2019 Schedule


Taos School of Metalsmithing is evolving and there are going to be a lot of changes in the future. Marilynn plans to do more of her own work and travel while teaching some classes in between. Students are invited to write and give suggestions mentioning favorite classes they want to take and when. At the moment it is possible to book individual study workshops during the months listed and later during the winter. Some courses included in past summer schedules will no longer be available. Please read everything carefully and call to check options and details. Marilynn is looking forward to working with former students and meeting new ones.

Scheduling Guidelines

Independent study courses may be arranged on weeks that do not already have scheduled classes.

If a workshop is under–enrolled with only one student it may be possible to join another student and each follow separate studies at a group rate. Please ask questions about this opportunity. Scheduling is done with care and full consideration of each student's needs so that your time is well spent and gives you the information you want to learn in a supportive atmosphere. Because there are only a maximum of three students in a class students always get individual attention.

When students register for a workshop and pay a deposit the class is guaranteed to run. If plans change and students need to cancel a class after payment, notice of 30 days must be given to get a full refund. A processing fee of $35 will be deducted from that refund. In the event that there are no students enrolled 30 days before the workshop is scheduled to begin, the topic of the class may change to another title if there is demand for classes in another area of study. Once a student attends part of a workshop there will be no refund paid for cancellation of part of that week. The particular circumstances involved will be discussed and make up time may be scheduled with the instructor when it is possible. Tuition from an unfinished workshop is not transferable to another workshop.


A next to a scheduled workshop indicates that there is a festive event taking place on a weekend either before or after the workshop. These events are listed after the teaching schedule. Be sure to allow time to visit galleries and suppliers in Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque! Remember that Taos and Santa Fe are famous art communities with a lot of galleries, museums and shops. Please plan extra time during your visit to enjoy local events and see all the inspiring art work in Northern New Mexico. There is a lot to do here and if you are travelling a long distance it is worth planning to spend extra days of your vacation being a tourist.


May 6 – 10 Introduction to Jewelry Design
May 13 – 17 Intermediate Jewelry Design
May 27 – 31 Stone Setting, Soldering and Basic Lapidary


June 10 – 14 Jewelry Design Made Easy
June 17 – 21 Earring Design
June 24 – 28 Ring Design


Aug. 12 – 16 Necklaces, Pendants, and Lockets
Aug. 19 – 23 Catches and Mechanisms


Sept. 23 – 27 Introduction to Jewelry Design
Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 Intermediate Jewelry Design


Oct. 7 – 11 Stone Setting
Oct. 21 – 25 Belt Buckles and Bracelets for Men and Women

Other Workshops to be Announced

Option for Individual Study Available on Open Dates

Workshop Hints

Upon registering you will receive several attachments by e–mail or in a letter sent by regular mail giving you suggested places to stay, directions, and details about workshop procedures. Please read them carefully. Print directions to have when you arrive in Taos. Please ask questions if you feel you need further information.

During your week long workshop everything will be done to insure that your class and stay in Taos will be a pleasant one.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions about the course and come prepared to work hard and have a wonderful time!

Festive Events Calendar

Check back soon for a list of wonderful summer events in the area …