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Jewelry Department

Alan Revere

Alan Revere

Alan Revere

Alan Revere

Instructor: Alan Revere
February 9–11, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


February 16–18, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels
This session is no longer available for registration

This class is currently full! Please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar to be added to the waiting list:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day, through the creation of original gold rings and exchange them with your beloved on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For thousands of years, love has been sanctified by the exchange of golden wedding rings. With roots in early Paganism, exchanging golden bands is the perfect way for modern lovers to express their devotion as well.            

However, rather than buying rings from a commercial jeweler, take a weekend before or after Valentines Day, to create rings that are as unique as your relationship. Recycling old gold from your undesired jewelry, we will fashion it into new rings with a new purpose – the celebration of your love. No experience is necessary.

Over the course of the weekend, we will explore the history and meaning of wedding rings. You will learn how to selectively recycle your scrap gold. Then you and your partner will melt and pour your gold together into molds using the ancient process of sand casting. During finishing, you and your partner will hammer your intentions for the relationship into the rings. After polishing, your rings will be ready to wear for a lifetime. On the final day we will celebrate our love as each couple exchanges rings at a sacred location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

If you have any old gold (old jewelry, dental gold, coins, nuggets, etc.) bring it to mix with new gold for your rings. If possible, bring items to melt that have meaning for you. Most people choose to make rings in 18-karat gold because of the rich color and feel. Additional gold will be available to purchase. Finished 18-karat gold rings typically weigh 6 to 9 grams.

Email Alan for more details.

ALAN REVERE is a German-trained master goldsmith, award-winning jewelry artist and author of seven books on jewelry. Alan is founder and director of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. With degrees in psychology and art along with certificates from Woodstock and Burning Man, Alan has pursued a life-long interest and personal expansion through Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga, T’ai Chi, Qi Gong and Tantra.

Visit Alan Revere's website


Current MAC Members: $675 per couple
Non-members: $750 plus a $45 non-member registration fee per couple

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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: $50

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