Introduction to Metalsmithing – Level 1

6 week sessions meeting 3 hours per week

$375 + material fee: $85

This introductory class is intended for those with no previous experience. It provides a great opportunity to explore, experiment and develop the basic jewelry-making skills essential for building a lasting foundation for this craft.

Tools are supplied by Boulder School of Metals

2024 Class Dates

Monday Evenings:

February 26th – April 8th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(No class March 25th for Spring Break)
April 15th – May 20th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
June 10th – July 22nd, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(No class July 1st)

Tuesday Days:

February 27th – April 9th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
(No class March 26th for Spring Break)
April 16th – May 21st, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
June 11th – July 23rd, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
(No class July 2nd)

Introduction to Metalsmithing

6 week sessions meeting 3 hours per week

$375 + material fee: $85

This introductory class is for those with no previous experience.

Participants will have an opportunity to develop a wide range of fundamental jewelry-making skills that are essential for building a solid foundation and will be introduced to a wide variety of tools and techniques which include: safe practices for working in a jeweler’s studio, proper use of hand tools, soldering torches, flexshafts, hammers, polishing equipment, jeweler’s saw, files, pliers, doming blocks and more. You will learn how to cut, solder, saw, pierce, dome, texture, drill etc. to create 1-3 pieces in this 6 week session.

All students are encouraged to find their own voice in the creative process with instructor guidance as we don’t work off cookie cutter models.

  • You must be 18 years or older to attend classes (some exceptions)
  • For quality learning and teaching, our maximum class size is 6-7 students per session and up to 8 for workshops
  • You may call for availability up to the day before the class start date
  • Check back regularly to see changes and additions to the schedule
  • 6-week session Metalsmithing classes meet once a week for 3 hours
  • Boulder School of Metals provides the tools and supplies which are covered in the materials fee, this includes copper and brass.  Silver and stones are sold separately. Advanced and specialty classes are subject to additional materials fees.

Registration & Policies

  • *Please see registration form for refund policies and cancelations
  • Boulder School of Metals classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Payment in full is required before the class start date - you will not be confirmed for a class until full payment has been received.

Payment Methods:

  • Boulder School of Metals accepts Cash (paid in person), Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • In the event a check is returned by the bank due to insufficient funds, you will be charged a 35 service fee.

To Register:

  • *There is no option to register on-line.
  • Please print registration form, fill out and mail in along with payment to:

    • Boulder School of Metals, LLC
      1634 N. 63rd St. Unit #5
      Boulder CO 80301
  • Credit Card payments call:

  • By appointment:

    • You may also come to our location to pick up forms, register and have a look around (call ahead for available times or check our open drop in schedule to come during hours posted on that schedule).