Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Jewelry Department

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee
October 5–7, 2018 (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


Metalsmith and Jeweler Mary Neuer Lee is a Certified Metal Clay Instructor who has been sharing her expertise and knowledge in this wonderfully user-friendly medium since 2005. Using fine silver metal clay, students will explore as many different techniques and applications as time and interest allow. This will include the use of syringe clay, sheet clay, and flex clay. Students will learn to create their own textures, make unique molds, and use botanicals. Small box building, bead building, earrings, pendants, and articulated bails will also be demonstrated.

Suitable for the complete beginner to the intermediate student, this engaging workshop will be packed with information and fun. Students new to the medium can expect to gain some fundamental skills, while the more experienced can expect to learn or refine new techniques. Mary will provide access to a large collection of tools and patterning plates to use. Printed handout materials include specific metal clay instructions and resources for students to continue their study and practice beyond the class. This workshop is limited to eight students, which provides a hands-on learning experience in a small-classroom setting.

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.

MARY NEUER LEE has been a metal artist all her adult life and has shown work in many galleries including Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino; Partners Gallery, Fort Bragg; Wolfard Gallery, Santa Rosa; Earthworks, Sonoma; Shidoni, Santa Fe; and Ansel Adams, Yosemite National Park. Mary holds Jeweler Certificates from Santa Rosa Junior College, Revere Jewelry Academy, The PMC Guild, and is an Accredited Teacher in Hadar’s Clay. She has studied jewelry making at the Richmond Art Center, Mendocino Art Center and the Arrowmont School of the Arts. Mary is currently working with and teaching Metal Clay.

Mary’s work is published in the PMC Guild Annual: Exceptional Work in Metal Clay: 2010 and 2011, The Handbook of Metal Clay Textures and Forms and Mixed Metal Jewelry from Metal Clay, Hadar Jacobson.

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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: $15

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