Class Duration: 8 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch
Prerequisites: Metals 1 or equivalent
Materials Kit fee: $20 (payable to Silver Peak Studio, cash or check). Includes 22 ga copper, bronze, silver, brass, and solder
Last day to cancel for a full refund: January 23, 2021.
About the instructor, Chris Weston
Chris Weston graduated from Haywood Community College in North Carolina with an A.A.S. degree in Professional Crafts/Jewelry. He also has a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in TESL/Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico.
He has taken workshops around the country from notable jewelry artists that include Charles Lewton-Brain, Carrie Adell, Julia Turner, Chris Darway, and Sarah Obrecht, among others. In 2000, he attended The Istituto Pietro Selvatico, in Padova, Italy, where he studied goldsmithing with Graziano Visintin.
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. Since moving to Colorado in 2016, he has taught jewelry workshops for Boulder Metalsmithing Association, and Life Long Learning, and is currently teaching beginning metalsmithing for Boulder School of Metals.