Intro to Wax Carving

at 92nd Street Y - Online

Course Details
$165 2 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Apr 15, 10:00am - May 13, 11:30am Eastern Time (5 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Michele Berman

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this ring class:

Learn the basics of carving wax for jewelry and carve a three-dimensional heart.

Supply List

  • General: One dozen spiral wax saw blades (medium or coarse grade)
  • Dividers (3” length)
  • Steel scribe
  • 10mm degree spring gauge
  • 6” steel millimeter ruler
  • Steel or brass wire brush
  • Two med. felt buffs (1-1/2” dia., knife edge & square edge)
  • Standard jeweler's saw frame (4” depth)
  • Soft toothbrush
  • Steel 3” square (90° angle)
  • Super fine steel wool (#0000)
  • tracing paper
  • Files: Glardon Vallorbe double ended wax file (8-5/8” length)
  • One barrette needle file, #0 or #00 (7-7/8” length)
  • One half round needle file, #0 or #00 (7-7/8” length)
  • Wax: Green wax ring tube (large, flat top)
  • Ferris DSS-1 assorted green wax slabs
  • (3 & 9/16” squares, available at Otto Frei)

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time Michele Berman 5 $165
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Apr 22 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time Michele Berman
Thu, Apr 29 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time Michele Berman
Thu, May 06 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time Michele Berman
Thu, May 13 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time Michele Berman

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Question from Anonymous
I see the material list and would like to understand some of them to be sure I have everything for the course, can anyone help?
Question from Mary B.
What will be made in the class? I see that a 3 dimensional heart will be made- anything else? Also is it possible to register but see all classes on replay?
Question from Suzanne B.
Can you suggest a good online store to buy all of the equipment needed for this class?

Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (833)

(833 Reviews)
Intro to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/15/2020
I really enjoyed this class. the teacher is very attentive and seems to enjoy her craft as well as teaching it.
Intro to Wax Carving
Reviewed by Suzanne B. on 10/10/2020
The class was very good. Michelle Berman is an excellent teacher. She takes time with each student since people were at different points with their pieces. She is very responsive and patient. I would recommend the class.
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