Metalsmithing for Juniors – David & Leslie Wayment
Wildacres – July 23-29, 2017
This class is open to juniors aged 8 to 16. This class will include basic wire work, chain maille, cold connections, Viking knit and silversmithing projects. Completed projects will include earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants. Students will learn simple and wrapped loops, working with jump rings, annealing, texturing and patination of sheet metal as well as working with metalsmithing hand tools. All soldering will be supervised by the instructor. Projects will be geared to student’s abilities.
Class fee: $50 plus cost of silver, which can run $10 to $50 with parents’ permission.
David has been teaching metalsmithing, stained glass, fused glass and wire work for the last 17 years. David studied silver under Ann and Don Monroe, Dan Haga, Jim Richardson, Alan Jewell and Jeff Sheer at SFMS workshops at both Wildacres and William Holland. He taught Precious Metal Clay and Intarsia for the SFMS and currently teaches Channel Inlay at William Holland.
Leslie has been a beader for over 40 years and expanded her hobbies to include all needlecrafts, metalsmithing, wire craft and lapidary arts.