Upcoming Jewelry Classes

Like Us on Facebook
Jewelry Department

Barry Schrager

Barry Schrager

Barry Schrager

Instructor: Barry Schrager

November 2–4, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


Register Online Now
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


In this workshop we will cover the basic principals of the lost wax casting process, sand mold casting and cuttlefish bone casting. We start by creating a wax model, using cold and hot wax working techniques. If you are familiar with wax working, hone your skills and learn tricks of the trade from a 35 year veteran. Once your original model is completed we will invest, burnout and centrifuge cast your piece. After casting there are a number of different finishing possibilities that will taught. During the workshop both sand casting and cuttle fish bone casting will also be demonstrated and put into practice by those whom choose. Bronze casting grain, wax and investment plaster will be provided for the materials fee. Sterling silver grains will be available at current market value. Students are welcome to provide their own metal of choice as well.

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.

BARRY SCHRAGER has been designing and manufacturing Jewelry for over 35 years. In 1984 Barry open STUDIO 2, a jewelry gallery in Mendocino featuring his original cast and fabricated jewelry. Barry owned and operated Studio 2 as a full service jewelry studio doing repairs and commissions for 20 years. During those years he also participated in numerous shows and exhibitions including American Craft Council in San Francisco and Baltimore, and has been represented in galleries throughout the United States and Japan.


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.
View our membership benefits

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: $35
Sterling casting grain will be availble for purchase in class.

Materials List

Stay on the Mendocino Art Center Campus

Not a current Mendocino Art Center? Become a member and save on each class registration.

Please choose your membership level


Please choose the applicable tuition price:

$390: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
$310: Current Mendocino Art Center member


By clicking on the "Add to Cart" button you will be transferred to PayPal's website to complete your registration. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal – you may pay with any major credit card.