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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Andrea Harvin-Kennington

Andrea Harvin-Kennington

Andrea Harvin-Kennington

Andrea Harvin-Kennington

Andrea Harvin-Kennington


Instructor: Andrea Harvin-Kennington

August 15–16, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9am–3pm PDT)
Structure of Class: 6 two-hour Zoom classes
All levels

Structure of Class: 1-1.5 hours of video in 3-5-minute pre-recorded video clips on the Vimeo platform, supplemented by 3 half hour Zoom meetings per day where students receive help with questions or problems.

Registration deadline is July 31, 2020 due to mailing of kits.

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


This class will teach students to create their own texture hammers to make unique metal surfaces for handmade jewelry. Students will learn how to carve their own designs into the hammer faces, heat treat the hammerheads for durability, and set the heads on handles.

The class format includes 1 – 1.5 hours of video in 3 – 5-minute video clips on the Vimeo platform , supplemented by 3 half hour Zoom meetings per day where students receive help with questions or problems.

Metalsmith ANDREA HARVIN-KENNINGTON has been involved in the metals industry for more than 25 years. She earned her MFA in Metals Design from East Carolina University in 1994 and apprenticed with Betty Helen Longhi from 1995 to 1997. During her apprenticeship, Andrea began teaching at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, and taught there until 2010. She has owned and operated Kennington Designs since 1994. In 2009, Andrea established NC Black Co. in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where she and her team craft micro-tools for metalworking.

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Current MAC Members: $234
Non-members: $260 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 kit: $80 (see materials list for items included). Kits must be ordered prior to workshop.

Materials List

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$305: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
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