Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Alison Antelman

Alison Antelman

Alison Antelman

Alison Antelman

Alison Antelman

Instructor: Alison Antelman
August 19–23, 2020 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Advanced beginner to pro. Students must have soldering experience.


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


Create clasps that are safe, secure and truly one-of-a-kind. Learn how to make the key and box clasp to unify your art jewelry. Make two front clasp necklaces with stainless steel wire while being challenged by fabricating terminals, configuring connections and soldering sterling silver to stainless steel cable. Come up with unique solutions to complete your designs. Students are expected to go with their own design inclinations and to explore new ideas in creating cohesive finished jewelry. We'll discuss a variety of clasps and the many variations to fit your designs. Students are welcome to bring in projects in need of a clasp and we'll trouble shoot the situation. This class is meant to get you thinking about connections, functional and practical aspects of use.

Step-by-step handouts are supplied along with samples to play with. Basic fabrication, including soldering, required.

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.

ALISON B. ANTELMAN exhibits and sells her work from her studio, galleries and at craft shows nationally. She’s participated in gallery exhibitions from Los Angeles to Massachusetts including at Mobilia, Facere, EatMetal Galleries and the Palos Verdes Art Center, she won the 2018 CraftBoston Holiday Award of Distinction in Jewelry, she is a 2015 Niche Award Winner, won First Place in the 2014 Charles Lewton-Brain Fold-Forming Competition and 2017 and 2015 Best of Jewelry at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival. Her work is published in JCK Magazine, MJSA Journal, Art Jewelry Today 4 and Art Jewelry Today 3 by Schiffer Publishing, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces and 500 Gemstone Jewels by Lark Books, Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. She has written articles for Lapidary Journal, Jewelry Artist and Metalsmith magazines. She teaches workshops through art centers and guilds nationally. She is often found creating one-of-a-kind jewelry in her well-lit studio, The Sawtooth building in Berkeley, California. 

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Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 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.

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