Learn the art of design, bezel fabrication hollowing and wax carving with Master Jewelry Artist, tool maker, and wax carver, Kate Wolf. This five-day hands-on workshop instructs students on specialized techniques in contemporary wax carving and design.
Wax is an amazing material. In this hands on workshop we will explore innovative approaches to wax carving with an emphasis on encouraging confidence and creativity. We will explore how to transform scribbles into resolved designs; layout; carving rings, bezels and partial bezels for cabochons and faceted stones; contour fit shadow bands; hollow forms and mirror images; flame techniques; textures; faux granulation; pierced out work; hollowing; finishing, repairing; toolmaking and more. Learn how to rapidly and accurately remove excess material using the flex shaft for affordable lathe and milling processes. We will be working with Wolf Milling Wax™. There will be live, highly magnified demos of many wax techniques. This workshop covers many techniques. Expect to finish a couple of projects, and leave with a few pieces in process. (For tuition and class dates, click on tabs to the right of description)
Essential Skills Learned in Wax Carving:
- Layout and Design
- Bezel Fabrication
- Carving Techniques
- Flame Techniques
- Tool Making and Use
- Contour Fit Bands
- Creating Mirror Images
- Faux Granulation
- Hollowing Wax
- Prong and Channel Work
- Repair and Resizing Work
- Pre-requisites: None, but Beginning Fabrication, Bench Comprehensive or bench experience is suggested
Tuition: $1,044.39(Tuition is $995, Kit fee and materials are $45, and tax is $4.39)
ONE-FEE GUARANTEE: New Approach is unique. We don't require you to buy or bring your own tools to attend our classes. All you need to bring is your personal optics, like an opti-visor and 10x eye-loupe, if you have them. If not, we'll provide them for you to use in class.
Use of professional bench and tools is included. There is no requirement to purchase or bring tools for this class.
During the registration process, a $200 deposit is necessary to reserve your spot in the class. The remainder of tuition and kit fee is due the first day of class.
Pre-requisites: No pre-requisites are required, but Bench Comprehensive or bench experience is suggested
- Please see Kate Wolf's website for her schedule in Maine