Handmade brooch pinbacks are a bit of a lost art. More and more jewelers resort to buying commercial ones and simply soldering them on.
Prerequisites: Metals 1, Intro to Metalsmithing or equivalent. (Please note: this is an intermediate-level class)
Class is 8 hours with a 30 minute break for lunch. We have a mini fridge and microwave, a separate lunch room and a deck with a mountain view where you can relax on your break. We also have Nespresso coffee, tea, and snacks available for purchase.
Last day to cancel for a full refund is August 15, 2021.
Tools will be provided. Please bring a KN95 or N95 mask for polishing. If you do not have one, we have them for sale for $6 (limit 1 per person).
Materials kit fee: TBD
About the instructor, Chris Weston
He began his teaching career in Japan in 1985, and eventually transitioned from teaching English as a foreign language to teaching high school art in 2001, when he became a high school art teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools. While in Las Cruces, he also started teaching adult jewelry classes in the continuing education program for Dona Ana Community College.