Online Registration

Metals Studio Access

Dates:July 22, 2024
Meets:M from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Cost: $35.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Metals Studio Access

$35.00 /3-hour session

Here's your chance to access the Metals Studio!

If you participated in a Metals class in 2020/2021/2022 you can “buy time” in the Metals Studio. You do not have to be registered in a 6-week class to register for a 3-hour slot, but it is expected that you will work within your skill set. A minimum of Jewelry/Metals 1 or Dept permission required.

A studio monitor is available, but no instruction or consultation is provided. Participants are responsible for proper tool use, care and clean-up. Participants must have experience using the studios specialized equipment, some of which includes: air/acetylene torches, rolling mill, hydraulic press, electro-etching system, polishing/finishing equipment, lapidary machines etc.

We reserve the right to restrict the use of equipment if it is used improperly and no refund will be issued. We reserve the right to limit consumable consumption.

There is a minimum of 3 prepaid hours.

· No materials or supplies are provided, but basic supplies such as solder, saw blades, metal and stone etc. may be available for purchase.

· There is no access to other Studios during this time*

· Participants should complete clean-up within the 3 hour block.

· No refund or credit is given for time not used.

*Metals Studio time does not include use of the enameling kilns, 3D printers, gas forge, oxy/acetylene casting torch, casting equipment.

*Youth ages 14-17 may enroll in MONDAY open studio if they enroll with and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Please contact the registration office for more information.

*The Worcester Center for Crafts reserves the right to cancel any under-enrolled course, to restrict the registration in a course, to change instructors when necessary, and to reschedule individual classes as needed and appropriate. If the WCC finds it necessary to cancel courses or make schedule changes, every effort will be made to notify registered students.


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.
Fee: $35.00

25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio

Julian De La Garza

Artist Bio

Julian De La Garza was born in New York, and raised in Rhode Island. He received his BA in Jewelry/Metals from Rhode Island College and then went on to work in the industry. During this period he was a diamond setter for Tiffany & Co. and then a model maker for C & J Jewelry working on high-end jewelry brands such as David Yurman, Haverhill Leech, and Tiffany & Co. All while also continuing his personal studio practice and jewelry business.

Realizing he had always wanted to teach at the college level, he left the stagnancy of the industry and decided to go back to school to obtain his MFA at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Artisanry with a focus on Jewelry/Metals. During his stay at the university he has received high awards for his jewelry design skills through juried competitions and has also had opportunities to teach as well as assist advanced classes.

Check our Julian's website here and his Instagram page here!