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Class Schedule 2018

Drop-in sessions are available for all Metal Clay Exploration (MCE) classes at a cost of $40 per session. Please see monthly MCE schedules for dates and times. Email for space availability and confirmation.

January 2018

Metal Clay Exploration (MCE - 6)

A 4-week or 6-week series of classes in which students get to explore beginning to advanced techniques in either silver or base metal clay. These classes are self-paced and all skill levels are welcome. Students will choose from a variety of projects and work time will focus on developing the skills necessary to master the required techniques. The spirit of these sessions is to expand individual levels of expertise in a collaborative and creative environment.



Mondays, January 8 - February 25 (no class Jan 15 and 29), 1 - 4 pm
$180, plus clay

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Organics – Specialty Class (SMC – 01)

What better way to express your love of the desert than to capture its beauty in metal clay? Select a piece of cholla skeleton, prickly pear vein, or mesquite twig, and then learn to use a 2-part silicon mold mix to make an impression. Next, place some metal clay in the mold and turn your desert treasure into a beautiful pendant or pair of earrings. You will also learn how to use metal clay paste to capture the delicate vein structure of a garden leaf.



Saturday, January 20, 10 am – 4 pm
$150, plus $35 kit fee (includes silver clay)

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February 2018

Metal Clay Exploration (MCE - 4)

A 4-week or 6-week series of classes in which students get to explore beginning to advanced techniques in either silver or base metal clay. These classes are self-paced and all skill levels are welcome. Students will choose from a variety of projects and work time will focus on developing the skills necessary to master the required techniques. The spirit of these sessions is to expand individual levels of expertise in a collaborative and creative environment.

Saturdays, February 17 - March 24 (no class Mar 3 and 17), 1 - 4 pm
$120, plus clay

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Hidden Treasures Pendant – Specialty Class (SMC – 01)

In this one-day class, you will learn basic box construction and assembly, structural support, and external bail attachment. Come create a fun and delightful pendant, fill it with metal clay embellishments of your choice, add a decorative lid, then attach them all with a swinging metal clay bail. What will your hidden treasure be?



Sunday, February 11, 9:30 am – 5 pm
$150, plus $70 kit fee (includes silver clay)

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March 2018

Metal Clay Exploration (MCE - 6)

A 4-week or 6-week series of classes in which students get to explore beginning to advanced techniques in either silver or base metal clay. These classes are self-paced and all skill levels are welcome. Students will choose from a variety of projects and work time will focus on developing the skills necessary to master the required techniques. The spirit of these sessions is to expand individual levels of expertise in a collaborative and creative environment.



Wednesdays, March 7 - April 18 (no class Mar 14), 1 - 4 pm
$180, plus clay

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April 2018

Metal Clay Exploration (MCE - 4)

A 4-week or 6-week series of classes in which students get to explore beginning to advanced techniques in either silver or base metal clay. These classes are self-paced and all skill levels are welcome. Students will choose from a variety of projects and work time will focus on developing the skills necessary to master the required techniques. The spirit of these sessions is to expand individual levels of expertise in a collaborative and creative environment.



Saturdays, April 14 - May 19, (no class April 28 and May 5) 1 – 4 pm
$120, plus clay

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Stone Setting – Speciality Class (SMC – 01)

Understand design as it relates to a stone and come learn how to set non-fireable gemstones into metal clay. Working with silver clay, you will learn how to form fine silver bezel wire to capture a gemstone cabochon and how to properly set the bezel wire into your clay, accounting for clay shrinkage. Discussion will also include information on alternative ways to capture irregular-shaped stones. Please feel free to bring your own gemstones for setting assessment.

Sunday, April 15, 9:30 am – 5 pm
$150, plus $75 kit fee (includes silver clay)

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May 2018

Metal Clay Exploration (MCE - 4)

A 4-week or 6-week series of classes in which students get to explore beginning to advanced techniques in either silver or base metal clay. These classes are self-paced and all skill levels are welcome. Students will choose from a variety of projects and work time will focus on developing the skills necessary to master the required techniques. The spirit of these sessions is to expand individual levels of expertise in a collaborative and creative environment.



Wednesday, May 9 - May 30, 1 – 4 pm
$120, plus clay

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Backyard Birdhouses - Specialty Class (SMC-01)

Treat your fine-feathered friends to luxury living. Come learn basic metal clay box construction techniques in the form of a fanciful miniature home for an imaginary flying friend. Add some pizzazz and individualize your house design with decorative embellishments. Discussions cover joint and joining options, with lots of tips and tricks for successfully shaping, repairing, and finishing silver metal clay creations.

Saturday, May 26, 9:30 am - 5 pm
$150, plus $70 kit fee (includes silver clay)

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June 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.

July 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.

August 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.

September 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.

October 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.

November 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.

December 2018

No class schedule at this time. Please check back later for additional classes.