Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Sandra Enterline

Sandra Enterline

Sandra Enterline

Instructor: Sandra Enterline

August 7–11, 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30 pm)
All levels


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This five-day workshop will explore the limitless possibilities of hollow construction in metal through the use of raising and forming techniques. Students will learn to create templates made out of paper to help them conceive of how a finished piece in metal will be. Students are also encouraged to forage for unique natural forms inherent to the Mendocino landscape to replicate in metal.

Alternative finishes will also be introduced such as file finishes, and finishes achieved through the use abrasives and flex shaft attachments. Unique patinas will also be covered including heat patina, fine silver finish and unusual liver of sulpher patination. Sandra will bring a nice collection of her finished one-of-a-kind pieces to demonstrate a wealth of simple, well thought out connections and mechanisms that she employs in her work. She will also bring samples of various cast pieces that she has used to make production work and mechanisms, such as clasps and brooch findings.

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.

SANDRA ENTERLINE has exhibited extensively since 1984 in the United States, Canada and Europe. She earned a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design (1983), Providence, RI; Associate Degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Rochester Institute of Technology (1980), School for American Craftsmen, Rochester, NY. She has received Visual Artists Fellowships from the National Endowment for The Arts in 1988 and 1992.

Sandra is in the collections of American Craft Museum, New York, NY; Helen Drutt; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.


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Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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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.

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