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Metals, Fabrication and other 3D Art Forms

Introduction to Basketry

Basketry is one of our oldest art forms. Baskets serve as functional vessels, sculptural objects and a vehicle for cultural and social exchange. Join artist and educator Sasha Petrenko and learn the techniques of coiling, twining and weaving as you make 3 baskets. Explore organic forms and the work of contemporary artists who combine art, architecture, science and tradition in their craft as you make your own baskets that will become woven into your daily life.

Strategies for incorporating natural, wild crafted, and recycled materials into your weaving, and other resources for continuing projects, will also be shared.

Register Early! This class is limited to 12 participants.

2 Mon. & 2 Wed., June 18, 20, 25 & 27
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register before May 31:  $95
Register after May 31:  $110
Plus $30 materials fee paid at registration

 

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Sasha Petrenko’s workshops and projects have been featured widely at national and international venues. She is an adjunct lecturer at Sonoma State and San Francisco State Universities and runs a woodworking business in Santa Cruz.
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Custom Designed Laser-Cut Wood Magnets

Join us for a day in the Makerspace at Cabrillo to create magnets – lots and lots of magnets! The Makerspace is equipped with both digital and traditional making tools, so the possibilities are almost limitless!

Make superhero magnets, hummingbird magnets, logos for your business, initials for your family - really, you can make almost anything!

Students will cut magnets from hardwood using jig saws or laser cutters then affix them to industrial strength magnets.

Finished magnets will be 2 to 3 inches wide. Each student can make up to 10 magnets, based on time available.

Students can choose from 20 designs provided in class, or create a magnet from their own image using a black and white JPEG file with a minimum of 300 DPI.

Students ages 12 to 18 are welcome, if they register with an adult!

Sat., June 9
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room: 1301
Register before May 31:  $38
Register after May 31:  $45
Register 2 or more:  $3 each
plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

 

register online

 

Timothy Lydgate - see bio

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Laser Engraved Framed Image

Just in time for Father’s Day, or for gift giving to anyone you love. Laser engrave any image - from a picture of yourself, your Dad, or an image of a dragonfly or sacred geometry.

Each student will cut one image, then assemble their frame. Finish up your piece with a finish of your choice.

Images will be engraved in wood using the laser engraver, frame pieces are pre-cut ready for you to assemble and sand.

Finished framed images are 5 inches by 7 inches.

Students ages 12 to 18 are welcome, if they register with an adult!

Sat., June 9
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Room: 1301
Register before May 31:  $38
Register after May 31:  $45
Register 2 or more:  $3 each
plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

 

 

 

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Timothy Lydgate - see bio

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Laser-Cut Solar Garden Lanterns

Imagine a small pagoda glowing in your garden, powered by solar energy, with light shining through custom designed panels! Make your lantern with butterfly panels, flowers, or abstract patterns. Several templates for design options will be available, or you can design and cut your own, unique patterns and images to use for your lantern.

Each student will create their lantern frame and roof, customize the removable panels, then install a solar light unit in their lantern. Students will spend time working with traditional woodworking tools in the Cabrillo woodshop, as well as the state-of-the-art Makerspace.

Learn and practice basic woodworking skills, see how to use the laser engraver, and finally how to install small solar lighting fixtures. This class invites students to creatively combine traditional making with advanced technology, and you’ll go home with a beautiful garden lantern.

Sat. & Sun., August 18 & 19
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Room: 1301
Register before May 31:  $138
Register after May 31:  $145
Register 2 or more: $125 each

Plus $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Timothy Lydgate began his woodworking career in Hawai’i in the 1970s after earning a degree in History of Art from Yale. 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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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, including a map to the location.

Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15 - CLASS FULL
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register before May 31: $395
Register after May 31: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

register online


Sat. & Sun., September 22 & 23
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register before Sept. 10: $395
Register after Sept. 10: $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, including a map to the location.

Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15 - CLASS FULL
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register before May 31: $395
Register after May 31: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

 


Sat. & Sun., September 22 & 23 - NEW DATE
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register before Sept. 10: $395
Register after Sept. 10: $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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Moving Metal - Kinetic Metal Sculpture

Explore the design and construction process for Moto’s mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. The instructor will share a slide presentation of work and process, followed by a demo with hands on activities. Students can explore the elements of kinetic sculpture, including mechanics and structural engineering of forms in motion.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the shop - safety first!

Sat., August 4
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: VAPA 3004
Register before May 31: $58
Register after May 31: $65

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Moto Ohtake, MFA is a Kinetic Artist, and teaches sculpture, 3D design, and furniture design at De Anza College. He creates large scale pieces that move in response to weather, using loops that move in continuous gyroscopic circular motions.

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Metal Casting and Collaborative Process

 

Spend an afternoon in the Cabrillo foundry for a demonstration of a two-part sand mold to create sculpture in the round. Students will explore various surface treatments for cast aluminum. The demo will be partly interactive, with students creating a collaborative piece, and partly experimental as students explore non-traditional possibilities in pouring aluminum.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the shop - safety first!

Sat., August 4
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register before May 31: $58
Register after May 31:  $65

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Mary Tartaro MFA, is an artist and owner of Altared Space Sculpture Foundry. She has taught at the university level, practiced as an art therapist, and now works in her private studio on sculptural, metal casting, ceramics, and mixed media. To learn more about her work go to marytartaro.com

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Woodworking for Women

In this introductory woodworking class organized just for women, students will make two projects, a hardwood cheese board and a pine tool tray. Learn the foundations of working wood by hand and with machines, and skills to build useful objects in wood, all in a supportive, inclusive environment.  We will cover the foundations of working wood, including hand carving, lamination, hand and machine joinery, jig making and nontoxic finishing. We’ll discuss the historic and current role of women in woodworking, and prepare you to advance your woodworking skills.

Register Early! This class is limited to 12 participants.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the shop - safety first!

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., July 10, 12, 17 & 19
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register before May 31:  $180
Register after May 31:  $195
Register 2 or more:  $172 each
plus $45 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Sasha Petrenko’s workshops and projects have been featured widely at national and international venues. She is an adjunct lecturer at Sonoma State and San Francisco State Universities and runs a woodworking business in Santa Cruz.

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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.

Students in this orientation class will be lead through the 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 a safe and enjoyable experience in our woodworking shop.

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

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

The class size is limited so register early!

Tue., July 31
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register before May 31: $58
Register after May 31: $65

Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

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Patrick Stafford - see bio

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Woodworking Open Lab

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Join a passionate and creative group of wood workers for 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. Students may work on designing and completing new projects, or finishing existing projects. Students will have the opportunity to develop or hone skills along the way with guidance and support from the instructor.

Projects should be limited in size and scope in accordance with the size of the shop, number of shared tools, and time available during each class. All projects must be approved by instructor to assure that they are safe and appropriate for this class.

Due to limited storage all projects need to be taken home at the end of each class. There is no storage available for in-progress projects or materials. This class is designed for those working on specific building or art projects, and is not appropriate for mass production or milling materials.

Tools and shop space are shared. 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.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

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!

2 Wed., Thu. & Fri., August 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10
3:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195

Plus $25 materials fee at registration

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Patrick Stafford has been a designer/craftsperson for over 30 years and operates a studio in Santa Cruz. He teaches Furniture Design/Woodworking, Lighting and Fabrication, and Furniture Mixed-Media for Cabrillo College.

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Getting a Handle on Using Your Handplane

Whether you're a beginning woodworker, or a seasoned pro, a plane with a sharp blade can do many tasks better than any other power or hand tool you own. Learn more about the care and use of the handplane, and discuss questions like “East or West, push or pull?”. We will discuss the advantages of both styles, and help you better understand the basics of sharpening, storage, how to set-up, adjust, and use your plane to produce micro shavings and a lustrous finish.

Whether you want to purchase a new one, or refurbish an old one, this workshop will help with problem solving, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls We’ll also discuss how to give your plane a “tune-up”!

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., June 16 & 17
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register before May 31: $95
Register after May 31: $110


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Om Anand is a graduate of the College of Redwoods Krenov School of Fine Furniture, and is a member of Santa Cruz Woodworkers. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art & History and the Blitzer Gallery, and featured in Custom Furniture Source Book and Craft of Northern California. View his online portfolio at omanand.net.

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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.

Practice woods are included.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

Class is limited to only 8 students so register early!

Sat. & Sun., June 23 & 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195

plus $25 materials fee payable at registration

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Ron Cook has been a woodworker and woodcarver for over 40 years. His work has been shown in galleries, juried craft shows and arts festivals across the United States. Ron 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. His pieces have appeared in several books, woodworking, and craft magazines. He has been a Open Studios artist for over a decade.

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Unexpected Materials

Explore the juxtaposition of different materials, using wood and steel to create a purely ornamental garden tool. Students will create a 'tool' from a new perspective; one that questions the purpose of the tool by using unexpected materials in new and unique ways. Students will be able to creatively experiment with metalworking, woodworking and finishing. Each student will be able to complete one creative “tool-art” piece.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., July 7 & 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register before May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195

plus $25 materials fee payable at registration

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Scott Lindberg and Cristie Thomas have experience in design and construction, ceramics, wood, glass, and fibers. They have a special affinity both for design and adding artistry to functionality. To learn more about their work visit lmnoarts.com

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Marquetry Workshop

 

In this hands-on workshop learn the ancient art of marquetry, and how to create elegant, detailed imagery by cutting and fitting thin pieces of wood together. Once your designs are complete, learn how to veneer your finished piece to a solid core, which can be used in making furniture or decorative panels. Learn from a master of this technique how to create details, incredible depth and form, using different species of wood, utilizing only their natural colors.

Youwill make several marquetry designs and leave with the tools and knowledge to create beautiful and unique marquetry on your own.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

Class is limited to only 8 students so register early!

Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by May 31: $180
Register after May 31: $195

plus $55 materials fee payable at registration

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Matthew Werner is a master furniture maker and marquetarian who was trained at the College of the Redwoods - Fine Woodworking Program. He was profiled on “Wood Works”, a Santa Cruz Community TV series about local Master Craftsmen. Matthew is a patient and engaging teacher who finds joy in passing on skills and knowledge.

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Exploring Curved Work in Furniture Making

Join Mickey Singer in his beautiful mountain studio for a weekend of exploring the weird and wonderful ways for ​making curved furniture parts.

Learn methods for producing curved forms in wood furniture construction, and tricks for constructing bending forms and pattern-match templates. Both solid wood and lamination techniques will be discussed.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the studio space - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., July 21 & 22
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At the Artist's Studio - 1170 El Solyo Heights Drive, Felton
Register before May 31:  $180
Register after May 31:  $195
Plus $25 materials fee paid at registration

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Michael Singer is a member of The Baulines Craft Guild, American Crafts Council and the Furniture Society and  a founding member of Santa Cruz Woodworkers. His original designs blend the essences of basic Asian and contemporary aesthetics, with a fluency in the vocabulary of modernism.

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Introduction to Spoon Carving

To make your perfect wooden spoon (or spoons) you can explore two distinct paths to the same end. First, the traditional method of making wooden spoons is by working with hatchet and knives. Second, a more contemporary approach, is using power tools and sandpaper, along with carving knives.

We’ll view examples, discuss design and function, and address work safety. An overview of sharpening techniques will also be discussed.

Students will complete at least one spoon out of softwood, and one spoon out of hardwood, and the skills to create more at home!

Sat. & Sun., August 11 & 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register before May 31:  $180
Register after May 31:  $195
Register 2 or more:  $172 each
Plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

 

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Inka Petersen is a cabinet maker/boatbuilder with more than 25 years experience. Inka studied techniques from various cultural backgrounds as well as functionality of this everyday item. She has been teaching woodworking to youth and adults for over 12 years.

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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.

COMING SOON!
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3001

Fee: $180

register online


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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.

Mon.-Thu., June 18-21 - CLASS FULL
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before May 31: $128
Register after May 31: $142

plus $40 materials fee at registration

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Mon.-Thu., June 25-28
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before May 31: $128
Register after May 31: $142

plus $40 materials fee at registration

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Pablo Cubangbang - see bio below

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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 9-12
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before May 31: $128
Register after May 31: $142

plus $45 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Pablo Cubangbang - see bio below

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The Delicate Art of Filigree

 

 

 

 

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 will learn how to make silver filigree jewelry from master filigree artist, Pablo Cubangbang.

Each student will complete a pendant and pair of earrings.

Mon.-Fri., July 23-27
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210

plus $40 materials fee at registration

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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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Beginning Silver Metal Clay Jewelry

Silver metal clay is like magic! It starts in clay form and then fires to pure fine silver. Create two personalized projects while learning the essentials of working with metal clay.

Learn to shape and texture with simple tools to make solid silver jewelry without solder, saws or toxic chemicals. Then learn to fire and finish your beautiful creations.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

Sat., June 2
12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
At Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 31:  $95
Register after May 31:  $110
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

 

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Pat Evans- see bio

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Sterling Silver Metal Clay Rings

Silver metal clay is like magic! Learn to work with the metal clay, including proper forming, firing, finishing techniques, and design considerations.  

Learn use of tools such as ring sizers, ring mandrels, and metal clay specialty tools, as well as techniques for repairing breaks both before and after firing. We'll use Sterling Silver metal clay (.999 pure silver) to make one or more strong, beautiful rings just right for you, or as a gift to someone you love.

Beginners welcome!

Rings will be available for pickup one week after class.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

2 Thu., July 19 & 26
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 31:  $95
Register after May 31:  $110
P
lus $60 materials fee paid at registration

 

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Pat Evans teaches metal clay, fused glass, and traditional metal jewelry-making nationwide and at her studio, Creator Haven, in Watsonville. She has a passion and talent for bringing out the creativity in every student. Pat is a Senior Art Clay Certifying Instructor and is president of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.

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Cold Connections for Jewelry

No soldering required! In this class you’ll explore several different options and techniques for “cold-connecting” jewelry. Learn to attach metal, wood, plastics, and other materials using rivets, stitching with wire, and nuts and bolts to enhance your designs. Create pieces with elevated areas, moving parts or multi-layered work - all without the use of a torch.  

We’ll review and practice drilling, measuring to ensure proper fit, cutting wire, and other cold connection techniques. These techniques open possibilities for using mixed materials, found objects, and many other design options.

Perfect for absolute beginners, or those with experience. Each student will complete 2 projects – one pair of earrings, and one necklace.

4 Sat., June 9 – 30
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register before May 31:  $98
Register after May 31:  $110
Plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration


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Shelon Bennett- see bio

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Found Object Necklace

Do you have small items that evoke a memory? Buttons, beads or found objects that you like the texture, color, or shape of? Do you have sentimental objects you want to use to make a gift for someone special? This workshop will show you how to create a finished piece of jewelry that is beautiful, well designed, truly unique, and has meaning.

We’ll review how to layout items to balance texture, color, and weight, and how to join colors, textures, and materials in a complementary way. Learn to use jump rings, chain, eye-pins, mini nuts and bolts, and wire to connect various found or re-utilized objects. We’ll explore how to combine wood, plastic, beads, buttons, keys, old watch parts, and other unconventional materials to create a visually stimulating and wearable necklace.

Bring all your little bits and pieces of treasures and we will see what we can incorporate to make a personalized, narrative necklace. All students will complete a necklace that tells a story, and is one of a kind!

2 Sat., July 14 & 21
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register before May 31:  $78
Register after May 31:  $85
Register 2 or more: $72 each
Plus a $30 materials fee paid at registration


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Shelon Bennett is a Santa Cruz Native, has a BA in Fine Arts, and a welding certificate from Humboldt State. She has been a small metal and jewelry artist for 20 years, and is inspired by organic forms in nature and the geometry of architecture.

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Leatherwork: Cuffs, Keyrings and Coasters Workshop

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Make custom designed, leather gifts for your friends, family, or for yourself! Design and make your own leather cuffs, keyrings and coasters, and  learn basic leather work skills. Choose from various colors of  soft, supple leather, and personalize and embellish with designs, rivets, buttons and clasps. Students may also bring small treasures, objects, closures, or buttons to incorporate into their projects.

Each student will be able to make a number of cuffs, keyrings and coasters. Students will go home with basic leather work knowledge, and the ability to make other leather projects at home. A resource list of where to find leather, tools and equipment will also be provided. No prior leatherwork experience necessary, but some sewing, making or crafting experience is helpful.

Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

Sun., May 20
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 1520, click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before Mar. 26: $98
Register after Mar. 26: $105
Register two or more: $95 each
Plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration

 

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Terry McInerney - see bio

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Leatherwork: Handcrafted Leather Tote

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Do you know exactly what kind of leather bag you want, but just can’t find it anywhere? Have you ever wanted to make a leather bag, but were afraid to try? This class is your answer! In this 2 day leatherwork class you will design, construct, and finish, totally by hand, your bag made from soft, supple leather. No
machines necessary! Learn the skills of leather dyeing using water-based dyes, as well as leatherwork cutting and construction.


Students are encouraged to bring their own simple designs of bags no larger than 12” x 12”, or use the 8” x 11” design templates of totes provided in class. This class is a stand alone workshop as well as a natural progression from the Image Transfer on Leather.

Students will go home with their custom designed and handmade leather tote perfect for daily use,  and the ability to make other leather projects at home. A resource list of where to find leather, tools and equipment will also be provided. No prior leatherwork experience necessary, but some sewing, making or crafting experience is helpful.

Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

Sat. & Sun., June 9 & 10
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 1520, click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before May 31: $142
Register after May 31: $150
Plus a $50 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Terry McInerney - see bio below

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Leather Sandal Making Workshop

Making your own leather sandals is much easier than you think! In this one-day workshop you will design, fit and construct your sandals using soft, supple leather, and choose from a variety of colors including red, black and brown. Design templates will be provided and your own ideas are welcome! Learn the basics of sandal making, get information about supply and material sources, and develop skills to make more at home.

You will leave class with a completed pair of leather sandals custom-fit to your feet, made with your own hands!

No prior leatherwork experience necessary, but some sewing, making or crafting experience is helpful.

Sat., July 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1520
Register before May 31:  $142
Register after May 31:  $150
Register 2 or more: $135 each
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Terry McInerney, MSW, is the artist/ owner of Nuala, a local leather accessory business. She has been designing and selling leather goods for over seven years  in Santa Cruz, and has been working in a school environment for 6 years. She loves to share the unique craft of leatherwork with others. To learn more about Terry’s leatherwork, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2CYYGfC0s



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