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

2 parts: Wed. & Th. March 19 & 20 (10a-1p) or
Sat. March 29 (10a-5p) or
Sat. May 10 (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. Materials fee, includes use of tools. (This class was formerly titled Intro to Art Clay Silver.)

stone setting_4228 blackStone Setting Sampler   $75
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. March 8 (10a-5p)

An array of ways to set stones including syringe bezels, extruded clay bezels, fine silver prong settings, and tongue setting will be demonstrated in this class. You will also learn how to securely attach bail backs. Design your own unique piece with the methods you want to try. In addition, try stacking rubber stamps for 100% originality! Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

owl_5152blackWho, Me? Owl Pendant   $55
by Cathy Burton

Sun. March 9 (10a-1p) or
Sat. April 5 (2-5p) or
Wed. May 7 (6-9p)

Invite this sleepy little woodland creature to perch on your neck. Customize him by carving his feathers, and positioning his eyes to create different expressions. Whatever you choose, he is sure to capture everyone’s attention as he nestles next to your heart. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills and Stone Setting. Materials list.

dichro_5169black2Syringe Set Dichroic Ring   $55
by Cathy Burton

Sun. March 9 (2-5p) or
Sat. April 5 (10a-1p) or
Wed. May 21 (6-9p)

Learn how to correctly size a ring band to allow for shrinkage so that it fits properly and top it off with a syringe bezel setting that will secure your dichroic glass with a decorative flair. Add some carved designs to the band and you will surely be the envy of your friends when you sport your one-of-a-kind ring. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.


Gifts for Mom

Join us for our gift-making day and create something
for all of the special women in your life Sunday, May 4th!

mom_5155blackI’m with You Always   $55
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. May 4 (10a-1p)Personalize your gift to mom with your own unique fingerprint and her name. This reversible pendant is a gift that will be near and dear to her heart forever.  All skill levels welcome. Materials list.


Legend of the Love Lock $55
by Cathy Burton

Sun. May 4 (2-5p)

Legend has it that you hang a lock on a bridge with the name of a loved one then throw the key into the river. Even if the friendship ends, you can’t remove the lock. It stays as relevance to someone once a part of your life. Create your own lock, add a name on the back and present it to someone to thank them for being part of your life.  All skill levels welcome. Materials list.

daffodil_5160blackDaffodil Post Earrings  $55
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. March 15 (10a-1p) or
Thurs. April 17 (6-9p) or
Sun. April 27 (2-5p)

Post earrings in metal clay at last! Mold adorable silver daffodils then learn how to mount durable sterling silver posts and how to use embeddable jump rings to attach frilly leaves. Look good coming and going with cute details on the back of the dangles. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

morning frost 4223 blackMorning Frost Pendant  $69
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. March 15 (2-6p)
Sun. April 27 (9a-1p)

Tiny dew drops on dawn’s lightly frosted leaves provide the inspiration for this pendant. The leaf texture is created in a very special way and the dew drops are made of tiny bits of dichroic glass. You will learn how to drape the clay to give the leaf a natural shape and how to adhere and fire the glass in place. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

stack_5168blackStacks & Stones Rings  $69
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. March 16 (12-5p) or
Sat. April 19 (12-5p)

Stackable rings are all the rage – wear as many as you like. Off-set multi-colored CZs add the just the right amount of bling. This class covers the unique issues of creating narrow bands and how to size rings in metal clay. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills + 6 hours experience. Materials list.

the giving tree_5156blackThe Giving Tree  $95
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. March 22 (10a-6p) or
Sun. May 18 (10a-6p)

Nestled under the shady canopy of this grand old tree you’ll find an old-fashioned rope swing, gently beckoning in the breeze. An array of techniques will be covered to construct this majestic creation including sculpting with snakes and hand texturing bark. Dimensional foliage creates the self-bail while revealing the branches within. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills + 10 hours experience. Materials list.

mystic_5150blackMystic Woman  $75
by Cathy Burton

Sun. March 23 (10a-5p)

This piece was inspired by push molds in the polymer clay aisle of my local craft store, and by my love of syringe work. Bring your creation to life by building up layers, first creating a background and then adding her face and then flowing locks of hair. Add two or three magic CZs and you will see this ethereal creature come to life to become your own personal mystic. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

mark_4801webMakers’ Marks  $115
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. March 30 (12-4p) or
Sat. May 17 (12-4p)

Make a texture sheet personalized with your name or logo! I will be setting up the logos with many on one sheet for you. Next you will learn how to make a photopolymer texture plate so you can quickly and easily make batches of hang tags for your finished jewelry creations OR make tiny signature chops to attach to your metal clay creations as greenware. Let everyone know what YOU made! Class fee includes 30 min. of artwork generation per student. Additional design time may be purchased. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

golden monarch black 4320Golden Monarch Pendant   $69
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. April 6 (12a-5p)

A real 22 karat gold covered butterfly flutters above a garden of fine silver flowers. Learn how to secure the mobile piece while letting it fly freely over the pendant. You will be able
to use the gold application technique to add glistening accents to your Art Clay Silver creations in the future. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

castle_5153blackCastle Tower  $69
by Cathy Burton

Sat. April 26 (9a-1p)

The shape of this pendant, along with the bail & texture, makes it look like a medieval castle tower. The colors of royalty add to the impression. All that’s missing is a damsel in distress with a knight in shining armor coming to her rescue. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills, Stone Setting. Materials list.

initial_5151blackStone-Set Initial Pendant  $45
by Cathy Burton

Sat. April 26 (2-4p) or
Thurs. May 15 (7-9p)

Create a decorative initial pendant with a flush-set CZ. This would make the perfect birthday gift for someone; just personalize it with their birthstone. Make several, spell out your name or make a statement. Pre-requisite: Foundation Skills. Materials list.

L1cert4234webLevel 1 Certification  $695
(includes all materials)
by Cindy Pankopf

Fri-Sun. April 11-13 (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: Foundation Skills + 10 hours experience.

senior cert 4650 blackSenior Certification  $1195
by Cindy Pankopf

Fri.-Mon. May 23-26 (9a-5p)

In this advanced level class many techniques will be covered including setting cabochons with bezel wire, working with glass, syringe filigree, advanced stone setting, Keum-Boo, using gold paste, ring carving, paper type, making a lidded object, cork clay and more. After successfully completing the projects in this 4-day workshop, you will then create 3 pieces of your own design which incorporate specific criteria. Once evaluated by instructor and Art Clay World U.S.A., you will earn the prestigious Senior Level certification and 37% discount on silver clay. Pre-requisite: Level 1 Certification for 6 month + instructor evaluation.

teaching DSC00815 webTeaching Tactics:
Interactive Workshop  $115
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. May 3 (10a-5p)

Learn the tools to help you create loyal students. “Teaching Tactics” will cover many topics of interest to current and aspiring instructors including: being prepared to teach, understanding students, solving classroom”situations,”and understanding the business of teaching. It will be a combination of lecture and interactive exercises that will help prepare you for many common classroom scenarios. Pre-requisite: Level 1 or Senior ACS Certification. Materials list.


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