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Totems – Mixed Media Sculpture as Story Tellers

 

Totems have been used by many cultures to signify a kinship group. They can feature designs that function as supernatural beings, as family crests or to honor chiefs. In this workshop students will construct a totem that tell a story that may commemorate a person, a place, a special occasion, a memory, honor some material no longer in use (bank checks, library due-date cards) or simply transfigure materials into vertical sculpture.

Students should bring materials that have personal or familial significance to incorporate into their totem. They can be photos, letters, artifacts, fabric, wood, etc. These items will be formed into bundles and spacers to create continuity and variety. They will be assembled to be free hanging in space, strung with waxed linen and hung with an “S” hook.

This is a workshop for those who have stories to tell, personal objects they want to shape into art, or who love to sort, arrange and organize.

Please go to our Class Resources page for a detailed list of required materials and supplies.

Sat. & Sun., July 22 & 23
10 am – 4 pm
Room: 1520
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
Plus a $50 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Daniella Woolf holds an M.A. in Textile Structures from UCLA, and was a founding partner at Wax Works West. She taught encaustic for R and F Paints, and continues to teach in many corners of the world. She is a 2007 recipient of the Gail Rich Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the 2008 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.

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Metal Forming to Create a Personal Narrative:
Technique, Imagery and Design metal 1

 

In this 3-day workshop students will explore the forming of metal and alternative surface treatments to create a personal, narrative piece that is wearable or hand-held using anticlastic and synclastic techniques.

Learn how to incorporate non-traditional coloration with gesso, colored pencil and more. This class will provide an investigation of the development of individual imagery and design elements. Instructors will guide students in the development of personal aesthetics, and will introduce skills in various coloration and forming techniques that may be applied in the creation of jewelry, vessels or sculptural objects.


The Cabrillo Small Metals and Jewelry studio is one of the finest equipped studios in California, and is located in Cabrillo's Visual and Performing Arts Complex.

 

 

Please go to our Class Resources page for a detailed list of required materials and supplies. These items are in addition to those that will be provided by the instructor in class.

Fri., Sat., Sun., June 9-11
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by June 5: $265
Register after June 5: $285
plus $30 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Marilyn is Professor and Program Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department at California College of the Arts in Oakland where she has been for over 30 years. She was invited to be “Master Metalsmith 1999” by the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and her BS in Art Education at Bowling Green State University. For more information check her web site at www.marilyndasilva.com

Jack da Silva is a third generation gravestone maker from a family of artisans and performers, and has become known for teaching metalsmithing, anticlastic raising and research of various metalworking methods. Jack earned an MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design at Indiana University with a focus on ancient and traditional metalworking. Jack's metal work is represented in numerous books, publications, and collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea; Portugal and across the United States. He owns and operates Jack da Silva’s Metal Design Studio www.jackdasilva.com

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Jewelry Magic 1: Ring, Stone & Earring

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Learn basic jewelry fabrication skills and complete a simple band ring, set a simple cabochon (non-faceted) stone, and create a pair of earring pierced out of a sheet of sterling silver. Soldering with a gas torch, filing, polishing, tool skills, and studio safety practices will be covered

Session 1
Mon. - Thu., June 19-22
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by June 5: $128
Register after June 5: $142
plus $40 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Session 2
Mon. - Thu., June 26-29
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by June 5: $128
Register after June 5: $142
plus $40 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Pablo Cubangbang - see bio

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Jewelry Magic 2: Stone Setting

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This workshop is a continuation of the jewelry fabrication skills covered in Jewelry Magic 1. In this all-new workshop, students will complete a pendant with a cabochon setting and add a tube setting with a small faceted stone and create a simple prong for a found object. Soldering with a gas torch, filing, polishing, tool skills, and studio safety practices are covered.

Mon. - Thu., July 10-13
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by June 5: $128
Register after June 5: $142
plus $45 materials fee at registration

register online

Pablo Cubangbang - see bio

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The Delicate Art of Filigree     

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Filigree jewelry is an ancient craft traditionally practiced in Asia and the Middle East. It is characterized by its delicate construction of twisted, hand bent wires soldered together in a designed framework. In this workshop students learn how to make silver filigree jewelry from master filigree artist Pablo Cubangbang. Each student completes a pendant and pair of earrings.

Mon-Fri., July 24-28
5:00 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by June 5: $195
Register after June 5: $210
plus $40 materials fee at registration

register online

Pablo Cubangbang was born in a small town in the Philippines. In a workshop by Dr. Yehuda Tassa he learned the basic filigree process and fell in love with it. He was mentored by Dawn Nakanishi and has continued to hone his filigree art in his small studio. Pablo received multiple Visual Arts Scholarships for his jewelry and watercolor pieces. Pablo is a member of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild and is the president of the Cabrillo Seahawk Metal Arts Club.

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Small Metals Open Lab

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This class provides access to the Small Metals Studio at Cabrillo College and is limited to current and former Cabrillo Small Metals/Jewelry students who can demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the facility in regards to safe practices and policy.

Dawn Nakanishi may approve additional individuals on a one-on-one basis.

8 Sat., June 17 - August 5 CLASS CANCELLED
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3001

Register by June 5: $148
Register after June 5: $160

 


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Forging and Toolmaking - Beginning

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Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel.

Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

Sat. & Sun., May 20 & 21
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Feb. 27: $395
Register after Feb 27: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class


register online


Sat. & Sun., July 15 & 16
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by June 5: $395
Register after June 5: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class


register online


Vern Caron - See bio below

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Forging and Toolmaking - Intermediate

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This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools, rather than fire making. Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot steel with hammer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern's "Introduction to Forging & Toolmaking" class above, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will receive a map upon registration and you will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins. This is an off-site location; portable restrooms will be available for students.

Please go to our Class Resources page for more information about this class.

Sat. & Sun., May 20 & 21
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Feb. 27: $395
Register after Feb 27: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class


register online


Sat. & Sun., July 15 & 16
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by June 5: $395
Register after June 5: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class


register online


Vern Caron, M.A. has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and UC Extension for more than 20 years. Visit Vern's website to learn more about forging and toolmaking and see pictures of previous classes at www.littlemissartypants.com/verncaron.html

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Metalworking Primers

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This workshop is intended to familiarize participants with the metalworking equipment in the Art Department at Cabrillo College. Equipment covered will include Oxy-Acet. Welding, Mig Welding, Plasma-cutting, Grinding, Sanding, Polishing.

Time will be spent educating persons on proper and safe use of all equipment.

This class is required before students will be able to register for the Metal-Working open lab.

Mon., May 1
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by June 5: $58
Register after June 5: $65
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Wed., May. 3
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Fee: $58
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Mon., June 26
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Fee: $58
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Wed., June 28
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Fee: $58
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

register online

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Metalworking Open Labs

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Gain access to Cabrillo’s Art Metalworking Studio and pick up some skills along the way! Participants who have studied Metalworking at Cabrillo, or taken the primer, can use this facility and access very knowledgeable instructors for assistance in building their projects.

 

 

You will be responsible for providing the majority of your materials. Some metal will be provided as well as welding gases, some sheet/rod and safety gear.

Includes access to:

  • Mig/Tig Welder
  • Plasma Cutter
  • Oxy/Acetylene Torches
  • Propane/Natural Gas Forges
  • English Wheels, Stomp Shear
  • Sheet Roller
  • Bending Break
  • Various Grinders

Students may work on their own projects brought in from home. Storage is limited so all projects need to be taken home at the end of each class.

Limited to current and former students who are familiar with, and can demonstrate, a thorough knowledge of the facility in regards to safe practices and policy. Tool Room Coordinator Patrick Stafford may approve additional individuals on a one-on-one basis.

Class size is limited so register early!

Metal Working Open Lab 1

3 Mon. & 4 Wed.., May 8-31 (No class May 29)
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Fee: $150
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Metal Working Open Lab 2

4 Mon. & 4 Wed.., July 10- August 2
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Fee: $150
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Diane Patracuola is a well-known and respected artist in the Santa Cruz area. She is an accomplished metal worker, painter, and sculptor.

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Woodshop & Power Tool Primer

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Join us in a relaxed (albeit noisy) atmosphere as we demystify the stationary woodworking power tools and prepare students to work safely in our state of the art woodworking shop. In this orientation, students are taught safe usage of machines most commonly used for woodworking. Your instructor is skilled at helping people get over their fear of these machines and have an enjoyable experience on our woodworking shop.

Unless you have previously completed a Cabrillo Art Studio class in the wood shop this class is REQUIRED for anyone registering for the Woodworking Open Studio class noted below. Basic safety testing at the end of class will determine which tools you may utilize as part of the Woodworking Open Studio class.

The class size is limited so register early!

Tues., May 9
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Fee: $65
Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

register online

 

Thur., May 11
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Fee: $65

Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

register online

 

Timothy Lydgate - see bio

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Woodworking Open Labs

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Join a passionate and creative group of wood workers for 8 weeks of shop time in Cabrillo’s state-of-the art woodworking studio. This class affords students access to fine woodworking hand tools as well as stationary power tools, while giving students the opportunity to develop or hone skills along the way!

Students may also bring in-progress projects to work on. Due to limited storage all projects need to be taken home at the end of each class.

Prerequisite: students in this class must have taken the “Power Tool Primer” described above and demonstrate, through testing, competency in safe practice of tools in the shop, or have completed a Cabrillo Art Studio class in the wood shop.

Students will be responsible for their own wood and hardware materials for projects. Materials fee noted below covers consumables such as glue, screws, dust masks and earplugs.

Class size is limited to 15 so register early!

Woodworking Open Lab 1

4 Tue. & 4 Thu., May 16 - June 7
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Fee: $160
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Woodworking Open Lab 2

4 Tue. & 4 Thu. June 20 - July 20
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Fee: $160
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Timothy Lydgate began his woodworking career in the 1970s after earning a degree in Art History from Yale. He has been making boxes from exotic woods for 30 years, and specializes in unveiling sublime patterns of grain hidden beneath the bark. His work has been shown in galleries, museums and private collections around the world and he is a regular exhibitor in the Santa Cruz Open Studios tour.

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Wood Carving - Hand Tools and Techniques

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Come learn the fundamentals of wood carving from a master artisan luthier and craftsman! In this 2-day workshop Ron offers instruction and demonstrations on various types of carving tools, carving styles, the best woods and materials for carving, finishing, and safety.

After instruction and demonstrations on the properties and characteristics of different woods, students craft small projects using hand chisels and gouges to practice what they have learned. Completed small projects can be taken home.

Cabrillo's wood shop has a wide selection of hand tools including gouges and chisels with which to experiment. Students may also bring in their own tools and learn how to sharpen them.

Sat. & Sun., June 3 & 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Fee: $195
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

register online

Ron Cook is known for detailed carvings and "tiled" methods of construction. His work has been shown in galleries, juried craft shows and arts festivals across the United States and Europe. He is a master member of the Baulines Craft Guild, a member of the Guild of American Luthiers, and a charter member of the Santa Cruz Woodworkers.

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