Art Camp: Jewelry Sampler (4 week class for ages 10-15)
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Art Camp: Jewelry Sampler (4 week class for ages 10-15)

4 week class June 18-July 16 (no class July 2)

There are so many techniques when it comes to jewelry! In this class, you will have a chance to work with several different jewelry mediums. Topics will include beading, crystal clay, resin and more. Get a taste for many different jewelry styles, so you can learn what you like and what you want to explore in the future.

This class is part of the Summer Art Camp Series and designed for ages 10-15.

$167 member/$180 non-member

Register here, Search for class FS03PM19

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Mokume Gane: Mixed Metal Clay Jewelry (2 week class)
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Mokume Gane: Mixed Metal Clay Jewelry (2 week class)

2 week class: June 20 & 27

Mokume gane is a Japanese technique of combining different metals together to create beautiful patterns reminiscent of wood-grain. When working using traditional metalsmithing techniques it can be a very labor-intensive process that requires special tools and equipment. Luckily this technique can be done in metal clay, saving time and material. In this class, you will learn several mokume gane techniques using Art Clay Copper and Silver to create stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry. 

$131 member/$139 non-member

Register here, Search for class F864W19

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Kumihimo Necklace
Jul
13
12:30 PM12:30

Kumihimo Necklace

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Explore the ancient art of Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique. You will learn the traditional round braid using 8 cords. Once you learn the pattern you can add various colors, use cords made from satin or silk, or even add beads. You will leave with a finished necklace and knowledge to make more kumihimo jewelry!

$29 members/$49 non-members

Includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

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Silver Leaf Necklace
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Silver Leaf Necklace

Use a real leaf from home or from the Arboretum to design a beautiful pendant accented with a sparkling gemstone. Each necklace will be unique and the perfect memento of your visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Pieces are made using Art Clay Silver which becomes pure silver once fired. Completed jewelry pieces will be fired after class and available for pickup at the Arboretum in one week or can be shipped.

Students will Learn:
Basic metal clay techniques including working with the clay, sanding, and finishing; how to create a clay gemstone bezel for a CZ; how to design a coil bail.

$89 member/$109 non-member

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 Silver Leaf Metal Clay Jewelry
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Silver Leaf Metal Clay Jewelry

Transform real leaves into one-of-a-kind pure silver jewelry. You'll learn basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, refine it, and create your design. Class fee includes 20g of Art Clay Silver, gemstones, and findings. Items will be fired to become pure silver by the instructor after class and ready for pick up one week after the class date. 

Students will Learn:
Basic metal clay techniques including working with the clay, sanding, and finishing; how to create a clay gemstone bezel for a CZ; how to design a coil bail.

$93 member/$98 non-member

Register here, Search for class E865W19

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Sparkling Silver Leaf (Bead and Button Show)
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Sparkling Silver Leaf (Bead and Button Show)

Use real leaves to create a one-of-a-kind pendant out of pure silver. Finish your unique design with a stunning gemstone and twisted stem bail to create a gorgeous and elegant, lasting piece of nature. The piece will be completed in class but fired and polished after class is over. Students can pick up the finished pieces the next day.

Students will Learn:
Learn basic metal clay techniques including working with the clay, sanding, and finishing; how to create a clay gemstone bezel for a CZ; how to design a coil bail.

$154

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Part of the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI

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Silver Paper Quilling and Punches (Bead & Button Show)
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Silver Paper Quilling and Punches (Bead & Button Show)

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Art Clay paper is one of the most versatile yet under-utilized forms of metal clay: it can be punched, embossed, cut, folded, and more! Once fired, the pieces are pure silver. Students will explore several applications for paper-type clay and create stunning, unique fine-silver jewelry. Discover the potential of paper!

Students will Learn:
Learn proper techniques for using paper-type metal clay with a special focus on quilling, and using paper punches to create stunning jewelry; how to combine paper-type metal clay with other types of Art Clay Silver; how to fire the pieces.

$244

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Part of the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, WI

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Copper Clay Creations (4 week class)
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Copper Clay Creations (4 week class)

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4 week class: Thursdays, 3/7-3/28

Learn how to use metal clay to jewelry from pure copper. This is a flexible medium that can be rolled, stamped, cut and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become almost pure copper. Copper employs the same techniques as silver metal clay but is a less expensive alternative. Learn basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, sand it, and add texture. Class fee includes supplies and materials for all 4 class sessions.

$193 members, $209 non-members

Register Here - search for D86219

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Metal Clay Jewelry (4 week class)
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

Metal Clay Jewelry (4 week class)

4 week class: Thursdays Jan. 5-26

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Learn how to make silver jewelry without saws or power tools by using metal clay. This flexible medium can be rolled, stamped, cut, and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become 99.9% pure silver. Each week, students will learn and apply new techniques for working with metal clay and create a variety of unique jewelry designs. All tools provided. Class fee includes materials for first class. 

$193 members, $209 non-members

Register here (look for class C86019)

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Enameling on Metal Clay (5 week class)
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Enameling on Metal Clay (5 week class)

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5 week class: Thursdays Jan. 3-31

Enamel is a fun way to add a dramatic element to jewelry, and fine silver provides the perfect surface for enameling. In this class students will learn three enamel techniques for fine silver metal clay: basse-taille, champlevé and faux cloisonné using syringe clay. Students will learn how to create pieces in Art Clay silver appropriate for each enamel method. All enamel will be torch fired.

Registration fee includes 20g of Art Clay Silver, and shared use of Art Clay syringe and enamel resources. All other supplies will be provided.

$239 members, $259 non-members

Register here (look for class C99119)

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Gifts from the Garden
Dec
1
9:30 AM09:30

Gifts from the Garden

Participate in a make-and-take collection of classes at the MN Landscape Arboretum! Choose 3 of 4 potential projects and end the day with a present for everyone on your holiday list.

In my session, students will have the opportunity to create a garden-inspired mosaic necklace + earrings set using seed beads and crystal clay. Crystal Clay is an easy to use, versatile medium with many jewelry applications. 

$99 member/$119 non-member. Includes Arboretum admission, all class supplies, and lunch.

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Gemstone Design in Metal Clay (4 week class)
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Gemstone Design in Metal Clay (4 week class)

4 week class: Thursdays, 11/27-12/20

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Learn multiple ways to set gemstones in metal clay. Unlike traditional silver work, no soldering or power tools are required! Stones can be set easily into the clay and fired into place to create stunning jewelry. Students will learn basic metal clay skills as well as stone setting techniques. Perfect for beginner or experienced metal clay artists. All tools provided. Class fee includes materials for the first class.

$190 members, $206 non-members

Register Here - search for Gemstone Design
 

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Copper Clay Creations
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Copper Clay Creations

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Learn how to use metal clay to jewelry from pure copper. This is a flexible medium that can be rolled, stamped, cut and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become almost pure copper. Copper employs the same techniques as silver metal clay but is a less expensive alternative. Learn basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, sand it, and add texture. Items will be fired after class and available for pick up at Alchemy Arts.

$54 + $16 supply fee

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Metal Clay Jewelry (4 week class)
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Metal Clay Jewelry (4 week class)

4 week class: Thursdays, 9/6-9/27

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Learn how to make silver jewelry without saws or power tools by using metal clay. This flexible medium can be rolled, stamped, cut, and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become 99.9% pure silver. Each week, students will learn and apply new techniques for working with metal clay and create a variety of unique jewelry designs. All tools provided. Class fee includes materials for first class. 

$190 members, $206 non-members

Register here - Search for Metal Clay Jewelry class

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Enameling on Metal Clay (4 week class)
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Enameling on Metal Clay (4 week class)

4 week class, Thursdays, July 12-August 2

Enamel pendant

Learn three enamel techniques for fine silver metal clay: basse-taille, champlevé and cloisonné using syringe clay. Students will learn how to create pieces in Art Clay silver appropriate for each enamel method. All pieces and enamel will be torch fired. All other supplies will be provided. Supply fee of $65 includes 20g of Art Clay Silver, and shared use of Art Clay syringe and enamel resources.

$129 ($117 Art Center Members) + $65 supply fee

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Adding Color to Copper Clay (4 week class)
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Adding Color to Copper Clay (4 week class)

4 week class: Mondays 6-9pm, July 9-30

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Learn several ways to add color to copper clay, from colored pencil to patina inks. Students will design pieces in copper clay and, after firing, enhance the design with various coloring techniques. Copper clay basics will be covered in this class; no previous copper clay experience is needed. Copper clay is an inexpensive and easy way to create pure copper jewelry without saws or power tools. All supplies will be provided. Students are welcome to purchase additional metal clay packets from the instructor. The supply fee of $50 includes 50 grams of Art Clay Copper and metal clay tool kit. Students who have a metal clay kit will receive 2-50g packets of Art Clay Copper.

Cost: $129 ($117 for Art Center members) + $50 supply fee

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Metal Clay Molds
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Metal Clay Molds

In this class we will start by making reusable silicone molds using vintage buttons which we will then use to create silver charms for pendants, earrings, or bracelets. Learn the techniques for how to work with metal clay, how to embed jump rings for a more polished look, and how to set gemstones in your design.

$54 + cost of metal clay

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Metal Clay Champleve (Bead & Button Show)
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Metal Clay Champleve (Bead & Button Show)

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Enamel is a fun way to add a dramatic element to jewelry, and fine silver is the perfect surface for enameling. In this class students will create metal clay pieces with cells to be filled with enamels. They will torch fire the enamel layers to create stunning jewelry components to turn into earrings, bracelets, or necklaces.

Students will Learn: Basic metal clay techniques including working with the clay, sanding, and finishing. How to prep, wet pack, and torch fire enamels.

$149

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Part of the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, WI

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Playing with Paper (Bead & Button Show)
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Playing with Paper (Bead & Button Show)

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Metal clay paper is one of the most versatile yet under utilized mediums: it can be punched, embossed, cut, folded, and more! Students will explore several applications for paper-type clay and create stunning, unique fine-silver jewelry. Discover the potential of paper!

Students will Learn: proper techniques for using paper-type metal clay, including using paper punches, embossing, folding/origami, and how to fire. Students will also learn the best methods for working with paper-type metal clay and how to combine with other types of Art Clay Silver.

$274

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Part of the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, WI

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Silver and Dichroic Glass
May
12
12:45 PM12:45

Silver and Dichroic Glass

Dichroic glass and metal clay make a fantastic combination. Learn how to incorporate dichroic glass cabochons into your metal clay designs to create truly brilliant jewelry. Practice basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, sand it, and set dichroic glass in metal clay. Find out how to fire the finished pieces in a kiln. Class fee includes the cost of 15g of Art Clay Silver and ACS Paste, dichroic glass, firing, and findings. Items will be fired by the instructor after class and made available for pick up at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove one week after the class date.

$59

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Bohemian Silver Bracelet
May
12
8:30 AM08:30

Bohemian Silver Bracelet

This stunning bracelet is made using silicone molds of nature-themed vintage buttons. Learn how to use Art Clay Silver to create your silver charms and attach them together in a bracelet you'll be proud to wear. Class fee includes 20 g of Art Clay Silver, gemstones, embeddable jump rings, silicone mold material, firing, and finding (jump rings and clasp). Items will be fired by the instructor after class and made available for pick up at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove one week after the class date.

$75

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Origami Jewelry
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Origami Jewelry

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To usher in the spectacular summer exhibition "Origami in the Garden" at the MN Arboretum try your hand at creating your own wearable origami art! Students will learn the folding techniques using origami and chiyogami paper and finish the project with a protective spray to make the designs more durable. Wear these beautiful one-of-a-kind earrings or give as gifts (Mother's Day is right around the corner). All materials included.

$59 ($29 Arboretum members)

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Silver and Dichro
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Silver and Dichro

Learn how to incorporate dichroic glass into metal clay designs! Dichroic glass reflects multiple colors when viewed for a magnificently vibrant effect. Enough clay will be provided to create a pendant and earrings set or several pendants. Students will use stamps and various textures to create a base design to embellish with their choice of dichroic cabochon. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be included.

$49 + supplies

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Silver Leaf Pendant
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Silver Leaf Pendant

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Use real leaves to create a leaf pendant using pure silver. Learn basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, sand it, and create your design. Class fee includes the cost of 15g of Art Clay Silver and ACS Paste, gemstones, firing, and findings. Items will be fired by the instructor after class and made available for pick up at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove one week after the class date.

$59

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Copper Clay Creations
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Copper Clay Creations

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Learn how to use metal clay to create a flower pendant and earrings from pure copper. This is a flexible medium that can be rolled, stamped, cut and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become almost pure copper. Copper employs the same techniques as silver metal clay but is a less expensive alternative. Learn basic metal clay techniques including how to work with the clay, sand it, and add texture. Class fee includes 25g of Art Clay Copper, firing, findings, and use of tools. Items will be fired by the instructor after class and made available for pick up at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove one week after the class date.

$49

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Stone Setting in Metal Clay (4 week class)
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Stone Setting in Metal Clay (4 week class)

4 week class: Wednesdays, April 4-25

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Learn multiple ways to set gemstones in metal clay. Unlike traditional silver work, no soldering or power tools are required -- stones can be set easily into the clay and fired into place to create stunning jewelry.
Students will Learn:
Basic metal clay skills as well as stone-setting techniques. Perfect for beginner or experienced metal clay artists.

$129 ($117 Art Center Members) + $60 supply fee

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Lentil Beads in Metal Clay (4 week class)
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Lentil Beads in Metal Clay (4 week class)

4 week class: Thursdays, 3/1-3/22

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Lentil beads are a cornerstone of metal clay jewelry design. Learn how to construct a basic bead, then add variations to create more complex, interesting designs. Each week students will learn a new skill to incorporate into their lentil bead jewelry. Students can use these skills to design their own custom earrings, necklaces, and charms. Metal clay is a form of silver that can be manipulated like traditional clay and, once fired, become 99.9% pure silver.

$111 members,  $123 non-members + $50 supply fee

Register here - Search for class 7303 - or call the Edina Art Center (952) 903-5780

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Metal Clay Workshop (4 week class)
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Metal Clay Workshop (4 week class)

4 week class: Mondays, 1/8-2/5

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Learn how to use metal clay: a flexible medium that can be rolled, stamped, cut and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln- or torch-fired to become 99.9 percent pure silver. Each week, students will learn new tips and tricks for working with metal clay. Students will apply those techniques to create a variety of finished pieces of their own design. All supplies will be provided. Students are welcome to purchase additional metal clay packets from the instructor. The supply fee includes two 10-gram Art Clay Silver packets.

$111 members, $123 non-members + $50 supply fee

Register here - Search for class 7302 - or call the Edina Art Center (952) 903-5780

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Silver and Dichro
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Silver and Dichro

Learn how to incorporate dichroic glass into metal clay designs! Dichroic glass reflects multiple colors when viewed for a magnificently vibrant effect. Enough clay will be provided to create a pendant and earrings set or several pendants. Students will use stamps and various textures to create a base design to embellish with their choice of dichroic cabochon. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be included.

$89 Member/$111 Nonmember

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Silver Snowflakes
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Silver Snowflakes

A great holiday gift or to make for yourself...create a stunning pure silver snowflake that will outlast the cold! In this class you will design snowflake-inspired jewelry in metal clay. Students will learn how to set gemstones to add a little extra sparkle and shine to their pieces. Enough clay will be provided to create a pendant and earrings set or several pendants. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be included.

$89 Member/$111 Nonmember

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Playing with Paper (4 week class)
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Playing with Paper (4 week class)

4 week class: Mondays, 11/20-12/11

Create amazing jewelry using Art Clay Silver paper type. This is a flexible medium that can be folded, cut, and embossed like paper, but once fired becomes 99.9% pure silver. In this 6-week class students will learn to create 2 origami pieces in silver (butterfly and crane), complete a quilled design, make a stunning flower pendant, and several other projects. In addition students will have time to work on their own projects using the techniques learned. All supplies provided. 

$166 members, $185 non-members + $50 supply fee

Register here - Search for class 7301 - or call the Edina Art Center (952) 903-5780

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