Register for classes online anytime click here. If you have questions, call Creative Place at 714-446-9000.

New location, new look, new class format!

At the new Santa Ana location, we have streamlined the workshop format to make it easier and much more cost effective to take classes. All workshops include the use of all tools, and materials are now available in an easy kit form making it much easier to budget. No more schlepping tools (unless you want to)! The new venue is dedicated entirely to workshops, the retail portion is discontinued.

Workshop Levels:
Level 1
All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to those wishing to refine skills or refresh techniques. In class firing and polishing/finishing. Relaxed pace.
Level 2
Must have taken Metal Clay Foundation Skills. All level 2 classes will build on established skills and include syringe work, using a needle tool, dry assembly plus additional project specific skills. Moderate pace. Requires at home polishing/finishing.
Level 3
Must have taken any Level 2 class. Skills will be refined, and understanding expanded, multi-tasking. Brisk pace. Requires at home polishing/finishing.
Level 4
Must have taken several Level 3 classes. More challenging and independant working environment. Improvisation and design opportunities. Brisk pace, may not be finished during class. Requires at home polishing/finishing.

Level 1 Workshops

All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to those wishing to refine skills or refresh techniques. In class firing and polishing/finishing. Relaxed pace.

Grand Opening
Make-and-Take  $50
by Cindy Pankopf

Level 1*

Sun. May 1 (any time between 10a-3p)  

Come by the new location and just say “Hi” or hang out for a couple of hours and participate in the Make-and-Take to create some jewelry! This is a great way to get your hands on silver clay in a very casual atmosphere. Each person will make up to 4 pieces of pure silver jewelry. You can create pendants for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bookmarks, wine charms, mobile phone dangles, luggage tags, backpack zipper pulls, key chains and more! All skill levels welcome. This event is all inclusive. Price includes includes silver clay, findings and the use of all tools and supplies. No reservation required, only participants pay. Please come visit!!!

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

 

foundation_4232 B&BMetal Clay Foundation Skills  $95
by Cindy Pankopf

Level 1*

Sat. May 14 (10a-5p) or
Wed. & Thurs. May 25 & 26 (6-9p) or
Sun. June 19 (10a-5p)  

Explore real silver in clay form! This moldable, rollable clay is amazing! Learn about the different varieties of clay and see examples of many different applications. You will make three personalized pieces while learning about tools, and techniques. You’ll learn everything from rolling and texturing the clay, to sanding, polishing and oxidizing. You’ll leave with finished jewelry and possess the skills which are the foundation of your future creative explorations with metal clay! All skill levels welcome. Additional $65 materials fee, includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, and findings. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

Level 2 Workshops

Must have taken Metal Clay Foundation Skills. All level 2 classes will build on established skills and include syringe work, using a needle tool, dry assembly plus additional project specific skills. Moderate pace. Requires at home polishing/finishing.

Mystical Shield  $80
by Cathy Burton

Level 2*
Sat. May 7 (12-5p) or
Sat. June 25 (12-5p)

Everyone could use a little protection in their lives! This mystical shield helps keep its wearer grounded and shielded from harm. You will create the individual layers, learn an easy way to set CZs, and how to build your piece using a method called “dry construction”. You will also learn how to make calibrated balls to embellish your piece. Additional $64 materials fee includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, and CZs. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

Mosaic Earrings  $100
by Inez Flaugh

Level 2*
Sat. May 28 (9a-5p) or
Sun. June 26 (9a-5p)

Working with glass can be quite tricky, but it is beautiful once you incorporate it into your jewelry. In this class you will learn a little bit about fusing glass onto your silver, reactions of glass and silver, and how to properly fire and cool glass to minimize the risk of breakage. Additional $43 materials fee includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, CZs, glass frit and ear wires. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

Origami Shirt  $60
by Cathy Burton

Level 2*
Sat. June 18 (9a-12p)

Remember when paper clothes used to be in? This paper shirt requires no ironing, can be worn every day, and will not go out of style. You will have plenty of time to get comfortable with practice paper before breaking out the good stuff. A few folds and you will have this cute conversation piece complete with buttons, a pocket, and realistic stitching! Can you think of a cuter gift? Additional $35 materials fee includes silver paper clay, and the use of silver paste. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created in class, but will be fired and finished AFTER CLASS.

Out On a Limb  $70
by Cathy Burton

Level 2*
Sat. June 18 (2-6p)

This cute little guy has a tight grip on his branch as he gets up the courage to take his first flight. You will learn an easy, foolproof way to set CZs, a skill that will come in handy for future projects. Hone your snake rolling skills as you form and texture a branch, add some leaves, and then give him some cute little syringe feet to hold on with. Additional $62 materials fee, includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, and CZs. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

Level 3 Workshops

Must have taken any Level 2 class. Skills will be refined, and understanding expanded, multi-tasking. Brisk pace. Requires at home polishing/finishing.

Level 1 Certification  $850
by Cindy Pankopf

Level 3*
Three parts: Fri.-Sun. June 10-12 (9a-5p)

Immerse yourself in Art Clay in this intensive 3-day workshop. You will create 7 projects and cover many techniques, from ring formation to working with glass and porcelain, to syringe techniques, cork clay, and more. This is a great opportunity for those who want to refine their ACS skills or for those who want to teach. Students who successfully complete each project will become Certified Art Clay Silver Level 1 Instructors. The use of all tools, supplies and materials is included in the class price.

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

Caged Vines Pendant $100
by Cindy Pankopf

Level 3*
Sun. May 15 (10a-5p)

Perfect your snake rolling skills while creating this delicate and lovely 3-D domed heart pendant. You will learn how to work with cork forms, how to perfect your clay conditioning skills, how to form decorative and tapered clay snakes, as well as how to carve them to add detail and the motion of crawling vines. Finally you will learn tips on making tiny leaves to embellish with. Additional $79 materials fee, includes silver clay, you own silver syringe, cork clay and a jump ring for hanging. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created in class, but will be fired and finished AFTER CLASS.

Playing A-Round  $110
by Inez Flaugh

Level 3*
Sat. May 21 (9a-5p) or
Sat. June 4 (9a-5p)

Just like the name says this project is playing around, with circles and gem stones, to create a beautiful pendant which you can wear anywhere. In this class you will learn all about open-work, snake rolling, bail creation, and how to set CZs. Additional $87 materials fee, includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, CZs, chain and findings. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created in class, but will be fired and finished AFTER CLASS.

Spoon Fed  $80
by Cathy Burton

Level 3*
Sun. May 22 (12-5p) or
Sun. June 5 (12-5p)

Feed your creativity by transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. A spoon on its own is just a transport device for food. Add some texture, calibrated balls and a carved bezel-set CZ and that ordinary spoon into a unique statement. Magic without the brute force and expensive tools traditionally needed for turning silverware into jewelry! Additional $61 materials fee, includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, and one CZ. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created, fired and finished IN CLASS.

May Flowers Ring  $100
by Inez Flaugh

Level 3*
Sun. May 29 (9a-5p)

April showers bring May flowers. It is that time of year when everything is in bloom, including your finger! In this class you will learn how to make a ring fit to size, how to set a CZ, and how to decorate with syringe. Additional $38 materials fee, includes silver clay, the use of silver syringe, and one CZ. The use of all tools and supplies is complimentary.

Pieces will be created in class, but will be fired and finished AFTER CLASS.

To register for classes click here to sign up online.

To download a PDF of the Creative Place calendar, click here for May & June

  For all classes and events by Cindy Pankopf, click here.