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Showing and Selling Your Art: How to Get Started!

 

As an artist, the jewelry, painting, or art you create is beautiful, and you’re selling to family and friends. You are ready to sell to a larger audience, but you are not sure where to start. Whether you’re thinking about Open Studios, our local Art and Wine Festivals, or perhaps expanding beyond our local region and going on the road, this workshop will help you prepare, apply and ultimately have great success showing your jewelry, ceramics, paintings, or any form of art at fairs, festivals and open studio events. 

We will cover the artist application process, the importance of excellent photography, basic concepts for booth design and layout, display ideas, packing lists, taking payments, and defining your scope. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers, and an opportunity to discuss what your next steps will be!


Sat., September 7
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Fee:  $20
Register 2 or more: $18 each

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Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. 

 


Jewelry Workshops

 

Join fellow jewelry making enthusiasts in these self-guided open workshops for beginner to advanced metal smiths. If you love making jewelry, but don’t have your own studio space, or you enjoy a convivial work environment, you will be welcome in this creative space! The schedule allows for plenty of time to study and make jewelry in a fully equipped jewelry studio. Each student will have their own bench with all the necessary hand tools, and access to all of the equipment in the studio.

This workshop is designed for students with strong basic jewelry fabrication skills, and is self guided. Typical preparation is successful completion of one small metals and jewelry class at Cabrillo within the past 4 years, or completion of Basic Jewelry Fabrication through Cabrillo Extension. This requirement will assure that all students are equipped with basic studio, equipment, and tool safety guidelines.

Please plan to provide all of your own consumable supplies, including metals, stones, solder, saw blades, etc. Limited materials will be available to purchase. This workshop is designed for students to work on personal jewelry-making projects, and is not suitable for any mass production work.

For a list of available materials for purchase, available tools and equipment, and a list of appropriate projects, please see the Class Resources web page.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

All Workshops are held at:
Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register at a discount for all 12 class dates!
12 Thu., September 12 - December 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register before Sept. 9:  $350
Register after Sept. 9:  $410

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OR register for individual sessions:

3 Thu., September 12, 19 & 26
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register before Sept. 9:  $98
Register after Sept. 9:  $110

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OR
4 Thu., October 3, 10, 17 & 24
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register before Sept. 9:  $125
Register after Sept. 9:  $142

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5 Thu., November 7 - December 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register before Sept. 9:  $158
Register after Sept. 9:  $170

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Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. 

 


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.

2 Wed., September 11 &18
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $95
Register after Sept. 9:  $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
Plus $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.

 


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 Wed., August 14 & 21 - CANCELLED
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Silver Metal Clay Lentil Beads

 

Lentil beads are round, hollow beads that are one of the cornerstones of metal clay jewelry design, making great focal points for necklaces or earrings. Learn to construct this simple, versatile design and explore possible variations. Learn to texture, shape, form and securely join the two parts of the bead, add gemstones, and learn basic metal clay techniques. Students may pick up finished piece one week after class.

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

Bring a snack and a drink, and dress in comfortable clothes.

Wed., September 25
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $48
Register after Sept. 9:  $55
Register 2 or more: $35
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Gold Two Ways with Metal Clay

Fine silver metal clay becomes even more precious when accented with the allure of gold. Learn two ways to add textured gold to your silver metal clay creations: gold paste and Keum Boo (applying gold foil). We will create two pieces from silver metal clay, finish & fire those pieces, then apply gold to enhance your design. We’ll discuss firing, polishing and adding patina.

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

Bring a snack and a drink, and dress in comfortable clothes.

2 Wed., October 2 & 9
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $95
Register after Sept. 9:  $110
Register 2 or more:  $90
Plus $75 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Silver Metal Clay Landscapes

Whether it’s desert dunes, a mountain range, or ocean waves... you can recreate your favorite landscape in pure .999 Fine Silver! Learn layering and texturing techniques, ways for adding dimension and a frame, then finish your scene with a semiprecious stone “sun” or “moon.” Take your metal clay skills to a new level and go home with a lovely pendant.

We will cover hand texturing, pattern making, adding dimension, layering, framing and adding a non-fireable stone while creating your personalized landscape pendant.

Depending on time constraints for firing, students may need to pick up pendants the following week.

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

Bring a snack and a drink, and dress in comfortable clothes.


2 Thu., October 3 & 10
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $95
Register after Sept. 9:  $110
Register 2 or more:  $90
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Silver Seas Metal Clay Jewelry

silver seas metal clay image

Silver metal clay is the perfect medium for this unique sealife inspired pendant. Metal clay is particles of silver mixed with an organic binder. When fired in a kiln, you have a lovely piece of pure fine silver jewelry!

Learn to mold, shape and join the clay, then learn two ways to set a semiprecious or manmade stone.

Students may pick up their finished piece one week after class to allow for proper firing.

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

Bring a snack and a drink, and dress in comfortable clothes.

Sun., October 6
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $95
Register after Sept. 9:  $110
Register 2 or more:  $90
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Silver Metal Clay Birdhouse or Fairy Cottage

silver seas metal clay image

Tiny silver birdhouses and fairy cottages are the perfect way to explore the magic of silver metal clay, which works like clay but becomes .999
pure silver after it’s fired in a kiln. Students will learn to make three dimensional hollow forms in metal clay, add a base and shaped roof, and accent pieces such as windows, towers and chimneys. We will use syringe type clay, hand forming, carving, and molding to create texture and embellishments. 

The class will be focused on making tiny structures, but techniques learned can translate to many other intermediate to advanced projects.

This intermediate-level class is only for students who have taken at least one precious metal clay class.

Students will pick up their finished piece a week after class due to firing constraints.

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

Bring a snack and a drink, and dress in comfortable clothes.

3  Wed., October 23 - November 6
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $95
Register after Sept. 9:  $110
Register 2 or more:  $90
Plus $75 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Fused Dichroic Glass Jewelry

 

Dichroic glass is a luminous, sparkling glass that changes color depending on how you look at it. In this workshop students will learn to make several different fused jewelry pieces using dichroic glass. Learn to cut the glass and assemble the pieces as you learn about glass fusing, how to add inclusions, drill holes in glass, and how to add jewelry findings.

After firing, students may pick up pieces 1 week after class.

Sat., November 23
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Creator Haven - 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before Sept. 9:  $48
Register after Sept. 9:  $55
Register 2 or more:  $38
Plus $40 materials fee paid at registration

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Pat Evans - see bio



Pearl and Bead Restringing, and Basic Wire Wrapping

restringing

Learn to hand-knot pearls, beads and other treasures to create something new, repair a beloved item, or re-purpose something to give it new life! You can express your style and create unique necklaces, bracelets & earrings, or  restore and repair a broken item.

Learn three methods for attaching a clasp, basic wire wrapping to make earrings, and basic design theory to recycle and combine your broken bead and pearl strands into new creations. Students may bring their own projects from home so we can problem solve stringing challenges or design ideas.

 $40 materials fee covers a kit that includes tools, rose quartz beads and freshwater pearls, clasps, needles, plenty of thread for your projects, a booklet covering all the methods you’ll be learning, and a resource catalogue. No need to bring anything to the first class, except your glasses, if needed.  This is close up work!

Please see the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources page for more information about this class.

4 Weds., October 2 - 23
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Register before September 9: $82
Register after September 9: $95
Register two or more: $78 each
Plus a $40 materials fee payable to instructor in class

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

 


Basic Jewelry Fabrication - Earrings

 

Learn how to create simple earrings while learning basic jewelry fabrication skills as well. Through demonstrations and practice exercises, students will learn the basics of soldering with a gas torch, filing, polishing, tool skills, and the basic small metals studio safety precautions to help you use all of the tools and equipment safely. Students will have time to complete two pairs of earrings, and will go home with the skills to continue making more jewelry for themselves, and those they love!

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

2 Mon. & 2 Wed., September 9 - 18 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Fee:  $128
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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2 Tue. & 2 Thu., December 3 - 12 
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Fee:  $128
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

 


Basic Jewelry Fabrication - Stone Setting

stoneset ring image

Learn the basic jewelry fabrication skills of sawing, soldering, polishing, and cabochon stone setting while completing a pendant. Through demonstrations, and ample practice time, students will become familiar with hand tools use, and torch safety precautions.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Please see the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources page for more information about this class.

Sat. & Sun., September 21 & 22 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $128
Register after Sept. 9:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Basic Jewelry Fabrication - Making Rings

In this workshop students will complete a simple band ring. Basic soldering, texturing sterling silver with hammers, and polishing will be taught. There will be several demonstrations and ample practice time. Basic small metal studio safety precautions and practices will also be taught to help students use all of the tools and equipment safely. Students will have time to complete two simple band rings, and will go home with the skills to continue making more beautiful jewelry for themselves, and those they love!

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Please see the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources page for more information about this class

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., September 24 - Oct. 3
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $128
Register after Sept. 9:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist, see bio above

 


Creating Jewelry from Sea Glass and Beach Pebbles

A stroll on the beach collecting sea glass and surf-tumbled pebbles is one of life’s simple pleasures when you live on the Central Coast. Now you can also learn how to turn your treasures into beautiful jewelry and wearable art. We will cover sawing, soldering, filing, building irregular bezels, setting irregular stones, and creative bails. Student will have time to create at least 2 pieces of sea glass or beach pebble jewelry in class.


Sat. & Sun., August 17 & 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before May 30: $148
Register after May 30: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Sat. & Sun., September 14 & 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9: $148
Register after Sept. 9: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

 


Introduction to Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting

Lost wax casting is an ancient technique for making jewelry that goes back at least 6,000 years. During this introductory class we will carve a wax model ring and invest it in plaster. Then, we will use a self-contained spincasting machine to inject molten silver into the empty space created in the plaster when the wax was burned out. Taken step by step, and working together, the instructor will demystify this complex, albeit very exciting process. Finishing, polishing, and safe studio practices will also be taught.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

4 Wed., October 2 - 23
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $128
Register after Sept. 9:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Sea Glass Earrings

The allure of unique pieces of sea glass never gets old. In this workshop, students will learn to make a pair of hoop earrings adorned with delicate, colorful sea glass drops. Through demonstrations and plenty of time to work, students will have time to create at least one pair of earrings.

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., November 5 - 14
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $148
Register after Sept. 9:  $155
Register 2 or more: $138
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Sea Glass Bracelet

A stroll on the beach collecting sea glass is one of life’s simple pleasures when you live on the Central Coast. In this class you will learn to make a simple, elegant bangle bracelet with an interchangeable sea glass clasp. Through demonstrations and plenty of time to create, students will take home at least 1 bracelet.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., December 7 & 8
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $148
Register after Sept. 9:  $155
Register 2 or more: $138
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Basic Fabrication - Chain Bracelet

The beauty and artistry of handmade chains dates from antiquity, and examples of this exquisite, ancient technique can be seen in the great museums of the world. In this class we will learn skills unique to this technique. Students will weave a simple chain bracelet, and fabricate an “S” clasp.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., November 9 & 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $128
Register after Sept. 9:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Mixed Metal Overlay Pendant

Explore the variety and unique characteristics of mixed-metal jewelry. During this class students will combine different metals, working with sterling silver, jeweler’s brass, and copper. Students may choose from a variety of pendant designs provided in class, or create one of their own. Learn sawing, soldering, extruding, and using an oxidizing patina to create a pendant to take home, or to give as a gift!

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., November 16 & 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $128
Register after Sept. 9:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Hammered Link Necklace

The beauty and artistry of handmade chains dates from antiquity, and examples of this exquisite, ancient technique can be seen in the great museums of the world. In this class we will use a jewelry hammer to flatten thick sterling silver wire into unique “links.” After connecting the links together to make an exquisite necklace, we will also make a handmade “S” clasp. The enthusiastic hammering makes for a very loud class, so foamy ear plugs will be provided and required. If you want more serious ear protection, please bring whatever will work best for you!

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., December 14 & 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at Creekside Arts Academy, 9057 Soquel Dr.
Building A, Suite A, in Aptos

Register before Sept. 9:  $128
Register after Sept. 9:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

 

 



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