Jewelry

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Guided Open Studio #877 – 879 WINTER & SPRING SESSION

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 pro-gram 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: Intermediate Jeweler having taken JB’s Metalforming or Casting class in the last 3 years.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Day & Duration: Tuesdays, 4 weeks / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 3 (#978): March 3 – 24 (No class on March 31)
Session 4 (#979): April 7 – 28
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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Metalforming — Level 2 #1000

You’ll be amazed at what you can build out of precious metals in this class! 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
March 5 – April 9 / 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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A VARIETY OF NEW WORKSHOPS BELOW! Jewelry in a Day! — Level 1 #980 – 990

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

Crystal Pendants #989
Julie Matheis
Saturday, 1 day / March 7 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm *This class has been cancelled. Please enroll in one of our other great classes or workshops. Mahalo

Bangles & Bracelets
Session 2 (#985): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, 1 day / March 11 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Hours of Earrings
Session 2 (#988): Julie Matheis
Saturday, 1 day / April 18 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Torch Fired Enameling with Argentium Silver #990
Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sunday, 1 day / April 19 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Rings, Rings, and More Rings!
Session 2 (#981): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, 1 day / April 8 / 5:00 – 9:00 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 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 #991 – 994

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) 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 (#994): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Wednesdays, 6 weeks / March 25 – April 29 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Session 4 will focus on jewelry basics with Argentium Silver metal

Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Roberta 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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A VARIETY OF NEW WORKSHOPS BELOW! Jeweler’s Development Workshops — Level 2 #997 – 999

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.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration:

Surface Decoration: Custom Stamp Tool #998
Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Monday, 1 day / March 30 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tool Maintenance #999
Teaching Artists: J.B. Rea & Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Monday, 1 day / April 6 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $15

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.

Roberta 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!

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Intermediate Jewelry — Level 2 #1001

If you have completed Beginning Jewelry and are ready create your own designs and/or learn new techniques, this class is a great next step! Students will learn to use the more advanced tools found in the Hui’s studio, improve solder-ing skills, and refine designs for faster and more successful fabrication. The class may also explore riveting methods, how to imprint surface textures with the rolling mill, and how to create dimension with dapping tools, smithing stakes, and special mandrels. Many other techniques will be learned as students troubleshoot designs and work on individual projects. 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:Julie Matheis
Day & Duration:
Mondays, 6 weeks
April 13 – May 18 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

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Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

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 #995 & 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

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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