Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/ Metal Arts Department

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Marne Ryan

Instructor: Marne Ryan
May 1–5, 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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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 be learning how to FUSE sterling silver textures on to 18k or 22k backing and then add gold embellishments on the surface of the ring. Once the ring is formed you may choose to frame the ring in 18k pale yellow flat wire or sterling silver flat wire. Learn how to frame negative space for a stone, create a double frame and make your own bi metal for fusing patterns. We use Sterling from TB Hagstoz & Sons because it always fuses well. Students are encouraged to bring metal textures that they may have from previous workshops with Marne.

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 Coordinator/Studio Manager.

MARNE RYAN, a recipient of the 1997 Rolex award for excellence in metals, has been exploring and teaching the process of making textures through heat since 1976. Her jewelry and vessels have won national and international awards and recognition in the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia. Her work has been represented by The American Craft Museum in New York, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Signature Stadtischaan Museum, in Germany. Articles on her work include: Ornament Magazine, Lapidary Journal and the book Contemporary American Jewelry Design.

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Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 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: 18K & 22K gold and special fusing sterling will be available for purchase in class.

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