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dreamcat
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jewelry making instruction in savannah,GA

THIS FALL

 

earring making for gift giving

Create beautiful handmade earrings to give as gifts this holiday season. Using basic metalsmithing techniques, we will make at least 3 pairs of earrings customized for your friends and family. All pieces will be made with copper and silver filled material.

Ages 13+
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:30am-1:30pm

No experience necessary.
This class takes place at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center
 201 Montgomery St, Savannah, GA 3140

(912) 651-6783

$50

mini workshops

Contact us to reserve a date ! 

We've put together a collection of 2 to 4-hour workshops that are great fun while you're visiting Savannah or celebrating a special event.
Schedule a workshop for 2 to 6 people!

 

 

  • We work around your schedule!

  • Tuition is per person 

  • All of the materials are included in the tuition. 

Silver Hammeed Wedding Rings

simple metals workshop

Jump into the manipulation of metal FAST! Learn to stamp and solder a  beautiful piece of jewelry within two hours.
Projects are in Sterling Silver with Copper Practice Pieces. 

2 hours    
$75 - Ring, pendant or wrap bracelet

$100 - Cuff

band making for couples
Make your wedding bands extra special by creating them together! Choose from our textural designs, hand-stamping tools, and various widths to make your rings uniquely represent your personalities. We make your original bands in silver, which serve as great travelling bands for future adventures, and then have them cast in your choice of 14k gold; yellow, white, rose or green. 
3-4 hours
$250 per couple for workshop and silver rings. 

For gold costs, refer to the photo of our price sheet to help you choose your widths. 
Other choices and karats available upon request. 

classes
Attending our weekly classes is a great way to benefit from the support and nourishment of a creative community.  

There are four ways to participate:
beginning jewelry is a four week intensive that focuses on basic skills and gets you set up to work independently.
intermediate jewelry is a six week technique driven class that teaches you to combine processes within a single piece of jewelry.
advanced jewelry
 is an eight-week introspective course that explores your creative voice through the art of jewelry and small sculptures.

open studio allows you to use the studio for practice and independent development.  


 

beginning jewelry
Our beginning class is focused on building a strong introductory skill set for jewelry making. You will jump right into soldering, sawing, texturing, basic stone setting and forming metal. Leave knowledgeable about technique and how to problem solve through difficulties.

Projects are in copper and brass. Students can purchase silver as desired. 

A copy of The Complete Metalsmith - Student Edition is included with tuition!

September 28 - November 2, 2019 (four sessions for fall)
1 pm to 4 pm
$160.00

 

 

 

intermediate jewelry
Perfect for the student who has experience with basic skills and is ready to try something harder.

Focused on design execution and process, you will learn to successfully combine techniques into pieces that require multiple soldering operations, forethought, and planning.  Make beautiful, wearable pieces that you love to put on day after day.
This 
six-week concentration is intended to inspire student-driven design and enhance skill sets.

Projects are in copper and brass. Students can purchase silver as desired. 

 

This class covers stone settings for cabochons and found objects.

Saturdays, January 11 - February 15, 2020
1p.m. - 4 p.m.
$240.00

advanced jewelry
Created for those of us who want to work conceptually, this class slows things down and works on crafting designs that tell a story. Expect to spend as much time gathering inspiration and exploring the properties of the material as constructing your finished piece(s).  Each class consists of exercises on creativity, guided planning sessions and project fabrication.

This eight-week concentration focuses on the development of creative practices. 

Students are responsible for their own metal and stones. 

 

Saturdays, February 29 - April 18, 2020
1p.m. - 4 p.m.
$320.00
add an 8-week open studio pass for $160 (that's a deal!)

 

open studio
Supplement your class with extra time to work on the projects and techniques that excite you or just plan a day or two to use our space and knock out some interesting pieces. 
Tuition includes access to the studio with support from Christina or one of her assistants. Students are responsible for their own materials.
*Prerequisite of beginning jewelry or similar instruction from another studio. 


Thursdays, Ongoing 
Registration Required
You choose your session time!
         

Open 1 pm -9 pm                     

$30 per three-hour session

 

mentorship
There are times when meeting one-on -one to clarify your goals, strengthen a technique or understand the big picture is just what you need. 

Contact Christina to choose the best option for you. 

 
 

private instruction

$75 an hour

product development for jewelers
Want to start selling your work?
meet one-on-on with Christina for a hands-on approach to product development. Let her help you identify your best techniques, offer production tips and get you started with a solid understanding of the different markets and their rules of engagement. 
Single Visit - $95
4 sessions, 1 hour each with individualized support throughout the development period.  
$475

personal project development

Enter a time of personal, creative development with Christina's guidance. This mentorship option is wonderful when you need to break out of old patterns or to heal through a life event. Together we set out on a path of discovery aligning artistic techniques and materials that are best suited for your expressive style and experience. 
 

Single Visit - $95 
Six Session Package - $540

about us

Our studio provides a supportive, nurturing environment that embraces individuality and honors the creative journey. 

Christina Taylor

Founder and lead instructor, Christina Taylor, has been on a lifelong journey to learn all she can about metalwork and then share it with anyone who will listen. This guiding intention has followed her through coinciding careers in education, small business and jewelry making. 

 

As a novice jeweler, Christina started out working as a production assistant for a fashion line that manufactured brass castings and forged silver. With continued education and fortunate opportunities, she was eventually sitting at a jeweler's bench, setting georgous gemstones and designing custom pieces for one of Portland's favorite jewelry stores, Folia

 

Along the way, Christina also served as director for the Science and Art Center in Cartersville, GA. It was there that she honed her teaching skills and went on to develop a personal series of art and metalsmithing classes that she brought to organizations like the Booth Western Art Museum, ArtNightOut, SCAD, Georgia Southern and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

 

Experienced at navigating jewelerymaking through the eyes of the craftsman, artist and commercial jeweler, Christina brings a wealth of knowledge to all of her students.  She is regarded for her patient nature and dedication to student achievement.

 

Christina has a  B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a M.Ed in Art Education from Martha Berry College. 

Abdul Rahim S. M. Bakar

Founder Abdul Bakar is the man who can get it done! His generous spirit keeps the place calm and relaxed. Rely on him to help you navigate the studio experience and knock around design ideas. 

 

Abdul has a  B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design  

Gandalf (Gandi)

Pay no attention to this guy whatsoever.
He's just passing through on the way to his next adventure. 

Studio by appointment : 116 Hover Creek RD • Savannah, GA 
Jewelry : 232 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 
christina@dreamcatstudio.com        912-289-8337

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