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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1488
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

Instructor: Sarah Gascoigne

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but also to benefit from the expertise of each instructor. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 372
Members: $ 335
Supply Fee: $ 30

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One-Day Workshop: Silver PMC
One-Day Workshop: Silver PMC
Oct 27 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1491
Oct 27 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 101
$ 91
$ 75

Instructor: Virginia Causey

Dive into the world of precious metal clay in this quick but productive introduction. You can sculpt PMC like clay, but it comes out of the oven as metal! Learn to manipulate PMC to create a variety of textures and forms--including stone settings. After you'll six short hours, you'll have a new skill--and small selection of silver jewelry components or samples, fresh from the PMC oven. Your supply fee includes a package of silver PMC. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 101
Members: $ 91
Supply Fee: $ 75

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Professional Practices: Display Tips and Tricks
Professional Practices: Display Tips and Tricks
Oct 28 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1503
Oct 28 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 34
$ 31
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

In this hands-on workshop you'll learn the basics of how to create an engaging display for your work. We'll look at real life examples and discuss what works (and why it works) before breaking out and creating a display of your own. This class will include active engagement with other students, including a group feedback session. Students will need to bring a small collection of their product for practicing with along with existing display pieces they have on hand. Prerequisite: Participants will need to bring at least a small collection of original work of the kind they would consider selling at a show. ***Students who sign up for two or three of today's Professional Practices classes will also receive a 15-minute one-one-one career development consultation with Adia***

Non-Member: $ 34
Members: $ 31


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Professional Practices: Your First Show
Professional Practices: Your First Show
Oct 28 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1502
Oct 28 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 34
$ 31
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Thinking you'd like to try selling your work at art and craft fairs but not sure where to start? Start right here! We'll talk about how to choose the shows that best fit your work, acing the application, considering displays and packaging, what-not-to-do-or-forget and how to make the most of your experience each and every show. You'll complete a mock-application which we'll review during a group feedback session, leaving you ready to tackle those real-life show apps! Prerequisite: Participants will need to bring at least a small collection of original work of the kind they would consider selling at a show along with any existing marketing materials. ***Students who sign up for two or three of today's Professional Practices classes will also receive a 15-minute one-one-one career development consultation with Adia***

Non-Member: $ 34
Members: $ 31


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Professional Practices: Selling Your Work
Professional Practices: Selling Your Work
Oct 28 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1501
Oct 28 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sunday
1
$ 34
$ 31
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Sales is not a dirty word. As a working artist (whether full time, side hustle or otherwise!), if you want to sell your work you'll need to SELL your work. We'll talk about retail, wholesale and consignment - discussing the multiple opportunities that exist within each channel and how to navigate them. This class will include a group feedback session where we'll help each other brainstorm ideas on where and how to sell your collection. Prerequisite: Participants will need to bring at least a small collection of original work of the kind they would consider selling as well as any existing marketing materials. ***Students who sign up for two or three of today's Professional Practices classes will also receive a 15-minute one-on-one career development consultation with Adia***

Non-Member: $ 34
Members: $ 31


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Workshop: Ingots and Alloys
Workshop: Ingots and Alloys
Nov 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1576
Nov 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 267
$ 241
$ 20

Instructor: Jana Brevick

Bored with run-of-the-mill alloys? Want to introduce new colors or working properties to your metalwork? Then fire up a torch and melt your own metals! Starting at the atomic level, we'll discuss the art and science of alloys from different countries and traditions. Then you'll learn to pour hot metal ingots of both pure and adulterated metal. End up with a range of nifty alloys and begin to test their distinct properties. You'll leave with samples, useable stock, and the knowledge you need to alloy on your own. Demonstrations will include working with gold. NOTE: Supply fee does NOT include precious metals; students will receive shopping suggestions upon registration and should bring a minimum of 3oz of fine silver. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 2, 9 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1523
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 2, 9 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

Instructor: Petrus Korver

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but also to benefit from the expertise of each instructor. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 372
Members: $ 335
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Digital Processes: Introduction to Vinyl Cutter
Digital Processes: Introduction to Vinyl Cutter
Nov 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1617
Nov 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 20

Instructor: Stella Kemper

The vinyl cutter is a great point of entry into the world of CNC (?computer numerically controlled?) machinery: like a printer but with cutters rather than ink, it reproduces a computerized design in sticky-backed sheet vinyl. The output can be as straightforward as lettering or as detailed in as photo-based imagery. In this workshop you?ll learn how to operate a desktop vinyl cutter and how to prepare your design for successful cutting, information which will also apply should you choose to work with a commercial cutting service. Samples of stenciled work from various Pratt studios will get you thinking of the many ways in which this new tool can enhance your current practices. Workshop participants will have the option of continuing to use the cutter through Pratt?s Studio Access Program. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Holiday Workshop: Sterling Cocktail Spoons
Holiday Workshop: Sterling Cocktail Spoons
Nov 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1615
Nov 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 85

Instructor: Catherine Grisez

Whatever your favorite holiday tipple, stir it in style with a hand-forged silver cocktail spoon. In this workshop you'll learn to work with both rod and sheet as you shape two long-handled spoons--one to gift and one to keep. Both spoons will be made of solid sterling silver, a beautiful, sturdy and food-safe choice that doesn't impart any unwanted flavor to your ingredients. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 85

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Veterans Textured Metal Cuff
Veterans Textured Metal Cuff
Nov 11 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1611
Nov 11 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Two jewelry workshops join Veterans Glassblowing in our list of free offerings for veterans and their families. Students in "Hammered Metal Cuffs" will use sheet metal to create a cool, comfortable cuff suitable for either men or women. You'll use fire, hammers, and forming stakes to shape your cuff, and punches or a rolling mill to add unique texture. You may also choose to use letter stamps to add names or significant words. Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to offer this FREE opportunity to our Veterans and their families. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 0
Members: $ 0

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Veterans Twisted Metal Cuff
Veterans Twisted Metal Cuff
Nov 11 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1612
Nov 11 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Two jewelry workshops join Veterans Glassblowing in our list of free offerings for veterans and their families. Students in "Twisted Metal Cuff" will use heavy brass rods to create a cool, comfortable cuff suitable for either men or women. You'll use a torch and vise to twist your metal, then hammer it to fit. You may also choose to use letter stamps to add names or significant words. Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to offer this FREE opportunity to our Veterans and their families. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 0
Members: $ 0

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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1575
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 30

Instructor: Adia Bobo

If you already have a handle on basic techniques such as sawing, soldering, and finishing, Intermediate Jewelry/Metals will empower you to use these tools in a more personal and creative way. Through a combination of demonstrations, supervised work-time, and individualized instruction based on your own goals, you will hone your existing skills, add new ones, and grow more comfortable and confident in your ability to realize your own designs. The instructor will introduce intermediate soldering strategies as well as as next-level shaping and embellishment techniques aimed at enabling you to reach your jewelry-making and metal-working goals. Prerequisite: at least one course of Beginning Jewelry/Metals

Non-Member: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Nov 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1571
Nov 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 30

Instructor: Maru Almeida

If you already have a handle on basic techniques such as sawing, soldering, and finishing, Intermediate Jewelry/Metals will empower you to use these tools in a more personal and creative way. Through a combination of demonstrations, supervised work-time, and individualized instruction based on your own goals, you will hone your existing skills, add new ones, and grow more comfortable and confident in your ability to realize your own designs. The instructor will introduce intermediate soldering strategies as well as as next-level shaping and embellishment techniques aimed at enabling you to reach your jewelry-making and metal-working goals. Prerequisite: at least one course of Beginning Jewelry/Metals

Non-Member: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Introduction to Leatherworking
Workshop: Introduction to Leatherworking
Nov 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1577
Nov 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 267
$ 241
$ 30

Instructor: Tamara Clammer

Dive right into leatherworking in this quick but thorough introduction. Learn about the range of available leathers and how to choose the right product for a particular project. Lay out patterns, cut pieces, and stitch them securely by hand. Add functionality with prefabricated hardware including snap, rivets, grommets, and buckles. You'll complete a bracelet and a small pouch, with time left over for experimenting with tools and materials. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Holiday Workshop: Gemstone Ring
Holiday Workshop: Gemstone Ring
Nov 25 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1621
Nov 25 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 20

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Have you ever wanted to make a special ring for yourself or for someone else, but you lack the basic skills? This workshop covers everything you need to know to design and create a ring with a stone setting. If you have an interest in making jewelry, this is the perfect short introduction. This is a fun course for couples or anyone interested in making a unique gift or accessory for the holidays. Novices and the curious are encouraged to enroll. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Nov 27
Dec 4, 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1346
Nov 27
Dec 4, 11, 18 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
4
$ 284
$ 258
$ 35

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Have you been bitten by the casting bug? If you got to the end of Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting and found that eight weeks just wasn't enough, this continuation is for you! Take your modeling, investing, and casting skills to the next level with four additional weeks of supportive instruction. Rather than follow a set syllabus, students will chose to focus on those skills that appeal to them most. Benefiting from the guidance of two instructors, students will see increased quality and output. Prerequisite: at least one session of Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting.

Non-Member: $ 284
Members: $ 258
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Holiday Workshop: Textured Metal Cuff
Holiday Workshop: Textured Metal Cuff
Nov 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1619
Nov 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 20

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Hammer, roller print, pierce and drill your way to a new cuff bracelet. We'll work through bracelet fitting techniques and explore a few texture ideas to get you on your way. Then you'll make a bracelet of your own design while working on your shaping and texturing skills. Demos will include using the rolling mill and hammers for adding texture as well as sawing and drilling designs into the metal. Expect to leave with brand new, custom made piece for yourself or a gift! Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Holiday Workshop: Ornaments
Holiday Workshop: Ornaments
Dec 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1618
Dec 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 15

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Deck the halls with handmade ornaments! Students in this workshop will explore basic metalsmithing techniques to create at least one handmade ornament from metal wire or sheet. Demos will include cutting with a jewelers saw, filing and soldering wire. You'll leave class with a finished piece, perfect for gifting to friends, family or yourself! Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58
Supply Fee: $ 15

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Holiday Workshop: Cookie Cutters
Holiday Workshop: Cookie Cutters
Dec 8 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1572
Dec 8 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 20

Instructor: Anne Randall

Holiday baking will rise to a new level with your custom cookie cutter collection! Want something beyond the standard options? Letting your imagination run wild, you'll learn to form and rivet your cutters from food-friendly copper strips. Your cookies will be the most sought-after gifts of the season! Delight in making something unique and practical while having fun and learning some basic metals techniques. And before the class ends we'll bake a quick batch of cookies using our new cutters--just for quality control, of course!  Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Holiday Workshop: Pendants
Holiday Workshop: Pendants
Dec 8 | 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1613
Dec 8 | 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 15

Instructor: Anne Randall

Is it a pendant for the tree or an ornament for a person? Two pendants or a pair of earrings? Learn how simple metalworking techniques can produce a wide range of adornments for people, trees, windows, or wreaths. You'll cut, form, and polish to transform copper or brass sheet into desirable holiday gifts and festive decorations. We'll provide everything you need to make several pendants while learning a few basic metals techniques. Come with ideas or look though our resources to get inspired. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58
Supply Fee: $ 15

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Holiday Workshop: Chiming Sphere
Holiday Workshop: Chiming Sphere
Dec 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1570
Dec 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 20

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Learn how to make not just a sphere, but a delightful chiming sphere! Also known as a Chinese baoding ball, the internal structure of this intriguing object makes a mellow noise that many find soothes stress or focuses attention. You will learn the essentials of how to cut, shape and solder a sphere--plus the inner secret mechanism that makes a sphere into a baoding ball. Perfect for musical fun, meditation and even hand dexterity, this project would make a unique gift or toy. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Holiday Workshop: Last-Minute PMC
Holiday Workshop: Last-Minute PMC
Dec 12 | 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1614
Dec 12 | 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 101
$ 91
$ 30

Instructor: Virginia Causey

Usually we tell you to slow down, take your time, do it right. But one of the best-kept secrets of the jewelry-making world is that sometimes it can be fun to just whip up something new! And with the holiday season looming, precious metal clay or PMC is your ally in creating a quick-but-thoughtful gift or custom party accessory. Learn the basics of working with PMC plus a few tips and tricks from your experienced instructor. Walk out four short hours later with a new skill--and new earrings or a pendant, fresh from the PMC oven. Prerequisite: none. Supply fee includes silver PMC.

Non-Member: $ 101
Members: $ 91
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Holiday Workshop: Twirl Ring
Holiday Workshop: Twirl Ring
Dec 19 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1620
Dec 19 | 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 20

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Make a beautiful forged silver ribbon and twirl it into a chic ring suitable for wearing or giving at holiday parties. You'll learn to do basic jewelry magic (aka: forging, shaping, sawing and soldering) in this fun short class. When friends exclaim over your lovely new ring, they'll be impressed with both your taste AND your new skills! If you have never used a torch before, this is an excellent class to start with. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato
Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato
Jan 26-Feb 2 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 7
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1629
Jan 26-Feb 2 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat
7
$ 1,750
$ 1,750
$ 0

Instructor: Francisco Garcia-Guevara

Learn the techniques behind an historic style of Mexican jewelry in one of Mexico's most beautiful cities. Our class will focus on joyeria pajarito or "little bird jewelry," a distinctively baroque style developed during Guanajuato's colonial period. Our instructor Francisco Garcia-Guevara is a master jeweler who learned the style from his own father. Students will work in silver to creative a pendant with several layers and elements, experiencing sandcasting, die-stamping, chasing, engraving, patination, and soldering. Prerequisite: Some silver soldering experience. 
Please note: Guanajuato is extremely hilly. This trip is not recommended for travelers who have difficulty climbing stairs or walking distances over uneven terrain. 
CLASS FEE: $1750  
($875 deposit due upon registration, $875  final payment due by November 9)
INCLUDED 
7 nights hotel in a private room 
5 days of instruction (25 hours) and workshop materials 
1 field trip
2 group dinners
AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

Non-Member: $ 1,750
Members: $ 1,750


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Study Abroad: Barro Negro Jewelry in San Bartolo Coyotepec
Study Abroad: Barro Negro Jewelry in San Bartolo Coyotepec
Feb 10-Feb 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 7
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1628
Feb 10-Feb 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sun
7
$ 1,380
$ 1,380
$ 0

Instructor: Manuel Ortiz-Simon

Dramatically dark and richly lustrous, barro negro or "black clay" pottery is a distinctive traditional craft of Oaxaca. Produced since ancient times, barro negro has been used to create a wide variety of both functional and sculptural objects. Our instructor Luis Manuel Ortiz-Simon learned from his mother and is an innovator of barro negro jewelry. The workshop will focus on the creation of elements such as cabochons, medallions, drops, or beads for future use in jewelry. Prerequisite: None. CLASS FEE: $1380 ($690 deposit due upon registration, $690 final payment due by November 9) INCLUDED 7 nights hotel in a private room 3 full days of instruction and limited workshop materials 1 field trip 2 group dinners 3 lunches 1 day to work on barro negro projects in Pratt's jewelry studio AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

Non-Member: $ 1,380
Members: $ 1,380


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