Student Information

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 You are probably going to be happier if you use the largest screen you have for the class. Using your phone is possible, but it will reduce what you can see.

 If you have questions related to the class about tools you have or items that need identification, take a picture of it, and email your questions to the instructor to maximize your active class time. Otherwise, have them handy during class time.

 It’s a good idea to download theZoom app before the class day to reduce technical problems and delays getting everyone signed in quickly and properly. The app has a free or a paid subscription option (a paid account is not required). There are several Zoom tutorials that can help you prepare.
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

 Sign up for a student account at Rio Grande. We also have a student discount at Seattle Findings.

We provide a shopping list for each class. You can receive a student discount when you purchase supplies from them. 

 

Welcome to Zoom!

An intro to Zoom technical stuff, buttons, & rules for the room.

Please mute your mic while the instructor is doing demos so everyone can hear without distraction.

Let’s do roll call. Unmute and introduce yourself as you are called and say hi!

Everyone raise your hand! Find the icon that allows you to raise your hand. It will alert the instructor that you have a question.

Find the chat Icon. Please hold your questions if you can to prevent interruption. the instructor will be sure to ask you if anyone has questions at several points during the demo. Be sure to raise your hand or type questions in the classroom chat area.

If you can’t see due to an angle or need a close-up, let the instructor know.

You can pin video of the person talking by double-clicking on them in gallery view. (That’s where you can see everyone.) Or you can use “active speaker” if the instructor is doing a demo.

The instructor will take a look at everyone’s tool questions as we go and at the end.

Since this is a new way of learning for many of us, please have patience

Let’s make it fun!

 

Class Experience Levels

All Levels

Everyone is welcome and something for everyone! Regardless of your level there is something new to learn and be inspired by!

Intro

Zero to some basic skills. Just learning what the tools do and excited to learn more. Little or no confidence with tools or soldering. 

Beginner

Just started learning and have a few skills. Have seen and used some of the tools. In the process of learning how to solder and saw. Learning how to work with soldering and the use of tools. Excited to learn more and build confidence.

Intermediate

How some experience with basic jewelry skills. Has soldering experience and has experience with tools. Comfortable working with torch and tools. Know how to saw, solder, bezel set stone, make a ring, use hand tools, and some tools like the flex shaft.

Experienced

Comfortable with jewelry skills in their studio. Wants to add or challenge their skills with more advanced techniques. Wants to expand their design ideas and solve techniques problems.  Confident of the skills they have and understands the tools in the studio. Looking for more advanced experience with specialty tools and designing skills.

Advanced

How some experience with basic jewelry skills. Has soldering experience and has experience with tools. Comfortable working with torch and tools. Know how to saw, solder, bezel set stone, make a ring, use hand tools, and some tools like the flex shaft.