Fine Metalworking Techniques

Fine Metalworking Techniques

Our second class in fine metal working will allow you to begin the process of using the basic hand tools to produce various intricate metal pieces. In this class our instructor will walk you through the steps involved in making the basic components used for jewelry or other related art works. This hands on class will be covering the basics of intricate cutting, piercing, hammering, stamping and texturing. With these acquired skills, future classes in finishing, enameling and etching will go further in expanding your skills into the marvelous world of beautiful metal working. 

Fine Metal Working Techniques is a 3 hour class and will be held on Thursday March 10th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Oaktree Supply,14110 Plank Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Class size is limited to 8 students for this hands-on class. Cost for this three hour class is $75.00 (paid prior to the class) per student if you are providing your own tools and materials or as an observer with no hands on work. A beginner’s tool kit and materials are also available for $62.50 (plus tax) which is needed to complete the hands on work in this class. If you would like to purchase a copy of the recommended book The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry by Joanna Gollberg, or additional tools beyond the kit, those are available at Oaktree Supply the day of the class. 

Sign up for the class is required before March 9th. The class tool kit orders are required by March 1st if needed. If you would prefer to purchase individual tools required for this class, those would be available at our Oaktree Store M-F 9:00AM to 6:00PM and Saturdays 9-4. As an added benefit, with a class purchase, there is a 15% discount on our in stock metal working tools and accessories up to March 30th 2016 to help you get started in this exciting new area of fine metal working. Sign-up is at our store location at 14110 Plank Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana or by phone with a credit card at (260) 637-0054 during regular store hours.

About the Instructor:

Lydia Gerbig-Fast has been professionally showing and selling her metal work for 25 years and has been an adjunct instructor of metals for the past 5 years. Lydia is currently at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana as an Instructor of Studio Art.