Lapidary with Jewelry Designers Don and Cheryl Benson

Tues/Thurs 4:00-6:00 p.m.

February 28, March 2, 7, 9

Class Fee: $95 ($90 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

This class is designed to provide an experience few people will ever have an opportunity to try. Each participant will learn to cut, shape and polish a stone in preparation for creating a one-of-a-kind pendant. Next, students will design a silver setting for their stone. Open studio time will be available during the course. Bring your own stone or select from our supply. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with master jewelers.

Jewelry Workshop: Metalsmithing with Casey Bemis

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

January 28

Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

In this workshop students will learn to work with metalsmithing tools to fashion a one-of-a-kind set of earrings and pendant. Copper, brass and white brass will be used for a variety of colors. Students may add texture to their pieces using a variety of jewelry hammers. Your original designs will be finished with patinas. Check out examples of Casey’s work in the NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market. Bring a lunch.

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Tuesday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

January 24

Class Fee $65 ($60 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Come and join Art Clay instructor, Cristine Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to 99.9% silver when fired. Start out small, making earrings or small pendants with basic techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cost includes silver clay the use of all necessary tools, and all the jewelry findings necessary so you can actually wear your pieces out the door at the end of the evening. This is a great class to take with a group of friends.

Leather Tooling with Roxanne Middleton: Leather Tooling Tangled Cuff Bracelet

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

November 21

Class Fee: $45($40 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Learn to use the basic tools for leather working first on a practice keychain project, then use your new skills do design, texture and tone a Tangle inspired leather cuff bracelet. All tools and materials are included!

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

August 22

Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members)

Age 14-Adult

Come and join certified Art Clay instructor, Cristine
Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to
99.9% pure silver when fired. Make earrings or small
pendants with basic techniques that can be used
anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine is a master
instructor who will bring all the tools and tricks necessary
to create something beautiful! Cost includes silver
clay, the use of all necessary tools, and a necklace and
jump ring for wearing out the door.

Persian/Box Chainmaille Bracelet Level 2 with Casey Bemis

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

July 28, August 4

Class Fee: $50($45 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Prerequisite: Previous chainmaille class
Continue your jewelry making experience by learning a
new style of chainmaille bracelet making – the Persian/
Box. This bracelet is constructed by interlacing jump
rings together to create a bold, woven design.

Leather Bracelet with Silver Art Clay Bead with Cristine Grimm

Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m.

April 25

Class Fee: $70 ($65 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Create a gorgeous silver wrapped coil bead and walk away with a beautiful leather and silver bracelet and a confident understanding of basic metal clay techniques. Beginners will enjoy this low pressure introduction to metal clay using Silver Art Clay and a mandrel as they begin to practice good habits and discover appropriate uses of torch and kiln methods. Participants will leave wearing and showing off their new creation!

Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet with Casey Bemis

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m

April 21, 28

Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

In this class Casey will guide you though the process of creating a bold, artistic bracelet using a combination of interlocking jump rings. Great as an accessory or a creative gift.

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

March 14

Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members)

Age 14-Adult

Come and join certified Art Clay instructor, Cristine Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to 99.9% pure silver when fired. Students will make earrings or a small pendant with basic techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine is a master instructor who will bring all the tools and tricks necessary to create something you’ll enjoy wearing or adding to your next beading project. Cost includes silver clay, the use of all necessary tools, and a necklace and jump ring for wearing out the door.

Stunning in Silver: Leaf Ring with Cristine Grimm

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.

January 25

Class Fee: $85 ($80 Members)

Ages 16-Adult

Prerequisite: Stunning in Silver Class

Now that you have taken the basic class with Cristine it
is time to advance to the next step. In this class you will
use Art Clay, the clay that turns to 99.9% silver to create a
beautiful leaf ring. Keep it simple or take the time to add a
colorful cubic zirconia.