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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Copper Clay Creations (6 week class)
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Copper Clay Creations (6 week class)

6 week class: Mondays 6-9pm, June 12-July 24

Learn how to use copper 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 almost pure copper. Copper employs the same techniques as silver metal clay but is a less expensive alternative. All supplies will be provided.

$185 (10% discount for Edina Art Center members) + $50 supply fee

Register here (search class 7307) or call the Edina Art Center (952) 903-5780

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Stone Setting in Metal Clay
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Stone Setting in Metal Clay

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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.

$254

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Gathering Threads: Kumihimo Bracelet
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Gathering Threads: Kumihimo Bracelet

Kumi himo is Japanese for "gathered threads," and is descriptive of a historic Japanese braiding technique. Kumihimo cords were used by samurai on their armor, and are now used to secure haori jackets and kimono sashes. Immerse yourself in this traditional and centuries old method to create a statement bracelet. Students will learn how to incorporate beads into the traditional 8 warp round braid. Once you are comfortable with the steps you will be able to create bracelets and necklaces in a wide variety of patterns and designs. You will leave with a finished bracelet and knowledge to make more kumihimo jewelry!

$89

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Resin Jewelry
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Resin Jewelry

Learn about one of the hottest trends in jewelry today - Resin. UV resin is a versatile medium for making individual wearable pieces with a quick cure time, unlike traditional 2-part epoxies. Learn how to create unique charms that can be turned into earrings, bracelets, or pendants.

$89

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Crystal Clay Jewelry: Stamped and Textured Designs
May
6
2:00 PM14:00

Crystal Clay Jewelry: Stamped and Textured Designs

Create eye-catching statement jewelry using a new, easy medium! Crystal Clay is a versatile product with many jewelry applications, and requires minimal equipment and curing time. In this session, students will learn two techniques focused on the clay itself: using stamps to impress designs and textures on the surface of the clay and using silicone molds to create 3D sculpted relief looks.

Level: Any

$89.00

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Metal Clay Rings (4 week class)
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Metal Clay Rings (4 week class)

4 week class: Mondays, 5/3-5/24

Learn to design and create rings in metal clay. This workshop-style class will cover bands, coil and textured rings. While working with the new Art Clay 950, students
will learn construction techniques, sizing and how to set gemstones in metal clay. All other supplies will be provided. Students are welcome to purchase additional metal clay packets from the instructor. Supply fee of $60 includes two 10-gram Art Clay Silver 950 packets and gemstones.

$123 (10% discount to Edina Art Center Members) + $60 supply fee

Register here - Search for class 7306 - or call the Edina Art Center (952) 903-5780

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Unique Silver Leaf
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Unique Silver Leaf

Use real leaves to create beautiful, one of a kind jewelry for bracelets, earrings, or necklaces! Leaves will be impressed in silver metal clay to make pure silver replicas of the leaf designs. Participants will be granted the exclusive privilege of harvesting leaves from the Arboretum during class, or bring your own leaves from home to create your designs. By the end of class you will have created pieces of exquisite jewelry to keep or give as gifts. Finished pieces are 99.9% pure silver, and will be available for pickup at the Arboretum within 1 week.

$132

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