China Pendants with Tracy Kehr

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

April 16

Ages 14-Adult

Have you been saving a piece of your grandmother’s china for sentimental value? It is time to take that piece to the NCCA-Artsplace and transform it into a pendant. Tracy will show you how to mount pieces into a circle, rectangle or heart shaped cabochon. Thin china pieces produce the best results. What a great way to keep that special person close to your heart.

Polymer Clay Bead Making with Casey Bemis

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

February 14

Class Fee: $35 ($30 Members)

Ages 8-Adult

We have a fun idea for Valentine’s Day. Gather a group of friends or family of all ages and come to the NCCA-Artsplace and learn about bead making with polymer clay. Casey will demonstrate how to make an assortment of beads including Pandora-style, simple cane, folded, textured, stippled, carved and striped.

Metal Smithing: Pendants with Casey Bemis

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

April 17, 24, May 1

Class Fee: $85 ($80 Members)

Age 14-Adult

This is a rare opportunity to explore the art of crafting metal jewelry. Just imagine wearing a one-of-a-kind pendant made by your own hands. Students will learn to combine found objects and traditional metal smithing techniques such as cutting, texturing, and forming metal. Cold connections will be employed to make unique pieces. Bring your imagination and let’s make some jewelry. Check out Casey’s jewelry at the NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market.

Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

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

March 27

Class Fee: $60 ($55 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. Start out small, making earrings or small pendants with basic techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine 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 your jewelry out the door.

Etched Metal Bracelets with Casey Bemis

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

March 24, 31

Class Fee: $45 ($40 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

In this class jewelry artist Casey Bemis will guide students through the process of creating a design and then etching it onto a piece of copper or brass. The class will return the second session to clean, shape and add patina to their piece. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience a new jewelry making technique. Stop in and check out some of Casey’s own pieces in the NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market.

Jewelers Bench: Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

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

February 6

Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

Do you like the look of artisan designed silver jewelry? Then come and join us in exploring Art Clay, the clay to turns to 99.9% silver when fired. We will start out small, making earrings or a small pendant with basic techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine Grimm, a certified Art Clay instructor, will bring all the tools and tricks necessary to create something unique. You will walk out the door wearing your new piece of jewelry.

Fashion Beading with Julie Prins

Thursday 5:30-8:30 p.m.

January 30

Class Fee: $40 ($35 Members)

Ages 14-Adult

A ladies night out opportunity!! In this class participants will learn to use basic jewelry making tools and findings while designing their own matching set of necklace and earrings. Julie will skillfully guide you in exploring the endless combinations of interesting and colorful beads as you create your own unique fashion statement.

Bracelet Etching with Casey Bemis

Join jewelry artist Casey Bemis in the art of metalsmithing.  In this class Casey will guide students through the process of creating a design and then etching it onto a piece of copper or brass. The class will return the second session to clean, shape and add patina to their piece.  Take advantage of this opportunity to experience a new jewelry making technique.  Stop in the and check out some of Casey’s own pieces in the NCCA-Artsplace Artist Market.

Tuesdays  6:00-8:00 p.m.

November 12, 19

Age 14-Adult

Jewelers Bench: Stunning in Silver with Cristine Grimm

Two different opportunities for you to create a piece of jewelry for yourself or make a unique gift, it’s never too early to think Christmas! Choose which date works in your schedule and then come and join us in exploring Art Clay, the clay that turns to 99.9% pure silver when fired. We’ll make earrings or a small pendant using basic techniques that can be done anywhere, anytime, without a kiln. Cristine Grimm, a certified Art Clay instructor, will bring all the tools and tricks necessary to create something you’ll enjoy wearing or adding to your next beading project. Class fee includes 1 packet of silver clay and the use of all necessary tools.

October 28 OR December 9

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Age 14-Adult

Basic Fashion Beading

In this class participants will learn to use basic jewelry making tools and findings while designing their own matching set of necklace and earrings. Julie will skillfully guide you in exploring the endless combinations of interesting and colorful beads as you create your own unique fashion statement. Equipped with these new skills students will be able to continue creating pieces at home. Call a few friends and take this class together.

Monday 5:30-8:30 p.m.

October 14

Ages 14-Adult