Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Allison Sattinger

Allison Sattinger

Allison Sattinger

Allison Sattinger

Allison Sattinger

Instructor: Allison Sattinger
March 29–31, 2019 (Friday–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


In this leathercrafting class students will design, tool, paint and construct a leather bag chosen from several templates and available sizes. Learn the basics of leather tooling or dig deeper into your skill set as you make an heirloom quality bag from scratch. Work will be done on milled leather which has a nice softness and lightly pebbled texture, while being perfectly suited for light cuts and surprisingly deep texture. Find and hone your unique voice as a bag designer! Learn hand stitching and riveting and take your tooling to a new level with light bodied acrylics and water-based stains. All skill levels welcome.

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.

Sunny Rising Leather is ALLISON SATTINGER’s unexpected life’s work, a studio where function meets art and beauty resides with practicality. Allison specializes in custom leather bags inlaid with gemstones set in sterling and brass. Her fine leather art (leather on wood panel) saw its first exhibition in Prescott, Arizona, in the spring of 2017. Allison lives in Washington State with her husband and son where the natural world provides all the inspiration she could dream of. 

Visit Allison Sattinger's website


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: $275 (complete basic tooling kit plus all necessary leather).

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