Learn more than just rip and cross-cuts on the table saw. In this course, we'll cover angled cuts, building jigs and fixtures, and dive into the world of table saw joinery. This is a continuing level class. For class access please call the Craft Center at 530-752-1475.
Students will learn proper setup, use, and basic maintenance of the shaper and power feed. Through discussion and demonstrations of techniques stduents will learn how to get the most out of the shaper.
Students will learn the entire lost wax process, including preparing the wax form, creating a plaster mold, burning out the wax and casting their piece. This class is geared toward casting with a jewelry emphasis. Basic wax techniques will be covered, but the instructor will not cover extensive wax carving procedures. The first class includes a mandatory safety review so attendance is required. Investment, wax, copper, and silver are available for purchase at the Craft Center (Three Classes; includes jewelry class pass).
Students will learn how to make a variety of intricate chains out of jump rings and wire that do not require soldering setups and can be made easily using small pliers and hand tools at home. The students will leave with a completed bracelet, possibly a necklace or multiple projects depending on how intricate their chain is. No prior experience is needed, but students should think of a project before coming to class. (One Day Workshop; No Studio Pass)
Our instructor will cover the techniques used in poster printmaking. Expect to print multi-color designs on paper during the class. Black ink is included for use during class time, and additional colors are available for purchase at the Craft Center (Six classes;includes screen printing class pass).
This class will focus on the development of additional metalsmithing techniques and skills. The beginning metalsmithing class is a prerequisite as this class will build upon concepts and skills acquired in the beginning class. Students should be proficient in basic soldering/torch operation, fabrication skills, bezel setting and safety precautions. The class will be largely project-driven and participants will work on a project of their choice (subject to instructor approval). (Six Classes; Studio Pass Included)
Have an unfinished sewing project laying around? Getting stuck and you wish there was someone there to guide you? This class is for you! This class is intended for students that have taken the beginning sewing class and would like assistance finishing a previous project and reading/laying out patterns (Four classes).