Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Jewelry Department

Valerie Mitchell

Valerie Mitchell

Valerie Mitchell

Instructor: Valerie Mitchell

July 5–9, 2017 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Beginner/Intermediate – some jewelry skills preferred


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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


This workshop is an exploration to create dimensional forms with diverse materials and methods. Work with cement as inlay, embedding volume and create simple form molds, form copper mesh and flexible sheet for electroforming, patinas and basic kiln enameling to develop experimental processes for creative items.

VALERIE MITCHELL is nationally known and exhibits contemporary art jewelry of modern organic multiple editions and larger one-of-a-kind form. Since 1984, her work has embraced this workshop material with internationally exhibited works made in her downtown Arts District studio in Los Angeles. She is the Assistant Professor in 3D Design foundation art at Pasadena City College and a past instructor in jewelry at various schools and workshops.

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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: $20

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