Classes in the time of COVID-19 It's been a weird and difficult SPRING/SUMMER/FALL OF 2020. WE ARE ALL experiencing changes in our lives and emotions that we never imagined we would go through. Here at Warg ETC we have been working very hard to try to establish rules and regulations that would make our students feel comfortable to return. In order to have you and everyone involved with our center feel comfortable, here are some of the precautions we will institute:
- sanitizing stations upon arrival -No touch digital temperature taking for all students and staff -no cloth towels or community aprons on site (bring your own apron well marked) -Surfaces will be well cleaned and sanitized before and after each class -wearing of masks and /or face shields by all persons present ( shields will be available for purchase ($5.00), masks are complimentary as you arrive) - Each student will be given new tweezers and individual supplies to be marked and put in zip lock for keeping after class (sanitized) -if possible students should bring their own tools to class ( if not they will get a set of pliers etc from the containers and will need to be sanitized after use) -Class sizes will be cut in half. There will be no more than 4 people, including instructor during any class. -No shared food during any class
Winter 2021 classes will be on the Classes Page and below. Feedback welcomed! THANKS! TAKE CARE and STAY SAFE! For most of us, staying connected and creative saves our mental health:-)
All the best to you all in this time of weirdness. Hope this finds you well and sane!! Sorry this is so late going out. Time has been very abstract. Happy NEW YEAR 2021!
Due to the Covid-19 situation there are new safety protocols in the WARG ETC studio. One major change is that our student numbers have been cut in half. Rachel’s class has no more than 4 students. The new rules are spelled out on the home page of our website: www.wargetc.com
Please read this e-mail carefully, as it will map out the current process of our registration process.
Rachel is a great instructor and in demand. She is such a fabulous instructor and so well liked, it is a real crunch for you to get in to her classes. If you think that not getting signed up the first moment, RELAX, you never know and frequently there are spaces open.
You may also know and realize that Gary and I are not at the studio daily. Having you come to the studio or call can be challenging. This process will eliminate the frustration of getting a busy tone!! Someone is usually in the studio all day Tuesday and all day Wednesday. However I do not want to tie up Rachel’s teaching time on a Tuesday.
Registration will be ONLINE through e-mail. All e-mails are time and dated stamped. So the first come first served will be a no brainer.
REGISTRATION: begins as soon as you receive this email.
There will be questions to be filled in on the e-mail containing the schedule. When you sign up for a class, fill out the necessary questions & I will send a PAY PAL invoice for the deposit. This is a safe and secure way to send us your $50.00. The invoices will be sent to persons in the order that I receive the e-mails (date & time).
IF you send in the registration and prefer to pay by check, if you are in the time and date queue, I will notify you and you can then send a check. If we do not receive the check in 5 days, the next person in line will be notified.
If you wish to sign up for more than one class, I will send the invoice reflecting that amount due.
Thank you all so much! This system has been working now for 2 years!
WEEKLY WINTER CLASSES @ WARG ETC E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Best way = Email above Phone: 207-885-9382 or cell 207-294-1737 Physical Address: 8 Oak Hill Terrace, Scarborough, MAINE MAILING: PO BOX 605 Scarborough, MAINE 04070
- Registration form at the bottom of this e-mail. REGISTRATION BEGINS via E-MAIL: NOW -Materials (metals ) and some tools will be available for students to purchase during class. CASH or Check only for payment, please.
Beginning / Intermediate Jewelry Making with Rachel Alvarez Flaherty The perfect class for an absolute beginner or those who have had and introductory class and need more assistance to progress. Rachel is amazingly flexible and patient to help students learn all the basics and develop their skills. Dates: Start date of January 13, 2021 12 Consecutive Wednesdays Fee: $425.00 (deposit of $50.00 required) Times: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
OPEN Studio /Work with Pauline WARG Dates to be announced. These classes, take one or two or all, are for intermediate to advanced level students to use the studio and any of the tools ( including enameling ) while working with Pauline, who will be available for consult as she works alongside. No formal demonstrations will be given. This is a time to work in the studio and do problem solving if needed with Pauline. No totally new information presented. IF, you would like to come and enamel, we need to know in advance to set up enamels and warm up the kiln Dates: January 12, 2021 Could be more….. Fees: $60.00 per session ( it is possible to come in for a partial @ $20.00 hour) Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Please call and reserve classes if you know you can come. Last minute works sometimes, but please call. Even if it's the morning of class. There is a capacity for 3 in each class * if you have a specific technique needing to be addressed, please let us know before class, so Pauline will be prepared
Torch Fired Enameling with Pauline Warg ( two separate classes will be held one on Saturday, one Sunday ) Learn all the basics of enameling ( powdered glass permanently bonded to metal via heat ) using a torch instead of a kiln. This is a fascinating way to bring color to your metal work. Information on tools, equipment, health and safety will all be covered. Many decorative techniques will be taught. There will be plenty of time for sample making. All materials and enamels provided. No prerequisite. Fee: $150.00 Time: 9:30 - 2:30
Phone Number ('s):
PM 12:30 - 3:30
Pauline's Enameling classes:
Fee: $150.00 Date: Saturday January 23 OR Sunday January 24, 2021 Time: 9:30 - 2:30 (includes lunch break, 45 Minutes)
An invoice for $50.00 per class will be sent to the first completed e-mails that we receive. Rachel's classes have openings for 4 students per class. Pauline's classes will have 3 openings.
Parking is a little bit tricky since we moved. Please try not to park in front of LOVE 2 KNIT until 5PM Parking is available across the street and to the far side of Love 2 Knit Parallel parking for 2 cars can be by our door @ #8 and the side of ACE hardware THANKS!!!! 885-9382/294-1737
Mailing address as of 4/15/17: PO BOx #605 Scarborough, ME 04061 FED EX & UPS: 31 Gorham Rd. #605 Scarborough, ME 04070 UPS does not want to recognize that address from time to time, However, it IS our address and does work!!!! Update for WARG ETC: We have closed the tool and supply store segment of WARG ETC as of 4/1/17 After 14 years we have seen an evolution / trend that tends more strongly to sales on the internet as opposed to brick & mortar. Bear with us as Pauline ties to update this web site to be accurate with our transitioning out of the showroom aspect. Thank you all for your support over the years!
We will be growing our online store on this site to carry the many unusual and specialized tools we have been known for &/or developed. PAULINE'S MATTING AND CHASING TOOLS ARE OF PARTICULAR FOCUS. Soon, they will be featured here.
Our classroom is now in the space that is currently our classroom #8 Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough, Maine. The entrance is on the side of the building, facing the backside of ACE hardware. We will post class schedules on this site regularly. Pauline will be working hard on her new line of fARTlekjewelry® in her home studio. Our office will also be in our home. We will be in the studio @ Oak Hill during classes, by appointment or by chance.
-See Pauline and Learn about fARTlek Jewelry® on WMTW 8 Made in Maine segment 10/12/16 Click to view: http://wmtw.tv/61888BTgm
Pauline's new book is on the shelves ! New price $19.00, what a deal... and get it signed by the author! Jeweler's Enameling Workshop by Pauline Warg There is no better way to add color to your jewelry than enameling - and anyone can do it! Join master jeweler Pauline Warg in Jeweler's Enameling Workshop, where she shares her easy-to-follow approach to enameling. From the basics of safety and equipment needed to torch-firing on metal and creating stunning cloisonné through kiln firing - plus everything in between, Pauline has it covered in this comprehensive guide. Your price: $19.00.
OTHER NEWS: The fARTlek Jewelry® line has been developing a more and more expansive line. It is Pauline's new line of jewelry for men and women made from precious metals, celebrating personal achievements and cancer survival. Please check out the e-commerce website: www.fartlekjewelry.com
About Warg ETC: -We carry a number of unusual and specialized tools for jewelers and metalsmiths. They are available on this site under "STORE" -Our teaching studio accommodates up to 6 students in a bright, clean, well-equipped space. We offer a variety of classes for the novice or professional. -Classes are taught here @ #8 Oak hill Plaza, Scarborough, Maine 04074, and listed on this site. There is a map on this site under "CONTACT".
We are thrilled to announce the addition of e-commerce to our website through our online store. This is a very exciting way for us to grow and serve you better.
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO of Pauline presenting a workshop in Arizona.