weekly classes

Student work images are found within each weekly class gallery

My FALL 2021 quarter starts:

Monday, September 27 , 2021.

For the latest Spruill class info please go to:

www.spruillarts.org.

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Updated: 08/06/2021

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!

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Beginning bracelets!
Beginning bracelets!

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Pendant
Pendant

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Beginning pendants!
Beginning pendants!

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Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing-

FALL Quarter 2021 is 10 weeks 

 

  • 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.

  • $280 non-member includes $25 studio/lab fee

  • 3 hour class weekly- 10 weeks 

 

  • Thursday nights -Thursday,  September 30, 2021 to December 16, 2021 Exception date:  10/28/2021 & 11/28/2021

  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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  • Thursday mornings- Thursday,  September 30, 2021 to December 16, 2021 Exception date:  10/28/2021 & 11/28/2021

  • 10 am to 1:00 pm

 

 

Beyond Beginning: Intermediate Jewelry and Metalsmithing-

FALL Quarter 2021 is 10 weeks 

 

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

  • Reticulation, keum boo, 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.

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

  • 3 hour class weekly- 10 weeks

 

  • Monday night -  Monday,  September 27,  2021 to December 13, 2021. Exception dates: 10/25/2021 and 11/22/2019

  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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  • Monday morning-  Monday,  September 27,  2021 to December 13, 2021. Exception dates: 10/25/2021 and 11/22/2019  

  • 10 am to 1:00 pm

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Core drilling!
Core drilling!

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Cuff bracelets and stones
Cuff bracelets and stones

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Crazy chain project
Crazy chain project

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Core drilling!
Core drilling!

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Fun rings!
Fun rings!

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Crazy chain project
Crazy chain project

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Jewelry UFOs and Independent Study-  3 classes of 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, September 28,  2021 to  October 12, 2021

  • 10am to 2pm

  • Tuesday mornings - Tuesday,  November 02, 2021 to November16, 2021

  • 10am to 2pm

  • Tuesday mornings - Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to December 14, 2021

  • 10am to 2pm

Advanced Jewelry Design and Fabrication-

FALL Quarter 2021 is 10 weeks 

 

  • 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, September 28, 2021 to December 14, 2021. Exception date: 10/26/2021 & 11/23/2021

  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

 

Reticulated photo locket
Reticulated photo locket

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

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Open photo locket
Open photo locket

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

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Enameled brooch
Enameled brooch

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

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Reticulated photo locket
Reticulated photo locket

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

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