Classes offered daily
Monday -Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Basic Class Descriptions
Jewelry Making Instruction, Private Silversmithing 1-Day Classes
Silver Jewelry Making Classes are taught by artist and designer goldsmith, Dan Balk. Dan is enrolling beginner students, hobbyists, and the artistically adventurous to hand make jewelry in sterling silver in his 1-Day classes. Students discover new abilities to design and create their own piece of jewelry under the guidance of a professional jeweler.
Dan Balk, has opened his jewelry studio for basic silversmithing classes 7 days a week. No experience is needed. Reservations are required. Each class is approximately 4 hours long. Students learn about jewelry in his fully equipped jewelry studio. Classes are one-on-one. Students will go home with their finished silver pieces. This can be a one day basic introduction for the novice to a 4 day basic intensive for the crafter/artisan.
In the jewelry making classes, students will develop hands-on education in hand fabrication using raw materials. Students will gain awareness and practice in shop safety, design, creating silver sheets and wires, metal cutting, soldering and forming, and stone setting. Dan’s classes focus on projects that students can complete and develop confidence.
“America has a rich heritage of fine craft that is in jeopardy of being lost.”
Dan offers his classes,
“In an effort to preserve the traditional cultural arts of American crafts people. In an age where people are increasingly dependent upon computers, machines and mass produced goods, I believe it is extremely important to retain the time-honored skills of hand craftsmanship that have been passed down through hundreds of years from teacher to student.” –Dan Balk