Debra Dresler Come join the fun with this fairly new art medium that can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles, and more. Unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces including metal, plastic, glass, Yupo paper, black glossy paper, and tile. The possibilities are endless!…
CLASS ID: 2R40
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
After you get acquainted with this medium in the beginner class, let’s explore more techniques and substrates with this fun ink medium. We’ll try alcohol ink on yupo paper and metal sheet, and use stencils, masking fluid, markers, and brushes.
CLASS ID: 4R31
Date/Time: Sunday, November 19, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
This is the perfect class if you are looking to get an early start on Christmas gifts, In this class we will make a variety of fine silver (99.9% pure silver) earrings. The design process begins by using polymer clay. Once the design have been finalized, work begins using Precious Metal clay (PMC). This material is composed of fine silver particles in an organic binder with water. After drying the piece in a dehydrator to remove the water, final filing and refinement is done. The next step is to fire the pieces in a kiln to burn up the organic binder. Once out ot the kiln the pieces are polished and a patina is applied, you will leave the class with your finished pieces. All tools and ear wires are provided. No previous experience necessary; it’s as easy as working with Play-Doh! Bring a lunch.
CLASS ID: 4R29
Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
This bracelet is a modern twist on a traditional byzantine chain maille pattern. Each student starts out with sterling silver jump rings and ends up with a custom bracelet. While the pattern looks complicated, it is a simple as counting to six, because the design is repeated after every six jump rings. Pliers are provided, but students can bring their own if they wish. Students who need magnification for the close hand work should bring their own.
CLASS ID: 2R69
Date/Time: Saturday, October 14, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
The Sami People are the indigenous people of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and have a long history and tradition of reindeer breeding. Wanting to use all parts of the reindeer, they make beautiful jewelry out of reindeer leather. In this class we will start by braiding pewter thread (nickel-fee alloy with 4% silver) and sewing it to the reindeer leather. The back of the bracelet is stitched closed using sinew thread and a button clasp made from shed reindeer antler tips is attached. All tools are provided, but if you need magnification for this close hand work, please bring your own. Additional kits will also be available to purchase from the instructor.
CLASS ID: 4R30
Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Using Precious Metal clay (clay composed of silver particles, water, and an organic binder) students will be able to create the ring of their dreams. You will initially start working with polymer clay to become familiar with tools, textures, and techniques. This clay is rolled, shaped, and molded to get the perfect ring. Using PMC, students will form their ring on a mandrel. There is no hammering, sawing, or soldering. The final rings are all 99.9% pure silver, called “fine silver.” All tools and materials are supplied by the instructor; just bring a lunch and your creativity!
CLASS ID: 2R70
Date/Time: Sunday, November 12, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
This advanced class uses the same skills learned in the beginning Sami Bracelet class and adds another technique. But never fear – if you have not taken the beginning class, you are still welcome in this class! The assembly process is the same, and the pewter thread is braided and twisted, this technique just requires more hand sewing. If you need magnification for this close hand work, please bring your own.
CLASS ID: 4R26
Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
This necklace is made of size 11 seed beads and 4mm Swarovski crystals. It is made from the center outward with a geometrical bead weaving stitch using needle and thread. It is a delicate pendant that will make a lovely fashion accessory. All supplies will be provided for a $12 fee.