Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Sterling Thomas

Sterling Thomas

Sterling Thomas

Sterling Thomas

Instructor: Sterling Thomas
October 11–13, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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


This workshop is an Introduction to beginning and advanced wire work. We will explore a number of fabrication techniques involved in creating wire jewelry – wire weaving, spiral work, knots, simple stone wraps, binding, and coiling. Working in copper or silver, we will be making bracelets and rings. There will also be a brief overview of proper tool use and safe studio procedures. “Wire” in on a new skill to add to your repertoire or learn a simple low-tech way to create complex patterns in custom jewelry designs.

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.

STERLING THOMAS grew up in a family of jewelers and artists in Mendocino, California. After graduation with a degree in music from Humboldt State University, Sterling returned back to Mendocino to apprentice under local gold smith Cheryl Rydmark, while attending numerous workshops at the Mendocino Art Center.


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: $35

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