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A beginner level class, Wax Carving will serve as one of the basic foundations for all your future Jewelry and metalsmithing creations.
You will learn to navigate a professional jewelry studio including all the tools and equipment involved in making a piece of jewelry from concept to creation.
You will use a variety of special Jewelers’ wax and tools to make “mini-sculptures”, in the form of pendants, rings, ect, and learn the art of the “Lost Wax” casting process. You will then have the opportunity to professionally cast your piece/ pieces in the metal of your choice (925 Silver, Fine silver, Brass, Bronze, Gold, Platinum)
- Learnn to transfer your design to wax
- Learn to cutout and carve your piece using a combination of piercing, sawing, additive and subtractive techniques utilizing the jewelers saw, flex shaft and Burs, wax pens files, etc.
- Learn fine jewelry finishing techniques
- Learn the art of polishing
By the end of class you will walk away with a finished piece of jewelry (or 2) and leave confident in your ability to navigate any jewelry studio.
4 Weeks: 1 4 Hour Session per week (16 HRS CLASS)
Studio Wax Supplies Included, Casting and Molds are separate and at student discretion.