Thursdays

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to solder and set cabochons to create beautiful rings, cuffs or earrings. Students will work with sterling silver (optional) or copper throughout…

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Beautiful Jewelry

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Jewelry lovers- are you ready to get creative in a warm, inspiring group atmosphere? Tracey will guide you through your own designs, or hers, using silver, gold, copper, or brass sheet, wire and tubing. Learn more about design, soldering metal, pearl stringing, and metal polishing to make beautiful jewelry. Pearl…

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Working in Circles… and More

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Working with circles can be very challenging when it comes to glass. In this 4-week class students will learn how to carefully cut these curved shapes out of three different colors of glass. We will then cut them into various shapes and patterns. Using grinders and hand lap pads to…

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Woven Glass Fusion

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Weave your way to a beautiful look in fused glass! Glass cutting skills and how to create your own mold layouts with fiber paper for your weave design will be demonstrated while using a variety of glass colors and stringers. Students will create a form using a refractory fiber blanket…

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Ceramic Jewelry

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

During this class we will explore the use of clay in jewelry design.  Everyone will learn the basics of hand building, applying texture, and making molds for small-scale ceramic objects for the purpose of creating jewelry. In order to fabricate functional jewelry, we will apply metalworking techniques to develop earrings,…

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Channel Plate in Optics

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

For this unusual glass piece, we will be experimenting with various layout patterns. Seemingly minor, controlled changes to our glass size and shape paired with various spacing patterns will result in an amazingly different design once fired. These glass optic components bring an entirely new look to the glass composition!…

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Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Develop and enhance skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting and completing a new work during each class session. The students will work with the instructor in creating preparatory drawings and…

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Let it Flow

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Let the glass flow in this fun 4 week class! Students will learn how heat, viscosity and gravity work to create unique organic designs in glass. Mix and match a variety of colors and learn how to weigh out the amount needed to create bars of beautiful glass layers that…

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Creating with Vitrigraph Stingers

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

Learn to pull and draw with vitrigraph stringers. We will work with hot melted glass, pulling it from a Caldera kiln to make your own unique stringers. Combine them with a variety of other glass colors and frit to create glass bowls, dishes or wall art. This technique is sure…

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Creating with Pastels

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January 29 @ 7:09 am

In this class, students will have the chance to explore the many facets of working with pastels. Becky will introduce concepts using demonstrations and examples from modern and historic works of art. The course lessons are designed to help build art skills while learning new pastel techniques. There will be art critiques,…

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