Working with Metal Clays in Jewelry

Instructor: Monte Nikkel
During this 12 hour class the student will learn the properties of the different forms of metal clay: silver, copper, bronze and steel. They will learn about the tools used and their care. They will reconstitute the base metal powders and learn about their storage. Next will be the manipulation of the clay, molding it and adding texture. The items made will then be fired which also burns off the binding medium resulting in a solid metal piece. After firing, finishing techniques will be learned.

Working with Metal Clays in Jewelry
Class fee: $175 Materials: $30

Introduction to Lime Mortar

Instructor: Allen Cochran
Students in this class will learn the history, manufacturing methods and the correct uses of Lime. After learning how to turn calcium carbonates into lime, correct mixing methods, analyzing and matching mortar, then students will learn how to prepare failed mortar joints and install matched repointing in brick and stone.

Introduction to Lime Mortar
Class fee: $175 Materials: $0

Learn to Hand Spin Wool

Instructor: Susan Withnell
Students in this two day class will participate in the processes involved when starting with raw fleece and processed wool roving to create hand spun yarn. They will card wool to prepare it for spinning using hand cards and a drum carder. Then using a drop spindle, students will learn how yarn has been spun for thousands of years. Students will use spinning wheels to learn how to create yarn from washed and carded wool. Each student will leave with two skeins of hand spun yarn. An angora rabbit will be helping Ms Withnell with the class.

Learn to Hand Spin Wool
Class fee: $175 Materials: $30