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Current 2024 Workshops,

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Some classes may be filled, contact us for availability.

As classes fill up we will create a waiting list for each class.

May 18-19   Sweat Soldering, Applique and Overlay 

Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5pm each day, 8 hours of instruction, $295.00       More Details

June 22-23  Chain Making                                         

Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5pm each day, 8 hours of instruction, $295.00       More Details

July 13-14 and 20  Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting                       

Saturday, Sunday, and the following Saturday, 1 - 5pm each day,                   More Details

12 hours of instruction,  $495.00                                                                  

August 17-18   Beginning Silversmithing

Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5pm each day, 8 hours of instruction, $295.00      More Details

 

September 21-22   Rings and Things

Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5pm each day, 8 hours of instruction, $295.00       More Details 

November 9-10  Prong Setting

Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5pm each day, 8 hours of instruction, $295.00       More Details 

To enroll in a class, call our land line (805) 649-4744 at the studio,

leave a message.

We’ll call you back ASAP.

Our in-person workshops are designed to allow intensive class time in 4-hour blocks over a weekend.

You must sign up for both days of a 2-day workshop, or the full 3 days of the casting workshop. 

With 4 students maximum in each workshop, you’ll receive personalized instruction by Hallie.

Stan, my Teacher’s Assistant (and husband!) may pitch in as well!

As classes fill up there will be a waiting list. 

Location   All classes will be held in our private Red House Studio in Oak View, CA about 12 minutes from downtown Ojai.  It’s in a quiet residential area with ample street parking.

 

Payment  Full payment is due when you sign up for the class. 

We will accept credit cards over the phone, or direct you to our Pay Pal account.

Extra Costs  In the first Beginning  Silversmithing class the fee includes your materials.

In Applique and Overlay, Casting, Cold Connections, or Chain making classes you’ll be charged at the end of class for the Sterling Silver you’ve used for your project, and any other materials you’ve chosen to purchase.

 

Cancellation Policies  You may cancel up to 21 days (3 weeks) ahead of the class and receive a full refund, or take a credit for a class at a more convenient time.   

After the 21-day deadline, here are the options: 

If you must cancel and we are able to find another student to fill your spot, we’ll refund your full payment, or give you a credit towards another class. 

If we can’t find a student to fill your spot, you’ll receive a refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. 

If we cancel the class for any reason, you’ll get a full refund.

If you miss a class you’ve enrolled in, there are no refunds or credits given.

Tools   Each student’s bench is equipped with all the necessary files, sanding sticks, hammers, pliers, a saw, and a flexible shaft drill with attachments for polishing.  There is also a buffing motor, and two soldering stations.

 

Things you need to know  

Masks are used when we are sanding, grinding or polishing to keep from breathing the dust and grit.  Bring one, or we can supply it. We also have safety glasses available.

 

We’ll acquaint you with safety procedures while using the equipment and torches. But to be extra careful, don’t wear loose flowing clothing or long necklaces that could get caught in equipment. Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.  And you must tie back long hair.

 

Warning - Beautifully manicured finger nails may get messed up while filing, sanding and polishing!

 

Jewelry work is small and precise. If you need glasses to see close-up bring them. We do have safety glasses with magnification that will fit over your reading or prescription glasses.

 

Liability Waivers  When you arrive you’ll be required to sign a liability waiver.  Children between 15 and 18 years of age may attend classes, but a legal guardian must sign the liability waiver for them.

To enroll in a class, call our land line (805) 649-4744 at the studio,

leave a message.

We’ll call you back ASAP.

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