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  Education - Adult Classes and Workshops

Exeter Fine Crafts, the Seacoast’s most comprehensive selection of fine craft classes for students of all levels, is offering a new slate of courses for Winter and early Spring 2014. See below for the schedule of one-day and multi-week workshops and courses in pottery, jewelry and fiber art.

Spring 2015 Course Schedule

Limited Enrollment – Sign Up Early!


Jewelry
Jewelry
making jewelry  

Basic Basic Jewelry I & 2

Kathy Binns

Thursdays, June 4- June 25, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (4weeks)

Learn basic skills; designing, sawing, filing, polishing, bezel and texturing metal techniques. For beginners, or if you have previous jewelry experience and want to reinforce your skills, this is the class for you! All the basics will be reviewed in detail, and practice time will be available. Bring in a project that you are working on, and a small quick project will be done in class.

 

Tuition: $130, materials fee: pay instructor for sterling silver and gemstones you choose

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gormley soldering  

Basic Jewelry II

Kathy Binns

Thursdays, April 2-May 21, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (8 weeks)

If you have previous jewelry experience, and you want to reinforce your skills, this is the class for you! Soldering, sawing, filing – all the basics will be reviewed in detail, and practice time will be available. Bring in a project that you are working on, and a small quick project will be done in class.

Tuition: $255, materials fee: pay instructor for sterling silver and gemstones you choose


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silver ear  

One Day Jewelry Making Workshop

Lia Gormley

Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This beginner’s workshop teaches you how to make jewelry out of copper and sterling silver sheet and wire. Cutting shapes, filing, and surface texturing will be explored. Demonstrations will be given along with studio time for you to create a pendant or pair of earrings. Copper for practice is included, then silver can be purchased from the instructor.

 

Tuition: $75, materials fee: pay instructor $12 for sterling silver


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Ring Making Workshop

Lia Gormley

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn to create beautiful rings of your own design. Students will explore several jewelry making techniques: soldering, forming, and hammering, to make their own textured rings. Copper and studio tools will be provided. Sterling silver will be available to purchase. (Stone setting will not be covered.)

 

Tuition: $70; pay instructor for sterling silver


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Making Your own Wire Chains

Lia Gormley

Saturday, August 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 PM

In this new summer workshop, students will learn how to make chain links and handmade clasps. soldering, hammering, and forging techniques will be demonstrated. Students will leave with samples of different chains, or if time allows, a completed bracelet. Copper will be provided for practice. Sterling Silver may be purchased from the instructor.

 

Tuition: $75, materials fee:Pay instructor for Sterling Silver ($20 - $30)

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NEW! Intro to Soldering

Kathy Binns

Saturday, May 30,10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop is for those who would like to learn more about jewelry soldering. We will begin by reviewing the components of a jewelry soldering setup and torch safety. Students will learn the basics of working with a torch to solder joints and create more complex jewelry forms. Improve your basic skills while learning more about the wonderful world of soldering! Open to all skill levels.

 

 

Tuition: $115materials fee:pay instructor forsterling silver

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Clay
         
dilmore pots  

Exploring the Wheel

Elaine Fuller

Tuesdays, July 7-July 28, 1:00 pm –3:30 pm (4 weeks)

This class is for continuing students to explore new forms and throwing techniques on the wheel. There will be weekly demos and tips on how to make better pots, from throwing more challenging forms to glazing the final product. Ages 12 and up..

 

Tuition: $165, materials fee included      


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jessica at the wheel  

Learn to Throw in One Day Workshop

Jessica and Larry Lubowsky, Fire Pond Potters

Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of how to throw a pot on a potter’s wheel from start to finish. This hands-on, intensive workshop is ideal for students who have never worked in clay or haven’t touched clay for years. In just four hours, complete at least one piece to take home after it is fired in the kiln. (Ages 16 - adult)

 

Tuition: $65, materials fee included


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Mixed Media/Fiber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nuno felting

 

Felting a Vessel

Paula King

Saturday, July 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This class is for any experience level. Students will learn about felting materials, techniques and a little folklore. Learn how to add additional surface design with wool and yarns to create a decorative and unique 3-D art piece.

 

Tuition: $55, materials fee: $15 paid directly to instructor

 

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Glass

glass blowing

 

Intro to Glass Blowing Workshops

Peter Ridabock

Saturday, May 2, two sessions offered: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Workshop at Peter’s East Kingston studio

Peter Ridabock, an accomplished glass artist for over 20 years, will introduce you to the world of glass blowing. You will learn to create a paperweight of your own design. Choose from various colors of glass, design elements and techniques to try something truly unique and exciting!

 

 

Tuition: $145, materials fee included

 

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Note: Workshop participants will have the opportunity to return and glaze their pieces at a later date.


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Registration and Policies

The most complete, up-to-date information and a printable registration form can be found at exeterfinecrafts.com

Students are considered registered when tuition is paid in full. If, after paying, a student is unable to attend, tuition will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, only if student withdraws (by phone or in writing) at least 10 days prior to the first class. No refunds will be given after that time.

If the class is cancelled by EFC or the date is changed and the student is unable to attend, a full refund will be given. In case the class is cancelled or the date is changed, students will be notified one week prior to the advertised start of class.
Every effort will be made to contact students if class is cancelled due to severe weather. Students may also contact the shop. A make-up class will be scheduled.

Separate tuition checks are required for each class/workshop.

Please make tuition checks payable to: Exeter Fine Crafts, 61 Water Street, Exeter, N.H. 03833 or call (603) 778-8282. Gift certificates are available for classes.

Gift certificates are available for classes.

Studio information: studios are open for the use of registered students from 10am-4:30pm daily, 12-3:00pm on Sundays during the duration of the class, except when other classes are scheduled. Studios are not open between sessions.

    

 

 

       
Exeter Fine Crafts • 61 Water Street, Exeter NH 03833 • (603) 778-8282