INSPIRE Art for TEENS: Glass Bead Making

INSPIRE Art for TEENS: Glass Bead Making

Students will create one of a kind glass beads using Moretti Italian glass rods, Hothead gas torches, mandrels, stringers, frit and more! Finished beads will be hung on a pendant and added to a necklace.

INSPIRE Art for TEENS: Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm

INSPIRE Art for TEENS: Silver Clay with Cristine Grimm

Cristine Grim will teach students the process of using silver clay, texture tools, and torch firing to create a silver pendant. This has been a popular program!

Jewelers Bench: Acid Etched Copper Cuff Bracelet with Casey Bemis

Jewelers Bench:
Acid Etched Copper Cuff Bracelet
with Casey Bemis
Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. June 15
Class Fee: $35 ($30 members) Ages 16-Adult

Participants will learn the creative technique of metal etching in this one day jewelry class with Casey Bemis. Designing, blocking and masking with enamel, acid etching, patina application and hammering will all be part of this hands on art adventure Students will break for lunch while the copper is etching. Pack a lunch or take a brief walk to Mixed Media Painting one of our local restaurants.

Wire Wrapping Jewelry with Molly Wahr

Thursday, August 23, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $65($60 Members)

Ages 18-Adult

We are excited to offer this jewelry making class at the NCCA-Artsplace! If you are looking for an introduction to an exquisite jewelry technique then wire wrapping with Molly Wahr is the perfect class for you. Participants will learn to use copper wire to wrap a cabochon. These wrapped pieces become stunning pendants. Cabochons provided. Bring reading glasses, if needed, for detailed work

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm – Basic Silver Clay Class

Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m. March 26
Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members) Ages 16-Adult
In this basics class come and join certified Art Clay instructor, Cristine Grimm, in exploring Art Clay the clay that turns to 99.9% pure silver when fired. Start out small, making 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 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.

**FULL, Waitlist Available**Lapidary with Jewelry Designers Don and Cheryl Benson

Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
February 20, 22, 27, March 1
Class Fee: $95 ($90 Members) Ages 16-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.

Etched Cuff Bracelet with Rivets with Casey Bemis November 27, December 4

Monday 6:00-8:00 p.m. November 27, December 4
Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult
In this class, jewelry artist, Casey Bemis, will introduce students to the process of design etching, adding patina and using a cold connection as it applies to creating a cuff style bracelet from copper or brass. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience a stunning jewelry making technique.

NCCA-Artsplace Holiday Artist Market

NCCA Holiday Artist Market – November 18 through December 30
Grand Opening Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Check those names off your holiday shopping list and give great hand-made, original art by local artists! Shop from a wide selection of pottery, jewelry, painting, photography, wood working, textiles, ornaments and so much more! On November 18 enjoy light refreshments and meet some of our local artists while you shop! Attend the Saturday Grand Opening and enter to win a gift certificate for classes at NCCA-Artsplace!

In addition to cards, ornaments, and many other fine gift ideas, NCCA-Artsplace Holiday Artist Market is also a great place to get unique teacher gifts, with many great original art works under $20!

For that person who is an art lover but you’re not quite sure what to choose, give them the gift of creativity with Gift Cards good for classes, workshops, or original art at NCCA-Artsplace. Gift cards are available in any denomination!

Wire Wrapping Jewelry Technique with Molly Wahr November 9

Thursday 5:30-9:00 p.m. November 9
Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members) Ages 18+
We are excited to offer this jewelry making class at NCCA-Artsplace! If you are looking for an introduction to an exquisite jewelry technique then wire wrapping with Molly Wahr is the perfect class for you. Participants will learn to use copper wire to wrap a cabochon. These wrapped pieces become stunning pendants. Cabochons provided. Bring reading glasses if needed for detailed work.

Etched Metal Pendant and Earrings with Casey Bemis

Etched Metal Pendant and Earrings with Casey Bemis

Thursday  6:00-8:00 p.m.   July 6, 13

Class Fee: $60($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult

If you are looking to experience an interesting jewelry technique this summer, metal etching could be the perfect answer. In this class Casey will guide you through the process of creating your own design on brass or copper. The following week students will use basic cutting techniques and assemble a matching pendant and earrings. Check out Casey’s stunning jewelry in our NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market.