Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee
September 27–29, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels • Limited Enrollment


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Using fine silver metal clay and/or copper clay, students will learn how to create earrings, pendants, and beads of all shapes and sizes including hollow rock shaped beads. We will set faceted fire-in-place stones and, if time and interest allow, instruction in combining copper and silver, and panel bracelet building. Suitable for the beginning or intermediate student, this engaging, three-day workshop will be packed with information and fun. Students new to the medium can expect to gain some fundamental skills, while more experienced users can expect to learn or refine new techniques. Mary will provide access to a large collection of tools for use in class.

Printed materials include instructions in addition to 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. All work will be completed in this three-day workshop, ready to proudly wear home.

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/Metal Arts Coordinator.

MARY NEUER LEE has been a metal artist all her adult life and has shown work in many galleries including the 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 a Certified Metal Clay instructor who has been sharing her expertise and knowledge in this wonderfully user-friendly medium since 2005. Her 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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