Creative Metalworks School of Design
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Creative Metalworks
School of Design

 
Creative Metalworks School of Design offers a variety of courses and workshops. Current classes include Jewelry Fabrication, Lost-Wax Casting, Advanced Fabrication Techniques and Enameling. Other workshops and classes offered in 2013 include Anticlastic Raising with Michael Good. Forming with Betty Hellen Longhi, Forged Fabrication, Hand Engraving, Korean Forging Techniques, Gemology, CAD CAM, Small Object Photography, Website Design, and more.

Classes are individualized to suit student needs yet encourage group participation and learning. Class size is set for a minimum of six students and a maximum of twelve students with an assistant instructor. Initial projects are suggested that will provide a foundation for the development of a broad range of technical skills, while spurring the creative process and in-depth learning about the fundamental principles involved.

See 'DETAILS" below for costs.

 
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For Registration Call: 301-933-1500
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Which classes are you interested in? Check all that apply.
Jewelry Fabrication
Advanced Fabrication
Casting
Studio Bench Session
Casting Two Day Workshop: Michael Schwartz
Hand Engraving One Day Workshop: Clancy Sweitzer
Stone Setting Two Day Workshop: Michael Schwartz
Mokume Gane Two Day Workshop: Wayne Werner
Enameling Two Day Workshop: Erica Druin
Anticlastic Raising Three Day Workshop: Michael Good
 
What time would you prefer classes? Check all that apply.
Sat. 10AM-1PM
Sat. 2-5PM
Mon. 6-9PM
Tues. 6-9PM
Wed. 6-9PM
Thurs. 6-9PM
Tues. 11-2PM (NEW TIME!)
Thurs. 11-2PM (NEW TIME!)
Two Day Sat/Sun Workshop
 
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Details:
  • 2014 tuition for courses with a duration of 8 weeks: $485
     
  • Continuing Students: $465
     
  • Early-registration discount for 8 week courses: $20
     
  • Jewelry Fabrication, Advanced Fabrication and Casting courses are 8 weeks in duration and meet once a week for three hour sessions.
     
  • All materials and supplies are included in tuition with the exception of precious metals and gems.
     
  • Precious metals, gems and recommended texts are available on site at competitive prices and with student discounts.
     
  • Our Open Studio Work Sessions allow students the opportunity to make up missed classes, work on new projects, or finish projects. Any other make-up classes must be authorized by Michael Schwartz.
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Fall 2014 Semester
Course Descriptions

 
Jewelry Fabrication
Students will learn basic design and fabrication techniques including the use of different torches and their applications, sawing, filing and flex shaft techniques. Stone setting techniques will be covered along with more advanced techniques such as: forged wire fabrication, hydraulic forming, multiple surface embellishment techniques, and as appropriate, advanced setting techniques. Students will create 2-3 pieces utilizing formed, forged and fabricated metals.
Cost: $485.00 Returning students $465
Early Registration by August 11th

Next Courses Offered:

Tuesday Afternoons:
(9/9/14 - 10/28/14)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Tuesday Evenings:
(9/9/14 - 10/28/14)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Paul Brackna
See his work at: http://www.pbjewelrydesigns.com
& Michael Schwartz

Saturday Mornings:
(9/13/14 - 11/1/14)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Schwartz

 
Advanced Fabrication
This course is designed for students with considerable design experience and fabrication skills. Students will focus on projects involving advanced stone setting techniques with hands on demonstrations throughout the course. Tube, bezel, beaded and flush setting will be demonstrated and practiced as well as creative combinations of techniques such as the use of forged textures, patinas and keum-boo (the ancient Korean appliqué technique of fusing 24K gold foil to silver). The first hour and a half of each class in weeks 2 thru 7 will focus on instruction in specific techniques, with the remaining time for practice and guided development of individual projects.
Cost: $485.00 Returning students $465
Early Registration by August 11th

Next Course Offered:

Thursday Afternoons:
(9/11/14 - 10/30/14)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Schwartz

and

Thursday Evenings:
(9/11/14 - 10/30/14)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Schwartz

 
Casting I
Students will learn basic design, layout and wax work for lost wax centrifugal casting. Students will cast and complete three or more of their own sculpted pieces, which may include stones. There will be demonstrations on gravity, vacuum and cuttlefish bone casting. Alternative low cost methods of casting will be demonstrated as well as an introduction to more advanced systems. Both vulcanized and cold molding techniques will be introduced.
Cost: $485.00 Returning students $465
Early Registration by August 11th

Next Course Offered:

Wednesday Evening:
(9/10/14 - 10/29/14)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Schwartz

Saturday Afternoon:
(9/13/14 - 11/1/14)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Schwartz

 
Studio Bench Sessions
CM School of Design is now offering studio bench sessions for students who have taken a minimum of 2 courses with us. These sessions are offered to our current and past students as additional bench time. Students must bring all material needed; there will be no material for sale during these sessions. It is mandatory that students are checked out on specific tools.
Cost: $300 for all eight sessions; or $170.00 for four sessions and $45.00 per additional 3 hour session. Registration and fees are required prior to start date.

Next Sessions Offered:

Summer 2014:
Monday Evenings:
(7/31/14 - 8/18/14)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio Supervisor: TBA

Interim Bench Sessions: Monday's TBA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM are FREE to those who pre-register for all (8) Summer 2014 Open Bench Sessions.

Fall 2014:
Monday Evenings:
(9/8/14 - 10/27/14)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio Supervisor: TBA


 
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CREATIVE METALWORKS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
10453 Metropolitan Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone:(301) 933-1500

 
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