement and complexity to your work while increasing your skills as a jeweler. This class will present a variety of ways to make hinges and clasps, including traditional hinges with knuckles, locket latches, and closures for necklaces and bracelets. Beginning Series or equivalent required. *Students enrolled in multiple week classes are eligible and encouraged to work outside of class on class projects during Practice Hours.

Guest Artist – High Relief Eastern Repoussé 

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Instructor: Victoria Lansford

June 19-21, Friday – Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00

Class fee: $585, basic materials included

Learn the secrets used by the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Scythian metalsmiths to texturally sculpt metal into any shape or design to achieve exquisite detail, unsurpassed depth, and multiple levels of relief exclusive to this type of repousse. You will gain a working knowledge of the process which can be used on any scale whether wearable, functional, or sculptural. Participants will also be introduced to the possibilities of working with alternative materials, such as mokume gane and bi-metal. Victoria Landsford has generated an exciting revival of nearly lost, old world metalsmithing techniques including high relief Eastern repoussé and Russian filigree. She will be vising us all the way from Atlanta, GA! All levels.

Don’t Miss! – Hot and Cold Forging for Jewelry

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Instructor: David Tuthill

May 30th and 31st

Sat and Sun, 10:30-5:00

Class fee: $265, basic materials included

Explore the hot and cold manipulation of non-ferrous and ferrous metals for jewelry and other small objects. Using brass, copper and steel, students will employ a variety of hammers and other tools unveiling the mysteries of the blacksmith. This class is only offered once a year so don’t miss out! Moderate comfort with a jeweler’s torch and hammer is helpful.

Hollowware Fundamentals Series: Introduction

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Instructor: Bill Dawson

April 18th and 19th

Sat and Sun 10:30-5:00

Class fee: $265, basic materials included

The Hollowware Fundamentals Series covers the diverse techniques and traditions used to create practical and artful hollow objects like cups, bowls, and other vessels. This Introduction workshop kicks off the series and will cover the basic techniques common to all hollowware; after completing the Introduction, students may take any of the workshops in the series offered throughout the year. No experience necessary.

We have many more classes this spring including our Beginning Jewelry Series, Cloisonné Enameling, and Faceted Stone Setting. Don’t forget to check out the full spring class schedule at our main website www.danacadesign.com

Happy Spring!