Jewelry Making 101 – Forging a Wire Twist Bracelet – December 2, 2015 – 7:30 – 9:30 PM



The i3Detroit Jewelry Zone is proud to announce:   “Jewelry Making 101 – Forging a Wire Twist Bracelet”.  In this two hour class, you will make an elegant twist bracelet that you can wear with pride or give as a gift.  This FREE workshop is a great opportunity if you are new to jewelry making and would like to learn what it is all about.  Enrollment is limited.
Class Overview:
You will make an elegant twist bracelet that can you can wear with pride or give as a gift.
In addition you will learn:
–  A brief history of jewelry and jewelry making
–  What materials are used to make jewelry
–  Properties of jewelry making metals, including work hardening and annealing
–  An understanding of wire gauges and how to measure them
–  how to cut and file wire for jewelry making
–  how to forge and bend wire

When:  Wednesday night, December 2nd, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
How long:  Two hours
Where:  i3Detroit Common Area
How many people:  No more than 12
Cost per person:   FREE  (donations toward tools and materials will be appreciated, but are not required)


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Introduction to Jewelry Making Class

The i3Detroit Jewelry Zone is proud to announce our first workshop:   “Introduction to Jewelry Making”.  This two day workshop is a great opportunity if you are new to jewelry making and would like to learn what it is all about.

Class Goals:
Introduction to Jewelry Making

   Overview of Jewelry Making Techniques
   Review of Jewelry Making Materials
   Focus on Metals Used in Jewelry Making

Working in the Jewelry Zone
   Ground Rules

Students will:
You will make and take home a handmade and uniquely decorated pendant or keychain fob (your choice) made from at least two different metals.  All tools and materials will be provided.

For this project, you will learn how to:   cut with a jeweler’s saw and metal shear, properly file rough edges on metal, drill holes in metal using at least two different methods, create surface texture, basic soldering principles, applying patina solution (color) on metal, and finishing/polishing.

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Art Workshop at i3 – Intro to Painting & Acrylic Basics

Ever wanted to get into painting or learn some new techniques? Join me, Aaron Greenwell, for an introductory to Acrylic Painting and Painting basics at i3.

Aaron Greenwell has a BFA in Sculpture from Wayne State and has spent a lot of studio time learning various painting and art processes. You will have a fun and inspiring time working with his eccentric attitude as he guides you in exploring fundamental uses of painting tools as well as learning to explore your own methods of creativity.

Acrylic is a great medium to start with, not too different from Watercolor. It dries fast which allows you to explore different techniques and fix mistakes fast. I still prefer working in Acrylic over Oil a lot of the time!

Weather pending, I may try to setup for us to paint outdoors. I find fresh air makes everything better.

This event is for Wednesday, August 5th from 7pm – 9:30pm

Who is allowed to join?: Anyone 18+ is welcome! Experienced and inexperienced artists, crafters, and curious minds of all type are welcome to this workshop.

The goals of the workshop:

  • Give people the essential tools to start painting in Acrylic themselves
  • Inspire and teach attendees how to develop techniques and explore
  • Motivate us all to create great pieces using this fantastic artistic pursuit.
  • To provide a piece to take home either finished or almost there.

The workshop will start by covering:

  • Basic brush and paint maintenance
  • How to mix powerful vibrant colors & problem solving color issues
  • Different brushes and how they can be useful

After the basics we will explore:

  • How to problem solve in Art and Painting
  • How to explore your own techniques!
  • A group study/painting
  • A group Critique
Required supplies:
  • Your lovely self!
  • Bring any painting or Acrylic supplies you may have (easle, canvas, etc.)
  • If you do not have supplies, I will have supplies on hand for people to play around with
  • In spirit of my own philosophy, I prefer people get to learn and become comfortable with there own materials when possible, however I will be providing supplies for those who have no experience or supplies.
  • As thanks to helping support me in running these workshops, you will have your choice of a paint brush to take home.
  • We will also be creating a piece for you to take home as well.
  • One lucky individual will earn an additional prize in the form of Art Supplies to take home with them.
If you need to contact me for questions or concerns, you can reach me by e-mailing

You can purchase seating through EventBrite at $19.00 per seat. If you cannot or do not want to use EvenBrite for reservation, please contact me directly. Seating is limited to 15 for this first class.

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Solid Edge Pop-up Event


Come join Siemens and CamLogic for a night of Solid Edge training at i3Detroit. Attendees will be given a hands-on introduction to the Solid Edge CAD software and be guided through the process of making an individualized desk weight using one of our laser cutters.

Food will be provided by Mexi-Casian.


Attendees should register for a free trial copy of Solid Edge before the class

Students must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by a legal guardian who is also attending this class.

What to Bring:

A laptop computer with a modern browser installed. All other materials needed for class will be provided.

Event Time:

Thursday, June 11th, 5:30PM until 9:00PM

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