Sat - Tues, Apr 22-25, 2017. This comprehensive metalsmithing class has been carefully designed to introduce the fundamentals of jewelry design and execution. Studio habits, classroom safety, and design elements will be covered in detail. This Metals I class is the beginning of learning specific metalsmithing skills. Subsequent metals classes have been designed to build on each other, step by step, reinforcing what has already been learned as well as introducing new techniques. Two primary projects, a pendant and a pair of earrings, will be offered, and students should finish both projects during class. In addition, students will have the opportunity to make one ‘dog tag’ or one key chain charm out of copper. Students will receive a folder of jewelry making info and detailed handouts for both primary projects, with room to add notes and “how to’s.” Students are encouraged to bring a camera (or cell phone) in order to photograph various set ups and directions as the instructor directs. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for 30 hours class time & will be given a free 4 hour Open Studio card. DSMA provides tool kits for our Metalsmithing I class! There are additional supplies and tools you will need to buy that go along with this kit. This saves you about $75 off buying the entire list. If you have any questions about the tool kit, please give us a shout, and we will be happy to answer them for you.