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If you have questions not answered here,
about events in my studio or anywhere else,
the best way to reach me is via email to
convergentseries "at" gmail "dot" com

To register for a single workshop, or for an entire series,
please send a check for the registration fee,
along with your
phone number(s),
email address(es) and
the date(s) of the session(s) you want, to my mailing address:

C Scheftic
PO Box 82615
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-0615

(or, just stop by if you see the lights on in my studio ... over the front door at WSCC!)
The classroom address for all of my studio sessions is:

Wilkins School Community Center
7604 Charleston Avenue
Swissvale, PA 15218-1265

Meet in room #25, over the front door.

Materials fees will be payable in class, by cash or check.

This building is just off Braddock Avenue in Regent Square, a few blocks north of the Edgewood/Swissvale exit (#77) from the Parkway East (I-376). But it's on a one-way street. Turn west at Sanders (closest) or Hutchinson (which has a light); if you've just come fram the Parkway, that'll be a left turn. Then left onto Milton, and left onto Charleston. (Or you may just want to park on Milton.) Take the stairs up to the second floor. (There's no elevator.)

Registration requests will be acknowledged via email (or phone, if email is not a possibility).
The acknowledgement will include a phone number you can use in case of any last-minute delays.

The Fine Print

Registration requests need to be received ten days before the class date to guarantee a place
(so I have enough time to order the necessary materials for you!).

Later requests will be accepted IF I happen to have enough material on hand for you
(or you are willing to pay for overnight shipping if I don't...).
So do feel free to ask, even at the last minute....

Class sizes: minimum is 3, maximum is 8, typical is 4 or 5.
I will run a session for 1 or 2, but the price / person will be a bit higher.
If more than 8 wish to register, acceptance will be in the order that checks were received.
I will try to accommodate others in a separate session; if we can't make that work, I'll refund your payment in full.

If you find you cannot attend a session for which you have registered:
if I know over ten days before the event: I will issue a full refund minus a $2 handling fee;
2 to 9 days before the event: same as above IF I can replace you with someone from a waiting list; otherwise,
I can issue a partial refund (50% by check, or apply 75% to the cost of another class within 6 months, as you prefer).
Registration fees are NOT refundable with less than 24 hours notice.

Of course, if I have to cancel a class for any reason, I will issue you a full refund (or, if you prefer, credit towards an upcoming class).

Classes in my Studio
Pre-scheduled Workshops

Late Summer - Fall 2014

August 1: This part of my schedule is now being developed!
I know some items, but will wait until I know most dates before I start posting (in case anything has to change).

And, my apologies, but I'm unlikely to finish sorting this out until late September, with classes set for October & November.
Why? Among other reasons, I'll be spending lots of time working at or on behalf of the urban Edible Teaching Garden.
(Our Field Day Celebration (free & open to the public!) will be held on September 13, 2014, from 12 Noon to 2 pm.)

Can't wait that long? Just let me know what YOU want to learn!

Winter-Spring 2014

    Fine Silver Workshops:

    • March 2 - Draped-Metal Pendant (or earrings)
    • March 9 - Mosaic Pendant (or earrings)
    • March 16 - Spun-Silver Spools
    • March 23 - Hollow Domed (Lentil / Saucer) Pendant
    • April 8 - Introduction to Bezel-Setting Stones (*)
    • (These are now all either finished, or filled. But I'll offer more like this over the summer.
      Let me know if you're interested: before the schedule gets set,
      we can try to work out dates that will work for you!)

    New! Studio Series in Copper & Bronze & Steel:

    • May 4
    • May 11
    • May 18
    • May 25
    • Make at least three separate pieces, and learn more about finishing various metals (than is offered in most silver-based courses).

    Other Studio Offerings

Beginners are welcome at all fine silver sessions except the one marked (*).

(For that one, you have to bring a fired fine-silver piece to which you'll add your stone(s) ... although it's fine even if that's the only piece you've ever made!)

Those with some prior experience will be able to practice some more and learn new techniques with each project.

The base-metal workshops (copper-bronze-steel) are being offered as a series. That is, both beginners and those with some experience are welcome to start it from the beginning. (We'll do most of the making in the first few sessions, and will focus on finishing those in the later ones.

Additional Workshops in My Studio

Garden Web Pendant with Jade

Or ... Pick YOUR Date!

Often when I schedule workshops, people say, "I'd like to take that one, but can't make it on that date..."

So here's another option: you pick the date!

Because the schedule at my studio can be fairly flexible, let me know if there's something you'd like to learn!

I'm always happy to schedule a private lesson (just you) or semi-private session (you and a friend or two) or a whole new class. Or. once I have several people interested in a particular project or technique, we can sort out a date and time that will work for all!

Convergent Series Studio
Wilkins School Community Center
7604 Charleston Street
Swissvale, PA 15218
Garden Web Pendant, Mosaic side with Citrine
Other Activities!
Let's Schedule A Time!

Other Options in my Studio

The following services are available,
by appointment, for a nominal fee:

Open studio time: you are welcome
to schedule a time to come over and
use my tools and equipment
to work on projects of your own design.

Kiln-firing services:
I can fire your pieces for you in my kiln.

Tumble-polishing services:
Oh, and I can tumble-polish your fired-to-metal pieces too!

Convergent Series Studio
Wilkins School Community Center
7604 Charleston Street
Swissvale, PA 15218

Want to learn something else?

Domes and Coils Bracelet

Want to learn something sooner?
I also offer lessons "by request"!

Is there another project you'd like to make? Is there another time you'd like to meet? Is there an embellishment you'd like to add to an existing piece? Let me know! I'll be happy to schedule something that meets your needs, or to let you know about any last-minute openings in relevant sessions. Other possibilities include, but are not limited to: bronze bells, miniature boxes, toggle clasps (and other jewelry "findings"), custom rings, bracelets, belt buckles, napkin rings, and more!

Flowers in the Square Pendant

Let me know what interests you, and what times you're available. We should be able to work something out!

Convergent Series Studio
Wilkins School Community Center
7604 Charleston Street
Swissvale, PA 15218

Bronze Pendant with Kiln-Colors

Above: Reversible Pendant with Custom Clasp (in three metals) strung with copper links and freshwater pearls.

Come Shopping!

Major Opportunities for 2014

May 17, 2014
Stop by for the Plant and Used Book Sale at WSCC
and then come upstairs for my Open House.

October 11, 2014
Stop by for the EcoFest at WSCC
and then come upstairs for my Open House.

November 15, 2014
Stop by for Indie Knit and Spin
and stop in for my Open House that day too.

December 14-14 (still tentative, for 2014)
Visit my Studio Sale, and get an Art Buzz Tour Map
(Fine other artist studio shows in
Edgewood, Squirrel Hill, and Swissvale!!!)

December 5-7m 2014
Shop downstairs, at WSCC's Holiday Gift Shop.

Other Dates:
My Studio is generally set up for my working
(not your shopping)
BUT I can have some pieces on hand
for your consideration, if I know you'll be coming over.

Above: Both sides of a Box Pendant with Pearl & Butterfly.

The best way to make initial contact with me is via email:
convergentseries [AT] gmail [DOT] com

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