Jewelry artists and aspiring jewelry artists can create beautiful jewelry under the guidance of expert instructors in a fully equipped studio at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling.
Four jewelry-making workshops are on the OI spring schedule of classes. They take place on select Saturdays, April and May.
Workshops explore jewelry making techniques using Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and other materials. Newly purchased tools enable students of all skill levels the opportunity to use techniques in soldering, metalsmithing, enameling and polishing to create amazing pieces of handmade jewelry.
Experienced jewelry artists Sandi Ziolkowski and Donna Penoyer will lead the workshops. Beginner students can follow along in a step-by-step format while more advanced students can create their own designs.
Spring Jewelry Making Classes:
Accented Silver Cuff Bracelet
Noon-4pm Saturday, April 8 ($90/$81 OI members)
Instructor Sandi Ziolkowski will lead you in hammering, soldering and adding accent marks. Patina and polishing will also be covered. Some experience in jewelry making is helpful but not necessary. Register here.
Etched Metal Jewelry
Noon-4pm Saturday, April 29 ($79/$70 OI members)
Draw your own design to etch onto copper blanks, or cut your own shapes. Make up to three pairs of earrings and a pendant to match. No experience is necessary. Sandi Ziolkowski instructs. Register here.
Noon-4pm Saturday, May 6 ($80/$71 OI members)
Bend, hammer and solder several lengths of silver to create a squiggle bracelet. Instructor Sandi Ziolkowski will lead you in assembling, pattern making, tarnishing and polishing to bring out the dimension and beauty in your jewelry. No experience is necessary. Register here.
10am-5:30pm Saturday, May 13 ($115/$95 OI members)
Learn to form Precious Metal Clay (PMC) into interesting hollow forms. Add bails and decorative layers to create individual flair. After firing, clay will turn into pure silver jewelry. Donna Penoyer instructs. Register here.
All materials are provided. Classes are open to ages 14 & up. To register, visit www.oionline.com or call 304-242-7700.
OI’s Stifel Fine Arts Center is located at 1330 National Road in
Wheeling, West Virginia.
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Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center is located at 1330 National Road in
Wheeling, West Virginia.
About Our Art Classes
OI’s visual arts classes, workshops and summer camps introduce the many ways to explore visual expression as well as the knowledge and tools with which to do so. Topics range from painting and pottery to contemporary media like digital photography to traditional crafts like woodworking and stained glass. Our classes provide the flexibility to build skills session after session, supportive learning environments and individualized attention.
Programs are available for all age levels – preschoolers, elementary students, teens, adults and seniors. Our youth classes and summer camps nurture the natural talents of kids and provide a venue outside of a school classroom to develop artistic expression and creative thinking. Our adult classes provide opportunities to try a new hobby, explore new interests or engage in an artistic passion. Advanced courses allow seasoned artists the opportunity to further their skills and reach their artistic goals.