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The Claflin Jewelry Studio is located in the basement of the Hopkins Center, across from the Paddock Music Library.
Download the 2014 Student Workshops Newsletter

For more information email Jeff Georgantes or call the Jewelry Workshop (603.646.3226) during studio hours.

Free Art Slide Lecture & Discussion



The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is part of the Student Workshops, an innovative, co-curricular program through the Hopkins Center for the Arts that has been in existence for close to 60 years. The program has a well-equipped studio in Jewelry & Metalsmithing and is open to all currently enrolled Dartmouth students and faculty. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. The studio has a staff of both professional and specially trained student instructors to help the participants make their objects. Because the program is voluntary and un-graded, creativity is nurtured in a very pure way. While the studios primarily operate in an "open-studio" format, there are also short "workshop-style" classes designed to accommodate students' busy schedules and regular guest artist events. The Claflin Studio also serves as a support structure for the academic needs of the college as well, with students, faculty and whole classes using the facilities and the knowledge of the Student Workshop's staff for academic projects and research.

FALL 2015
The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Fall Term Wednesday, September 16 at 1 pm.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID
 identifying them as such.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 1–5 pm 

  • Wednesday, Thursday: 1–9 pm
Dartmouth Students: $12 per term - $32 school year
* DARTMOUTH STUDENTS: because these classes are only open to you, you must login to your Hop account first. The links below will not work unless you are logged in. If you have trouble with the login process, call or email the Hop Box Office hop.box.office@dartmouth.edu , 603.646.2422.

(all materials included in fee) No Experience Necessary
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such
Contact jewelry@dartmouth.edu with any questions.

New Series: Introduction to Jewelrymaking
Sign up for one, two or all of them

Each class will offer a pile of tips and tricks and a finished project to take home
    Sawing straight lines, curves and corners, drilling and piercing.
    Project: zodiac or creature keychains Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6-9 pm, $15
    Learn about different types of solder, different joints and torches.
    Project: silver-lined brass or copper ring
    Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6-9 pm, $15
  • BEZEL-SETTING Cancelled
    Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6-9 pm
    Metal connections create awesome shapes & forms.
    Project: Silver earrings
    Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6-9 pm, $15

Jack da Silva, San Francisco Bay Area

Don’t miss this metalsmithing legend
Learn all about hammer and shaping sheet metal vessels
Friday, September 25, 3-5 pm
Dartmouth Students Only - No Experience Necessary
Pre-Registration Recommended
Email: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

GETTING A GRIP – Free Art Slide Lecture & Discussion
(No signup or registration needed)

Jack da Silva, master jeweler and metalsmith from the San Francisco, Bay Area will explore how his artisan background, performing music and their 100 year-old family business as a third generation gravestone maker influenced his metalwork and interest in researching ancient metalworking techniques.
September 25, 6 PM
Wilson Hall Rm. 219
Free and Open to All
For more info: jewelry@dartmouth.edu, 603-646-3226

Jack da Silva has a MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design at Indiana University with a focus on ancient and traditional metalworking. He owns and operates Jack da Silva’s Metal Design Studio in the SF Bay Area. Jack previously taught at Kook Min University and Seoul National University in Seoul, founded MAKER: Metal Arts Workshops and Educational Retreat. He also has taught at California College for the Arts, Oakland, CA and at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA. Jack's metal work is represented in numerous books, publications, and collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea; Portugal and across the USA.