weekly classes

Student work images are found within each weekly class gallery

My Summer 2021 quarter starts:

Monday, June 21 , 2021.

For the latest Spruill class info please go to:

www.spruillarts.org.

It pays to be a Spruill Arts Member!

Updated: 06/18/2021

Starting this Summer you will see a 50% increase in the cost of my weekly classes. Although this was a difficult decision, it is a decision I need to make. The change in classroom sizes and lower enrollment due to the pandemic has cut my weekly class income significantly. Also, this price  increase will allow me to keep my classroom size smaller (10 student maximum) once we can return to "normal".

Beginning pendants!
Beginning pendants!

Beginning bracelets!
Beginning bracelets!

Pendant
Pendant

Beginning pendants!
Beginning pendants!

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Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing

 

  • Come learn the art of jewelry and metals in a fun, relaxed,  focused and encouraging environment.

  • Project-based instruction! Projects change every quarter. A bezel setting for a cabochon covered every quarter.

  • Learn the basic techniques of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing by making pieces such as earrings, bracelets, pendants, and rings. Students will learn hard silver soldering with a torch, piercing, finishing, forming, forging, and bezel stone setting.

  • $365 non-member includes $25 studio/lab fee

  • 3 hour class weekly- 10 weeks 

 

  • Thursday nights -Thursday,  June 24,  2021 to September 2, 2021 Exception date: 7/22

  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

*****CLASS is FULL. Please add name to waitlist*****

  • Thursday mornings- Thursday,  June 24,  2021 to September 2, 2021 Exception date: 7/22

  • 10 am to 1:00 pm

*****CLASS CANCELLED*****

 

Beyond the Basics- Summer Quarter 2021 is 9 weeks 

 

  • The next step in utilizing and reinforcing beginning skills and adding new techniques.

  • Reticulation, keumboo, tube setting, hydraulic press, step-bezels, cold connections, spiculums, wire construction are just some of the additional techniques that we explore while adding additional fabrication and soldering skills.

  • $3650 non-member includes $25 studio/lab fee

  • 3 hour and 20 minutes class weekly- 9 weeks

 

  • Monday night -  Monday,  June 21,  2021 to August 30, 2021. Exception dates: 7/5 and 7/19

  • 6:20 pm to 9:40 pm

  • Monday morning- Monday,  June 21,  2021 to August 30, 2021. Exception dates: 7/5 and 7/19  

  • 10 am to 1:20 pm

 

 

Core drilling!
Core drilling!

Cuff bracelets and stones
Cuff bracelets and stones

Crazy chain project
Crazy chain project

Core drilling!
Core drilling!

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Fun rings!
Fun rings!

Crazy chain project
Crazy chain project

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Jewelry UFOs and Independent Study-  3-week sessions!

 

  • Come and finally finish your jewelry UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) or focus on independent work in the Spruill studio with one-on-one Instructor assistance and guidance. Students will have the support and information to successfully complete unfinished projects and/or have the needed input and suggestions in fabrication, technique, and design of independent work. This class has no specific projects or demonstrations, but rather individual help. Students also have the opportunity and option to develop additional problem-solving skills while listening to and watching during other student's jewelry "consultations". The class maximum is 8 students.

  • $180 non-member 

  • 4 hour class weekly- 3 weeks​

  • Tuesday mornings - Tuesday, June  29,  2021 to July 13, 2021

  • 10am to 2pm

  • Tuesday mornings - Tuesday,  July 27, 2021 to August 10, 2021

  • 10am to 2pm

  • Tuesday mornings - Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to August 31, 2021

  • 10am to 2pm

Advanced Jewelry Design and Fabrication

 

  • Gain confidence and satisfaction in your work by deepening your skills and focusing on personal aesthetic through one-on-one guidance on your independent projects as well as design/technique projects, group discussions and class demonstrations. Topics will include design, the creative process, taking your work to the next level, technical developments, and making a living as an artist.

  • $405 non-member includes $25 studio/lab fee

  • 3 hour class weekly- 10 weeks​

  • Tuesday night - Tuesday, June 22  2021 to August 31 2021. Exception date: 7/20

  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

 

 

  • Tuesday morning - Tuesday, April 6,  2021 to June 8, 2021. Exception date: none

  • 10 am to 1:00 pm

*****CLASS CANCELLED*****

Reticulated photo locket
Reticulated photo locket

Techniques used: hydraulic press, precision fabrication and soldering, hinges

Open photo locket
Open photo locket

Techniques used: hydraulic press, precision fabrication and soldering, hinges

Enameled brooch
Enameled brooch

Techniques used: hydraulic press, precision fabrication and soldering, enameling, cold connections, wire constructed pin assembly

Reticulated photo locket
Reticulated photo locket

Techniques used: hydraulic press, precision fabrication and soldering, hinges

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