Fall I 2018

Aug 26 - Oct 20

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     Fall II 2018

Oct 28 - Dec 22

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Metal Clay and Beading

Welcome bead enthusiasts! A variety of creative projects featuring complete how-to demonstrations, tips, and techniques will keep you challenged and clamoring for more. Whether you have always wanted to learn to bead, or have already mastered a variety of techniques and stitches, our interactive class provides new ideas and opportunities for utilizing your beads, stones, fused glass, and findings.  

METAL CLAY
Learn to create pendants, ear rings, and rings using metal clay.  In this class you will learn to form the clay into various shapes and forms, set stones, and fire the clay to create amazing pieces of jewelry.  Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds.

 

Beading Techniques
Designed for both the novice and the experienced beader, students progress from a basic string of beads to complex designs with a focus on color and composition. A variety of stitches are demonstrated and practiced, such as peyote, brick stitch, and other popular styles. Beading techniques will be broken down into easy steps and take home sheets will be available. Bead weaving, loom work, and contemporary design may be covered, depending on student interest. For new students, instructions are provided so you can practice and work on your projects at home between classes, allowing for a new project to be introduced and started each week. Experienced beaders can work on independent projects, with guidance provided by an expert instructor. Classes include students at all levels.  A supplies will be discussed in the first class.

 

Fall I Class Schedule

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MB502a  Beading Techniques  (All levels)  Knodle  Thursday  Aug 30-Oct 18  1:30pm-4:30pm  $233.00

These classes are designed for both the novice and the experienced beader, progressing from a basic string of beads to complex designs with a focus on color and composition. A variety of stitches are demonstrated and practiced such as peyote and other popular styles. Bead weaving and loom work may be covered, depending on student interest. For new students, instructions are provided so you can practice and work on your projects at home between classes allowing for a new project to be introduced and started each week. Experienced beaders can work on independent projects with guidance provided by an expert instructor.

MB702a  Beading Techniques  (All levels)  Knodle  Saturday  Sept 1-Oct 20  1:30pm-4:30pm  $233.00

These classes are designed for both the novice and the experienced beader, progressing from a basic string of beads to complex designs with a focus on color and composition. A variety of stitches are demonstrated and practiced such as peyote and other popular styles. Bead weaving and loom work may be covered, depending on student interest. For new students, instructions are provided so you can practice and work on your projects at home between classes allowing for a new project to be introduced and started each week. Experienced beaders can work on independent projects with guidance provided by an expert instructor. 

MC202a Metal Clay (All Levels) Gillespie Monday Aug 27 - Oct 15 1:30pm - 4:30pm $266.00

"Learn to create pendants, ear rings and rings using silver metal clay. In this class you will learn to form the clay into various shapes and forms, set stones, and fire the clay into amazing pieces of fine silver jewelry. Originating in 1990, metal clay consists of very small particles of metal such as silver, copper or bronze mixed with an organic binder and water for use in jewelry making and small sculptures.
Beginning toolkit available from instructor for $65.00. Metal clay may be purchased in class or on line. Recommended brands are Art Clay and PMC."

 

Fall II Class Schedule

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MB502b  Beading Techniques  (All levels)  Knodle  Thursday  Nov 1-Dec 20  1:30pm-4:30pm  $233.00

These classes are designed for both the novice and the experienced beader, progressing from a basic string of beads to complex designs with a focus on color and composition. A variety of stitches are demonstrated and practiced such as peyote and other popular styles. Bead weaving and loom work may be covered, depending on student interest. For new students, instructions are provided so you can practice and work on your projects at home between classes allowing for a new project to be introduced and started each week. Experienced beaders can work on independent projects with guidance provided by an expert instructor. There will be no class on Nov. 22nd.

MB702b  Beading Techniques  (All levels)  Knodle  Saturday  Nov 3-Dec 22  1:30pm-4:30pm  $266.00

These classes are designed for both the novice and the experienced beader, progressing from a basic string of beads to complex designs with a focus on color and composition. A variety of stitches are demonstrated and practiced such as peyote and other popular styles. Bead weaving and loom work may be covered, depending on student interest. For new students, instructions are provided so you can practice and work on your projects at home between classes allowing for a new project to be introduced and started each week. Experienced beaders can work on independent projects with guidance provided by an expert instructor. 

MC202b Metal Clay (All Levels) Gillespie Monday Oct 29 - Dec 17  1:30pm - 4:30pm $266.00

"Learn to create pendants, ear rings and rings using silver metal clay. In this class you will learn to form the clay into various shapes and forms, set stones, and fire the clay into amazing pieces of fine silver jewelry. Originating in 1990, metal clay consists of very small particles of metal such as silver, copper or bronze mixed with an organic binder and water for use in jewelry making and small sculptures.
Beginning toolkit available from instructor for $65.00. Metal clay may be purchased in class or on line. Recommended brands are Art Clay and PMC."