Trout Museum of Art

Silver Metal Clay Boot Camp #1 | Ages 13+

If you have taken one of our silver classes before, you’ll want to sign up for this workshop! Enhance your silver jewelry skills through an immersive class designed for advanced beginner / intermediate students. Tailored for those seeking to elevate their Silver Metal Clay skills, this workshop explores intricate and multi-dimensional metal clay constructions that YOU will design. Spend the day in purposeful practice, fostering a stress-free learning environment without the pressure of a final outcome. Completed projects will be fired in DinsDesigns studios and returned for pick up. Come immerse yourself and discover the joy of skill development.

Level: Advanced, Beginner, to Intermediate

Topics to be covered ongoing:
Metal Clay Syringe
Silver Hollow form
Setting Stones with prongs

All supplies included. TMA members receive 10% off all registrations. Parents encouraged for young students.

Jennifer Dins | Art Educator

I am from the Milwaukee, WI area and I moved to Madison, WI to earn my undergraduate degree in marketing. In 2000, I earned a master’s degree in management, training, and organizational development. But besides being a mother and wife, what I really am is a life-long artist who found myself in a non-creative career for over 25 years.

After a potentially terminal cancer diagnosis in 2006 permanently sidelined me from my 25-year management career, I decided to follow my creative heart and began to explore a new medium: metal clay. This medium is easy on my sore hands and joints and I feel a sense of accomplishment every time I complete a piece. The uniqueness of this material allows me to add fingerprints, paw prints and even handwriting directly into the silver. Most of my sales are to people who have lost someone and want to capture a piece of him or her within the silver of an heirloom piece. I now believe it’s my calling to help these people through a particularly difficult time.

I love working with silver…it’s my Zen place.


May 18 2024


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM



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