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Kate Wolf, educator, jeweler. Wolf Tools, Wolf Wax, Kate Wolf Designs Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

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Wax Carving Intensive Workshop with Kate Wolf    5 days   All skill levels welcome

February 11-15, 2019, Mon-Fri,  Creative Side Jewelry Academy, Austin,Texas.  waitlist

April  8-12, 2019, Mon-Fri,  Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 6-10, 2019, Mon-Fri, Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine waitlist

July 15-19, 2019, Mon-Fri, Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine

September 9-13, 2019, Mon-Fri, Kate Wolf at Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine

September 30- October 4, 2019, Mon-Fri,  Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine.

October 14-18, 2019,  Mon-Fri, Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico

November 18-22, 2019, Mon-Fri, New Approach School for Jewelers, Arrington, Tennessee

Intensive: Wax is an amazing material. In this hands on workshop we will explore innovative approaches to wax carving with an emphasis on encouraging confidence and creativity. We will explore how to transform scribbles into resolved designs; layout; carving rings, bezels and partial bezels for cabochons and facetted stones; contour fit shadow bands; hollow forms and mirror images; flame techniques; textures; faux granulation; pierced out work; hollowing; finishing, repairing; toolmaking and more. Learn how to rapidly and accurately remove excess material using the flex shaft for affordable lathe and milling processes. We will be working with Wolf Milling Wax™. There will be live, highly magnified demos of many wax techniques. This workshop covers many techniques. Expect to finish a couple of projects, and leave with a few pieces in process.

Counter Sketching and Color Rendering with Remy Rotenier
ust 19-23, 2019, Mon-Fri, 5 day.  Portland, Maine.

With masterful demonstrations by Paris-trained instructor, Rémy Rotenier, this class starts with 3 days of basic black and white sketching and rendering skills––developing abilities to rapidly express ideas to visually explain a project to a customer, work out problems, and refine designs on paper. We will learn to draw rings and gemstones with different profiles; then we’ll spend two days exploring color techniques for rendering metals and gemstones. Students will develop unique designs from diverse source materials provided by the instructor. We’ll learn how build a design while interacting with a client. With these tools, students will complete the course with greater confidence. This class is perfect for those wanting to do custom work, develop collections or work out ideas to be designed in CAD. No drawing skills are necessary to take this class!

Wax Figurative & Projects Carving Workshop* with Kate Wolf

June 25-28, 2019, Tue-Fri, Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine.

September 20-22, 2019, Fri-Sun, Wolf Designs, Portland, Maine.

October 30-November 1, 2019, Wed-Fri,  Creative Side Jewelry Academy, Austin,Texas

Figurative and Projects *For those who have taken a class with Kate Wolf. Looking for a refresher on techniques that were covered in a previous class? Do you want to explore new techniques? Do you want help with a project?  Kate spends one-on-one time with each student, and like a trained monkey, does whatever demonstrations they would like on wax carving, finishing, design development, production issues and more.  Emphasis is placed on helping each student take their skills to a higher level, get fired up and have some fun. Bring ongoing projects or get a good start on something new. This dynamic workshop is always different as it is based on each student’s projects.

Rings, Rings, Rings Wax Carving Workshop with Kate Wolf ,

November 2-3, 2019, Sat-Sun, Creative Side Jewelry Academy, Austin,Texas.

All skill levels.  In this hands on workshop we’ll be working with Wolf Milling Wax, carving rings with and without stones. Learn how to layout, trim, size, carve, hollow and finish waxes. We’ll explore surface textures, flame techniques and use Wolf Relief Wax to make raised decorative surface embellishments. We’ll use Wolf’s Touch-Up Wax to adjust settings and fix surface imperfections. Learn time saving techniques using the Wolf Trimmer to quickly and accurately remove the bulk of material. We’ll discuss how to make your pieces to minimize casting defects.