Summer Classes

Courses open for registration on May 24 at noon!

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Become a Creative Maker

Get your blacksmith on! We welcome you to join us down at the Worcester Center for Crafts for our metal workshops. From jewelry creation like pendants and rings to gem cutting, our introduction classes are here for beginners to get their hands dirty and their feet wet!

Curious about what you’ll be doing in these classes? Whether it’s creating beautiful signet rings or designing a miniature sculpture, you can expect to be fully hands on throughout the entire process!

Look at the wide array we offer below or visit our registration page and sign-up for a class now!

*All enamels courses have been moved to our glass department*

Intro to Metals 1: Jewelry & Small Objects

Explore the fundamentals of working with metal and learn basic techniques such as sawing, piercing, filing, disc cutting, dapping, doming and finishing, soldering, metal forming and basic construction.

Intro to Metals 1.5: Jewelry & Small Objects

Gain greater confidence in your sawing and soldering skills and investigate new techniques in metalsmithing! Learn a higher level of soldering skills and gain technical experience in working with sheet metal and wire.

Stackable Rings

Learn the basics of sizing, measuring, cutting, soldering and forming sterling silver to create your own set of stackable rings. You’ll learn to hammer textures into your rings, as well as set a small stone.

Lost Wax Casting

Experience the magic of lost wax casting! This process is used to create beautiful volumetric forms; anything from signet rings to elaborate miniature sculpture.

Cabochon Gem Cutting

During this one-day workshop students will learn how to plan out, cut, shape and polish cabochon stones!

The Magic of Precious Metal Clay

This class is a comprehensive introduction to working with PMC. You will learn the history behind this innovative material, learn the process of working with PMC, and put into practice multiple techniques to create a finished piece.

Give the Gift of Craft

To purchase class gift cards, visit or call our Handcrafted Store at 508-753-8183 ext. 305 to make your purchase. Gift cards are not available for sale online. Read our Policies.

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3D Printing Jewelry

3D printing has never been more accessible and less expensive! Take the leap and add 3D printing to your jewelry business toolbox. The Jewelry/Metals department will professionally print your CAD files. We print in castable resin on our Elegoo Mars 2 printers. We will print the entire build plate file that you have sliced and sent in.

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Open Studios

We know it takes time, patience and work to develop craft skills. Open Studio is an option designed to help students who are enrolled in our multi-week classes practice their skills and develop their work. Think of Open Studio as self-directed homework time during extra available studio hours.

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Earn Credits

The Worcester Center for Crafts offers professional development points for all Worcester Center for Crafts Studio classes. These classes meet the requirements for content-based courses for re-licensure.

If you’re interested in filing for professional development points with the state of Massachusetts, please review your requirements stipulated by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary (ESE) or your school district. Many of the Craft Center’s classes are eligible as professional development activities, and the Registration Office is happy to provide you with a record of enrollment and course completion certificate once confirmation is received from your instructor of your full course completion.

To initiate the PDP process, please inform the Registration Office via email at wccregistration@worcester.edu at the start of the session to indicate that you will require PDP documentation at the end of term. Then, at the end of your last class, please email the office once more to request your records, which will then be emailed or mailed to the student address on file.

Scholarships & Awards

We believe that everyone can benefit from taking craft classes. The Worcester Center for Crafts Adult Artist Award is presented to an individual that exemplifies an appreciation for the arts and an interest in our creative community. The recipient of this award will receive a scholarship to attend a course at Worcester Center for Crafts.

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An email or phone call will inform you whether you qualify for the award. Decisions on placement generally occur less than a week before classes begin as we wait to see if there is sufficient enrollment for the class to run. Placement in the preferred class is not guaranteed. If you wish to secure a seat in a specific class, paid registration is advised.

Application Deadline: All application materials are due to the Craft Center two Fridays before the scheduled start of the session for which you are applying.

Spring Session 2024 :
Session I:
Monday, April 8, 2024 – Sunday, May 19, 2024
Session II: Monday, May 20, 2024 – Sunday, June 30, 2024

Summer Session 2024 :
Monday, July 8, 2024- Sunday, August 18, 2024

Fall Session 2024:
Session I: Monday, September 9, 2024- Sunday, October 20, 2024
(**Week of November 25th – do not schedule any classes, prep for Holiday Festival)

Session II: Monday, October 21, 2024- Sunday, December 8, 2024

2024 Applications may be emailed to wccregistration@worcester.edu or mailed or dropped off to the Craft Center’s front office:

Worcester Center for Crafts
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605