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Jewelry Department

Kaska Firor

Kaska Firor

Kaska Firor

Kaska Firor

Kaska Firor

Kaska Firor

Instructor: Kaska Firor

September 14–16, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This workshop introduces the art of wire-weaving. Students will complete four projects. The first three, progressively more difficult designs, will teach the fundamentals of weaving techniques. Students will work on these together as a group. For the fourth project, students will select a design based on their progress level to work on individually or in smaller groups. The instructor will provide step-by-step instructions for each project, and will also encourage students to customize their designs according to their own artistic vision. Discussions and demonstrations will include design process, several construction methods, and weave-pattern variations. The course will also include an overview of tools and supplies, as well as types of wires, their properties, and uses.

The Susan E. Wood Jewelry Studio is available for use for a fee the days following your workshop should you like to continue practicing new skills or finish projects started in class. For more details or to schedule extra workdays, please contact Nancy Gardner, Jewelry Coordinator/Studio Manager.

KASKA FIROR has been working with wire for the past 16 years. She is a recipient of many awards for her intricately woven jewelry. Kaska’s work has been published in several books and trade magazines such as Art Jewelry, Step-By-Step Wire and Bead Style. Her book, Freeform Wire Woven Jewelry, was released in November 2013. Kaska believes that teaching is an essential part of art making experience. She travels throughout the US teaching workshops at national shows, jewelry and bead societies, and jewelry schools.

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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: $75-$100 depending on projects chosen

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