Americana Academy Workshop: Introduction to Silversmithing
Saturday, July 16 • 1:00–5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 17 • 1:00–5:00 pm
Learn how to make your own silver jewelry or ornamental work in this fun and fast-paced class. Students will become familiar with the basic tools used to shape, form and punch metals, and will learn the various techniques used for stamping, filing or cutting out designs. You will discover how many objects you can make without joining or soldering. Put it all into practice by creating your own belt buckle or stamped bracelet to take home and amaze your friends!
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Creamery Classroom
Class Fee: Members $75, Non-members $95. All materials included. Full sets of tools provided and available for purchase at $55.
Registration is recommended by calling (607) 547-1461, though walk-ins are welcome.
About Americana Academy
The Farmers' Museum has long held a mastery of folk art traditions and fine craftsmanship among living history museums in the United States. Finally, we have hands-on educational opportunities to match: Introducing the Americana Academy! With a vast array of workshops for every level of experience, the Americana Academy allows people to develop real trade and craft skills from silversmithing to hand-sewing and everything in-between. Taught by expert interpreters with years of experience under their tool belts, students will come away from our classes with exciting new knowledge and ability. Be a pioneer in your own life and discover what you're capable of creating!