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NEW INSTRUCTOR

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Instructor: Melissa Orsini
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Tuesdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins May 5 / Ends Jun 2 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Apr 28
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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If you are interested in exploring more of the options available in working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC), then this is the class for you! Explore how to set bezels, use syringe clay, cork clay, setting stones in your designs, even adding a touch of 24K gold. Come join us and let your creativity come out to play. The possibilities with this fun medium are endless! A Supply List is provided by the instructor during the first class meeting, with some materials available for purchase in class. Costs for PMC will depend on market price and how much you use; expect to spend approximately $100.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/5/2015 and ending 6/2/2015 at 10:30AM
NEW 5-WEEK DAYTIME CLASS

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Instructor: Burke Johnston
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Tuesdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Mar 31 / Ends Apr 28 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Mar 24
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. 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. We will first study techniques for creating multi-colored enamel designs on flat copper tiles. Finished pieces may be used as traditional decorative tiles, or incorporated into larger mixed media pieces. The use of enamels in jewelry will be demonstrated using domed copper discs. Students may choose to develop large or smaller scaled pieces into finished designs. Two copper tiles and two discs will be supplied per student. All enameling materials are supplied, with a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Additional copper and silver may be purchased from the instructor as needed. A Supply List will be available on the AAC website at arkansasartscenter.org/museum-school---supply-lists.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/31/2015 and ending 4/28/2015 at 10:30AM
Instructor: Jann Greenland

Tuition: $249 members; $311 non-members
Thursdays, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Begins Apr 2 / Ends Jun 4
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Mar 26
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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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 4/2/2015 and ending 6/4/2015 at 10:30AM
Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair

Tuition: $249 members; $311 non-members
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Mar 31 / Ends Jun 2
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Mar 24
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. 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 3/31/2015 and ending 6/2/2015 at 6:30PM
5-WEEK CLASS

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Begins Apr 1 / Ends Apr 29 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Mar 25
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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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 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. 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 many other jewelry and small metals classes.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/1/2015 and ending 4/29/2015 at 9:00AM
5-WEEK CLASS

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Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair
Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Begins Apr 1 / Ends Apr 29 (5-week class)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Mar 25
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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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 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.) 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. This class or equivalent is the prerequisite for all other jewelry and small metals classes.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/1/2015 and ending 4/29/2015 at 6:30PM
Instructor: Nancy Wilson, Department Chair

Tuition: $125 members; $156 non-members
Friday, Apr 10, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Satruday & Sunday, Apr 11 & 12, 9:00am - 4:00pm (3 sessions total)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by: Apr 3
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NOTE: A WAIT LIST IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.
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PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Silversmithing - Part One or equivalent. Students must have taken a previous course and have soldering skills. This weekend 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 is payable to the instructor at the first class. (Fee will depend on market silver price.)
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/10/2015 and ending 4/12/2015
Instructor: Jann Greenland

Tuition: $25 members; $31 non-members
Monday, May 11, 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: May 4
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IF CLASS IS CLOSED please click here to be placed on a wait list. If we receive sufficient interest we may be able to offer another session.
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Learn the basic process of transferring computer and photocopier output to concrete on a small scale. Participants will make samples (not finished objects) that will allow them to customize the process for their own jewelry and small object making. Students will receive information in advance about how to prepare their own images for use in the workshop, and additional prepared images will be available. A materials fee of approximately $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Single class scheduled on 5/11/2015 at 12:00PM
Instructor: Laura Brooks

Tuition: $46 members; $57 non-members
Monday, Apr 27, 12:00 - 4:00pm (1 session, 4-hours)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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In order for instructor to have time to procure materials, CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by Apr 15. STRICT DEADLINE.
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NOTE: A WAIT LIST IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.
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Time to line 'em up…with Channel Setting. Students will learn to cut seats and bearings into a channel pendant. This class is geared toward advanced students who are already comfortable using the flexshaft in smaller designs. A $15-20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the session to cover the cost of materials. NOTE: This class requires special materials to be ordered. Early registration guarantees your supplies. Last day to register is April 15.
Single class scheduled on 4/27/2015 at 12:00PM
Instructor: Laura Brooks

Tuition: $35 members; $44 non-members
Monday, Apr 13, 12:00 - 4:00pm (1 session, 4-hours)
Location: Studio 6
Class limit: 10 maximum / 5 minimum
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In order for instructor to have time to procure materials, CLASS WILL CANCEL if minimum not registered by Apr 6. STRICT DEADLINE.
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NOTE: A WAIT LIST IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS.
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Want to learn a fast, simple, and secure stone setting technique? Flush mounting is an alternative to prong and bezel setting for your small, faceted stones. Using drilling, burring, and burnishing techniques, students will set stones into metal flush with the surface so the stone appears to be suspended. This modern design provides a random, whimsical look for your jewelry. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the session to cover the cost of materials. NOTE: This class requires special materials to be ordered. Early registration guarantees your supplies. Last day to register is April 6.
Single class scheduled on 4/13/2015 at 12:00PM

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