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Metalsmithing classes in NC


#1

I just moved from NM to NC and would like to find some metalsmithing
classes in the area. I live about an hour from Raleigh in Goldsboro.
I know the East Carolina University has a degree program but you have
to have numerous art classes before you can take any metalsmithing
classes.

Thank you
Kelli Cornwell


#2

Kelli - Meredith College in Raleigh has a top metalsmith as head of
the art department - sorry I’m blanking on her name - they used to
let folks take a class here or there. Also, the Art School in
Carrboro, NC, runs regular jewelry classes. You might look into
joining the NC Society of Goldsmiths (http://www.ncsg.net). They
offer regular workshops and great fellowship. I believe NC State in
Raleigh also offers some jewelry classes that are non-degree classes.
Many of the recreation departments in towns in that area are great,
and may also offer classes.

Good luck finding something - its a nice area to be in, although
QUITE different from NM!!! Wow! Talk about a change!

I live in SC, about 2 hours from Raleigh.

Enjoy!
Beth in SC


#3

I offer on going classes at my studio in Asheville, NC. Check out
(http://www.earthspeakarts.com) for the Fall schedule. No MFA, just
40 years in and around the trade.(Doesn’t mean I always know what I
am doing but we will get it figured out. Especially with the help of
the Orchid campus.) Once you have the basics down, I’ll go anywhere
you want to go.

Bill Churlik
@Bill_Churlik
www.earthspeakarts.com


#4

You might consider attending classes at the William Holland school
of Lapidary arts in young Harris, GA. The school is a few miles
south of the NC border in north central Georgia. It is about 50
miles from Franklin, NC. There are numerous classes taught. There is
a web site for the school at Lapidary.com that provides the class
schedule, class descriptions and Information about the instructors.
The school opens about mid April and Closes at the end of October
each year. Cost is only $260 per week for room With private bath,
all meals and instruction.

a very satisfied student and now volunteer instructor.
Howard Siegel


#5
I just moved from NM to NC and would like to find some
metalsmithing classes in the area. I live about an hour from
Raleigh in Goldsboro." 

North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths’ web site
http://www.ncsg.net/workshops.php has links to most North Carolina
and local classes.

Mitch Adams


#6

Kelli, If you’re looking to drive as far as Raleigh check out the
offerings at Pullen Park Arts Center. Betty McKim’s program was
profiled in Lapidary Journal a little while back. If you go to the
Arts Center web site you can download the current schedule of
activities (found at the Leisure Ledger link). You’ll have to scroll
down to about page 30 or so because there are a lot of activities
going on. The URL is:

http://tinyurl.com/cx78n

The about NCSG and their workshops is good. They have
nice weekend workshops featuring well regarded teachers geared
toward the serious amateur jeweler. The classes are usually at the
Carrboro Arts Center which is about 45 minutes to an hour farther
from you than Raleigh.

Hope this helps.
Larry


#7

Revere Academy East 3 presents 10 three-day classes at Wildacres,
near Asheville, Oct 31-Nov 7, 2005. Fabrication 1 and 2, Setting 1
and 2, Granulation Silver and Gold, Gold Applique, Screws,
Rendering, and Wax… Check it out:
http://www.revereacademy.com/courses/rae3/rae_descript.html

Alan Revere

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Inc.
760 Market Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, California 94102
USA
tel: 415-391-4179
fax: 415-391-7570


alanrevere@aol.com
alan@revereacademy.com


#8
You might consider attending classes at the William Holland school
of Lapidary arts in young Harris, GA.The school is a few miles
south of the NC border in north central Georgia. It is about 50
miles from Franklin, NC. 

http://www.lapidaryschool.org/

Is the proper link to the William C. Holland School for Lapidary
Arts.

Which I just got back from spending a week at in a basic
silversmithing course. I really liked the instructor, he was a nice
guy, but I wish it had been more technically oriented. You should
check out the individual instructors with the school staff and
hopefully they will guide you to the more professional instructors
over the more hobby-oriented. My guy’s main purpose was to make
sure everybody finished 2 or 3 projects as opposed to getting a
strong grounding in the basics.

But that’s ok, I’ve done this before, I really just needed some help
getting over my reluctance to put the torch to the metal.

Sojourner