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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 Tuesday 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. Space is limited to 11 students per class each session. No credits, refunds, or make-ups will be issued in lieu of a missed class.  Sorry, no exceptions.

Cost is $200 per session/Summer session is $125. New student material packets are $20 plus tax payable on the first day of class.

Please contact us if you have questions or if the class you desire is out of stock, space sometimes becomes available! Please continue to check back for open spaces in a class.


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

Join us for one of our group classes!

Class Sessions for 2019 are scheduled as follows:

Session 1 (8 weeks)
MON Jan 7 – Feb 25
TUE Jan 8 – Feb 26
WED Jan 9 – Feb 27
THUR Jan 10 – Feb 28
FRI Jan 11 – Mar 1
(Break: Mar 4 – Mar 8)
Session 2 (8 weeks)
MON Mar 11 – Apr 29
TUE Mar 12 – Apr 30
WED Mar 13 – May 1
THUR Mar 14 – May 2
FRI Mar 15 – May 3
(Break: May 6 – May 10)
Session 3 (8 weeks) 
MON May 13 – Jul 1
TUE May 14 – Jul 2
WED May 15 – Jul 3
THUR May 16 – Jul 4
FRI May 17 – Jul 5
(Break: July 8 – July 12)
Session 4 (5 weeks) SUMMER
MON July 15 – Aug 12
TUE July 16 – Aug 13
WED July 17 – Aug 14
THUR July 18 – Aug 15
FRI July 19 – Aug 16
(Break: Aug 19 – Aug 23)
Session 5 (8 weeks)
MON Aug 26 – Oct 14
TUE Aug 27 – Oct 15
WED Aug 28 – Oct 16
THUR Aug 29 – Oct 17
FRI Aug 30 – Oct 18
(Break: Oct 21 – Oct 25)
Session 6 (8 weeks)
MON Oct 28 – Dec 16
TUE Oct 29 – Dec 17
WED Oct 30 – Dec 18
THUR Oct 31 – Dec 19
FRI Nov 1 – Dec 20
(Break: Dec 23 – Jan 3)

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 before 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.

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