Rivets & Cold Connections for Jewelry

April 9 - May 14, 2019  Check for other dates
Tu from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 6 sessions
25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Lauren Beaudoin
$264  Fee Breakdown
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured.

If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Course Description

Jewelers primarily construct their creations with the assistance of heat, using a high heat torch flame to solder or fuse various parts or metal together. Cold connections are a decorative way to join parts of metal and heat sensitive materials together without the use of heat. During this 6-week class you will learn various cold connection methods such basic rivets from wire and tubing to constructing various tab methods, tabs can be used for setting various shape cabochon stones. Copper and brass will be provided as part of the materials fee. Instructor will provide various guided projects. Students are also encouraged to bring in any found objects, cabochon stones as well as sterling silver they may want to use during this class.
Pre-requisite: Jewelry 1 required or Department Permission (Please email pfarren@worcester.edu).

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $204
Studio Fee: $20
Materials Fee: $40

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued. Email wccregistration@worcester.edu

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University inclement weather policy relative to building closing and class cancellations, however there are times that evening classes, and weekend workshops differ from the Worcester State University weather policies. Click here for cancelations The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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