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A VARIETY OF NEW WORKSHOPS BELOW! Jewelry in a Day! — Level 1 #990 & 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

Hours of Earrings
Session (#988): Julie Matheis
Saturday, 1 day / April 18 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm *This class is full. Please phone 572-6560 to be put on the wait list. Mahalo
Session 1 (#1101): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, 1 day / May 6 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 1 (#1102): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sunday, 1 day / July 5 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Torch Fired Enameling with Argentium Silver
Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session (#990): Sunday, 1 day / April 19 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 1 (#1111): Friday, 1 day / June 19 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2 (#1112): Saturday, 1 day / August 22 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Crystal Pendants
Julie Matheis
Session 1 (#1103): Monday, 1 day / May 11 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2 (#1104): Saturday, 1 day / June 6 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Stacking Rings
Session 1 (#1105): Julie Matheis
Sunday, 1 day / May 17 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Session 2 (#1106): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Wednesday, 1 day / July 15 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Shell Jewelry
Session 1 (#1107): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, 1 day / May 27 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2 (#1108): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sunday, 1 day / July 26 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bangles & Bracelets
Session 1 (#1109): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Wednesday, 1 day / June 1 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 2 (#1110): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, 1 day / August 12 / 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.

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Casting for Artists — Level 2 #996

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 jewelry 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 jewelry repertoire. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Day & Duration:
Thursdays, 6 weeks / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2 (#996): April 16 – May 21
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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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

Prong Setting Refresher
Julie Matheis
Session 1 (#1113): Saturday, 1 day / May 16 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Session 2 (#1114): Tuesday, 1 day / August 25 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Bezel Setting Refresher
Julie Matheis
Session 1 (#1115): Wednesday, 1 day / May 20 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2 (#1116): Tuesday, 1 day / August 18 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Belt Buckle
Julie Matheis
Session 1 (#1117):Monday, 1 day / May 25 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2 (#1118): Sunday, 1 day / August 16 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Argentium Granulated Hollow Bead
Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session 1 (#1119):Friday, 1 day / May 29 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2 (#1120): Saturday, 1 day / August 8 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Etching on Copper
Julie Matheis
Session 1 (#1121):Sunday, 1 day / May 31 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Session 2 (#1122): Wednesday, 1 day / September 2 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tool Maintenance #1123
J.B. Rea & Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Monday, 1 day / June 8 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Surface Decoration: Custom Stamp Tool
Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session 1 (#1124):Friday, 1 day / May 29 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2 (#1125): Saturday, 1 day / August 8 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

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

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

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.

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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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 1 (#1126): Julie Matheis
Wednesdays, 6 weeks
May 20 – June 24 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 2 (#1127): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Mondays, 6 weeks
June 22 – July 27 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 3 (#1128): Julie Matheis
Wednesdays, 6 weeks
July 22 – August 26 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
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

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

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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Chain Reaction with Visiting Artists David & Andrea Peterson #1067

The chain takes center stage in this dynamic workshop for metalsmiths of all levels. From basic techniques and traditional patterns to elaborate structures and unexpected possibilities, students will find this workshop fast-paced, but very accessible. Beyond the basic jump-ring, students will explore ball-joints, gimbals, forged links, curbs, maille, hinges, clasps, and a multitude of ingenious methods for creating unique, interconnected elements. All tools and basic materials will be provided, but students wishing to work in precious metals or unusual materials are encouraged to bring their own. Prerequisites: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience recommended

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist David & Andrea Peterson
Day & Duration: Thursday & Friday, 2 days
June 4 & 5 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $150 ($188 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $10

Supply List

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

David Peterson is a Professor of Art/Metalsmithing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He received his BA from SUNY, Geneseo (NY) and his MFA from Indiana State University. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe with work in numerous permanent collections, including Purdue University, Siena College, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Andrea Peterson is an independent studio metalsmith and lecturer at Skidmore College. She received her BA at SUNY Geneseo with graduate studies at Indiana State University and Purdue University. We are happy to welcome David and Andrea back to the Hui by popular demand!

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Metalforming — Level 2 #1130

You’ll be amazed at what you can build out of precious metals! Students will gain a solid understanding of basic processes and learn more advanced types of metal forming, including hammering wire and sheet into curvilinear 3-D forms. Bracelets, boxes, and pendants all take on more interest when bent and formed by hand. The practice of art never ends, so come learn more! Note: Some copper and brass sheet metal and wire are included in the supply fee and sterling silver will be available for purchase. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Day & Duration: Thursdays, 6 weeks
June 11 – July 16 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

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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Sandcasting in Silver with Visiting Artists David & Andrea Peterson #1068

Explore the powerful possibilities that sandcasting brings to work in jewelry and small sculpture! Those unfamiliar with sandcasting will be surprised by how quickly one can move from concept to finished casting; often less than an hour. Unlike other casting methods, sandcasting does not result in the loss of the original wax model, so multiple castings are possible. Sandcasting also requires little in the way of specialized equipment, making it an ideal addition to any small studio or home-based workshop. In fact, most of the necessary tools can be made DIY in the studio (as you will see!). Experienced metalsmiths will discover an array of variations and innovations to inform their work, while less experienced makers will discover a unique, low-tech method for producing jewelry and small objects in silver, bronze, pewter, and even aluminum.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artists David & Andrea Peterson
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
June 13 & 14 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $150 ($188 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $25

Supply List

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

David Peterson is a Professor of Art/Metalsmithing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He received his BA from SUNY, Geneseo (NY) and his MFA from Indiana State University. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe with work in numerous permanent collections, including Purdue University, Siena College, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Andrea Peterson is an independent studio metalsmith and lecturer at Skidmore College. She received her BA at SUNY Geneseo with graduate studies at Indiana State University and Purdue University. We are happy to welcome David and Andrea back to the Hui by popular demand!

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Cloisonné Revealed! with Visiting Artists David & Andrea Peterson #1069

Fine silver lines separating cells of brilliant color distinguishes cloisonné from other historic enameling techniques. This workshop will take some of the mystery, but none of the fascination, out of making beautiful, intricate cloisonné enamels. With straightforward demonstrations and one-on-one guidance, students in this lively workshop will be creating their own stunning cloisonné work in no time. While beginners are building confidence with basic techniques, more experienced enamelists will be able to explore new approaches and creative design possibilities. Prerequisites: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience recommended

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artists David & Andrea Peterson
Day & Duration: Monday & Wednesday, 2 days
June 15 & 17 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $150 ($188 nonmember)
Supply & Lab Fee: $25

Supply List

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

David Peterson is a Professor of Art/Metalsmithing at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He received his BA from SUNY, Geneseo (NY) and his MFA from Indiana State University. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe with work in numerous permanent collections, including Purdue University, Siena College, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Andrea Peterson is an independent studio metalsmith and lecturer at Skidmore College. She received her BA at SUNY Geneseo with graduate studies at Indiana State University and Purdue University. We are happy to welcome David and Andrea back to the Hui by popular demand!

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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

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

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

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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