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Casting for Artists — Level 2 #1131

This class is the time and place to experiment with metal! J.B. will guide you along your path of discovery as you expand the possibilities of design by learning the basic elements of wax working and casting methods for the artist. More experienced students may use this class to try new directions such as intricate surface work and three-dimensional ideas—even small sculpture! Vacuum casting will be taught and other methods will be discussed. If you are comfortable with metalsmithing basics, this class is a great next step that will add valuable techniques to your repertoire. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience
**Unfortunately this class had to be cancelled. Please sign up for one of our other Jewelry classes. Mahalo.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Day & Duration: Thursdays, 6 weeks
July 30 – September 3 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

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Open Studio
About the Teaching Artist

J.B. Rea received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and MFA in Silversmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsman. He has taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He began teaching at Hui No‘eau in 1982 and is currently the jewelry studio’s technician. His work can be seen at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

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Guided Open Studio – Level 2 #1100

Do you enjoy working on your own independent projects in Open Studio, but sometimes come across a stumbling block? If you’ve ever wished for more guidance without having to work on a specific class assignment, this is the program for you! Our expert Teaching Artist J.B. Rea will be available for individualized assistance-answering questions and troubleshooting problems. This class is one step above Open Studio (no instruction) while allowing for a bit more freedom than the Hui’s more structured classes. Class size is limited to 10 and for each four-week session, students are welcome to attend a calendar month of Open Studios on Tuesdays (9-12pm), Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9-1pm). Please come to class with projects! Prerequisite: A Level 2 jewelry class with J.B. Rea or instructor’s permission

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Day & Duration:
Tuesdays, 4 weeks / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 4 (#1100): August 4 – 25
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $145 (members only, includes lab fee)

Supply List

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Open Studio
About the Teaching Artist

J.B. Rea received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and MFA in Silversmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsman. He has taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He began teaching at Hui No‘eau in 1982 and is currently the jewelry studio’s technician. His work can be seen at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

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Jeweler’s Development Workshops — Level 2 #1113 – 1125

These workshops will give you new inspiration, techniques, and helpful skills that will enhance your studio practice. Students in Argentium Granulated Hollow Bead will work with a sheet of Argentium Silver to cut two large disks, which can then be formed into a lentil shaped bead that can then be decorated with granules and fused to form a large hollow bead. In Surface Decoration, students will learn to create a custom stamp tool from a steel rod that can add a unique touch to your jewelry designs. In Tool Maintenance, students will learn useful and money-saving tips and ways to keep tools clean, polished, oiled, and up to speed in our Maui climate. Students in the Belt Buckle workshop will create a wearable work of art by creating designs and adding dimension using a jeweler’s pitch. Bring your cabochons and other flat backed objects to the Bezel Setting Refresher and you’ll have the opportunity to practice and refine valuable setting skills. For those wishing to set irregularly shaped objects, the Prong Setting Refresher is for you! The class will learn two types of settings using wire; please bring several different objects, since some will work better than others. The Etching on Copper class will introduce new equipment to the Hui’s jewelry studio and add to your technical repertoire. Take one workshop or take them all! Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Argentium Granulated Hollow Bead
Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session 2 (#1120): Saturday, 1 day / August 8 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Belt Buckle
Julie Matheis
Session 2 (#1118): Sunday, 1 day / August 16 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bezel Setting Refresher
Julie Matheis
Session 2 (#1116): Tuesday, 1 day / August 18 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Prong Setting Refresher
Julie Matheis
Session 2 (#1114): Tuesday, 1 day / August 25 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Etching on Copper
Julie Matheis
Session 2 (#1122): Wednesday, 1 day / September 2 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Ann Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

Julie Matheis earned her bachelors degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown her award-winning work internationally in exhibitions, magazines, and books. She began teaching at the Hui in 2006.

J.B. Rea received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois and MFA in Silversmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsman. He has taught at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He began teaching at Hui No‘eau in 1982 and is currently the jewelry studio’s technician. His work can be seen at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.

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A VARIETY OF NEW WORKSHOPS BELOW! Jewelry in a Day! — Level 1 #1101 – 1112

Want to learn to make jewelry in just one day? These classes are designed to teach various jewelry projects and techniques while allowing for a flexible schedule—take one or take them all! Students will learn basic techniques like fusing, soldering, forming, sawing, sanding, hammering, and polishing, and walk away with a wearable piece (or many pieces!). Roberta’s classes will work with Argentium Silver metal, which is a fine silver alloy. For all classes, you are encouraged to bring beads, shells or any other accents that you might want to incorporate into your work. If you’ve wanted to give jewelry making a try, learn construction basics for a particular project, or if you want to know more about Argentium, choose a workshop and bring a friend to come make “Jewelry in a Day” at the Hui!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Shell Jewelry
Session 2 (#1108): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sunday, 1 day / July 26 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm *There is only one space left. Please call 572-6560 to register.

Bangles & Bracelets
Session 2 (#1110): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, 1 day / August 12 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Torch Fired Enameling with Argentium Silver
Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session 2 (#1112): Saturday, 1 day / August 22 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Ann Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

Julie Matheis earned her bachelors degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown her award-winning work internationally in exhibitions, magazines, and books. She began teaching at the Hui in 2006.

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Beginning Jewelry — Level 1 #1126 – 1129

Get ready to create your very own wearable works of art, including pendants, bracelets, earrings, and/or rings! This class teaches fundamental fabrication techniques using wire and sheet metals; students will cut, drill, saw, file, stamp, solder (or fuse with Argentium in Roberta’s classes) and pierce metal, learn polishing techniques, and bezel set a stone. If you are interested in working with metal, this class will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your creative journey started! Note: Students will gain a great foundation to create any jewelry design, however, shell jewelry will not be specifically addressed. Some copper and brass sheet metal and wire are included in the supply fee; sterling and Argentium silver are available for purchase.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Session 4 (#1129): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Mondays, 6 weeks
August 10 – September 14 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

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Open Studio
About the Teaching Artist

Roberta Ann Weisenburg has been working as a jeweler since 1981. Specializing in Custom Design, Casting, Fabrication, Fusing and Granulation, Roberta is a Certified Argentium Instructor. Recently she has relocated to Maui from San Francisco, where she maintained a studio since 1985 and taught privately. Her love for metal work has been ongoing and she is truly inspired to reach new heights on Maui and to share her knowledge with Hui students!

Julie Matheis earned her bachelors degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has shown her award-winning work internationally in exhibitions, magazines, and books. She began teaching at the Hui in 2006.

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