Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Jewelry Department

Ira Sherman

Ira Sherman

Ira Sherman

Instructor: Ira Sherman

November 10–12, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This unique class combines sophisticated hot and cold forging technique with an array of forged fold-formed techniques. Copper rod will be transformed in elegant tappers and blossoming fold formed designs. This class will emphasize correct forging technique and carefully thought out design based on fold-formed aesthetics. The resulting elegant forms are very useful in creating jewelry and sculpture in most metals.

IRA SHERMAN has won many awards for his creative use of forging and fold forming technique. His work is represented in many museum and private art collections including the Smithsonian Renwick.  

"Ira Sherman is an extraordinary artist and metalsmith. He is a master jeweler, internationally recognized sculptor, designer, intuitive engineer and more – a modern artistic wizard..."

— Elizabeth McDevitt, Metalsmith Magazine

Visit Ira Sherman's website


Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $20

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$390: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
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