Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Allison Sattinger

Allison Sattinger

Allison Sattinger

Instructor: Allison Sattinger

April 17–19, 2020 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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


Learn how to seamlessly blend embossed leather into your metal smithing to form a three-dimensional picture framed in silver with stone accent. We will be making a portrait pendant of an animal, bird, ancestor or even insect that makes you feel protected and seen. Utilizing both soldering and cold connections we will fabricate sterling frames for the leather art. Utilizing the rolling mill we will explore texturing sheet metal. To embellish your frame. Combining embossed leather into your work will add a vibrant and unique pop of color and dimension that will have people talking!

Day 1 – Embossing and sizing our leather and completing one or two portraits
Day 2 – Fabricating our frame
Day 3 – Finishing and constructing our pendants and chain

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.

ALLISON SATTINGER is a leather crafter and silversmith who runs Sunny Rising, an online boutique specializing in tooled leather bags, botanical sterling silver jewelry and in-house lapidary. She lives and works in Central Oregon with her gorgeous family.

Visit Allison Sattinger's website

Current MAC Members: $324
Non-members: $360 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: $50 (includes a leather embossing kit everyone will need. Students are welcome to bring their own materials and tools; instructor will have sterling materials on hand for purchase.)

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