Adult Classes

Paper Flower Workshop

Join us at the Mansfield Art Center for a workshop on the Art of Paper Flower making. Enjoy an evening of exploration in the creation of various flowers and greenery that make a beautiful long-lasting bouquet

Thursday, June 20, 2019

6pm-8pm

$12 per person (materials included). RSVP by June 18

Please bring a beverage of your choice and a snack to share (optional)

Veterans Expressive Arts Class (Spring Session)

Mondays | 6-8pm

Spring Session – May 13 – June 18
Facilitated by Cheryl Pete, ATR

This class is an exploration of art for self-expression. Unlike a typical art class, this class is facilitated by an art therapist and offers participants the opportunity to use art for storytelling, emotional expression, stress relief and increasing self-confidence.

Story Quilts for Female Veterans and Service Members (1-Day Workshop)

Facilitated by Cheryl Pete, ATR
Mondays, 6:00-8:00 | April 29th & May 6th
Min Registration: 4

This workshop will involve the creation of a small art quilt for personal storytelling using a trauma informed approach. Group members will use markers, paint and/or basic sewing skills to create their finished work. No sewing skills are needed to participate.

Jewelry – Advanced Jewelry Making & Enameling (Spring & Summer Session)

Drawing and Doodles.

Age: 18+ 
Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Wednesdays | 2-5pm 
Spring Session: May 22 – June 26
Summer Session: July 17 – August 21
$110 Members | $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $30 | Min Registration: 5

For students who have completed the beginning jewelry making class and have instructor approval, this project based class allows students to follow their own artistic journey through independent study. The instructor provides design and metal fabrication problem solving guidance based on students’ ideas and skill levels.

Adv. students are free to work independently. The supply fee covers all glass colors and firings. Copper and silver is available for purchase in the studio or students may bring in their own.
texturing, sanding, polishing, and soldering.

Jewelry – Beginning Jewelry Making (Spring Session)

Drawing and Doodles.

6-Tuesdays
Age: 18+ 
Instructor: Kristin Ellis 
Tuesdays |5:30 – 8:30pm
Spring Session: May 21 – June 25 
$110 Members | $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 5

Learn the traditional metalsmithing techniques of jewelry making. This class takes you step by step through time honored skills, which include sawing, filing, riveting, stamping, surface texturing, sanding, polishing, and soldering. Open to all skill levels, projects are suggested for beginners and advanced students work independently. All supplies, such as brass and copper metals are provided. Students may bring in their own materials with instructor approval. The studio is only equipped for non-ferrous metals.

Jewelry – Cork & Stamp Jewelry Workshop (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Cork & Stamp Jewelry Workshop
1-Day Workshop
Ages- 21+
Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm | July 9
$40/person | Min Registration: 5

Stamp your own metal jewelry and accessories while you sip on your own favorite beverage. It’s fun to play with hammers after a long day at work!

Jewelry – Enameling: Fusing Glass on Metal (Spring Session)

6-Wednesdays 
Age: 18+ 
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm 
Winter II Session– March 20 – April 24
Spring Session– May 22 – June 26 
$110 Members / $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $30 | Min Registration: 5

Learn the art of fusing layers of powdered glass onto pure copper. Students begin with basic metal shaping and preparation followed by glass application and firing techniques. Beginning projects include plaques and bowls.

Advanced students are free to work independently. The supply fee covers all glass colors and firings. Copper and silver is available for purchase in the studio or students may bring in their own.

Jewelry – Setting Gemstones

Jewelry Making: Setting Gemstones

6-Tuesdays
Age: 18+
Instructor: Kristin Ellis
Tuesdays | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Summer Session- July 16 – August 20
$110 Members | $135 Non-members
Supply Fee: $25 | Min Registration: 5

Open to all levels, this class focuses on making
gem-set jewelry. Your stone setting project will cover basic small scale metalsmithing skills, which include sawing, filing, sanding, soldering, forming, and bending. Beginners will learn bezel setting flat-backed stones, while advanced students can choose to set faceted stones. Bring your own gems or buy them from the instructor. You can make a ring, pendant, or link bracelet. Copper and Brass are provided, but students can purchase silver if desired. The studio will provide all the necessary tools.

Jewelry – Spoon Ring Workshop (1-Day)

Drawing and Doodles.

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Kristin Ellis

Spring Session: Sunday, May 5 | 1-4pm

Summer Session: August 27

$40 Members / $55 Non-members

Min Registration: 5

Learn how to make an heirloom spoon ring from family silverware or a flea market find. Spoons (or forks!) can be made of sterling silver or silver plated nonferrous metal. Bring in your silverware and we will use the traditional metal smithing techniques of cutting, filing, sanding, hammering, bending, and polishing to turn your old flatware handle into a new wearable ring.

NOTE: Steel and stainless steel cannot be used. A selection of spoons will be on hand for purchase in case a student doesn’t have a spoon made of workable metal.

Students may be able to complete more than one ring if time permits. Beginners with no jewelry making experience are encouraged to bring extra silverware in case they run into problems on their first attempt.

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