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About studioFLUX™:

David Jones

THOMAS MANN, an active participant in the Contemporary American Craft movement
brings his 40+ years of experience to bear
as an artist, gallery owner & teacher
through studioFLUX™.

Through studioFLUX™, Tom offers jewelry-making
DVDs & books, DIY jewelry making kits, tools & supplies. Workshops by Tom & other nationally recognized metal artists, attract students from near & far to study in this intimate workshop space surrounded
by high quality art & design
in one of the most interesting cities in the world.


If you need assistance in chosing accomodations,
please feel free to call 504-581-2111 or email market@thomasmann.com.










































































































































































































































































































































































Learn to Saw™
Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw with Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann delivers a succinct understanding of one of the
primary tools of metalsmithing and guarantees students will be
sawing like champs in under three hours. Students will be able to
saw precise designs out of everything from paper to steel and will leave with several finished charms and mini slot-sculptures
from the sawing experience.
3 hour class - $75 plus $15 kit fee. No skills necessary.
*For the beginner, Learn to Saw is the first step in skill building.
Sawing know-how is required for many of our workshops. W
e try to offer it before each of our other workshops but if you do not see one scheduled that works for you, please consider purchasing Tom's sawing DVD
available in our online catalog.









FASTENation™ with Thomas Mann
A fascinating 4-hour journey into jewelry constructions
There are two basic ways things in the jewelry-making world (and the world in general) are connected and they are either HOT or COLD! Look closely at all of the objects in your environment and you'll eventually notice that some of the parts of things are joined using screws, staples, rivets, slots & tabs, etc.,— these are COLD connections. And some are joined by welding, brazing,
or soldering— these are HOT connections.
FASTENation! is a 4-hour workshop in which you'll be shown several COLD CONNECTING techniques commonly used in
jewelry or small object making,
and then you'll get to try them out for yourself.
Students will leave with a decorative charm and a new perspective on the way they view and appreciate handmade objects which is guaranteed to spark an interest in making their own.

4 hour class - $105 plus $20 kit fee.
Sawing skills preferred.






Idea to Object...

Metal Embossing & Patinas with Margo Manning

This two-day workshop will explore the rolling mill as a means of creating a variety of textures and patterns on metal sheet. Stamps, chasing tools, hammers, and dapping tools will also be discussed and demonstrated. The workshop will focus on the techniques of embossing, allowing time to experiment and create pieces that can be used in jewelry and art objects. Also patinas and color techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and implemented.
2-day Workshop - $275 plus $30 kit fee

Instructor provides all tools, supplies and materials kit.
Optional things to bring: Materials for embossing such as screens, metal grids, fabric, lace, paper, wire & flat dried plant material





Idea to Object...

Thomas Mann
423D™ - The Artist's Journey from "Idea to Object"

This workshop is about the process of creating — in this case, about creating jewelry. First, there is the idea — the mental vision of the object (which is 4th dimensional). Then there is a necessary step where the vision is transferred to paper as a drawing (two dimensionally). And finally the object is constructed in metal to create a three dimensional form...think / draw / make. You will have Tom's creative & technical experience to guide you as you make the journey from "idea to object".
Note: This workshop is geared for the intermediate metalsmithing student and must be queried on skill level before the workshop begins to enable Tom to adapt his instruction accordingly.
Skills practiced and explored will run the gamut!

1-Week Workshop Series - $500 plus kit fee
Comprised of three full day workshops and three 3-hour workshops with bench time available outside of instruction.
Basic metalsmithing knowledge required




Idea to Object...

Learn How to Deconstruct Tin Cans & Combine with Other Materials to Make a Unified Piece of Wearable Art

In this three-day workshop, you will explore a range of connection techniques and learn how to cut, form, solder
and make image transfers on tin.
Learn how to safely deconstruct tin cans for use in jewelry making from one of the most widely respected jewelry artists working with tin & learn how to transform the material into a piece of wearable art of your own design .
Marlene will go through her personal design process step by step and then work with everyone individually and as a group to facilate design development , paying special attention to how elements are connected since well thought out connections are the key to creating a piece where all parts looks as if they belong together.

3-day Workshop - $395 plus kit fee

Instructor provides all tools, supplies and materials kit.
Optional things to bring: Tin cans, preferably those with colorful labels painted on the surface by the manufacturer; found objects such as shells, rusty washers, photographs, personal momentos or anything else you find interesting.





Idea to Object...

Three Rings, Three Ways, Three Days

Richard Salley returns to studioFLUX
with a three-day workshop on rings!
In three exciting days, you will learn the following...

The Spinner Ring:
Learn how to make a ring at a given size with any gauge metal.
The Bezel Set Ring:
Create your own bezel-set Turquiose cabachon in the Southwest style.
Neanderthal Ring:
Fused, formed and funky! Break all the rules and have fun doing it
3-day Workshop - $395 plus $60 kit fee

Instructor provides all tools, supplies and materials kit.
Optional things to bring: Feel free to bring your own cabachons & materials for possible inclusion in your design.










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