Workshops

Five Day Workshop – Wall Paintings with Vitreous Enamel with JANLY JAGGARD

Explore principles of design while practicing vitrous enamel techniques including several approaches to high-temperature firings, enamel sifting, stenciling, and more! Students will learn these techniques and study composition, and the use of color and texture by making 12-inch square wall…

Jennifer Wells | Move it, Move it: Hinges 3 ways.

Days & Times: February 22, February 23, and February 24 – 10am-4pm Level: Beginner Level (some experience is helpful) Instructor: Jennifer Wells If you’re ready to get a little movement into your work, have tried hinges before and didn’t fall…

Summer Workshop: All Mixed Up with David Harper Clemons

Join us for a 5-day workshop with David Haper Clemons! Formed, cast, and fabricated mixed metal spoons are the goal. This course will combine simple mold making for casting a pewter handle to be attached to a formed nonferrous metal…

Online Workshop: BEHIND THE BROOCH: DOUBLE PIN STEM WITH INSET TENSION with JOSHUA KOSKER

Online Workshop: BEHIND THE BROOCH: DOUBLE PIN STEM WITH INSET TENSION with JOSHUA KOSKER March 4 & 11, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET In this workshop, we will explore the structural mechanics behind the brooch to master the…

Online Workshop: TAP AND DIE DEMYSTIFIED – THREADED CONNECTIONS FOR LARGE AND SMALL-SCALE JOINERY with JAN HARRELL

Online Workshop: TAP AND DIE DEMYSTIFIED – THREADED CONNECTIONS FOR LARGE AND SMALL-SCALE JOINERY with JAN HARRELL March 23 & 30, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET Soldering or welding are the standard approaches to joining two metals. However,…

Online Workshop: UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES FOR JEWELRY MATERIALS with DONGYI WU

Online Workshop: UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES FOR JEWELRY MATERIALS with DONGYI WU March 18 & 25, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET Dongyi will introduce the methods for collecting alternative materials and how to identify them fitting for students’ design styles….

Online Workshop: CREATING YOUR OWN MATERIAL WORLD with LISA & SCOTT CYLINDER

Online Workshop: CREATING YOUR OWN MATERIAL WORLD with LISA & SCOTT CYLINDER March 15, 22 & 29, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET Learn methods to create your own personal materials through the use of found/collected objects and epoxy…

Online Workshop: TECHNIQUES IN PAPERCLAY with JILLIAN SORTORE

Online Workshop: TECHNIQUES IN PAPERCLAY with JILLIAN SORTORE March 4 & 11, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET In this online demonstration course, students will be introduced to Paperclay, a lightweight and versatile air-dry clay. This material is easy…

Online Workshop: CL0UD NINE_S0 DIVIN3: COLOR ON METAL with SULO BEE

Online Workshop: CL0UD NINE_S0 DIVIN3: COLOR ON METAL with SULO BEE March 3, 10 & 17, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET In this class, we will learn about trusting the process, how to prep our metal for experimental…

Online Workshop: EARRINGS IN LIQUID ENAMEL AND FOILS with AURÉLIE GUILLAUME

Online Workshop: EARRINGS IN LIQUID ENAMEL AND FOILS with AURÉLIE GUILLAUME March 3 & 10, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET In this workshop, you will learn how to use liquid enamels to paint over metal like you are…

Online Workshop: EMBELLISHMENTS-SOLDERING AND COLD CONNECTION TECHNIQUES with JAN HARRELL

Online Workshop: EMBELLISHMENTS-SOLDERING AND COLD CONNECTION TECHNIQUES with JAN HARRELL March 2 & 9, 2023 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET Cold connections allow breakables and fragile objects to be incorporated into settings. Different materials can have their own patina…

Online Workshop: GRAPHIC GRAPHITE–IT’S NOT JUST BLACK & WHITE with ANNE HAVEL

Online Workshop: GRAPHIC GRAPHITE–IT’S NOT JUST BLACK & WHITE with ANNE HAVEL March 2 & 9, 2023 from 9:30 – 12:00 pm ET Using a torch, line creation and imagery using graphite and painting enamels within your piece will be…

Mokume Gane Workshop with Eric Burris

Mokume Gane, or wood grain metal, is a traditional Japanese technique in which two or more different metals are meticulously cleaned, alternately stacked, compressed and heated to a high temperature. The result is the fusing of all layers into a…

Online Workshop: CHAINS OF STEEL with MAIA LEPPO

Online Workshop: CHAINS OF STEEL with MAIA LEPPO February 18 & 25, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET Explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of chains. Learn, experiment with, and apply…

Online Workshop: THE SUM OF ITS PARTS – REPETITION, FORM, & STEEL with JESS TOLBERT

Online Workshop: THE SUM OF ITS PARTS – REPETITION, FORM, & STEEL with JESS TOLBERT February 17 & 24, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET Using steel wire and steel sheet, learn various approaches to micro-welding repeated elements to…

Online Workshop: SCREENPRINTING ON ENAMEL with. TANYA CRANE

Online Workshop: SCREENPRINTING ON ENAMEL with. TANYA CRANE February 11 & 18, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET Enamel surfaces are the perfect medium for patterns, graphic imagery, and photographic transfer. In this workshop, we will explore the technique…

Online Workshop: THE ART OF CONTAINMENT: LEARNING TO MAKE HOLLOW FORM VESSELS with CYD ROWLEY

Online Workshop: THE ART OF CONTAINMENT: LEARNING TO MAKE HOLLOW FORM VESSELS with CYD ROWLEY February 8, 15 & 22, 2023 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET This course will guide you through the steps for creating your own pendant…

Imagery and Iconography in Contemporary Jewelry Forms with DIANE FALKENHAGEN Feb. 27 – Mar. 3, 2023

Using her own mixed media work, and that of others as examples, Diane will lead the class in an exploration of contemporary jewelry based on iconography and narrative. Exercises will focus on a variety of materials and surface treatments to…

FREE Online Course from PotterUSA – “A Little Bit Twisted – Cocktail Picks and Stirring Sticks”

In this FREE online course, you'll learn to make fabulous and fun cocktail picks, bar spoons, and stirring sticks for appetizers, fancy drinks, or whatever you desire. We'll utilize the hydraulic press and impression dies to create decorative elements for…

Jewelry/Metal Arts Workshops at the Mendocino Art Center

Registration for our summer 2022 jewelry/metal arts workshops is open, and we are excited to welcome folks back to our studio by the sea! Visit our website for more information on course offerings, or get in touch for information on…

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