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Silversmithing Basics Intensive, July 2020


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What? Silversmithing Basics Intensive
When? July 6-10, 2020
Where? Twisp, WA in my personal studio

This workshop is a 5-day intensive for beginning silversmiths. We will convene for 8 hours each day with a one-hour break for lunch.

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this five-day thorough course will introduce students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals.

Five-day intensives give students an understanding of what is involved to work full-time as a silversmith.

The cost of the workshop will include
5 days of training and interaction
1 3x3" sheet of 24 gauge copper
1 3x3" sheet of 22 gauge sterling silver
1 3x3" sheet of 22 gauge sterling silver
1 5 ft 16 gauge sterling silver wire
1 5 ft wire of 18 gauge sterling silver
1 5ft wire of 20 gauge sterling silver
silver solder

Should you require additional materials, please be sure to bring them with you to the workshop. You will find everything you need at Rio Grande. I will also have additional materials to purchase at wholesale cost, should you need.

All tools and equipment are included.

My studio space is well ventilated. However, I encourage you to bring your own eye/mouth/finger protection. For those students with long hair, be sure to tie it back when working with the torch. See below for a description of my studio.
Meals are not included.

Please note that I do not give students specific projects to complete. I offer many different demonstrations throughout the day, so you're welcome to copy my demonstrations or take the techniques to incorporate into your own designs. I encourage you to explore your own artistic expression.

Course Prerequisites include:
No previous experience is required.

To Register:
The cost for this 5-day intensive is $650.
Once I have received your payment, your space will be confirmed.
This workshop is first come, first serve. Space is limited.

Cancellation Policy:
25% of fee is considered non-refundable in cases of withdrawal for all students up to 30 days of the workshop. Think carefully before reserving your spot!
Course fee is non-refundable within 30 days of the workshop unless I am able to fill the student's spot, in which case #1 above still applies.
If I cancel a class then 100% of your fee will be reimbursed.

Lodging, directions and information about the Methow Valley
I can work with you and the others in the group to secure affordable lodging. Let me know if you would like assistance. Otherwise, following are several links to arrange lodging.
Central Reservations - A local source for lodging at Inns, Hotels, B&B's, vacation rentals, condos, cabins, and more.
Lodging within walking distance to my studio:
Twisp River Suites - river front lodging in downtown Twisp, close to shopping and my studio
Methow Suites B&B - Wonderfully cozy, close to downtown Twisp, and the owners are some of the warmest people you will find in the Valley.
RV Camping

The closest airports are Twisp, Wenatchee, Spokane, and Seattle, WA.

Information about the Methow Valley:
Below are some useful resources to learn about this stunningly picturesque area.

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