#1 Question: Can I start at any time, or do I have to wait for the next session to begin?
Answer: You can start anytime. Tuition will be prorated. That is, you pay for remaining classes within that session.
#2 Question: Can I make up missed classes.
Answer: Students need to make a commitment to come to class. Please be sure you can come or you will lose your tuition money. Exceptions will be made if you are ill. I always schedule make ups If I have to cancel class for bad weather or any other reason.
#3 Question: If I start the session late or miss a class will I fall behind and miss instruction?
Answer: NO, each student receives individual attention. People progress at their own speed.
#4 Question: Do I have to have previous jewelrymaking experience?
Answer: No you don't. We are geared toward teaching newcomers.
#5 Question: Do you teach wax carving and casting?
Answer: No, sorry, we teach hand fabricated jewelrymaking. That is working directly with silver and gold to cut and shape metel pieces and solder or fuse them together into a piece of jewelry.
We do not carve wax. Hand fabricated jewelry can be used as a model for casting.
#6 Question: Do you have a brochure you can send me?
Answer: We do not currently have a brochure with any more information than is on the website.
The website is updated regularly and is the best way to keep up-to-the minute class information available to current and prospective students.
#7 Question: Can I try out One Class before making a commitment?
Answer: Yes, of course. Everyone who has requested this, finds out during their first class, that they have immediate hands-on instruction and learn a great deal very quickly.
Pay tuition for one class. $85 for 3 hour class.
#8 Question: My daughter is 12.5 and very interested in jewelry making. Are your classes suitable for a very dedicated and serious young teen?
Answer: YES! My father started teaching me when I was 10 years old. Kids learn faster and more easily than adults.
My classes are small and I cannot offer separate childrens classes. But serious kids are welcome to join my adult classes.
#9 Question: I was wondering if I can come and visit your school before enrolling.
Answer: YES. Please email or call so I know when to expect you, But everyone who is considering taking classes is welcome to visit the school and talk to Fredricka and her students.
#10 Question: Will I learn everything you teach in 10 weeks.
Answer: Definitly NOT. There are so many things to learn, that would be impossible. The year is divided into 2 month sessions for convenience. Most serious students take classes with me for several years. These are professional grade classes that require a level of commitment, in time, attention and funds. Funds for tuition, metals, gemstones and tools.