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Beginning Jewelry – Level 1 #863-866

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, and pierce metal, learn soldering and 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. 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 2 (#864): Mondays, 6 weeks
October 13 – November 17 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session 3 (#865): Saturdays, 6 weeks
November 8 – December 13 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Teaching Artist: Julie Matheis
Session 4 (#866): Wednesdays, 6 weeks
November 12 – December 17 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg

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

Supply List

Coming Soon!

Open Studio

Please see open studio schedule

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.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!

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Jewelry in a Day: Bangles, Hoops, and Stacking Rings #867-870

Learn to make bangles, hoops, and/or stacking rings in this fun one-day workshop! Roberta will introduce students to the unique Argentium sterling silver metal, which has just as much silver as sterling, but also has a touch of germanium that makes the metal more malleable and requires no solder! Students will learn basic techniques like fusing, forming, sawing, sanding, hammering, and polishing, and walk away with several wearable pieces. If you’ve wanted to give jewelry making a try or if you want to learn about Argentium, this is the perfect class for you!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Session 2 (#868): Sunday, 1 day / October 12 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 3 (#869): Sunday, 1 day / November 9 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 4 (#870): Sunday, 1 day / December 14 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm

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

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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!

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Jewelry with Shells – Level 1 #871 & 872

Learn to use the jeweler’s saw, torch, and hammer to design jewelry using your favorite seashells. Students will develop original ideas and will learn traditional stone setting techniques using prongs. Some shells will be provided, however, students are encouraged to bring their own to create one-of-a-kind works of art! Copper and brass sheet metal and wire are included in the supply fee and sterling silver will be available for purchase. Note: 4-week classes do not qualify students to use open studio.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Julie Matheis
Session 2 (#872): Saturdays, 4 weeks / October 11 – November 1 / 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $135 ($169 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $30

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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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Cuttlefish Bone Casting Workshop #874

This workshop will teach students how to do a simple casting of jewelry or metal sculpture using the skeletal bone of a cuttlefish—a material that is inexpensive and easy to use. Students will saw and carve using hard wax, which will then create an impression in the cuttlefish bone. They will then bind the bone and pour the molten metal into the mold. You’ll love this low-tech method of casting that yields a beautiful natural texture on cast forms!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Date & Time : Sunday, 1 day / October 5 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $25

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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!

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Surface Decoration: Make Your Own Stamp! #875

In this class students will learn how to anneal, shape, harden and temper a steel rod to make a customized stamping tool. With that tool, students can make surface embellishments on sheet metal for a unique and personalized metal surface. What fun!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Date & Time: Monday, 1 day / October 6 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $10

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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!

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Guided Open Studio #877 – 879

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 in the Hui’s more structured classes. Class size is limited to 10 students and for each four-week session, students are welcome to attend open studios on Tuesdays (9-12pm), Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9-1pm). Please come to class with projects on which you are ready to work. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Session 1 (#877): Tuesdays, 4 weeks / October 7 – 28 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 2 (#878): Tuesdays, 4 weeks / November 4 – 25 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 3 (#879): Tuesdays, 4 weeks / December 2 – 23 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $145 (members only, includes lab fee)

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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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Argentium Basics: Glass Dome Ring #876

Want a unique way to showcase artwork, a photograph, or other keepsake? This introductory metalsmithing class will teach you how to create a ring using Argentium sheet metal, wire, and a glass dome, which covers your special treasure or work of art. As you construct this special ring, you’ll learn how to fuse, saw, shape, and bezel using Argentium Silver, which is made with the same amount of silver as sterling, but has an added touch of germanium that makes it tarnish resistant and more malleable. By the end of class, you’ll walk away with a finished piece and the skills to start creating your own incredible jewelry designs using Argentium Silver!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Date & Time : Wednesdays, 5 weeks / October 8 – November 5 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $165 ($206 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

Coming Soon!

Open Studio

TBD

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!

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Intermediate Jewelry #880

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 soldering 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: Copper and brass sheet metal and wire are included in the supply fee and sterling silver will be available for purchase.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Julie Matheis
Day & Duration: Wednesdays, 6 weeks
November 5 – December 10 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

Coming Soon!

Open Studio
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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Metalforming #881

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! Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Duration & Date: Thursdays, 6 weeks / November 6 – December 18 (No class Nov. 27)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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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Found Object Jewelry #882

Come and create a unique wearable piece of jewelry in just 4 hours! This class will introduce students to the basic jewelry techniques of wire wrapping, stamping, and drilling. You’ll learn to use found objects to create a necklace and pendant from copper wire and sheet, beads, pages from an old book, and other found objects of your choice.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Date & Time : Sunday, 1 day / November 23 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Jewelry
Tuition: $45 ($57 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $15

Supply List

Coming Soon!

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!

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All About Earrings w/ Visiting Artist Luana Coonen #830

Fun to make and wear, beautiful earrings can be made simply and easily. In this class (just in time for holiday gift making!), students will learn how to make handmade ear wires, functional clasps, and fun closures. French wires, handmade hoops, and soldered and cold connection mechanisms will also be explored. Students are welcome to bring items that they would like to incorporate into their earrings.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
December 21 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Luana Coonen
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $65 ($82 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $25

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

The Hui is proud to welcome Luana Coonen back to the Hui! Luana was one of our core jewelry Teaching Artists from 2010-2013 and now lives in San Francisco, CA. She is known for her art jewelry inspired by natural materials and created with precious metals and plastics. She holds a BFA in Jewelry/Metal Arts from California College of the Arts and has traveled and created jewelry around the world. Luana enjoys teaching, exhibiting art jewelry, and running her jewelry business. luanacoonen.com

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Cuff Bracelets Workshop w/ Visiting Artist Luana Coonen #829

Cuff bracelets are the perfect project to learn how to make an easy wearable piece of jewelry from scratch—and they make great handmade gifts! Students will learn how to saw, texture, form, finish, and patina cuff bracelets in this fun one-day class. This is an ideal workshop for students with no experience or for those wanting to get back into metalsmithing. Students are encouraged to bring design ideas to class so they are ready to work. Cuffs will be made out of brass and copper to encourage experimentation; students are welcome to bring silver or purchase some in the studio if desired. Note: Soldering will not be taught in this class.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Luana Coonen
Day & Duration: Monday, 1 day
December 22 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $65 ($82 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

The Hui is proud to welcome Luana Coonen back to the Hui! Luana was one of our core jewelry Teaching Artists from 2010-2013 and now lives in San Francisco, CA. She is known for her art jewelry inspired by natural materials and created with precious metals and plastics. She holds a BFA in Jewelry/Metal Arts from California College of the Arts and has traveled and created jewelry around the world. Luana enjoys teaching, exhibiting art jewelry, and running her jewelry business. luanacoonen.com

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