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Copper form folding.


The gallery.



Beaded hemp necklace.


Gallery display.


Beading.

Metal work.


Fused pendants.



Silver and copper work by student Nancy Cameron.


Student work from Alkohol Ink Workshop.


Student work from Bezel Setting Workshop.



Student work from Enameling Workshop.



Sawn Jewelry by instructor Amanda Coburn.


Student work from Enameling Workshop.



Student work from Bezel Setting Workshop.


Enameling Workshop.


Student work from Metal Jewelry Workshop.


Student work from Beadings Workshop.




Metal workshop in the studio.


Student work.

Student work from Enameling Workshop.


From Metal Workshop.

Workshops


August 3rd - Intro to Metal Jewelry
August 4th - Metal Etching Workshop
August 9th - Spoon Ring Workshop
August 10th - Torch Fired Enameling
August 17th - Beginners Watercolor
August 17th - Intermediate Watercolor
August 23rd - Alcohol Ink Workshop
August 24th - Crystal Setting in Clay Workshop
August 25th - Intro to Casting
August 25th - Intro to Cloisonne
August 30th - Intro to Bezel Setting
September 1st - Spinning Ring Workshop


Click the links to see details, and how to sign up.


Alcohol Ink & Drink Workshop

Friday August 23rd - 6-8pm
Price $40

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Grab a friend and a bottle of wine for a night of art fun! Learn the basics of painting with a relatively new medium called Alcohol Ink. $40 per person, materials included.
Alcohol Ink is an alcohol based pigment that is used to color non-porous surfaces such as glass, tile, metal and more. By the end of the workshop you'll have at least 2 tiles for wall-hanging, some beautiful glassware, and we'll play with yupo paper as well (a synthetic water-color paper- 100% polypropelyne!) Space is limited, so please follow the link above for ticket information, or call us at 207-941-8600 to register by phone. Instructor: Amanda Coburn.


Spinner Ring Workshop

Sunday September 1st - 11am to 2pm
Price $75

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In this intermediate metal smithing workshop, you’ll learn how to make a flared sterling silver ring with an independently spinning outer ring. You can add lots of different textures to both the inner and outer ring, and use mixed metals as well. There are lots of ways to make this ring uniquely yours! Cost: $75 for sterling silver materials.
Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Jewelry Findings Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price:
$30 for copper or brass
$45 for silver

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In this Jewelry Components and Findings workshop, you'll learn how to use wire to create gorgeous earwires, clasps, headpins, links, and more. Once you learn how to make your own, your jewelry designs won't be limited to what you can find in the big box stores! You'll leave with several finished findings to use in your own designs.
Workshop price, $30 for Copper and Brass Materials, $45 for Sterling Silver Materials.


Ukranian Pysanky Egg Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price $45

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Learn the technique of using wax and dye to create these intricately designed Ukranian Pysanky (Easter) Eggs. Guest Instructor: Annie Homola of Bangor.


Fold Forming #1 Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price: $55
copper and brass only

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In this Fold Forming Jewelry workshop, you'll learn how to create interesting texture, shape and dimension through folding and hammering metal. We'll be working in copper and brass for this cuff bracelet workshop, but all techniques learned can be applied to silver as well. You'll learn a few different folding techniques, along with filing, annealing, shaping, and more.
Instructor: Sarah Regan


Fold Forming #2 - Pod Earrings or Necklace

To be scheduled later
Price $55

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In this Fold Forming Jewelry workshop, you'll learn how to create interesting texture, shape and dimension through folding and hammering metal. We'll be working in copper or brass for this seed pod earrings or necklace workshop, but all techniques learned can be applied to silver as well. You'll learn a few different folding techniques, along with filing, annealing, shaping, and more. Instructor: Amanda Coburn.


Stacking Ring Workshop

To be scheduled later

Price $75 - sterling silver only

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In this intermediate metalsmithing workshop, you’ll learn how to make a stack of 4 or 5 thin sterling silver rings to wear together or individually. You can add an initial to 1 or all, add a texture to each band, and use mixed metals as well. There are lots of ways to make this stacking ring set uniquely yours.
$75 for sterling silver materials.


Spoon Ring Workshop

Friday August 9th - 5 to 8pm
Price $55

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In this Sterling Silver Spoon Ring workshop, you'll learn how to measure to make the appropriate size ring, and you'll learn how to use a jewelers saw to cut through thick sterling at the proper length. You'll also learn how to heat (anneal) the metal to allow for bending and forming the metal.

If time permits, Sarah will also teach you how to make a pendant from the remaining scoop part of the spoon.
Instructor: Sarah Regan


Charm Bracelet Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price: $75

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In this Charm Bracelet Workshop, you'll choose 3-4 tiny silhouettes to saw from sheet metal. You'll learn the proper sawing techniques, and how to file and finish each one. You'll also solder together links to make the charm bracelet, then learn to properly attach the charms to the bracelet you've made. Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Enameled Trinket Bowls
(Enameling #2)

To be scheduled later
Price $80

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Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass to the surface of metal to create a beautiful colored glass coating! In our previous enameling workshop, we learned how to fire enamel with a torch. In this workshop, we'll learn about kiln-firing. We'll also be using the wet-packing technique to apply the enamel instead of sifting. You'll leave with a lovely little trinket bowl of your very own. Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Metal Etching

Sunday August 4th - 11am to 2pm
Price: $45

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In this Metal Etching workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with sheet metal to create pieces with a raised image of your choice. We'll learn to use a resist to apply a design on copper, then a chemical to etch into the metal. We'll be using copper and brass in this workshop. The pieces you create can be used for jewelry, or any number of other projects! You'll also learn the basics of cutting, filing, and shaping metal. Please be sure to wear clothing you don't mind staining, as the etching chemicals will stain like iodine. Instructor: Sarah Regan


Pierced and Sawn Jewelry

To be scheduled later


This workshop is designed for students who have previously taken Amanda's "Intro to Metal Jewelry" workshop. You'll learn to properly drill through metal, and learn to use a jewelers saw to saw out the inside of a design without compromising the edges. You'll also learn how to file the insides of your design, and finish the jewelry you've created. The price for this workshop varies depending on the material you wish to use. If you'd like to use copper, the price is $45. If you'd like to use sterling silver, the price will be $65.


Torch Fired Enameling

Saturday August 10th - 4-7pm
Price $65

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Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass material to metal to give it a smooth colored glass coating. You can combine colors to create an ombre effect, add wire to the surface to add texture and design, and so much more! In this workshop you'll learn the proper techniques of cutting, filing, cleaning and prepping the metal for the enameling process. You'll then have the rest of the class to play with the enameling techniques I'll teach you.You'll leave with several beautiful pieces. Some people use a kiln to enamel, but as purchasing a kiln can be expensive, I like to teach the skill using a propane torch. It's much more affordable to set up, and has some advantages over working with a kiln.
Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop
(Metalsmithing #1)

Saturday August 3rd - 4-7pm
Price: $45

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In this Intro to Metal Jewelry workshop, you'll learn the basics of working with sheet metal and wire to create lovely, textured, 2 and 3 dimensional jewelry. We'll be working in copper and brass. You'll learn proper techniques of cutting, filing, shaping, annealing, texturing, riveting and more! Participants leave with several finished pieces to keep for yourself or give as gifts.
 Instructor: Sarah Regan


Intro to Bezel Setting Jewelry
(Metalsmithing #3)

Friday August 30th - 4 to 8pm
Price: $90

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This workshop is designed for those students who have previously taken Amanda's Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop, and her Intro to Soldered Jewelry Workshop (Metalsmithing #1 & #2).

In this Intro to Bezel Settings workshop, we’ll be creating a bezel setting for a non-calibrated cabochon. You'll start with a cabochon, metal sheet and metal strips, and learn how to use the stone to form the perfect bezel setting for that particular stone. In the previous workshop, you learned pick soldering. This workshop will use pick soldering and learn a new soldering technique called chip soldering. You’ll learn about flux, oxidation, pickle, and more. You’ll learn how the metal behaves as it’s heating to the correct temperature to accept the solder, how the flux behaves, and what the metal looks like just before the melting point.
Instructor, Amanda Coburn


Intro to Bezel Settings Cuff Bracelet
(Metalsmithing #4)

To be scheduled later
Price $110

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This workshop is designed for those students who have previously taken Amanda's Intro to Metal Jewelry Workshop, and either Intro to Soldered Jewelry (Etruscan Chain) Workshop or Spinning Rings Workshop (Metalsmithing #1 & #2), and (preferably, but not necessary) Intro to Bezel Settings- Pendants (Metalsmithing #3)


Etruscan Chain Bracelet Workshop
(Metalsmithing #2)

To be scheduled later
Price $75

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In this Intro to Torch Soldering Jewelry workshop, we'll be creating this gorgeous Etruscan chain bracelet. Each individual link will be formed by you, soldered closed, then bent into the correct shape for interweaving. You'll learn about flux, oxidation, pickle, and more. You'll learn how the metal behaves as it's heating to the correct temperature to accept the solder, how the flux behaves, and what the metal looks like just before the melting point! Once you've pick-soldered enough rings for this chain, you'll have a nice grasp on torch soldering jewelry, and a lovely chain as well. Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Beading for Beginners

To be scheduled later
Price $25

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In this Beading for Beginners workshop, you'll learn the basic, proper techniques of working with beads, stringing material, and findings to create simple and lovely beaded necklaces and earrings. Each student will leave with a matching set. Simple beads, findings, and stringing material are included, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like! If you have tools like crimping pliers, or bead boards, please bring them with you.
Instructor: Shiela Gardner


Sawn and Enameled Leaf Necklace Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price $75

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In this Sawn and Enameled Leaf Necklace Workshop, you'll choose a filligree leaf design to saw from copper. You'll learn the proper sawing techniques, and how to file and finish each one. We'll then take the finished leaf, and learn to use powdered glass to fuse it to the surface of the leaf using a propane torch. Instructor: Amanda Coburn


Watercolor Painting - Beginners

Saturday August 17th - 11am to 1pm
Price $35

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In this beginner level workshop, you'll learn the basics of watercolor painting to create a gorgeous painting of your very own. If you have watercolor paints and paper, feel free to bring them with you, but if not, materials will be provided. Jim Lagasse, of Pine Tree Art Studio, is a self-taught artist. He enjoys working with watercolors most because they are the most challenging and unpredictable.
 Instructor: Jim Lagasse

Watercolor Painting - Intermediate

Saturday August 17th - 2 to 4pm
Price $45

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In this intermediate level workshop, you'll learn the basics of watercolor painting to create a gorgeous painting of your very own. The subject matter will be the painting pictured. If you have watercolor paints and paper, feel free to bring them with you, but if not, materials will be provided. Instructor: Jim Lagasse


Patina Workshop

To be scheduled later
Price $55

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In this workshop you will learn about various colored patinas and how to achieve them on copper and brass using different chemicals and solutions. You will leave with several finished pieces and a take home kit for your blue patina. Instructor: Sarah Regan


Crystal Setting in Clay

Saturday August 24th - 4 to 7 pm

Price $50

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In this Crystals in Clay workshop, you'll learn how to use polymer clay to create a bezel type setting on a crystal point to create a beautiful amulet style necklace.
You will leave with at least one gorgeous piece to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
Instructor: Sarah Regan


Intro to Cloisonne Enameling Workshop
(Enameling #3)

August 25th - 3 to 7pm
Price: $90

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Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass material to metal to give it a smooth colored glass coating. Cloisonne is a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in raised cells on a metal background. In this workshop you'll learn the basic techniques of cloisonne enameling. It is designed for students who have previously taken the Intro to Torch Fired Enameling Workshop. Instructor: Amanda Courn


Introduction to Casting Sterling Silver

Sunday August 25th - 10am-2pm
Price $150

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Casting is the process of melting metal and pouring it into a mold or over a specific material to create a desired texture or shape. In this workshop, we'll be using dry beans and other organic materials to produce interesting textures, and then we'll use a cuttlefish bone to carve a design into and use it as a single-use mold for casting. Instructor, Amanda Coburn.



All workshops are held at Maine Jewelry & Art Gallery & Studio
100 Harlow Street, Downtown Bangor





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