Copper Rings

July 9, 2022

Schedule: 1-5 pm Sat

Instructor: Cheryl Smeja

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Purchase one Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to participate in the Woodlanders Gathering.

Description

Learn basic metalworking skills from Cheryl while making simple copper rings. Learn to properly cut, cold-forge, bevel, and finish heavy gauge copper wire. Try texture, patina, or finish to a high polish, plain or embellished with a bead. Rings will be sealed with a special wax to maintain their finish.

Class size 6

Student Supply List
You may bring jewelry tools if you have them.

  • Materials Fee $5

Instructor

Photo of Cheryl Smeja

Cheryl Smeja

Cheryl Smeja is a Mineral Point leather artist, nationally known for her pioneering work in wet-formed leather sculpture. She has appeared on The Carol Duvall Show, taught at national leather conventions and has had articles published in The Leather Crafters and Saddlers journal. For over 25 years she sold her formed leather masks, wall hangings, jewelry, pots, and more at art fairs and from her Mineral Point gallery/shop.…Read More

Cheryl Smeja is a Mineral Point leather artist, nationally known for her pioneering work in wet-formed leather sculpture. She has appeared on The Carol Duvall Show, taught at national leather conventions and has had articles published in The Leather Crafters and Saddlers journal. For over 25 years she sold her formed leather masks, wall hangings, jewelry, pots, and more at art fairs and from her Mineral Point gallery/shop. Now semi-retired, Cheryl enjoys pursuing other interests such as needle felting, wire jewelry, polymer clay, paper making, and Photoshop image manipulation. Cheryl serves on the Shake Rag Alley Curriculum Committee. A versatile artisan and dedicated teacher, Cheryl is ever ready for a new challenge.

Workshops

Wire Jewelry Workshop

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

Woodlanders Saturday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Saturday to your cart, then select as many Saturday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Saturday, July 9, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                    Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       C01     Rustic Garden Bench: Max Kulick & Jim Arendt

8:30-11:30       C02     Silk Scarf Dyeing & Painting: Nancy Welch

8:30-11:30       C03     Soaps & Scrubs: Megan Kulick

8:30-11:30       C04     Ancient Gourd Vessel: Deb Ready

8:30-11:30       C05     Hypertufa “Shopping Tote” Planter: Carole Spelić

8:30-11:30       C06     Carve a Wood Duck in a Duck Box: Nick Scheuer

11:30-1:00                 Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        C07     Divided Shaker Carrier: Ann Ristow

1:00-5:00        C08     Twig Mosaic Table: Todd Kingery & Phil Nelson

1:00-5:00        C09     Rock & Bottle Rain Chain: Carole Spelić & Jamie Rogness

1:00-5:00        C10     Forging a Bottle Opener: Bob Tuftee

1:00-5:00        C11     Copper Rings: Cheryl Smeja

1:00-5:00        C12     Coke Box: David & JoEllen Wollangk

5:00-6:30                   Picnic on the Green

6:30-8:00                  Saturday Evening Fun Event

Workshop ID 22W190-C11 Catalog