Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Nancy Wintrup

Nancy Wintrup

Nancy Wintrup

Nancy Wintrup

Nancy Wintrup

Instructor: Nancy Wintrup
October 18–20, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)


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


This workshop will teach students to master “bead” and “flush” stone setting. These techniques are advanced level and are often tricky to accomplish cleanly but given clear step-by-step instructions and a few tricks from a seasoned professional, students will finish this workshop with the skills and confidence to adorn their work with flush and bead set jewels. Instruction includes graver preparation, accurate layout, drilling and burring to create proper seats, bead raising, decorative cutting and more. Project exercises will be done with CZ’s on copper tiles. Students are encouraged to bring their own setting challenges that, if time allows, can be accomplished in class.

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.

NANCY WINTRUP received her BFA from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in 1966. She apprenticed at Van Wormer and Rodrigues, Manufacturing Jewelers of San Francisco where she earned her journeymanship with the International Jewelry Workers Union. She operated her jewelry studio in San Francisco for 32 years, and taught for 18 years at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Nancy is JA Certified Master Bench Jeweler.


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: $25 kit includes copper tiles and CZ's for projects, liquid lubricant and tin, transfer stick, Scotchbrite piece, plexiglass w/emery sheets.

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