Metal Works of Art Class


Create treasures using four metalsmithing techniques: riveting, punching, stamping, and texturing. Also, find out how to emboss metal, then use alcohol inks to add splashes of color to your pieces! The samples of the class will be using Vintaj nickel-free brass components, but the techniques you will learn can be applied to metals such as copper, brass, sterling and fine silver.

We will examine design strategies and experiment with different components, such as altered blanks, charms, bead caps and more.


 What you will learn:
• Punching through metal using hole punch pliers and a screw punch
• How to secure pieces of metal together using rivets
• Hammering, burnishing & texturizing metal
• Stamping metal with letter and design punches
• Embossing metal to create raised designs
• Working with alcohol inks to create vibrant blends of colors on metal blanks
• Simple wire work techniques
• Make design decisions

NOTE: You will be working with alcohol inks during the class. If you are concerned about staining your clothes during your project, please consider wearing "work" clothes for the class. Dress for a mess!

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Students will need to purchase the Metal Works of Art class materials kit #10549 ($6 kit) at time of registration.

Kit contains:

  • two Altered Blank large squares
  • one Altered Blank small rectangle
  • one Altered Blank large circle
  • use of store alcohol inks selection
  • use of store embossing machine

There are no discounts given on class materials kits. When you purchase the kit online, please mark for store pickup. The kit will be given to you when you come to the class.

Additional materials, such as wire, clasps, jump rings, beads and other findings are available for purchase during class. You may choose from our wide selection or bring your own. At the end of class you will pay for any additional materials you used for your project. All necessary tools will be provided in the class by the instructor.

Location: Classes are held at our store, 1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501.

3 Ways to Sign Up:

  • Sign up online with a credit card (secure) by adding this class to the online shopping cart, and checking out.
  • Call 510-337-1203 (give Visa/Mastercard/Discover info to employee)
  • Come into the store and pay with check, cash or Visa/Mastercard/Discover

Discount: Students will receive a 10% discount on in-store merchandise for 4 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the class.

By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the class enrollment terms and conditions.

Instructor: Iris Sandkühler

Class size: 2 student minimum - 7 student maximum

Date & Time:

  • Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11am-4pm

Friendly reminder: Please add class materials kit #10549 ($6 kit) to your cart at checkout. Also, when you check out, please write your desired date of the class in the order comments. Thank you!

Add to Cart:

  • Model: 10017

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