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Metals, Fabrication and other 3D Art Forms

Decorative Tiles - Casting with Aluminum

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Join us for a weekend of molten metal and fresh imagery as we explore the fascinating world of sand-cast aluminum. We will each produce a tile or two in freshly cast, recycled aluminum.

We will begin with a soft clay mold, then a sand mold, both of your design. When the temperature is just right, the instructor will pour the molten metal into each mold. After a few minutes of cooling and quenching, your tile will be ready for viewing!

This course requires no previous experience with foundry practice. Come join us as furnace, crucible and flame work together to fuse your unique design with the magic of molten metal to create a lovely completed object in recycled cast aluminum...right before your eyes!

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

Sat., Sun., November 4 & 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $195
Register after Sept. 11: $210
plus $45 materials fee paid in class

register online

 

Bob Lamp, MFA, is an adjunct instructor at Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College. He currently teaches courses in sculpture, small metals, drawing and water-color painting. He has been showing his work both locally and internationally since 1993.

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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., Dec. 2 & 3
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 11: $395
Register after Sept. 11: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

register online

 

Sat. & Sun., February 24 & 25
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Jan. 29: $395
Register after Jan. 29: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

 

register online


Sat. & Sun., April 14 & 15
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Mar. 26: $395
Register after Mar. 26: $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., Dec. 2 & 3
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 11: $395
Register after Sept. 11: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

register online

 

Sat. & Sun., February 24 & 25
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Jan. 29: $395
Register after Jan. 29: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

register online


Sat. & Sun., April 14 & 15
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Mar. 26: $395
Register after Ma.h 26: $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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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

2 Tues. & 2 Thu., November 7 - 16 CLASS FULL, please see new 2018 dates below!
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $128
Register after Sept. 11: $142
plus $40 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Tues. - Fri., January 9 - 12
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Fee: $140
plus $40 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Tues. - Fri., January 16 - 19
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Fee: $140
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.

2 Tues. & 2 Thu., November 28 - December 7
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $128
Register after Sept. 11: $142
plus $45 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Mon. - Fri., January 22 - 25
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Fee: $140
plus $45 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.

10 Sat., September 16 - November 18
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3001

Register by Sept. 11: $180
Register after Sept. 11: $195

register online

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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., September 18
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Sept. 11: $58
Register after Sept. 11: $65
Plus $15 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Wed., September 20
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Sept. 11: $58
Register after Sept. 11: $65
Plus $15 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 succesfully completed a metalworking class at Cabrillo, or taken the Metalworking Primer above, will be able to use this facility and access very knowledgeable instructors for assistance in building their projects.

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

Students may work on their own projects brought from home.

This class is designed for those working on specific building or art projects, and is not appropriate for mass production. All tools and shop space are shared. Tools in the foundry/metal working shop are:

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

All tools may not be available at all times, based on regular tool and equipment maintenece, and ongoing improvements made to the foundry space.

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 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!

8 Mon. & 8 Wed., Sept. 25 - Nov. 15
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3005,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $280
Register after Sept. 11: $295
Plus $30 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Diane Patracuola is a Santa Cruz artist, and is an accomplished metal worker, painter, and sculptor.

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Woodshop & Power Tool Primers

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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.

The class size is limited so register early!

Mon., Sept. 25
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Sept. 11: $58
Register after Sept. 11: $65
Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

register online

 

Wed., Sept. 27
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $58
Register after Sept. 11: $65
Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

register online

 

Timothy Lydgate - see bio

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Woodworking Open Labs

woodshop

 

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.

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 - Session 1

3 Mon. & 3 Wed., Oct. 2 - 18
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $150
Register after Sept. 11: $165
Plus $30 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Woodworking Open Lab - Session 2

3 Mon. & 3 Wed., Nov. 6 - 22
6 – 9:00 pm
Room: VAPA 3003,
click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register by Sept. 11: $150
Register after Sept. 11: $165
Plus $30 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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Leatherwork: Cuffs, Keyrings and Coasters Workshop

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Make custom designed, leather Valentine’s gifts for your sweetheart, 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.

Sat., Feb. 10
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 1520, click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before Jan. 29: $98
Register after Jan. 29: $105
Plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Terry McInerney - see bio

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Leatherwork: Custom Leather Belt Workshop

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How do you get the right belt, the right fit, and the right color?
By making your own! Belts will be dyed, hole punched, measured, and decorated to fit your size and personal style, or as a gift to someone special. Students will learn basic leatherworking skills and leather dyeing using water-based dyes.

Each student will design and create a finished 1 & ½ “ tall belt, and leave with the knowledge and resources to create more 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., March 3
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 1520, click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before Jan. 29: $98
Register after Jan. 29: $105
Plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration

register online

Terry McInerney - see bio below

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Leatherwork: Image Transfer on Leather

image transfer clutch

Tell a story with leather by designing and creating your own leather clutch adorned with photos, images or patterns you choose. Students may use their own photos or images, or choose from a selection of images provided in class. Students will learn to transfer images onto leather using two methods, Blender pen and Citrasolv, along with basic leather working techniques. Your clutch will be finished with a sealant, burnished, and either stitched or riveted, and a closure will be added. Prior to class students will have the opportunity to provide images or photos that can be prepared for use in class. Please see the Extension web page for info about dimensions, photo/image quality and deadlines for submitting photos.

Students will go home with image transfer and 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.

register online


Sat., March 31
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 1520, click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before March 26: $98
Register after March 26: $105
Plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration


Terry McInerney - see bio below

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Leatherwork: Handcrafted Leather Tote

leather tote

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.

register online


Sat. & Sun., April 28 & 29
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 1520, click HERE for an interactive campus map, click on the buildings to see room numbers!
Register before March 26: $142
Register after March 26: $150
Plus a $50 materials fee paid at registration


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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