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Master Series

Our Master Series gives students the opportunity to learn from nationally- and internationally-known metalwork artists. These intensive workshops are typically
3 to 5 days in length, giving you a fully immersive experience.

 

Enrollment is via phone at (303) 997-9846. We will verify your skill level to ensure you will have a great learning experience. Most Master Series are open to all levels, but some require a higher degree of experience than others..

MASTER SERIES REFUND POLICIES

  • There are no refunds or credits for Master Series Workshops.

  • By enrolling in a Master Series workshop, you affirm your acceptance of our no refunds policy and represent to us that you possess the appropriate skills to comply with the prerequisites.  

  • Check your calendar carefully and choose wisely before enrolling. 

  • DJS cannot issue a credit or refund as all tuition received goes toward travel expenses, lodging, workshop materials and commitment to the instructor. 

Please contact us with any questions you might have.

March 11–13, 2022

SUZANNE WILLIAMS
Custom Step Bezel Settings

Learn to create step bezels for faceted stones—students will create a pendant setting, a pair of hinged earrings, tube-settings and discover techniques for setting irregular shaped stones.  REGISTER HERE >

TUITION: $595

PREREQUISITE: Metalsmithing 1

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Deb Karash Drawing on Metal Butterfly Brooch

May 14–18, 2022

DEB KARASH
Drawing on Metal

Who doesn’t want to add a little color to their jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on Deb's technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work. LEARN MORE

TUITION: $1000

PREREQUISITE: All levels welcome

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June 11–12, 2022

SUZANNE WILLIAMS
Sandblasting for Effect

The sandblaster is a unique tool that can greatly expand your creative horizons, enabling you to add dimension and texture to metal, glass, and gemstones. Discover techniques to create patterns, imagery, and layered effects.  REGISTER HERE >

TUITION: $390

PREREQUISITE: All levels welcome

June 26–30, 2022

IL MAESTRO
FABRIZIO ACQUAFRESCA

Chasing & Repoussé in the
Italian Way

Through the proper use of specialized tools, students will study and implement the classical Italian approach to transform sheets of metal into reliefs and other works of art. LEARN MORE

TUITION: $1200

PREREQUISITE: All levels welcome

Fabrizio Acquafresca Chasing and Repousse Gingko Leaf

July 8–10, 2022

ERIC BURRIS
Mokume Gane

Combining Japanese tradition and western technology, Eric will guide participants through the Mokume Gane process. Participants will learn a low tech, low cost, and efficient method to making Mokume Gane.
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TUITION: $525

MATERIALS KIT: $130

PREREQUISITE: Metalsmithing 1

Eric Burris Mokume Gane Belt Buckle

July 11-12, 2022

ERIC BURRIS
Mokume Gane Patterning

Mokume Gane presents endless possibilities for patterning. The shape of the tool often dictates the shape of the final pattern and subtleties in technique will result in a unique piece every time. Students will learn three different techniques. LEARN MORE

TUITION: $350

MATERIALS KIT: $110

PREREQUISITE: All levels welcome

Eric Burris Mokume Gane Patterning

COMING SEPTEMBER, 2022

ALISON ANTELMAN
Tubing Technical: an Exploration in Fabrication

Explore the myriad ways to make and use tubing. Join, bend, connect, hang, set faceted trillion stones, stretch and hinge, using tubing. LEARN MORE

TUITION: $725

PREREQUISITE: Metalsmithing 2 or equivalent

Alison Antleman Technical Tubing Trillion Pendant