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* * * 4-WEEK DAYTIME SESSION in DECEMBER * * *

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson
Tuition: $102 members; $127 non-members
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Dec 1 / Ends Dec 22 (4 sessions total)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Nov 24
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Make holiday gifts and ornaments or treat yourself to extra work time. This supervised, self-directed studio time - including access to torches and other equipment - is open to students with at least a beginner level of experience.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 12/1/2015 and ending 12/22/2015 at 6:30PM
* * * 3-WEEK DAYTIME SESSION in DECEMBER * * *

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Instructor: Jann Greenland, Department Chair
Tuition: $76 members; $95 non-members
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Dec 3 / Ends Dec 17 (3 sessions total)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Nov 26
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Make holiday gifts and ornaments or treat yourself to extra work time. This supervised, self-directed studio time - including access to torches and other equipment - is open to students with at least a beginner level of experience.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 12/3/2015 and ending 12/17/2015 at 10:30AM
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* * * METAL MONDAY * * *
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Instructor: Artis Selby
Tuition: $50 members; $62 non-members
Monday, Aug 24, 6:00 - 9:00pm (1 session)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Aug 17
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Learn how to quickly etch brass sheet to create a pendant, broach, or even a pair of earrings. We will be creative with a Sharpie and your freeform design or stencil. A Supply List will be posted on the Studio Six Jewelry Artists Facebook page as well as on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists.
Single class scheduled on 8/24/2015 at 6:00PM
* * * 5-WEEK CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Begins Oct 7 / Ends Nov 4 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 30
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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This five week intensive class will provide students with basic silversmithing skills which will include: silver soldering, stone setting, roller printing and hammer texturing, finishing surfaces, faux silver treatments using copper and silver, and coloring agents. You will purchase a piece of silver that will be transformed into a pendant, ring, and possibly a bracelet. (Stones for your jewelry may be purchased directly from the instructor). Other jewelry options will be covered, time permitting. We will also have a discussion on setting up an inexpensive jewelry studio in your home. A limited number of tools boxes will be available for sale for $35. Students must contact instructor (at nwilson113@att.net) five days before class to be able to purchase a box. A tool supply list will also be available. The materials fee will cover silver and disposables for $30-$50, depending on silver market. Tool box fee and materials fee are payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. Those students who have taken a previous silversmithing class will reinforce their skills and learn new stone setting techniques along with other surface treatments not covered in previous classes. This class or equivalent is the prerequisite for many other Jewelry and Small Metals classes.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 10/7/2015 and ending 11/4/2015 at 9:00AM
* * * 5-WEEK CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Oct 7 / Ends Nov 4 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 30
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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This five week intensive class will provide students with basic silversmithing skills which will include: silver soldering, stone setting, roller printing and hammer texturing, finishing surfaces, faux silver treatments using copper and silver, and coloring agents. You will purchase a piece of silver that will be transformed into a pendant, ring, and possibly a bracelet. (Stones for your jewelry may be purchased directly from the instructor). Other jewelry options will be covered, time permitting. We will also have a discussion on setting up an inexpensive jewelry studio in your home. A limited number of tools boxes will be available for sale for $35. Students must contact instructor (at nwilson113@att.net) five days before class to be able to purchase a box. A tool supply list will also be available. The materials fee will cover silver and disposables for $30-$50, depending on silver market. Tool box fee and materials fee are payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. Those students who have taken a previous silversmithing class will reinforce their skills and learn new stone setting techniques along with other surface treatments not covered in previous classes. This class or equivalent is the prerequisite for many other Jewelry and Small Metals classes.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 10/7/2015 and ending 11/4/2015 at 6:30PM
* * * NEW - 5-WEEK CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Fridays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Sep 18 / Ends Oct 16 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 11
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Combining beads with strands of fiber is an ancient practice that is still just as fun today! Combine silk, waxed linen, leather, and hemp with semiprecious and natural stone beads and learn old and new techniques to make bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Projects will echo the "bohemian" jewelry style so popular today, and will leave plenty of room for you to play with color, contrast, and combinations. Some materials will be available for purchase from the instructor, or bring those beads you've been meaning to use. No experience necessary.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 9/18/2015 and ending 10/16/2015 at 10:30AM
* * * NEW - WEEKEND WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Donnell Williams
Tuition: $112 members; $140 non-members
Saturday, Sep 19, and Sunday, Sep 20, 9:00am - 3:00pm, (2 sessions total)
(With one hour lunch on your own each day.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 12
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Design and create a three-dimensional sculpture using "found objects," those interesting tidbits that attract you because of their shape, patina, or sense of whimsy or mystery. Bring found objects that are small and can be incorporated onto a copper sheet that's approximately 12"x12". Items can be cold connected (wired, screwed or riveted) or soldered to the copper. There will be a collection of found objects at the workshop that you can use as well. Think outside the box for this workshop! No experience necessary. A Tool and Supply List is available on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/19/2015 and ending 9/20/2015 at 9:00AM
* * * WEEKEND WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Marlene Gremillion
Tuition: $116 members; $145 non-members
Saturday, Sep 26, and Sunday, Sep 27, 9:00am - 3:00pm (2 sessions total)
(With one hour lunch on your own each day.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 19
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Students will learn how to prepare, form, and cure polymer clay in this two-day workshop. A variety of methods and handy tips will be taught. Students will learn how to texture, imprint, foil, cane, and layer polymer in various colors, along with color mixing. Designing and use of canes will be the major focus. A materials fee of $15 is due to instructor the first day of the workshop. Some tools are available for borrowing, but bring your own if you have them. We will be sharing pasta machines. Forming an Arkansas Polymer Guild will be discussed. Open to all skill levels. A supply list is available on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists. Contact the instructor with questions at gremartist@gmail.com or 501-915-0937.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/26/2015 and ending 9/27/2015 at 9:00AM
* * * WEEKEND WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Friday, Oct 2, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, Oct 3 & 4, 9:00am - 4:00pm (3 sessions total)
(With one hour lunch on your own Saturday and Sunday.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 25
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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This weekend intensive class will provide techniques in precision soldering and stone setting, including prong and tab setting. Cold connections (rivets and screws) will also be covered. A variety of jewelry pieces will be made in class including pendants, pins, and chains. Materials may be purchased from the instructor. This is not a beginner class. Students must have taken a previous course (such as Introduction to Silversmithing: Part One) and have soldering skills. The materials fee will cover silver and consumables for between $30-50, depending on the current silver market. Stones may also be purchased at an extra cost. Fees will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. A Supply List is available on the AAC website at arkansartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/2/2015 and ending 10/4/2015
* * * METAL MONDAY WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Jann Greenland, Department Chair
Tuition: $25 members; $31 non-members
Monday, Oct 12, 12:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Oct 5
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Bronze clay can be worked by hand, molded, and shaped with small tools just like ceramic clay, but once dried and fired it becomes solid metal! Try your hand at making your own jewelry components from bronze clay and learn about the firing process unique to this material. Students will create during this class but will return to pick up their work after it has dried and been fired (1-2 weeks). Bronze clay will be available for purchase in the studio at cost (price may vary but at press time was $23 per 100g package). A Supply List will be available on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists.
Single class scheduled on 10/12/2015 at 12:00PM
* * * WEEKEND WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $116 members; $145 non-members
Friday, Oct 9, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, Oct 10, 9:00am - 3:00pm (2 sessions total)
(With one hour lunch on your own Saturday.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Oct 2
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Make a beautiful contemporary ring from fine silver clay (PMC3) and a faceted cubic zirconia. Get tips on fitting (since metal clay shrinks) and making a durable band, and learn a sleek bezel setting technique to fire the stone in place. This class is open to all skill levels. Clay and stones will be available for purchase from the instructor.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/9/2015 and ending 10/10/2015
* * * NEW - 5-WEEK CLASS - DAY SECTION # 1 * * *

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Begins Sep 16 / Ends Oct 14 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 9
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Metal clay can seem like magic - pliable and versatile in its raw state, it transforms in the kiln to solid metal. Learn what you can do with metal clay in this five-week class. We'll explore different metal clays (silver, white copper, and, time permitting, bronze) and techniques, including setting stones, making bezels, hollow forming and more. Open to all skill levels. Clay and stones may be purchased from the instructor.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/16/2015 and ending 10/14/2015 at 1:00PM
* * * NEW - 5-WEEK CLASS - DAY SECTION # 2 * * *

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Begins Oct 21 / Ends Nov 18 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Oct 14
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Metal clay can seem like magic - pliable and versatile in its raw state, it transforms in the kiln to solid metal. Learn what you can do with metal clay in this five-week class. We'll explore different metal clays (silver, white copper, and, time permitting, bronze) and techniques, including setting stones, making bezels, hollow forming and more. Open to all skill levels. Clay and stones may be purchased from the instructor.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 10/21/2015 and ending 11/18/2015 at 1:00PM
* * * NEW - 5-WEEK CLASS - EVENING SECTION* * *

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Begins Sep 14 / Ends Oct 12 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 7
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Metal clay can seem like magic - pliable and versatile in its raw state, it transforms in the kiln to solid metal. Learn what you can do with metal clay in this five-week class. We'll explore different metal clays (silver, white copper, and, time permitting, bronze) and techniques, including setting stones, making bezels, hollow forming and more. Open to all skill levels. Clay and stones may be purchased from the instructor.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/14/2015 and ending 10/12/2015 at 6:00PM
* * * NEW - METAL MONDAY - EVENING WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Artis Selby
Tuition: $35 members; $44 non-members
Monday, Oct 26, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Oct 19
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Create a one-of-a-kind sterling silver bangle bracelet in a single evening. Using heavy sterling wire, hammers, and metal stamps, students will customize the look and fit of their creation. Students will also have the opportunity to patina and polish their bracelets. Wire and solder may be purchased from the instructor. Basic soldering knowledge needed.
Single class scheduled on 10/26/2015 at 6:00PM
* * * NEW - METAL MONDAY WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Laura Brooks
Tuition: $35 members; $44 non-members
Monday, Oct 19, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Oct 12
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Make the jump to gold with confidence! Students will become familiar with the working properties of 14k gold by making a pair of earrings from wire. Prior soldering experience required. Kit will be purchased from the instructor at the beginning of class (approx. $60), and will include 14k gold wire and solder.
Single class scheduled on 10/19/2015 at 1:00PM
* * * NEW - 10-WEEK - EVENING CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Teresa Smith
Tuition: $254 members; $317 non-members
Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Begins Sep 17 / Ends Nov 19
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 10
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Learn to add depth and character to your metal projects by creating texture and other surface embellishments. A variety of processes will be investigated, including fusing, reticulation, roller printing, etching, marriage of metal, weaving, sand casting, tufa casting, and shibuichi. Colorants will also be explored including patinas and basic enameling techniques. Materials and tools will be discussed on the first night of class. For questions and additional information, please email the instructor at Teresa_smith73@yahoo.com.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/17/2015 and ending 11/19/2015 at 6:00PM
* * * 5-WEEK CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Burke Johnston
Tuition: $127 members; $159 non-members
Tuesdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Oct 20 / Ends Nov 17 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Oct 13
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Glass enamels produce brilliant colors when fused by heat with certain metals, especially copper and silver. Beginners in this class will learn simple enameling techniques and then join more experienced students to create finished jewelry pieces and/or holiday ornaments. The instructor will demonstrate two enameling processes: simple cloisonné and the use of surface decals. Students may work at their own speed and develop other projects. Copper for two projects and all enamels are supplied. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Sterling or fine silver can also be purchased from the instructor. A Supply List will be available on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists. No previous enameling experience required.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/20/2015 and ending 11/17/2015 at 10:30AM
* * * METAL MONDAY WORKSHOP * * *

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Instructor: Laura Brooks
Tuition: $35 members; $44 non-members
Monday, Sep 28, 1:00 - 4:00pm (1 session)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 21
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Getting bored with round and oval bezel setting? Maybe it's time to move to corners! Come learn tips and tricks to creating and setting bezels for square and other hard-cornered stones. Both cabochon and faceted stones will be addressed. A $10 fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the session to cover the cost of materials. This kit includes two faceted cubic zirconias and fine silver wire to make bezels for them. Bring your own square or other hard-cornered cabochon stone. Additional bezel wire will be available for purchase in class.
Single class scheduled on 9/28/2015 at 1:00PM
* * * 10-WEEK CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson
Tuition: $254 members; $317 non-members
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Sep 15 / Ends Nov 17
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 8
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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This class is suited for any individual with intermediate jewelry-making skills. Students will reinforce their basic skills and, if ready, will work on their own projects with the assistance of the instructor as needed. As a BONUS to this class, students will be able to watch, learn, and participate in three or more new jewelry-making techniques designed for the intermediate level; possible examples include: mechanisms like hinges, patination, sand casting, or others as determined by the instructor. A jewelry piece completed during this class will have the opportunity to be photographed for student's use and/or for class promotional purposes. Check out the Studio 6 Facebook page for samples of new technique offerings.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/15/2015 and ending 11/17/2015 at 6:30PM
* * * 10-WEEK CLASS * * *

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Instructor: Jann Greenland, Department Chair
Tuition: $254 members; $317 non-members
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Sep 17 / Ends Nov 19
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Sep 10
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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If you have basic metalsmithing skills, a head full of ideas...and lots of questions, this is the class for you. This loosely-structured course allows students to experiment with design ideas while solidifying skills and building confidence. Some of the instruction is "top down," with the instructor originating lessons or building on a topic of student inquiry, plus we often include some "lateral" instruction, where a student with a strong skill shares it with the group. We embrace a variety of metals and alternative materials and are supportive of each individual developing a unique artistic voice. PREREQUISITE: Students must have previous experience in silversmithing and have familiarity with soldering. Introduction to Silversmithing - Part One (or its equivalent) is an excellent way to fill this requirement.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/17/2015 and ending 11/19/2015 at 10:30AM
* * * NEW - 3-SESSION WORKSHOP in DECEMBER * * *

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $76 members; $95 non-members
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Dec 2 / Ends Dec 16 (3 sessions total)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 12 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Nov 25
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please email juchendu@arkansasartscenter.org to be placed on a wait list for the current quarter. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Make your holiday gifts! In this workshop you'll choose from a variety of fibers and beads to make on-trend bohemian-style necklaces and bracelets. Materials may be purchased from the instructor, or bring those beads you've been meaning to use! No experience necessary!
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 12/2/2015 and ending 12/16/2015 at 10:30AM

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