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Jewelry and Metalsmithing for Fun


Learn basic jewelry making and metalsmithing techniques. Materials list (approximately $50) is available at the first class.


After learning fundamentals of metalworking in the beginning class, students choose an independent area of study to pursue using their own pace.  This can include more in depth work with casting, soldering and bezel stone setting or pursuing new techniques.  The studio is equipped for mold making, etching, enameling, basic faceted stone setting and metal forming techniques such as die forming, shell forming and chasing and repousse.
Student testimonial:
“Dana is absolutely a great instructor.  The students who return term after term also add a great deal to the community of the class.”
Dana Bussell Bio:
Originally from Colorado, Dana studied art and metalsmithing at Colorado State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving an MFA, Masters in Fine Arts. She has worked for many years as a studio artist. An artist-in-residency at the Oregon College of Art and Craft first brought her to Oregon in 1982.
Since then, she has taught at Colorado State University, the University of Hong Kong, Extra Mural Studies, the Maryland Institute College of Art and Southern Oregon University. 
She has taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Rogue Community College since 2011.