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Showing and Selling Your Art - How to Get Started!

As an artist, your work is beautiful, and now you’re selling to family and friends. You are ready to sell to a larger audience, but you are not sure where to start. Whether you’re thinking about Open Studios, our local Art and Wine Festivals, or perhaps expanding beyond our local region and going on the road, this workshop will help you prepare, apply and ultimately have great success showing your jewelry, ceramics, paintings, or any form of art at fairs, festivals and open studio events.

We will cover the artist application process, the importance of excellent photography, basic concepts for booth design and layout, display ideas, packing lists, taking payments, and defining your scope. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers, and an opportunity to discuss what your next steps will be!

Sat., June 1
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2100B
Register before May 30: $20
Register after May 30: $25
Register two or more: $18 each

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Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

 


Beginning Silver Metal Clay Jewelry

Silver metal clay is like magic! It starts in clay form and then fires to pure fine silver. Create two personalized projects while learning the essentials of working with metal clay.

Learn to shape and texture with simple tools to make solid silver jewelry without solder, saws or toxic chemicals. Then learn to fire and finish your beautiful creations.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

2 Wed., June 19 & 26
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Sun., August 11
10:00 - 5:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Pat Evans - see bio below

 


Silver Metal Clay Landscapes

Whether it’s desert dunes, a mountain range, or ocean waves... you can recreate your favorite landscape in pure .999 fine silver! Learn layering and texturing techniques, ways for adding dimension and a frame, then finish your scene with a semiprecious stone "sun" or "moon.” Take your metal clay skills to a new level and go home with a lovely pendant.

We will cover hand texturing, pattern making, adding dimension, layering, framing and adding a non-fireable stone while creating your personalized landscape pendant.

Depending on time constraints for firing, students may need to pick up pendants the following week.

2 Wed., May 1 & 8
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March 25:  $95
Register after March 25:  $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
Plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Pat Evans - see bio

 


Silver Metal Clay Leaf Pendant

Create two different pure silver leaves with two forms of silver metal clay. Real leaves serve as a base for one pendant where the clay will be painted over the leaf; the leaf will burn out in the kiln leaving a .999 pure real silver leaf. In the other pendant, the leaves will be impressed into the clay and you'll form a unique "twig" bail. As you refine and enhance the design you will learn to use paste-style silver metal clay, to attach findings to the pendant, to use natural materials to impress a design, then, and learn finishing techniques for silver clay.

Students will take one pendant home at the end of class, and pick the other up one week after class to allow for firing.

Sat., June 29
12:00 - 6:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
Register 2 or more: $90 each
Plus $75 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Pat Evans - see bio below

 


Enameling on Silver Metal Clay

Fine silver metal clay looks like clay, but after firing is pure, .999 fine silver, and it is the perfect base for transparent vitreous enamels, allowing you to add a world of luminous color to your jewelry. Even if you've never made jewelry before, you can create a beautiful piece of jewelry that suits your own style!

Students will learn to shape metal clay and prepare it for enameling, as well as special design considerations for enameling on silver, kiln firing, and finishing techniques. Students will leave with at least one piece of finished enameled silver jewelry.

2 Sun., July 14 & 21
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110

Plus $65 materials fee paid at registration

register online


Pat Evans - see bio below

 


Sterling Silver Metal Clay Rings

Silver metal clay is like magic! Learn to work with the metal clay, including proper forming, firing, finishing techniques, and design considerations.  Learn use of tools such as ring sizers, ring mandrels, and metal clay specialty tools, as well as techniques for repairing breaks both before and after firing. We'll use Sterling Silver metal clay (.999 pure silver) to make one or more strong, beautiful rings just right for you, or as a gift to someone you love. Beginners welcome!

Rings will be available for pickup one week after class.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

2 Wed., August 14 & 21
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $95
Register after May 30:  $110
plus $60 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Pat Evans - see bio

 


Silver Metal Clay Bezel Pendant

In this workshop students will learn to set beautiful gemstone cabochons in silver metal clay and create a one-of-a-kind pendant.  Instead of solder students will learn to make bezels with silver metal clay and attach their gemstones to a textured background, add an intriguing bail, and apply patina. Students will carve and shape metal clay in a variety of ways, and learn proper firing techniques. Students will leave with a completed fine silver pendant set with a unique semi-precious gemstone cabochon. Instructor will supply a variety of cabochons to choose from.

Register Early! This workshop is limited to just 10 participants.

3 Wed., July 10, 17, & 24
6:00 - 9:00 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before May 30:  $120
Register after May 30:  $135
plus$ 65 materials fee paid at registration

register online

 

Pat Evans teaches metal clay, fused glass, and traditional metal jewelry-making nationwide and at her studio, Creator Haven, in Watsonville. She has a passion and talent for bringing out the creativity in every student. Pat is a Senior Art Clay Certifying Instructor and is president of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild.

 


Pearl and Bead Restringing, and Basic Wire Wrapping

fabric printing

Learn to hand-knot pearls, beads and other treasures to create something new, repair a beloved item, or re-purpose something to give it new life! You can express your style and create unique necklaces, bracelets & earrings, or  restore and repair a broken item.

Learn three methods for attaching a clasp, basic wire wrapping to make earrings, and basic design theory to recycle and combine your broken bead and pearl strands into new creations. Students may bring their own projects from home so we can problem solve stringing challenges or design ideas.

 $40 materials fee covers a kit that includes tools, rose quartz beads and freshwater pearls, clasps, needles, plenty of thread for your projects, a booklet covering all the methods you’ll be learning, and a resource catalogue. No need to bring anything to the first class, except your glasses, if needed.  This is close up work!

Please see the Cabrillo Extension Class Resources page for more information about this class.

4 Tue., May 7 - 28
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: 1520
Register before Mar. 25: $82
Register after Mar. 25: $95
Register two or more: $78 each
Plus a $40 materials fee payable to instructor in class

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

 


Jewelry Magic: Basic Fabrication - Ring & Earring

 

Learn basic jewelry fabrication skills and complete a simple band ring, set a simple cabochon (non-faceted) stone, and create a pair of earrings pierced out of a sheet of sterling silver. Through demonstrations and practice exercises, student will learn the basics of soldering with a gas torch, filing, polishing, tool skills, and the basic small metals studio safety precautions to help you use all of the tools and equipment safely. Students will leave with two finished pieces of jewelry, and the skills to continue making jewelry!

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., April 23 - May 2
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Creator Haven, 41-B, Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March. 25: $148
Register after March 25: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $30 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio below

 


Jewelry Magic: Basic Fabrication - Stone Setting

In this workshop students will complete a pendant with cabochon setting and add a tube setting with a small faceted stone. We will also create a simple prong for a found object. We will also cover hand-tool use, torch familiarity, and the basic small metals studio safety precautions to help you use tools and equipment safely.

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., May 21, 23, 28 & 30
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Creator Haven, 41-B, Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March 25: $148
Register after March 25: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $35 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio below

 


Introduction to Handmade Chains

The beauty and artistry of handmade chains dates from antiquity and examples of this exquisite, ancient technique can be seen in the great museums of the world. In this class we will make tools and you will learn skills unique to this technique. Students will weave three or four sample chains, a bracelet, and fabricate a clasp.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., May 7, 9, 14 & 16
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Creator Haven, 41-B, Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March 25: $148
Register after March 25: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $30 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio below

 


Keum-Boo Korean Gilding

Keum Boo is the ancient Korean gilding technique of applying a very thin layer of gold to fine silver to create intricate designs and ornamentation on jewelry. Students will learn layout, sawing, filing, sanding, drilling, depletion gilding, and bonding. At the end of class each student will carry away a beautiful pair of Keum Boo earrings and a pendant.

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

Sat. & Sun., May 18 & 19
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Creator Haven, 41-B, Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March 25: $148
Register after March 25: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio below

 


Basic Jewelry Fabrication - Making A Ring

Learn how to create simple band rings while learning basic jewelry fabrication skills as well. Through demonstrations and practice exercises, student will learn the basics of soldering with a gas torch, filing, polishing, tool skills, and the basic small metals studio safety precautions to help you use all of the tools and equipment safely. Students will have time to complete two simple band rings, and will go home with the skills to continue making more beautiful jewelry for themselves, and those they love!

Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

2 Tue. & 2 Thu., June 4, 6, 11, & 13
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at 9057 Soquel Dr. Building A, Suite A, in Aptos
Register before May 30:  $128
Register after May 30:  $142
Plus a $40 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist, see bio

 


Creating Jewelry from Sea Glass and Beach Pebbles

A stroll on the beach collecting sea glass and surf-tumbled pebbles is one of life’s simple pleasures when you live on the Central Coast. Now you can also learn how to turn your treasures into beautiful jewelry and wearable art. We will cover sawing, soldering, filing, building irregular bezels, setting irregular stones, and creative bails. Student will have time to create at least 2 pieces of sea glass or beach pebble jewelry in class.

2 Mon., & 2 Wed., May 13-22
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Creator Haven, 41-B, Hangar Way, Watsonville
Register before March 25: $148
Register after March 25: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $30 materials fee paid at registration

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Sat. & Sun., June 29 & 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Offsite at 9057 Soquel Dr. Building A, Suite A, in Aptos
Register before May 30: $148
Register after May 30: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Sat. & Sun., July 20 & 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9057 Soquel Dr. Building A, Suite A, Aptos
Register before May 30: $148
Register after May 30: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Sat. & Sun., August 3 & 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9057 Soquel Dr. Building A, Suite A, Aptos
Register before May 30: $148
Register after May 30: $155
Register two or more: $138 each
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 


Basic Jewelry Fabrication - Make a Handmade Bracelet

Learn how to create a simple chain bracelet and handmade clasp while learning basic jewelry fabrication skills as well. Through demonstrations and practice exercises, student will learn the basics of soldering with a gas torch, filing, polishing, tool skills, and the basic small metals studio safety precautions to help you use all of the tools and equipment safely.

Students will have time to complete their bracelet and clasp, and will go home with the skills to continue making more beautiful jewelry for themselves and those they love! Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

2 Tue. & 2 Thu. July 16, 18, 23 & 25
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at 9057 Soquel Dr. Building A, Suite A, Aptos
Register before May 30:  $128
Register after May 30:  $142
Plus a $45 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist - see bio

 



Gold Gilded Jewelry

Learn the elegant technique of applying a very thin layer of gold to fine silver! Keum Boo is the ancient Korean gilding technique that allows you to create intricate designs and ornamentation on jewelry. Students will learn layout, sawing, filing, sanding, drilling, depletion gilding, and bonding.

At the end of class each student will carry away a beautiful pair of Keum Boo earrings and a pendant. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for work in the jewelry shop, and please finish all food and drinks before class. Also be prepared to pull your hair back - safety first!

 

Mon. - Thu., August 5 - 8
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Offsite at 9057 Soquel Dr. Building A, Suite A, Aptos
Register before May 30:  $148
Register after May 30:  $155
Plus a $55 materials fee paid at registration

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Lynette Cederquist, B.A., is a member of the Open Studios committee with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. She has a Bench Jeweler certification, a National JA Certification, and has been a jeweler for over 20 years. She previously taught jewelry and small metals at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.>

 


Leather Gift Making - Cuffs, Coasters & Keyrings

leather cuffs

Create custom designed leather gifts for your friends, family, or for yourself! Design and make your own small leather goods such as cuffs, coin purses or small bags, patches, coasters, keyrings, and other small leather projects, while also learning basic leather working skills. Choose from various colors of soft, supple leather, and personalize and embellish with designs, rivets, buttons and clasps. You may also bring small treasures, objects, closures, or buttons to incorporate into your projects.

You will leave this workshop with basic leather working knowledge and the ability to make other leather projects at home. A resource list of where to find leather, tools and equipment will also be provided. No prior leatherwork experience necessary, but some sewing, making or crafting experience is helpful.

Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

 

Sat., June 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Room: 1522 - Click HERE for campus map.
Register before May 30: $98
Register after May 30: $105
Register two or more: $90 each
Plus a $50 materials fee paid at registration

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Terry McInerney, MSW, is the artist/ owner of Nuala, a local leather accessory business. She has been designing and selling leather goods for over seven years  in Santa Cruz, and has been working in a school environment for 6 years. She loves to share the unique craft of leatherwork with others. To learn more about Terry’s leatherwork, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2CYYGfC0s



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