Soldering Essentials

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Soldering Essentials
Instructor: Dana Cassara
June 29 Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00
Class Fee: $160 | Basic materials included

Prerequisites: None

Perhaps you’ve taken a soldering class, attempted to learn from a book, or never tried soldering before.  If you want to learn to solder silver or improve your skills, this class is for you. You’ll learn from detailed demonstrations with plenty of hands-on time at the soldering table. You’ll also learn about different torches including acetylene/air, butane, and propane/oxygen, as well as safety concerns. No experience necessary.

Materials INCLUDED:

  • Copper for samples
  • Solder
  • Flux

Student testimonial:

"This class was everything I had hoped for and then some! I took it to brush the dust off my skills after having been away from jewelry making for years. I emerged from it feeling confident and fired up about making jewelry again. Dana is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and safety conscious. And there's nothing like learning from a pro who makes things straightforward. I got home and immediately signed up for another class." (Therese McRae 1/2022)

A perfect refresher on basic soldering skills and very helpful introduction to equipment options. Highly recommended for anyone who needs to brush up on soldering skills and learn more about torches for home studio set up. (Tarsha, 1/2023)

Instructor Bio:

Dana Cassara began practicing the art of silversmithing  in 1992 when she discovered her love for the craft after returning to school to pursue a teaching degree. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas as well as Interdisciplinary Arts, because she just couldn’t stay out of the art department. She has been teaching jewelry design since 1999 and loves what she does.

Her aim as an instructor is to guide individuals through the learning process offering solid technical information, personalized attention, and lots of fun. With the intention of setting students on the path towards transforming their ideas into solid form, she hopes students will take the experience they gain in this studio beyond the classroom into their everyday life where problem solving skills and a profound sense of achievement always come in handy!

Learn more about Dana, HERE.

Tools are available to purchase through Danaca Design Studio with 15% student discount code. Shop tools HERE. If you don’t see what you need please email us,

Review our class cancellation policy HERE.

All students must fill out and electronically submit the Danaca Design Studio Safety Protocol and Waiver form before attending class.