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Forging and Toolmaking

Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel. Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Sat. & Sun., NEW DATE: Oct 4 & 5
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 9: $395
Register after Sept. 9: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Click here for a printable Waiver Form, Map and Directions

 

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Vern Caron, M.A. has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and UC Extension for more than 20 years. Visit Vern's website to learn more about forging and toolmaking and see pictures of previous classes at www.littlemissartypants.com/verncaron.html

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Intermediate Forging and Toolmaking

This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools, rather than fire making. Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot steel with hammer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern’s “Introduction to Forging & Toolmaking” class or can demonstrate the same knowledge.

This class is limited to 4 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Sat. & Sun., NEW DATE: Oct 4 & 5
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Sept. 9: $395
Register after Sept. 9: $425

plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Click here for a printable Waiver Form, Map and Directions

 

register online


Vern Caron, M.A. has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and UC Extension for more than 20 years. Visit Vern's website to learn more about forging and toolmaking and see pictures of previous classes at www.littlemissartypants.com/verncaron.html

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Introduction to Fusing Glass

Fusing refers to the process of cutting, stacking, layering glass and melting it at high temperatures to create patterns or images. Fused glass is popular for jewelry and wall art as well as functional pieces.

In this class you will learn principals and terminology of fusing. An overview of kilns, different Coe's of glass, glass cutting skills, tools and frit will also be covered. In the first week you will make 6 small projects suitable for pendants or magnets. These will be fired and returned to you in the second class. At that time we will have a discussion of what worked and what you would do differently. You will then have materials available and time to do a larger project like tiles, wall hangings or a plate.

All materials are provided for the first project. Materials for second projects are limited to three 4-inch tiles, two 6-inch squares or one 10-inch piece. Patterns and project materials, handouts and two kiln firings will be provided.

2 Wed., Oct. 15 & 22
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: Hort 5110

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $110
plus $50 materials and firing fee payable to instructor

 

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Jackie Marr - See bio below

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Beginning Stained Glass

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Would you like to enjoy making your own stained glass window or hanging? This class will teach you the foundations like cutting, fitting, soldering and applying finishing treatments as you complete your first panel. Beginning students will be taught to work with glass and lead safely. You can also take this class as a refresher and a chance to receive some assisted work time.

The instructor provides some materials and tools, but each student will need his/her own tools and project materials which will cost $100 - 300. Too ls and materials can be shared.

A materials list will be provided upon registration.


4 Wed., Sept. 17 - Oct. 8
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Horticulture 5110
Register by Sept. 8: $90
Register after Sept. 8: $105
plus materials and tools

Follow this link for Cabrillo Arts Class Resources

 

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Jackie Marr - See bio below

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Stained Glass Christmas Ornaments

Come make one-of-a-kind stained glass ornament that will be unwrapped and treasured for years and years to come. Perfect thoughtful gifts for co-workers, neighbors and family!

You will learn to cut glass, solder and patina. Beads and crimps are an option to embellish and string up your ornaments.

No experience required.

2 Wed., Nov. 5 & 12
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Room: Hort 5110

Register by Sept. 8: $95
Register after Sept. 8: $108
Plus $40 materials fee payable to instructor at class

 

Click here for Stained Glass Student Information and Materials List 

 

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Jackie Marr, BA, has been a stained glass artist for over 20 years and is owner of Kiss My Glass. She enjoys teaching stained glass techniques and glass bead making and can make it fun and easy.

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Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

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Learn the lost art of hand knotting using the three methods for stringing your pearls and beads. Using basic design theory, recycle and combine to redesign beautiful new bead creations or repair broken strands.

A starter stringing kit will be provided for practicing techniques. Materials for additional projects can be purchased in class or brought from home.

4 Tues., October 7 - 28
7 - 9 pm
Room: Hort 5001

Register by Sept. 8: $62
Register after Sept. 8: $72
plus $28 materials fee payable to instructor at class

Click here for Pearl and Bead Sringing Made Simple Student Information


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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey - See bio below

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Pearl and Bead Re-Stringing Project Workshop

This workshop is designed to complete one stringing project of your choice. It can be a project from home you need help with, or choose from the pearls and beads available for sale during the workshop. All methods of stringing will be reviewed as needed.

Bring: Your project, all tools & findings from class (incl. work mat). Bring your lunch, beverages will be provided.

Sat., Nov. 8
10 am - 3 pm
Room: Hort 5001

Register by Sept. 8: $42
Register after Sept. 8: $48


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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey teaches the lost art of hand knotting and has provided a restringing service to many local jewelers for over 20 years.

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Sewing Workshop

Bring your sewing projects of any complexity to this hands-on workshop. At your own experience level, from pillows and curtains to Halloween costumes, learn to read and use patterns, and buy materials so you can sew with confidence and broaden your expertise. Learn to construct and fit garments, as well as alter patterns. Techniques for quilting and sewing small home decorative projects will be taught. Join our fun and creative atmosphere!

Sewing machines will be provided for the students use.

6 Fri., Oct. 10 - Nov. 14
10 am - 2 pm
Room 405

Register by Sept. 8: $195
Register after Sept. 8: $210

 

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Jan Bowman, M.A., a local instructor, has taught clothing construction and interior design courses in Santa Cruz County for over 30 years. She has taught for Cabrillo College in the Applied Living Arts Department.

 



 

 

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