Americana Academy Workshop: Intermediate Silversmithing
Saturday, September 3 • 10:00 am
If you are already comfortable shaping, cutting and filing metal, take your skills to the next level by learning new techniques such as joining, soldering and brazing. After covering equipment and safety, students will work on making a bezel and learn how to set stones and work with cabochons. Work on your own creation under our master silversmith’s supervision, and take it home at the end of the day! This course requires completion of the Beginner Silversmithing course, or demonstrable experience with forming, cutting, filing, punching and stamping skills.
Duration: 1 day (with lunch break)
Location: Creamery Classroom
Class Fee: Members $175, Non-members $195. All materials, and your own set of tools to keep, included.
Requires advance registration, please call (607) 547-1461.
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!