This 4-week session is particularly useful for the newer turner who needs to build their turning skills. In a directed lab format, students will be able to draw upon instructor experience and receive advice and instruction appropriate to their skill and interests.
Mixed metals are the hot trend with the cost of precious metals soaring. Make copper and brass components to produce fabulous earrings. You will rivet and learn basic metalsmithing techniques including dapping, stamping, rolling mill texture plates and hammer texturing. Registration closes June 17.
In this introductory 2-day workshop, students will learn how to create a small mosaic panel. The main focus is the indirect method where the mosaic is assembled on a temporary substrate of contact paper, then adhered with a trowel to a cement backerboard panel. Registration closes June 16.
This is a beginning level class for students with little or no previous turning experience. All aspects of beginning turning will be covered: lathe safety, wood preparation, tool selection and use, basic design, sanding and finishing. Students can expect to complete two bowls during the class. Registration closes June 22.
Here is your chance to work in 3 different mediums in one class! In 7 weeks each student will create multiple bowls and develop a new love of mediums they may never have tried before. Hurry… space is limited to just 6 students: the registration has been extended until June 22.
Join expert jeweler Joy Raskin as she teaches two great aspects of craft: wireweaving and stonesetting. The wireweaving class happens May 28-29, and stonesetting is June 4-5. Register for either or both of these weekend workshops!
Drawing is an accessible skill everyone can enjoy. This 3-hour workshop on June 11 teaches students who have absolutely no previous drawing experience how to create a convincing likeness. Join artist and author Claire Watson Garcia as she takes you through the process.
Calling all metalsmiths: Whether you have a flexshaft already or are considering buying one, this workshop is for you! In this hands-on and demonstration-packed three-hour session, you’ll learn how a flexshaft can enhance your jewelrymaking skills.
Fabric will be fashioned in our studios in May: make it the month to craft your own art from fiber. Register for these classes, and enjoy the unique satisfaction that making a fine item by your own hand can bring!
The lathes will be turning in May: make it the month to craft your own art from wood. Register for these classes, and explore a new way to express your creativity!
Make May the month to become your own jeweler. Register for any or all of these classes, allow your creativity to run wild!
April 30-May 1 is another busy weekend at Brookfield Craft Center! Take your pick of a unique class in fiber arts, jewelry making, or woodturning.
All of these classes are either 1-2 day workshops and are designed for students who are just starting in each craft (see each course for details). Make a plan to spend some time with us this weekend.