Upcoming Jewelry Classes

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Jewelry Department

Kris Patzlaff

Kris Patzlaff

Kris Patzlaff

Instructor: Kris Patzlaff
July 16–20, 2018 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30 pm)
Beginning through Advanced


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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 will introduce a variety of methods to create images on metal. We will explore different resists, including transfer letters, paint, permanent markers and PNP to create etched metal as a source to create specialized brass plates for rollerprinting. The brass plates will emboss copper, brass and silver sheet for one-of-a-kind and limited-edition applications that will include rollerprinted rivet heads, bezels, bead caps and ring shanks. Drawing strategies to develop a personal vocabulary will be covered. Further investigation into the use of rollerprinted metal to create dimensional forms with the hydraulic press will be explored. Tips on registration and material selection will be covered. Lots of slides, lecturers, demonstrations, samples, tips and tricks. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the material and processes and create finished pieces if desired.

KRIS PATZLAFF recently retired from Humboldt State University where she was head of the Jewelry and Small Metals Program. She has been working in metal for over 45 years as a studio artist and for over 30 years as an educator. Kris currently resides in Trinidad, CA.


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: $40

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