Group Classes


Group Classes

Our classes are designed for all levels of experience. Students taking this class will learn a variety of metalsmithing techniques to create original finished jewelry of their own design.

Group classes are 2 1/2 hours long and offered Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings, and Monday thru Thursday in the evenings. Sessions are 8 weeks long, with a 5 week session during the summer. Classes are taught by Jay Whaley with the support of one of his TA’s due to size. Beginners through advanced students are welcomed!

Students will get familiar with alloying and melting metal, making an ingot, annealing, using a rolling mill, forming, soldering with single and multi-fuel torches, rolling out custom wire and sheet stock, pattern making, sawing, filing, texturing and finishing techniques. Precision model making for lost wax casting and in-studio vacuum and centrifugal casting can be explored. Vulcanized and room temperature molds can also be made for replication casting and limited editions.

Most work is created in silver and gold, but are not limited to those metals.

Gemstones of all sizes and shapes can also be brought in and incorporated into the jewelry being made. Custom bezels and mountings can be made in class.

All necessary tools and equipment are available for student use. Supplies, such as silver, and other materials and tools can be purchased from the studio during class time.

These classes typically fill up. We recommend pre-registering to hold your place in a class. Space is limited to 12 students each session. Cost is $195 per session/Summer session is $125.

Please contact us if the class you desire is out of stock, we often have spaces available! Or, let us know if you want to be added to a Wait List or a future class not yet listed. Please continue to check back for open spaces in a class.


  • Monday 9:00am to 11:30am OR 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am to 11:30am OR 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am to 11:30am
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Group Classes

Join us for one of our group classes!

2018 Session Dates are as follows:

Session 1 (8 weeks) $195
MON Jan 8 – Feb 26
TUE Jan 2 – Feb 20
WED Jan 3 – Feb 21
THUR Jan 4 – Feb 22
FRI Jan 5 – Feb 23
(Break: Feb 27 – Mar 2)
Session 2 (8 weeks) $195
MON Mar 5 – Apr 23
TUE Mar 6– Apr 24
WED Mar 7– Apr 25
THUR Mar 8– Apr 26
FRI Mar 19– Apr 27
(Break: Apr 30 – May 4)
Session 3 (8 weeks) $195
MON May 7 – Jun 25 (Memorial Day to be made up)
TUE May 8 – Jun 26
WED May 9 – Jun 27
THUR May 10 – Jun 28
FRI May 11 – Jun 29
(Break: July 2 – July 6)
Session 4 SUMMER (5weeks) $125
MON July 9 – Aug 6
TUE July 10 – Aug 7
WED July 11 – Aug 8
THUR July 12 – Aug 9
FRI July 13 – Aug 10
(Break: Aug 13 – Aug 17)
Session 5 (8 weeks) $195
MON Aug 20 – Oct 8 (Labor Day to be made up)
TUE Aug 21 – Oct 9
WED Aug 22 – Oct 10
THUR Aug 23 – Oct 11
FRI Aug 24 – Oct 12
(Break: Oct 15 – Oct 19)
Session 6 (8 weeks) $195
MON Oct 22 – Dec 10
TUE Oct 23 – Dec 11
WED Oct 24 – Dec 12
THUR Oct 25 – Dec 13 (Thanksgiving to be made up)
FRI Oct 26 – Dec 14
(Break: Dec 17 – Jan 1)

To Register for a Class Offline, Check Availability, and/or Have Questions:

Please contact us at 619-299-9619 to register, check availability or pay for a class or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank You!


There is metered street parking. There is also a paid parking lot on the corner of 6th and Robinson. Free parking is located a couple of blocks away from our studio beginning at Pennsylvania or 3rd Avenue. Street parking is free on Sundays.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • A full refund will be issued to students if a class is cancelled.
  • A full refund will be issued to students if we are notified within 7 days of the start of class. Please, no exceptions! Students may opt to receive a full studio credit in lieu of a refund.
  • No credits, refunds, or make-ups will be issued in lieu of a missed class.  Sorry, no exceptions.
  • If students miss class due to serious illness, please contact the studio.