Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Student Showcase - Work from Jewelry That Grows on Trees Workshop

Check out the work our creative (and industrious!) students made in just two days during the Jewelry That Grows on Trees workshop with Julia Harrison. Were you one of the students in the workshop? Please share your experience in the comments to this post.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jewelry That Grows on Trees Workshop Recap

This weekend, we welcomed visiting Seattle artist Julia Harrison for a change of pace in the metals studio. In her workshop, "Jewelry That Grows On Trees," students were introduced to a wide variety of techniques for identifying, cutting, shaping, coloring, finishing and embellishing wood. Much experimentation followed the in-depth demos, and students walked away with a variety of earrings, pendants, belt-buckles-in-the-making and sample pieces for future reference. We all had a great time and look forward to having Julia back in the fall!

We'll post sample student work here soon. For more workshop photos, visit us on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sign up now for Spring!

The spring term is just a couple of weeks away. Now is the time to register for your next metals/jewelry class. Proceed to the next level of Jewelry/Metalsmithing sequential classes or take a workshop to keep your skills fresh and your inspiration flowing. Here's what's available in spring:


Metalsmithing I—Introduction to Fabrication
Mon. 12:30 - 3:30 pm with Rebecca Melton
Mon. 6:30 - 9:30 pm with Kristin Shiga

Metalsmithing II—Surface Treatment/Hollow Forms
Tu. 12:30 - 3:30 pm with Rebecca Melton
Tu. 6:30 - 9:30 pm with Laurie Hall

Metalsmithing III—Findings & Mechanisms
Wed. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm with Rebecca Melton
Wed. 6:30 - 9:30 pm with Julie Marino

Chasing and Repoussé
Fri. 9:00 am – 12:30 pm with Rebecca Melton

Metal Clay Trends & Techniques
Tu. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm with Debra Carus

NEW! Statement Jewelry
Thur. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm with Rebecca Melton

Advanced Stonesetting I
Thur. 6:30 - 9:30 pm with Bruce McKay

Text in Jewelry
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm April 7 – 28 [4 sessions] with Laurie Hall

Casting—Make Your Own Rings
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm May 5 – 26 [4 sessions] with Julie Marino

Flex Shaft Tips & Tricks
Sat. 10:00 - 4:00 pm June 2 [1 session] with Kristin Shiga

Color on Metal Clay— Enamels, Resins & More
Sa.-Su. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm June 9 - 10 [2 sessions] with Debra Carus

To learn more or to register, visit MAC's web site.

See you in the studio!