Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Harold O'Connor

Harold O'Connor

Harold O'Connor

Harold O'Connor

Harold O'Connor

Instructor: Harold O’Connor
August 21–24, 2019 (Wednesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30 pm)
All levels


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


During this workshop students will learn methods of combining mixed metals, silver, gold, and copper, to create sheet stock of various patterns and colors. The emphasis of this workshop is on integrating eastern metal techniques into western design concepts. We will learn to alloy Shibuichi sheet, laminate gold and copper to silver creating bi-metal sheet and a simple version of mokumé gané that can be done right at the workbench. After creating this unusual and beautiful stock we will learn how to use, fabricate with and even reticulate, this new stock.

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.

HAROLD O’CONNOR is a master metalsmith with over 56 years experience. He was trained in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Austria, the US and Mexico. He is the author of several books including The Jeweler's Bench Reference. He has lectured and conducted workshops in 19 countries. Harold’s works are in private and public collections worldwide including Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., The Metropolitan Museum in New York City, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Canada.  

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Current MAC Members: $414
Non-members: $460 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: $125. All metals will be available for purchase from instructor for class projects.

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