Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Tom Boylan

Tom Boylan

Tom Boylan

Tom Boylan

Instructor: Tom Boylan
April 20–21, 2017 (Thursday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Beginner & Intermediate

Tom BoylanSuellen Fowler


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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


We will spend two days discussing and practicing the basic techniques of using boro glass to make beads and other hollow objects. Starting with clear glass on day one, we then will use basic color to make the bead cores. It is expected that you will learn the basic methods of creating problem free hollow objects, like beads, and then practice these techniques. We will learn how to use color to decorate and finish these objects creating unique pieces.

TOM BOYLAN is a self taught glass bead artist who has been making beads for more than 30 years now. His beads are often shown in bead and jewelry magazines throughout the country. He lives in Mendocino with his pet cat. He fervently believes that the only place God is found is deep within the Human Heart. He loathes technology and uses only three tools in the making of his beads.

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Current MAC Members: $225
Non-members: $250 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
Studio fee: $20

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