Class Schedule



Ongoing Classes

Individual and Group Class
(Upon Request) 
Location: Home Studio, Berkeley, CA
To schedule: email @ arlene.mornick@yahoo.com

Art Clay Silver Level 1 Certification
April 6, 7 & 8, 2018
Location: Home Studio, Berkeley, CA
To schedule and for pricing email: arlene.mornick@yahoo.com
Certification is a three day class in which 7 projects are completed.  Because each project teaches new and very specific techniques there is not a lot of room for creativity.  Among other things you will learn to set stones, seam rings, filigree design techniques, structural integrity for syringe designed projects, use of fine silver components and much more.  After successful completion of the certification class you will receive 30% discount on Art Clay Silver and will be qualified to teach specialty classes.

Scheduled Classes 
Charm Bracelet Class 
January 20 & 21, 2018 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94702:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
To Register: www.Silverajewerly.com or 510-868-4908
Description:This class in Metal Clay techniques is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. Students will design and make six charms to be displayed on a linked bracelet. A new technique will be taught with each charm and includes forming, texturizing, stone setting, hollow form construction, filigree syringe work, curved surface construction, and setting a glass component. The bracelet will be secured with a bar and toggle clasp fabricated with metal clay.

Metal Clay I: Introduction
February 3, 2018
Location: The Crucible – Oakland, CA
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register: www.thecrucible.org
Description:Students will receive an in-depth orientation to Metal Clay while making three pendant projects. Skills learned and practiced include: forming silver clay for both flat and sculptural designs; creating surface texture and enhancements; bail design, arrangement, and placement; stone setting; drying; firing with torch and kiln; and final finishing and polishing. Tools for metal clay are very simple and include thickness guides, rollers, texture plates, rubber stamps, files, and brushes.

Metal Clay and Enamel:  A taster 
February 23, 2018 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94702:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
To Register: www.Silverajewerly.com or 510-868-4908 
Description: Two exciting techniques combine to create colorful pieces of jewelry. First learn to texturize and shape metal clay into unique jewelry pieces and then fire it with a torch or kiln into pure solid metal. Metal clay can be rolled, pressed or molded to create the perfect base for the colorful enameling process. Design and create two to three pieces of jewelry then discover how to create beautiful color through a variety of enameling techniques.

Metal Clay II:  Rings 
February 25, 2018 
Location: The Crucible – Oakland, CA
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register: www.thecrucible.org 
Description:  Make pure silver rings with basic tools by forming metal clay and firing it in a kiln or with a torch. With a simple home set up, you can make stacking rings, wide band rings, textured rings and rings with stones set in place. This great workshop will focus on metal clay fabrication and sizing techniques for rings. Learn how to accommodate shrinkage, prepare tools, add textures and apply decorative elements. A review firing and polishing methods will be provided

Metal Clay Construction:  The Shadow Box 
March 3 & 4, 2018 
Location: Walnut Creek, Shadelands Campus
Time: 10 am t0 5:00 pm
To register: www.ezreg.walnutcreekrec.org 
Description: Placed on a dresser or wall, the conventional shadow box is an elegant container for displaying keepsakes. In this advance workshop an adaptation becomes the display object itself to wear and enjoy. Students taking this workshop will move beyond the traditional flat two-dimensional metal clay object and learn to build a frame, add backing on that frame, decorative elements, and a fancy bail all of which will house a keepsake stone, bead or pearl. As two unique pieces of jewelry are created, the focus is on planning, building and drying individual components, which are then engineered into a three dimensional structure.

Charm Bracelet Class
March 24 & 25, 2018 

Location: The Crucible – Oakland, CA
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register: www.thecrucible.org 
Description:This class in Metal Clay techniques is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. Students will design and make six charms to be displayed on a linked bracelet. A new technique will be taught with each charm and includes forming, texturizing, stone setting, hollow form construction, filigree syringe work, curved surface construction, and setting a glass component. The bracelet will be secured with a bar and toggle clasp fabricated with metal clay.

Basic Metal Clay 

March 30, 2018

Location: Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94702:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
To Register: Silverajewelryschool.com or call: (510) 868-4908
Description: This class is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. During this in-depth orientation to Metal Clay students will create three pendants. The initial project will be a simple silver two-sided project, chosen to teach thickness, roll out, texture, appliqué, and carving techniques. It will be fired with a butane torch. Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques, will be taught, including: sculptural design and construction, basic stone setting, bail design and structure, drying, firing with torch and kiln, final finishing and polishing, repairing both in the green-ware phase and after firing.

Metal Clay Intensive: The Basics and Beyond (2 day class)
April 14 & 15, 2018 

Location: Walnut Creek, Shadelands Campus
Time: 10 am t0 5:00 pm
To register: www.ezreg.walnutcreekrec.org
Description:
This class in Metal Clay techniques is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. The initial project will be a simple silver two sided project, chosen to teach thickness, roll out, texture, appliqué, and carving techniques. It will be fired with a butane torch. Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques, will be taught, including: stone setting, bail design and structure, drying, firing with torch and kiln, and final finishing and polishing, ring sizing and construction, repairing green ware and fired pieces. During the class students will create pendants, earrings and rings. 

Metal Clay I: Introduction
April 21, 2018
Location: The Crucible – Oakland, CA
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register: www.thecrucible.org
Description:Students will receive an in-depth orientation to Metal Clay while making three pendant projects. Skills learned and practiced include: forming silver clay for both flat and sculptural designs; creating surface texture and enhancements; bail design, arrangement, and placement; stone setting; drying; firing with torch and kiln; and final finishing and polishing.

Stone Setting in Metal Clay: The Bracelet
May 5 & 6, 2018
Location: Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94702:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
To Register: www.Silverajewerly.com or 510-868-4908 
Description:  Setting stones in Metal Clay can be tricky and if not done properly, stones may shift during firing or fall out after firing. In this class students will learn and practice 6 techniques for accurately and securely setting and firing in place both cabochon and facetted stones. Each stone will be set in a shaped and textured link to create a stylish bracelet. To finish the bracelet students will make a bar and toggle clasp

Metal Clay Intensive: The Basics and Beyond (2 day class)
June 1 & 2, 2018
Location: The Crucible – Oakland, CA
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register: www.thecrucible.org
Description:This class in Metal Clay techniques is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. The initial project will be a simple silver two sided project, chosen to teach thickness, roll out, texture, appliqué, and carving techniques. It will be fired with a butane torch. Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques, will be taught, including: stone setting, bail design and structure, drying, firing with torch and kiln, and final finishing and polishing, ring sizing and construction, repairing green ware and fired pieces. During the class students will create pendants, earrings and rings.

Metal Clay Workshop – 4 week series
Fridays: June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2018
Location: Walnut Creek, Shadelands Campus
Time: 1 pm to 4:30 pm
To register: www.ezreg.walnutcreekrec.org 
Description:
This class in Metal Clay techniques is designed for students wanting to learn the basics of Metal Clay. Students will start with simple silver metal clay projects, chosen to teach thickness control, roll out, texture, appliqué, and carving techniques. Each week as the course progresses more advanced techniques will be taught including: stone setting, bail design and structure, drying, firing with torch and kiln, final finishing and polishing, ring sizing and construction, repairing green ware and already fired pieces. During the class students will create pendants, earrings and rings.

Metal Clay IV:  Hollow Forms
July 7, 2018Location: The Crucible – Oakland, CA
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
To register: www.thecrucible.org
Description: Student will continue to enhance their metal clay skills by learning hollow form construction to create beads and vessels. Skills learned and practiced include: forming and connecting components for a hollow bead, using organic and non-organic armatures as a base for hollow work, creating filigree beads. Students will make one focal bead, one pair of filigree earrings and other hollow forms. Tools for metal clay are very simple and include thickness guides, rollers, texture plates, rubber stamps, files, and brushes.

Silver Metal Clay Bracelet and Chain Maille
July 27, 2018
Location: Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94702:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
To Register: www.Silverajewerly.com or 510-868-4908
Description:
Two dynamic techniques come together in a beautiful bracelet and both will be taught in class. Students will use bracelet molds specifically designed for metal clay to texture, form and shape a partial cuff. Chain Maille, the art of using jump rings to form patterned chain, will join the cuff to the metal clay bar and toggle clasp also made in class. Prior metal clay experience is recommended.

 

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