Monday, December 17, 2012

Winter 2013 Classes at The Richmond Art Center

I recently re-located to the Bay area in California and will begin teaching classes at The Richmond Art Center in Richmond, California in January of 2013. Please check out the classes below and don't forget to get signed up as soon as possible!

Jewelry -All Levels
Explore the basics of jewelry and small metals fabrication. Learn the use of tools, how to saw, file, sand, and high temp silver solder with silver, copper, and brass. Create pierced sawing samples, band rings, and a bezel set stone pendant.  Explore various finishing techniques and surface treatments including polishing, rolling mill texture, patinas, and more. Intermediate students may learn the basics of enameling to create an enameled centerpiece or other techniques. 8 weeks
Class # W3J • Tue, Jan 22 – Mar 12, 2013, 6:30 – 9 pm
RAC Member $189 • Nonmember $210

Casting: Organics and Found Objects
Amazed by the world around you?  Do you bring home objects every time you go for a walk? Want to preserve them for a lifetime? Learn an interesting twist on the Lost Wax method of casting molten metal. Use organic materials and found objects such as seed pods or plastic toy parts to convert to silver or bronze. Sprue, Cast, and finish your casting as completed Jewelry or as an element for a future jewelry piece or Sculpture. 4 weeks
Class # W18J • Wed, Feb 6 – Feb 27, 2013 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
RAC Member $117 • Nonmember $130