Learn how to bring your ideas to life with our wax carving intensive lead by designer and model maker Jennifer Salta. During this one day hands on class Jen will share tips and tricks of the trade that she has learned over the past 10 years or working in the jewelry industry.
Jennifer will guide you through the process on how to lay out your idea - transfer it to wax and start your adventure! A variety of tools and different waxes will be available to you for the duration of the class. You will learn cool techniques to use and modify many of these tools, as well as life hacks to making your own at home! We will review all the essentials that will give you the knowledge and confidence to continue exploring the amazing world of wax carving and lost wax casting on your own! You will be provided with a tool/vendor list for your reference as well as written step by step instructions on what you did in class.
Wax carving opens so many possibilities for design and there is much to learn! This intro course is a great way to start!
-This class is to be held in New York. At the Hive Markers Space located at 100 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
-All materials and tools are included in the cost of this workshop. Students will have a materials list that they can purchase their own tools.
-This is a 1 day, 6 hour workshop. Class will run from 11-5pm Saturdays Lunch will be provided, please reach out about dietary restrictions or if you'd like to bring your own lunch.
-This is a skill based workshop, you will leave the day having finished a wax model and with the corrrct knowledge on how to properly prepare the piece for casting. At the end of the day, students can choose to leave their pieces to be cast by Jen or they can continue the piece on their own and will be provided with the info for a casting house that can cast the piece for them.
There are is going to be an option for those who need it to sign up for 'Finishing Casting', a 3 hour workshop with where we will clean up your casting, set your stones, and finish your piece.