Wirework Hair Comb

Course outline: This class with Jen Rosen is perfect for those who have never handled wire or would like more ideas on things they could make with wire. You will get a feel for handling thinner wires and adding beads to the wires. By the end of the class you will have an amazing hair piece. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Handling thin wire, wire twisting Bring to class: Chain nose pliers, flush cutters, other small beads you may want to add in the piece (optional). You can also use classroom tools. Of special note: the class patterns and …

Simple Wirework Bangle

Course outline: Led by instructor Jen Rosen, learn to wire wrap square wires and make your own hook and eye clasp to make a gorgeous sleek bangle. This class is an excellent start to the world of wire wrapping. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Wire wrapping and making hook and eye clasps Bring to class: Flush cutters; ruler; flat nose pliers, round nose pliers; thin permanent marker; pin vice (optional). Student may use the tools provided in the metal studio. Of special note: the class patterns and instructions …

Let’s Celebrate July Classes!

We have a lot to celebrate in July starting with our national holiday Canada Day and helping our American neighbours celebrate Independence Day! Early-month classes include several new projects including Daydreamer Rope, being taught by Pamela Kearns with permission from designer Jill Wiseman. Liz Reynolds is teaching a new introduction to base metal clay and Anne Marie Desaulniers will take you into the bead embroidery world with a new pendant project. Jen Rosen will treat wire-workers with a new brooch project (brooches are so popular now!). As always, we have encore classes you’ll love too! Find out more about the …

Step into Summer Classes

Ahhh…the month of June. The end of a school year. Graduations. Finalizing summer vacations. Before we get our summer in gear, let’s have some fun now and take a class or two! You’ll notice that we have lots of new classes including a new wire brooch project with Jen Rosen. Jenn Jevons and Liz Reynolds will be teaching separate classes to metal clay enthusiasts how to use this amazing medium for more constructed shapes and designs. Genevieve Habib is sharing her love of hubble stitch with a new design that combines hubble with ndebelle (aka herringbone). Pauline Peskoff brings four …

February Classes Will Make You
‘Leap’ for Joy!

Yes, 2016 is a leap year where we get to add one more day to the calendar! Leap Years are needed to keep our modern day Gregorian Calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Did you know, it takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every …

Getting to Know…Jen Rosen

Many wire enthusiasts have already met Jen Rosen through her wire-wrapping classes. If you aren’t a wire enthusiast (yet!), here is some information about this wonderful wire artist. Jen has always been a creative person. “I started with school projects, then oil painting before moving into jewellery,” says Jen. Eye of Medusa Ring “My mother-in-law showed me one of the beaded bracelet designs she took in a class and taught me. Afterwards, I found a local small bead shop that taught some beginner classes. I took a course at the New York Institute of Art and Design and looked through …