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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair

Tuition: $25 members; $31 non-members
Friday, Feb 6, 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: Jan 30
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Take old jewelry pieces, beads, pendants - even earrings - and upcycle them into the latest fashion statement. Bring a friend and refreshments and have fun! You will also learn how to make your own unique clasp from silver or copper. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor during class. Materials fee may change based on class size. A box of costume jewelry - primarily beads - will be available to enhance your design.
Single class scheduled on 2/6/2015 at 6:00PM
Instructor: Burke Johnston

Tuition: $58 members; $73 non-members
Saturday, Feb 21, 9:30am - 4:30pm (1 session)
(With 1 hour lunch on your own.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Feb 14
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Foldforming is a fascinating metal working technique in which sheet metal is manipulated and hammered to create three-dimensional, organic shapes. Small sculptural fold forms can be used as elements in jewelry, hollowware, and enameling. This fairly new technique originated in Germany has been further developed by metalsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. Students will experiment with their own foldformed elements and choose one to use in a finished brooch or pendant. Copper and enamels are provided. Instructor demonstrations will include Line, "T," and Rueger folds as well as the application of glass enamel coatings. A Supply List will be available on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists., although the Jewelry Studio has most of the equipment required for class. Materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
Single class scheduled on 2/21/2015 at 9:30AM
Instructor: Donnell Williams

Tuition: $116 members; $145 non-members
Saturday & Sunday, Mar 14 & 15, 9:00am - 4:00pm (2 sessions)
(With 1 hour lunch on your own.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Mar 7
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Ready to start thinking of spring? Spend a winter weekend in the metals studio making copper garden art. You will cut and solder shapes to a metal support. Found objects provided by instructor can be incorporated into your sculptures. You will also learn about patinas (coloring metal), and letter stamps will be available to print messages, flower names, or even poetry into your copper artwork. The instructor will email a Supply List to students prior to the start of class. A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. (Actual materials fee will depend on market and number of students enrolled).
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/14/2015 and ending 3/15/2015 at 9:00AM
Instructor: Melissa Orsini

Tuition: $50 members; $62 non-members
Saturday, Jan 24, 9:00am - 3:00pm (1 session)
(With 1 hour lunch on your own.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Jan 17
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Knotted silk beaded necklaces are all the rage; why not learn to make your own? With limitless combinations of colors and textures available, you can make one in just your style to keep or for that perfect Valentine's gift. Learning how to knot silk cord is a wonderful technique to add to your jewelry making skills. You will be able to string pearls with what you learn. This is a beginning level class with no previous skills required. All supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor the day of class.
Single class scheduled on 1/24/2015 at 9:00AM
Instructor: Marlene Gremillion

Tuition: $92 members; $115 non-members
Saturday & Sunday, Jan 17 & 18, 9:00am - 4:00pm (2 sessions)
(With 1 hour lunch on your own.)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Jan 10
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Students will learn how to prepare, form and cure polymer clay in this two-day workshop. There are many methods and handy tips that will be taught. Students will design and make their own original jewelry pieces and beads learning how to shape, mold, texture, and put additives to the polymer clay such as paint (acrylic and alcohol inks), gold leaf, pearl powders, spices, cutting out and shaping. A $15 materials fee is payable to instructor at the workshop. For more information, contact the instructor, Marlene Gremillion, at gremartist@gmail.com or 501-915-0937.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/17/2015 and ending 1/18/2015 at 9:00AM
Instructor: Jann Greenland

Tuition: $25 members; $31 non-members
Monday, Feb 16, 12:00 - 3:00pm (1 session)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Feb 9
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Bronze clay can be worked by hand, molded, and shaped with small tools just like pottery 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 been fired (approximately 1 to 2 weeks). Bronze clay will be available for purchase in the studio at cost. Price may vary; at press time, cost was $22.50 per 100g package.
Single class scheduled on 2/16/2015 at 12:00PM
Instructor: Laura Brooks

Tuition: $33 members; $41 non-members
Monday, Mar 2, 12:00 - 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: Feb 26
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Sometimes that big, beautiful stone needs a little light to shine through it, but where can you find what you need in that size? Come learn to make a simple, delicate-looking four-prong wire basket setting that will be very strong and perfect for your bigger gemstones. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students; comfort with precise soldering, measuring, and filing is highly recommended. The instructor will email a Supply List of materials and tools to students prior to the start of class.
Single class scheduled on 3/2/2015 at 12:00PM
Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair

Tuition: $25 members; $31 non-members
Monday, Jan 19, 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: Jan 12
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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Using a variety of materials - from sandpaper to old drill bits, acids, colored wax, heat, and buffing, students will make a sample set of finished metal surfaces to use on their own jewelry pieces. Students are encouraged to bring pieces for finishing, or they may purchase silver or copper from the instructor. (Material costs will vary depending on metals used and market price, typically $5-$35.)
Single class scheduled on 1/19/2015 at 1:00PM
Instructor: Burke Johnston

Tuition: $249 members; $311 non-members
Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Begins Jan 8 / Ends Mar 12
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Jan 1
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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The art of enameling is ancient. Enameled jewelry and vessels have been made by artisans for thousands of years. Traditionally, glass enamel powders are fused to a copper or silver base by kiln-firing or torch firing. Pieces created this way glow with the intensity of colored glass. However, cold enamels or colored resins can also produce beautiful opaque colors. Much modern jewelry labeled "enamel" is actually painted or filled with color resin, requiring no firing. We will explore both methods, Hot & Cold, with our main focus on fired glass enamels. Students may work at their own speed on jewelry-sized or larger pieces. Copper sheet and items to enamel will be available for purchase. A large selection of enamels is provided. No previous enameling experience required. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/8/2015 and ending 3/12/2015 at 6:00PM
Instructor: Jann Greenland

Tuition: $249 members; $311 non-members
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Jan 8 / Ends Mar 12
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Jan 1
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Silversmithing - Part One or equivalent. Students must have taken a previous course and have soldering skills. 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.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/8/2015 and ending 3/12/2015 at 10:30AM
Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair

Tuition: $249 members; $311 non-members
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Jan 6 / Ends Mar 10
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Dec 30
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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This class is for advanced students only. 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 1/6/2015 and ending 3/10/2015 at 6:30PM
NEW 5-WEEK CLASS!

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Begins Jan 7 / Ends Feb 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: Dec 31
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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This five week intensive class will provide you 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 rent for $35. 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 rental fee and materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. (Those students who have taken the fall silversmithing class will reinforce their skills and learn new stone setting techniques along with other surface treatments not covered in the fall class.) NOTE: In the event of a weather cancellation, make-up classes will be scheduled on Friday mornings (9:00am - 12:00pm). Instructor will keep students apprised of the make-up days and times. This class or equivalent is the prerequisite for all other jewelry and small metals classes.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/7/2015 and ending 2/4/2015 at 9:00AM
NEW 5-WEEK CLASS!

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Jan 7 / Ends Feb 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: Dec 31
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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This five week intensive class will provide you 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 rent for $35. 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 rental fee and materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. (Those students who have taken the fall silversmithing class will reinforce their skills and learn new stone setting techniques along with other surface treatments not covered in the fall class.) NOTE: In the event of a weather cancellation, make-up classes will be scheduled on Friday evenngs (6:30 - 9:30pm). Instructor will keep students apprised of the make-up days and times. This class or equivalent is the prerequisite for all other jewelry and small metals classes.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/7/2015 and ending 2/4/2015 at 6:30PM
NEW 5-WEEK CLASS!

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Begins Feb 11 / Ends Mar 11 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Feb 4
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Silversmithing - Part One or equivalent. Students must have taken a previous course and have soldering skills. This five week intensive class will provide more advanced techniques in precision soldering, stone setting and will include prong setting and tab setting. Cold connections (rivets and screws) will also be covered. A variety of jewelry pieces will be made this session including, pendants, pins and chains. Stones and silver and a materials kit may be purchased from the teacher. A tool box is not available for purchase for this class; however, a tool list will be provided upon enrollment. A materials fee of $35-$50 for disposables and silver will be payable to the instructor at the first class. (Fee will depend on market silver price). NOTE: In the event of a weather cancellation, make-up classes will be scheduled on Friday mornings (9:00am - 12:00pm). Instructor will keep students apprised of the make-up days and times.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/11/2015 and ending 3/11/2015 at 9:00AM
NEW 5-WEEK CLASS!

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Feb 11 / Ends Mar 11 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Feb 4
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please call to be placed on a waiting list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session. Call 501-396-0354.
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PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Silversmithing - Part One or equivalent. Students must have taken a previous course and have soldering skills. This five week intensive class will provide more advanced techniques in precision soldering, stone setting and will include prong setting and tab setting. Cold connections (rivets and screws) will also be covered. A variety of jewelry pieces will be made this session including, pendants, pins and chains. Stones and silver and a materials kit may be purchased from the teacher. A tool box is not available for purchase for this class; however, a tool list will be provided upon enrollment. A materials fee of $35-$50 for disposables and silver will be payable to the instructor at the first class. (Fee will depend on market silver price). NOTE: In the event of a weather cancellation, make-up classes will be scheduled on Friday evenings (6:30 - 9:30pm). Instructor will keep students apprised of the make-up days and times.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/11/2015 and ending 3/11/2015 at 6:30PM

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