Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry

Learn to design and create your own jewelry.  Learn the basics of using traditional hand tools.

This workshop covers:

  • Annealing and soldering
  • Using a jewelers saw
  • Layout, drilling holes, measuring etc
  • Using a rolling mill
  • Texturizing with hand, burs, rolling mill etc
  • Tool care
  • Finishing and polishing
  • Design concepts
  • Safety in the jewelry studio

Tool kit and silver required, and is purchased at the time of registration. You will receive the tools and silver in class.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
February 3-4
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$225 - tuition
$175 - tool kit (paid for at the time of registration)
$50 - silver     (paid for at the time of registration)

Instructor: Doug Frey

Silversmithing: Advanced Skills for Silver Jewelry

Prerequisite: Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry
Comparable experience will be considered, please contact the program. community.arts@usask.ca

Design a more complex piece of one-of-a-kind silver jewelry building on skills from the beginner class with a focus on finishing your design. Techniques for making simple settings and how to secure gemstones and pearls will be introduced.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
February 17-18
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$225 - tuition
$50 -   silver (paid for at the time of registration)

Instructor: Doug Frey

Silversmithing: Open Studio

Prerequisite: Completion of Basic & Advanced Workshops

Work on your independent projects with the support of an experienced instructor.  Advise and class critique encourage completion of technically sound work with an emphasis on personal growth and development.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
March 3-4
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$225 - tuition
$50 -   silver (paid for at the time of registration)

Instructor: Doug Frey

Glass Art: Vitrigraph Stringers

Prerequisite: None

Painting with glass! Learn how to shape and manoeuvre a stream of flowing glass "stringers" from a vitrigraph kiln. Kiln safety, setup and loading are integral components of this course. Each student will complete a one-of-a-kind vitrigraph painting and/or functional piece of glass art to be picked up the following week.

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
March 17 &18
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$365 - Includes all materials.

Instructor: Elisabeth & Bob Miller, Fractured Glass Studio

Glass Art: Introduction to Glass Fusion

Prerequisite: None however, glass cutting experience is an asset

Work with a variety of glass materials and learn the basics of glass fusing. Gain foundational knowledge of kiln formed glass including terminology, techniques, and principles as well as an introduction to glass fusing equipment and firing schedules. Each student will complete a number of smaller one-of-a-kind pieces of art.
View student work from recent workshop

1 Weekend Workshop
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
April 21 & 22
Room 117 - RJD Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave N (the old School for the Deaf)

$395 - Includes all materials.

Instructor: Elisabeth & Bob Miller, Fractured Glass Studio