Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Jewelry Department

Karen Sprague

Karen Sprague

Karen Sprague

Karen Sprague

Instructor: Karen Sprague

November 9–11, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30–4:30)
Beginners to Intermediate


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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 workshop is a jewelry foundation course. The instructor will do close-up demonstrations, making it all understandable, explaining why you do, what you do. You will use hand tools, torches, and soldering with very clear explanations of how and why it works, and also trouble shooting when it doesn’t. We will cover flex shafts, polishers and rolling mill use. You will learn how to layout, drill, pierce, file, form, solder, anneal, polish metal and make a setting for a cabochon stone. You will work in sterling silver sheet and wire. You may also learn to make a 14k ring if you choose. Afterwards you will be able to take the information and know how to work in your own studio and participate in open studio labs with confidence.

KAREN SPRAGUE has taught Jewelry Fabrication and Design at the Revere Academy in San Francisco for 35 years. She taught at Shasta Community College, Richmond Art Center and has been a Jewelry Designer for herself as well as others. She has also been a Jewelry Production Manager and Jewelry Gallery Manager.


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: $30
Sterling silver stock will be available for purchase in class.

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