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Metalsmithing and Jewelry Classes in Atlanta – Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

The Carriage House, home of our Jewelry and Metalsmithing studio.

Looking for Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes in Atlanta? Check out Callanwolde’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing Foundation Classes, specialty classes, and workshops!


Take all 3 foundation classes and earn a Certificate of Completion, or take foundation or specialty courses a la carte with instructor permission for foundation II, III.



  • Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing I

  • Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing II

  • Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing III


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Lab time included in Jewelry Studio upon request.


Learn how to craft your own wearable works of art. Check out our Metalsmithing and Jewelry classes in Atlanta at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center! Browse our selection of open metals and jewelry classes today.

Starting summer 2017, the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at Callanwolde is offering a structured track in which students can earn a certificate of completion.  Students may choose to participate or not participate in the structured track certificate program.

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Jewelry and Metalsmithing Foundation Track

Students who complete all 3 classes will earn a signed certificate of completion. Foundation classes can also be taken ala carte with instructor permission. Callanwolde also offers specialty classes and workshops! Click here to view our selection of jewelry and metalsmithing classes.

Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing l

In this basic introductory class in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing structured track series we will use the required resource The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry.   We will begin with an introduction to metals and gemstones by learning metalsmithing terminology, unique measurement systems, and the difference between base metals, alloys, and precious metals.  The majority of the session will be spent learning and using the foundation skills of sawing, drilling, piercing, filing and finishing to complete an instructor led project.

Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing ll

This is the second class in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Structured Track series and will continue using the required resource The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry.  You will be introduced to new techniques that build on the foundation techniques learned in Jewelry and Metalsmithing I and will increase your skill level.  We will begin with cold connections (rivets and fold over retention) and introduce hot connections using an acetylene torch.  Next, students will learn methods of texturing metal and be introduced to forging and forming with an instructor led project.

Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing lll

The last class in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Structured Track will again use the required resource The Complete Photo Guide to Making Metal Jewelry.  The first half of the session will concentrate on methods of stone setting including bezel, tube and flush settings.  The second half will be dedicated to student designed projects incorporating skills learned in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing structured track series.

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Priscilla Fritsch, Director of Jewelry and Metalsmithing, at the studio.

Meet Priscilla Fritsch, Director of Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Priscilla Fritsch began silversmithing in 2004 after leaving the corporate world of engineering. She has studied at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco as well as taken numerous classes in silversmithing techniques and design. Priscilla has taught classes at private studios throughout the area and has demonstrated silversmithing techniques at the American Craft Council Show in Atlanta. Much of her work is strongly influenced by traditional and modern Scandinavian design, and from  artifacts found at historical Nordic archaeological excavations. Priscilla finds great pleasure in helping students overcome their fear of tools and mistakes. She has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.

About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.

Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.

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