Danaca Design’s Metal Crafting Center is a jewelry and small-scale metal working studio located in the University District of Seattle. We offer classes for individuals seeking to gain skills in the art of decorative metal working and jewelry design. Our studio is a comfortable, well lit, and cheerful work space fully equipped for small-scale fabrication, including hollow forming and soldering, as well as enameling, precious metal clay and stone setting. We house a small store-front gallery featuring local artists, both professional and amateur, as well as a limited selection of tools. Several times per year we host open-house events with a particular focus on new exhibits and or exhibitors. All students of the Metal Crafting Center are encouraged to exhibit their successes in the gallery, as space is always reserved for them!
Class size is limited to 10 people resulting in intensive teacher student contact, effortless group interaction, and a dynamic sense of community and support among participants. Our curriculum, scheduled quarterly, is intended to develop the technical, designing, and problem solving skills of student at all levels, as well as the production, marketing, and selling end. We schedule a variety of instructors each quarter and offer a wide range of both technique and project based classes. Materials are supplied in the cost of many classes, freeing students from the burden of sourcing supplies. We offer one-day, weekend, one-week intensives, and consecutive week-night classes. In addition to structured classes we offer alternative learning opportunities such as Mentored Independent Study and Open Studio Hours. The goal is to give every student the opportunity to be productive and creative at their comfort level, to hone skills and gain new abilities, to stretch, grow and experience achievement.
Monday – Friday | 11 – 6 pm
Saturday | 10 – 6 pm
Holiday Hours through Christmas Day:
Monday - Tuesday, 11-6
Wednesday - Friday, 11-7
December 24, 10-4
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Day
Closed January 2, 2017
From I-5 take the 50th St. exit (University of Washington), head east to 11 Avenue NE, go left (North) up to 56 Street NE, turn right (East) onto University Way NE, go North and the gallery is in the middle of the block on the west side of the Avenue.