Melding with Welding

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Greg Kraft
In this 4 hour course you will learn about the history of welding and weld a sculpture. TIG Welding melts metal to metal. No sticks, rods or wire. You will learn to use power-tools. Tap into your creativity and take home a sculpture. Safety first, do not wear shorts, dresses or open toed shoes. Do wear jeans, a long sleeved cotton shirt, closed toed leather shoes or boots. Bring leather work gloves and a stone about the size of your fist.

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3 Bead Braid – Sami Inspired Bracelet

Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This advanced class uses the same skills learned in other Sami Bracelet classes and adds another technique. But never fear – if you have not taken the beginning class you are still welcome in this class! This bracelet incorporates string silver bead onto the pewter braid. This is another great class for students who want to make Sami bracelets, but do not want to do a lot of hand sewing. We will be using small items, if you require magnification for the close hand-work, please bring your own. Bring a lunch.

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Rings, Rings & Rings!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
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!

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