In person classes in my studio are currently on hold. However I am scheduling a few one-on-one classes.
METAL SMITHING AND METAL CLAY CLASSES
Classes in my studio are generally limited to three people. You can register or schedule classes by contacting me at studio @ donamiller.com or 541.362.1237. Watch here for upcoming classes or contact me with your interests.
For more advanced classes, these are often taught one on one in my studio. So if there is a specific technique you want learn, or specific project you want help on, let me know and we can get that scheduled too.
YOU CREATE SESSIONS
If you have a specific project you would like to create, a wedding band, earrings with the beautiful stones you found at a gem show… We can do that too. These are generally scheduled as private sessions where I help you through the project, earning the skills specific to your project. Contact me at studio @ donamiller.com.
The Lifelong Learning Center – Missoula, MT
You can sign up for the following classes at The Lifelong Learning Center by going to their web page thelifelonglearningcenter.com or calling (406) 549-8765.
Impressions with Torch and Hammer – Sept 11
What could be better than combining torch and hammer work? In this fun, creative class you will learn texturing and simple form folding while making a couple pairs of earrings. Supporting these techniques will be simple torch work to both make the metal easy to work with as well as provide a nice patina finish when your earrings are complete. We will also use the hammer to give the earrings an organic shaping.
Basic Metal Smithing – September 12
In this one day class you will learn how to: cut and pierce with a jewelers saw; use hammers to texture metal with all sorts of material, including stamps, wire, and even lace; and create cold connections using rivets and eyelets. You will use these skills to cut designs in sheet metal, texture the metal and make connections to create at least one pendent. We will be working with copper and silver.
Keum-boo – October 9
Keum-boo is a great way to add gold to your creations. Come learn the ancient Korean technique of layering 24K gold over fine silver. Once we have the gold added to the silver, we will look at ways to polish and patina the silver to make the gold really stand out.
Intro to Soldering – October 10
Learn the basics of soldering to demystify and simplify the soldering process. Learn about sweat soldering, butt soldering and pick soldering. We will cover tips and tricks and common problems. Learning this skill will open up a new world of opportunities for your jewelry making. Go home with a new pendent or earrings to wear.