Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Jewelry Department

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee
April 13–15, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL! Please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar to be placed on the waiting list:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Metal Clay is the most user friendly medium in the jewelry making world. It is made of microscopic particles of metal that are embedded in an organic binder. It can be stamped, rolled, carved, shaped, and sculpted. After firing in a kiln or with a torch the binder burns away leaving a beautiful, sintered metal piece of jewelry ready to polish and patina. In this three-day intensive, students will learn how to create pendants and bails, beads of all shapes and sizes and whimsical hollow rock shaped beads. They will set faceted fire-in-place stones and, if time and interest allow, instruction in setting cabochon stones in bezel settings.

Suitable for the beginning or intermediate student, this engaging 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 to use. 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.

MARY NEUER LEE has been a metal artist all her adult life and has shown work in many galleries, including Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino; Partners Gallery, Fort Bragg; Wolfard Gallery, Santa Rosa; Earthworks, Sonoma; Shidoni, Santa Fe; and Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park. Mary has earned her Jeweler Certificates from the Santa Rosa Junior College; Revere Academy of the Jewelry Arts, San Francisco; The PMC Guild, and holds an Accredited Instructor Certification with Hadar Jacobsons Clay. She has studied jewelry making at the Richmond Art Center, Mendocino Art Center and the Arrowmont School of the Arts. Mary is currently working with and teaching Metal Clay. Her work is published in the PMC Guild Annual: Exceptional Work in Metal Clay: 2010 and 2011The 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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