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Woodworking, Jewelry, Fabrication
& Sculptural Form Workshops

 

Paper Arts - Silhouette, Surface Texture, and Sculptural Forms

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Experiment with paper in ways you never imagined possible! In this 4-Sunday workshop, you’ll create two and three dimensional artwork as you think beyond paper's traditional uses. Explore conceptual implications in art and culture, and learn methods of manipulation such as intricate paper cut outs, dioramas, and creating surface textures for three dimensional forms.  

Students will be introduced to contemporary art work by famous paper artists such as Swoon, Adrien Coburn, Andy Byers and Kara Walker. You’ll leave this class with a body of cohesive and thought provoking paper works.

Please note that on the second class, March 12th, we all "spring forward" for Daylight Savings!

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

4 Sun., March 5 - 26
1 pm - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb 27: $210
plus $20 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Dana Peters, MFA, is a mixed media artist, printmaker, and 2012 Resident Paper Costumer and Performance Artist. She exhibits her two and three-dimensional works across the U.S. and internationally, including the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz. Go to www.daniellepeters.com for more information.

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Wired and Twisted – 3D Wire Art

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Wire is a versatile, surprising medium. It can imply fluid movement, shape and energy. In this workshop you will learn how to create a structurally sound 3-dimensional objects with wire, and to how to work confidently with wire as a medium, developing your creativity and expanding your techniques. We will use different gauges and types of metals, emphasizing wrapping wire joints in a variety of ways to enhance both aesthetics and structural integrity. Students will carry away a better understanding of ways to combine and connect wire.  

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

Sat. & Sun., April 1 & 2
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Feb. 27: $180
Register after Feb 27: $195
plus $20 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Wendy Ballen, MA, has integrated 20 years of studying human anatomy and movement into a new direction of art through the exploration of wire sculpture. To learn more about Wendy's work, please go to her web site www.wendyballenart.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

2 Mon. & 2 Wed., March 6, 8 & 13,15 - CLASS FULL, new dates below!
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by Feb. 27: $128
Register after Feb. 27: $142
plus $40 materials fee at registration

register online

 

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.

2  Mon. & 2 Wed., April 3, 5 & 10, 12
6 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by Feb. 27: $128
Register after Feb. 27: $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.

3 Mon. & 3 Wed., April 17 - May 3
6:00 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA 3001
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb. 27: $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.

10 Sat., Feb. 25 - May 6 (no class March 4)
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3001

Fee: $180

register online

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Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

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Are you are looking at your well-loved broken strands of pearls and beads in your jewelry box, and wondering if you can learn to repair them yourself? The answer is YES! You will learn the "lost art of hand knotting" during the first class. There are three methods of stringing that we’ll cover with a great deal of patience and humor.

The kit includes all necessary tools, beads and findings you will need to learn the methods in class, plus extra findings to repair your own broken strands of pearls & beads from home.

Additional materials will be available for purchase during class.

4 Tue., May 9 - 30
7 - 9 pm
Room: 319

Register by Feb. 27: $62
Register after Feb. 27: $72
plus $40 materials fee payable to instructor in class

register online

 

Estelle Davey teaches the lost art of hand knotting and has provided a restringing service to many local jewelers for over 20 years.

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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., March 11 & 12 - CLASS FULL 
9 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., May 20 & 21 - NEW SESSION! 
9 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


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., March 11 & 12 - CLASS FULL
9 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., May 20 & 21 - NEW SESSION! 
9 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


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 Primer

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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.

Tue., Feb. 28
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Feb. 27: $58
Register after Feb. 27: $65
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

register online

 

Thu., March 2
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Feb. 27: $58
Register after Feb. 27: $65
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

register online

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Metalworking Open Labmetal

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!

8 Tue. & 8 Thu., March 7 – May 4 (No class March 21 or 23)
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3005
Register by Feb 27: $280
Register after Feb. 27: $295
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!

Tue., Feb. 28
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Feb, 27: $58
Register after Feb. 27: $65
Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

register online

 

Thu., March 2
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Feb, 27: $58
Register after Feb. 27: $65
Plus $15 materials fee
at registration

register online

 

Timothy Lydgate - see bio

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Woodworking Open Lab

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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!

8 Tue. & 8 Thu., March 7 – May 4 (No class March 21 or 23)
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Feb. 27: $280
Register after Feb. 27: $295
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

register online

Timothy Lydgate - see bio

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Made With Love - Hand Made Wooden Toys

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Children young and old have long enjoyed wooden toys. They’re often handed down from generation to generation, complete with a story about who made them, or the occasion they commemorate. They survive the toughest play and retain the magic of a handmade item.

Your instructor, Timothy Lydgate, is a master craftsman/woodworker and enjoys using his woodworking skills in a whole new way. Wheels, hinges, push toys, puzzles and even bath toys all can be crafted easily in this two day workshop. Timothy will offer plenty of suggestions to get you started, or you may bring your own idea. Whether it shakes, rattles or rolls, he’ll help you get it done.

This class offers full access to Cabrillo’s well-equipped woodshop with hand tools and power tools and includes basic materials and technical support. <pstyle:cd>No experience required – only your imagination and a commitment to play. Let’s make a toy!

Please see the Extension website for more information about supplies and materials. Some wood will be provided but students may bring their own.

Class size is limited so register early!

2 Sun., March 5 & 12 CLASS CANCELLED
10 am - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3003
Register by Feb. 27: $180
Register after Feb. 27: $195
Plus $25 materials fee at registration

 

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
10am - 4pm
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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Fab Lab Workshop – Intro to 3D Printing

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The Maker movement is in full effect and quickly becoming part of mainstream fabrication and manufacturing, as well as becoming an important tool in home fabrication and prototyping. Whether you're looking to make components for a robot, prototyping a new invention, or creating an element in your artwork, this new technology can help you produce unique, accurate pieces previously unattainable through traditional methods.

This workshop covers  the basics of 3D printing, 3D modeling and 3D scanning with entry level software. Students get hands on experience printing small objects.

No previous knowledge of this technology is required.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important details about materials and supplies for this class.

2 Sun., March 5 & 12
1 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Feb 27: $138
Register after Feb 27: $150
Plus $50 materials fee at registration

register online

Payson McNett - see bio.

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Fab Lab Workshop – Intro to Laser Cutting

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This workshop introduces students to the basics of laser cutting and engraving with our Epilogue laser cutter. Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, paint.net or any other digital drawing program can be used with the laser. Students get hands on experience laser cutting small objects.

Whether you are looking to make specialized components, prototyping a new invention, or creating an element in your artwork, this new technology can help you produce unique, accurate pieces previously unattainable through traditional methods.

No previous knowledge of this technology is required.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important details about materials and supplies for this class.

2 Sun., April 2 & 9 Class Cancelled
1 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Feb 27: $138
Register after Feb 27: $150
Plus $50 materials fee at registration

register online

Payson McNett - see bio.

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Fab Lab Workshop – Intro to Vinyl Cutting

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The Cabrillo College Fab Lab is equipped with a 24 inch Roland vinyl cutter. Come spend an afternoon learning how to produce vinyl decals for windows, vehicles, your wall, and other hard surfaces, or design a heat transfer decal for a tee shirt.

This amazing machine is also capable of cutting copper foil for making flexible circuits commonly found in everyday devices like your laptop or automobile. This workshop covers the basics of vinyl cutting and students get hands on experience cutting small projects.

No previous knowledge of this technology is required.

Please see Extension’s Class Resources web page for important details about materials and supplies for this class.

Sun., May 7
1 - 4 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Feb 27: $70
Register after Feb 27: $78
Plus $30 materials fee at registration

register online

Payson McNett, MFA, is a graduate of Cabrillo College and is a current Cabrillo faculty. He’s had solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions in several states including Alabama, Indiana, and California. He has taught and worked extensively in a wide range of traditional media including metal fabrication, ceramics, mold making, screen printing, woodworking, casting  jewelry, 3D design, as well as digital fabrication, 3D printing, and CNC technologies.

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Fab Lab Open Labs

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Design, create, invent, fabricate and experiment in the new Cabrillo College Fab Lab/Makerspace. Whether you want to prototype a new invention or just have free and open time to tinker in our fab lab with the laser cutter, 3D printers or the vinyl cutter, this is the place to be! Fab Lab Open Labs are  supported by “Fab Lab Monitors”, students who have completed Digital Fabrication classes at Cabrillo and are trained on all of the equipment, who will be on hand to help with questions.

Fab Lab Open Labs are open to students who have completed one of Fab Lab workshops, Cabrillo’s Art 95A Digital Fabrication in the Arts, or students currently enrolled in Art 95A.

Specific equipment will be made available to Open Lab students based on previous workshop or class completion.

Session 1: CANCELLED - April Open lab dates available below!
3 Tue. & 3 Thu., March 14 – 30
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Feb. 27:  $95
Register after Feb. 27:  $110
Plus $50 materials fee paid at registration

 

 

Session 2
3 Tue. & 3 Thu., April 4 - 20
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Feb. 27:  $95
Register after Feb. 27:  $110
Plus $50 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Session 3:
3 Tue. & 3 Thu., May 9 - 25
7 – 9:30 pm
Room: VAPA 3004
Register by Feb. 27:  $95
Register after Feb. 27:  $110
Plus $50 materials fee paid at registration

register online



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