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Jeweler’s Development Workshops — Level 2 #1118 – 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

Etching on Copper
Julie Matheis
Session 2 (#1122): Wednesday, 1 day / September 2 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
*This workshop has been cancelled
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.

Guided Open Studio — Level 2 #1196 – #1199

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 JB Rea or instructor’s permission

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: J.B. Rea
Day & Duration: Tuesdays, 4 weeks / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 1 (#1196): September 8 – 29
Session 2 (#1197): October 6 – 27
Session 3 (#1198): November 3 – 24
Session 4 (#1199): December 1 – 22
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $155 (member only, includes lab fee)

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

Students are welcome to attend Open Studio for the calendar month of the Guided Open Studio they are registered for. Open Studio days & times are, Tuesdays (9-12pm), Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9-1pm)

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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FALL SESSION – Jewelry in a Day: Hoops & Stacking Rings—Level 1 #1200 – #1203

Learn to make hoops and stacking rings in this fun one-day workshop! Students will learn basic techniques such as soldering, forming, sawing, sanding, hammering, and polishing. Participants will walk away with several hoop earrings and rings—ready to wear or to give as fabulous handmade gifts! Roberta’s classes will also have the chance to learn and try out Argentium Silver metal, which has some very unique properties. This class provides a great taste of what you can do in the Hui’s professionally equipped jewelry and metalsmithing studio.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 (#1200): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Wednesday, September 9 / 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Session 2 (#1201): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sunday, October 4 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 3 (#1202): Julie Matheis
Sunday, November 22 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 4 (#1203): Julie Matheis
Sunday, December 20 / 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $60 ($75 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

TBD

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 #1129 & #1204 – #1206

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 (#1204): Julie Matheis
Wednesdays, 6 weeks
September 16 – October 21 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 2 (#1205): Julie Matheis
Mondays, 6 weeks
October 12 – November 16 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 3 (#1206): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Mondays, 6 weeks
November 9 – December 14 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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

Supply List

Click here to download a supply list for this class.

Open Studio

Students receive complimentary open studio on Fridays from 9am – 12noon for the duration of class.

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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Metalforming — Level 2 #1207

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
September 17 – October 22 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

Complimentary open studio is available to all students for the duration of class on Tuesdays (9-12pm), Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9-1pm)

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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FALL SESSION – Jewelry in a Day: Bangles & Bracelets—Level 1 #1208 – #1211

Students will learn to create beautiful bangles, cuffs, and add unique personal touches (shells, beach glass, beads, and more!). Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental techniques such as soldering, forming, sawing, sanding, hammering, and polishing. Roberta’s classes will also have the chance to learn and try out Argentium Silver metal, which has some very unique properties! Bangles are a great addition to your jewelry collection—or give them as a special gift and you can say that you made them yourself! Students are encouraged to bring shells, beads or any other personal elements to incorporate into jewelry.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 (#1208): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Monday, September 21 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Session 2 (#1209): Julie Matheis
Monday, October 12 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 3 (#1210): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Sunday, November 29 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Session 4 (#1211): Julie Matheis
Wednesday, December 16 / 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $55 ($69 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

TBD

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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Intermediate Jewelry—Level 2 #1212 & #1213

If you have completed Beginning Jewelry and are ready to create your own designs and 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

Session 1 (#1212): Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Wednesdays, 6 weeks
September 23 – Ocotober 28 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2 (#1213): Julie Matheis
Wednesdays, 6 weeks
November 4 – December 9 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

Complimentary open studio is available to all students for the duration of class on Tuesdays (9-12pm), Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9-1pm)

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 #1214

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
November 5 – December 17 (no class November 26) / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

Complimentary open studio is available to all students for the duration of class on Tuesdays (9-12pm), Thursdays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (9-1pm)

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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Intro to PMC Silver Metal Clay with Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek #1157

PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a type of clay made up of microscopic particles of real silver, water, and a binder. The clay can be shaped with tools or even just your hands! After creating your piece in the clay, you fire it and the water and binder burn away, leaving you with a piece of real silver. It’s pure alchemy! In this fun and informative workshop students will learn the basics of using PMC. Students will learn how to properly handle and store the clay, how to roll out and texturize the clay using rubber stamps or found objects, and how to construct flat and dimensional pieces. Students will also learn how to layer pieces to add dimension. Torch firing techniques will also be demonstrated. Students will also learn proper finishing techniques and how to add a rich patina to jewelry. This workshop will take the mystery out of PMC and you’ll leave class with the skills to create fine silver jewelry in your own home!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek
Day & Duration: Saturday, 1 day
December 12 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Patrik Kusek’s experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy’s San Francisco and was the owner and Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company. He currently is able to pursue his passion as a jewelry artist and instructor. He teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. Patrik is a member of the PMC Guild and is both PMC Guild Certified and Art Clay Certified. He was one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande PMC Certification Program and taught workshops in the US and internationally. He was a featured artist on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” Patrik’s work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. Patrik has also recently be featured in Ornament Magazine. patriksstudio.com

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Intro to Rings with PMC with Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek #1158

In this fun and informative workshop, students will learn the basics of using PMC (Precious Metal Clay—see description for Intro to PMC for more info), how to properly handle and store the clay, how to roll out and texturize the clay using rubber stamps or found objects and how to properly size and construct rings. Students will also learn how to layer pieces to add dimension. This class focuses on the creation of rings. Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek will explain which gemstones can be fired and which ones cannot and how to set gemstones into a ring. Students will also learn proper finishing techniques and how to add a rich patina to jewelry. You’ll leave class with the skills to create rings with gemstones in fine silver jewelry in your own home!

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Patrik Kusek
Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
December 13 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Jewelry Studio
Tuition: $115 ($144 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artist

Patrik Kusek’s experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy’s San Francisco and was the owner and Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company. He currently is able to pursue his passion as a jewelry artist and instructor. He teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. Patrik is a member of the PMC Guild and is both PMC Guild Certified and Art Clay Certified. He was one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande PMC Certification Program and taught workshops in the US and internationally. He was a featured artist on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” Patrik’s work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. Patrik has also recently be featured in Ornament Magazine. patriksstudio.com

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