Museum of Art and Art Department offer metalsmithing classes for adults

The North Dakota Museum of Art and the University of North Dakota’s Art and Design department are teaming up to offer you eight metalsmithing workshops. These workshops are for adults ages 18 and older. Each workshop focuses on making a specific piece while teaching you new skills unique to that piece. There is no experience necessary, all materials are provided & you take home what you make.
The workshops take place in the metalsmithing classroom, room 235, in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the campus of UND and are taught by Malissa Kuznicki. Malissa has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Malissa currently teaching jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of North Dakota.

Workshop 1
Riveting Jewelry
 
Thursday, June 6th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $40
Non-members $55
 
Learn basic metalsmithing techniques to create mixed metal riveted pendants. You will learn a variety of sawing and riveting methods to create your own unique jewelry.

Workshop 2
Hooked on Father’s Day
 
Thursday, June 13th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $50
Non-members $65
 
“Make” Dad’s day!
Spend an evening making a special memory with your dad and make a fishing lure too! Learn to cut and form sheet metal as well as stamp a custom message. Dad can’t make it on the 13th? Come the following week and surprise Dad with a gift that’s sure to “catch” his attention.
Registration is per person. If you surprise Dad by signing him up he’ll make a lure too. If you come on your own to make him a gift, that’s fine too.

Workshop 3
Hooked on Father’s Day
 
Thursday, June 20th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $50
Non-members $65
 
“Make” Dad’s day!
Spend an evening making a special memory with your dad and make a fishing lure too! Learn to cut and form sheet metal as well as stamp a custom message. Dad can’t make it on the 20th? Come the week before and surprise Dad with a gift that’s sure to “catch” his attention.
Registration is per person. If you surprise Dad by signing him up he’ll make a lure too. If you come on your own to make him a gift, that’s fine too.

Workshop 4
With this Ring
 
Sunday, June 21st
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Members $50
Non-members $65
 
Spend the afternoon with your sweetheart and make rings for each other. You will learn basic sawing, texturing, and soldering to fabricate your own rings from wire and sheet metal.
Registration is per person. You don’t need to bring your significant other to attend.

Workshop 5
Anticlastic Cuff Bracelets
 
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $50
Non-members $65
 
Make your own beautiful hammered texture cuff bracelets. Use the process of anticlastic raising to create a cuff with a concave surface. You will also learn to cut and anneal metal that you will then form into your bracelets.

Workshop 6
Are You Ready to Rock!
Bezel set gemstone rings
 
Wednesday and Thursday, 
August 7th and 8th
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $75
Non-members $90
 
Make your own sterling silver gemstone cabochon ring. You will learn how to saw and solder metal as well as fabricate a stone setting and set a stone!

Workshop 7
Stacked!
Handmade stacking rings
 
Thursday, August 15th 
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $50
Non-members $65
 
Spend an evening learning to make stacking rings in sterling silver, brass, and copper. You will learn basic sawing, texturing, and soldering to fabricate your own rings from wire and sheet metal. You will each make a base metal practice ring.

 

Workshop 8
Etch-a-sketch…
like a Metalsmith
 
Sunday, August 18th 
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Members $40
Non-members $55
 
Make your own copper etched earrings. Learn the exciting process of electrolytic etching to put your hand drawn designs on metal.