To register for classes call Creative Place at 714-446-9000 or click here to register online anytime.

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

Sat. June 20  (10a-5p)
ADDITIONAL DATES Coming Soon 
 

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. Materials fee, includes use of tools.

Classy Glassy Earrings  $60
by Inez Flaugh

Sat. March 14 (9a-1p) or
Sat, April 18 (9a-1p) or
Sun. May 17 (9a-1p)

Create a beautiful pair of earrings with glass cabochons fused into a silver bezel. The glass will be fired in place as well as the chain link connecting your dangle to the silver bezel. Earring hooks will be made in class as well. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundations Skills + 10 hours. Materials list.

Paper Play  $60
by Inez Flaugh

Sat. March 14 (2-6p) or
Sat. April 18 (2-6p) or
Sun. May 17 (2-6p)

Who hasn’t done some paper folding in their lifetime, whether it be in scrapbooking, making cards or origami. Well now is your chance to incorporate some of this paper goodness into your works.
Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 10 hrs. Materials list.

Woodland Guardian  $75
by Cathy Burton

Sun. March 15 (10a-5p)

Create your choice of woodland guardian: elven or feline, both keep a watchful eye from behind forest foliage. The cat features a bail made from his curling tail, while the elf hangs from a delicate vine.
Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

A Whole New Twist  $60
by Cathy Burton

Sat. March 21 (9a-1p) or
Fri. April 24 (10a-2p) or
Sun. May 3 (2-6p)

This multi-layer pendant sports CZs custom set by you and a unique twisted bail that will allow for interchangeability with multiple chains and cords. No longer will you have to worry about a bail that might not be big enough for your clasp to fit through, nor will you have to pull out your tools to change it when you want to update the look. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 3 hrs. Materials list.

Tree of Leaf  $60
by Cathy Burton

Sat. March 21 (2-6p)

This pendant gives rise to the age-old question “what came first, the chicken or the egg.” In this scenario instead of a tree growing out of the ground and sprouting leaves, the leaf sprouts the tree. If you like, you can bring a leaf from your yard for the texture. You will then carve a tree in the middle of it and drape it over dowels to provide dimension. Populate it with leaves, or leave it bare, and add a bird. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

Flora Earrings  $75
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. March 22 (10a-5p)

Cork clay is the foundation for these delicately curved earrings. Clay coils are twisted and wound inside a silver frame, then carved to add dimension. Filled with strands of contrasting chain and beads, these earrings are enchanting. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 6 hours. Materials list.

Fuchsia Pendant  $75
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. March 28 (10a-5p)

Texture and drape metal clay around fine silver wire stamen to create this delicate award-winning floral pendant. The petals are double sided with a torn edge and matt finish that contrasts beautifully with the crisp shiny leaves. You will also learn how to emboss the leaves which complete the look. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

Glassy Touch Bracelet  $75
by Inez Flaugh

Sun. March 29 (9a-5p) or
Sun. May 31 (9a-5p)

Who doesn’t like a little sparkle to wear around town? Create a beautiful bracelet using dichroic glass cabochons and silver bezels fit to wear anywhere.  Learn to make and carve the bezels to fit your glass and your wrist. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 10 hours. Materials list.

Hollow Lentil Beads  $60
by Cindy Pankopf

Fri. April 3 (10-2) or
Sun. April 19 (2-6p) or
Sat. May 9 (9a-1p)

Create hollow beads without a burnable form! You’ll use embossing dies for texture along with forms to drape and dry upon. Make several different sizes in this workshop and then use them in the “Spiral Enchantment” necklace. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 3 hours.
Materials list.

Triptych Convertible Pendant  $60
by Cathy Burton

Sat. April 4 (9a-1p)

Create this pendant with three movable segments made from one texture so that when worn together, it forms one complete image. This pendant is convertible, with the two outer sections becoming earrings with the addition of jumprings and earwires. Kind of like a two-for-one special.
Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundations Skills + 3 hrs. Materials list.

Garden Path Carved Ring  $60
by Cathy Burton

Sat. April 4 (2-6p) or
Fri.  April 10 (10a-2p) or
Sun. May 3 (9a-1p)

Creating a plain ring band is fairly easy but when it comes to making a textured band, it’s difficult to match the textures to make it look seamless. Learn how to seamlessly blend your seam and then carve out areas to give even more interest and dimension. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills +3 hrs. Materials list.

Galaxy Box  $130
by Cindy Pankopf

Two-parts: Sat.-Sun. April 11-12 (10a-5p)

Create a hinged, lidded box with openwork that features a clay-set cubic zirconia. This technique-rich and challenging project can easily be made into a pendant and is a great project to take your ACS skills to the next level. You will be mitering corners, rolling snakes, making clay balls, constructing a hinge, fitting a lid and carving! Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 12 hours.
Materials list.

Oops #!*@ What Now???  $60
by Cindy Pankopf

Fri.  April 17 (10a-2p) or
Sat. May 9 (2-6p)

Don’t get mad, make jewelry! Go from broken to beautiful! Learn how to deal with the most common metal clay mishaps: broken pieces, boring pieces, clay too thin, or textured too deep. Also covered will be how to add elements to fired pieces using overlay paste and using oil paste to deal with underfired pieces. The most important thing is learning when to fix it and when to move on. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials List.

Romanesque Necklace  $60
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun.  April 19 (9a-1p)

Copper clay is a great alternative to silver metal clay at 1/10 the expense! You will learn the basics of working with Art Clay Copper as you texture, form and drill each of the components that combine into this stunning neckpiece. Matching earrings are a cinch to make. All skill levels welcome. Materials list.

Foundations of Ring Making  $130
by Cindy Pankopf

Two-parts: Pt1 Sat. April 25 &
Pt2 Sat. May 2 (10-5p)

Learn the basics of the three classic metal clay ring forming techniques: snake band, flat band, and dry assembled construction. Calculating for shrinkage is critical when making rings so they will fit properly. Also covered: carving, pearl setting, clay bezel stone setting, and clay doming. With all of these techniques under your belt you’ll be ready to explore ring designing on your own. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills.
Materials list.

Level 1 Certification  $750
by Cindy Pankopf

Fri.-Sun., May 22-24 (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. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation
Skills + 10 hours. Materials list.

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Cat and Mouse Ring  $75
by Cathy Burton

Sat. May 30 (10a-5p)

This cat seems to have captured a poor little mouse and is very proud of himself. But don’t worry, these two are friends and love to hang out together.  You will learn to construct a hollow ring that is lightweight, uses less clay, and can be worn as a ring or a pendant. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 6 hrs. Ring making experience helpful. Materials list.

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