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Ceramics: Introduction to Ceramics
Thursday Evenings 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
January 4th, 2018 through February 8th, 2018
Registration Deadline: None
Class Fee: 175.00; Materials Fee 50.00


Start an adventure in clay with this eight week class that will lay the groundwork for creating functional and sculptural forms using pinch, coil and slab construction methods. Surface decoration and firing techniques will be explored. This class will conclude with a session focused on use of the wheel. The class meets once per week on Thursday evenings 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. This class is great for people who have had little or no experience with clay, intermediate experience or as a refresher ceramics class. Materials fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazing materials and firing of up to 12 pieces. Additional clay may be purchased from the studio. Tools will be provided, but, you are welcome to bring any clay tools you may already have.

 


Two Session Ceramics Class
Dates: This class may be arranged to fit your schedule.
Registration Deadline: None
Class Fee: 75.00; Materials Fee 25.00

Ever want to play with clay, but didn't want to commit to a bunch of classes? This class is for those who want to try working with clay and is designed to take a student from raw clay to finished work within two sessions. Two 2 1/2 hour classes will be focused around the studentís interests whether it is throwing or hand-building. Materials fee includes 15 pounds of clay, glazing materials and firing of up to 6 pieces. Tools will be provided, but, you are welcome to bring any clay tools you may already have.


Jewelry Basics: Forged, Stamped and Riveted Heart
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Date: January 13th, 2018
Registration Deadline: 1/2/2018
Class Fee: 65.00; Materials Fee 25.00

Transform copper and sterling silver sheet metal into your very own hand forged and stamped heart pendant complete with a handmade clasp. In this class, students will learn to saw and texture metal, which will then be stamped and riveted to make a gorgeous pendant anyone would be proud to wear. The piece will be finished with a leather cord and handmade clasp. Finishing techniques will be covered. Materials fee includes copper sheet metal, sterling silver sheet metal, sterling silver wire, leather cord and use of studio tools. You are required to bring safety glasses.



Jewelry Basics: Byzantine Chainmail Bracelet
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Date: January 27, 2018
Registration Deadline: 1/12/18
Class Fee: 50.00; Materials Fee 25.00

Learn the fundamentals of chainmail in this introductory workshop. Make this beautiful bracelet using Byzantine weave by weaving jump rings utilizing pliers. Then finish your piece with your very own handmade findings. Materials fee includes copper finished jump rings, copper wire for findings and use of studio tools.


Jewelry Basics: Beaded Charm Bracelet
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 2/10/18
Class Fee: 50.00; Materials Fee 75.00

This show stopping bracelet combines the ease of stringing with bead weaving techniques. Ability to work with small beads using needle and thread is needed. This bracelet is so much fun to make and even more fun to wear!

Materials fee includes glass beads, seed beads, wire, sterling silver findings and use of studio tools.



Jewelry Basics: Precious Metal Clay 101
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dates: March 17 and 24th, 2018
Registration Deadline: Deadline: 2/23/18
Class Fee: 100.00; Materials Fee 75.00

Create beautiful silver jewelry while learning the basics of working with precious metal clay. PMC contains silver particles suspended in a binder that when fired transforms into .999 fine silver. In this class, students will make a charm or pendant, and a pair of earrings while learning a simple technique for firing pieces with a kitchen torch making it possible to create silver jewelry without all the expensive tools and equipment. Finishing techniques will be covered. Materials fee includes 25 grams PMC3, pro polish pads, firing and use of studio tools. Students are required to bring safety glasses/goggles.


Jewelry Basics: Earrings
Dates: This class may be arranged to fit your schedule.
Dates: This class may be arranged to fit your schedule. Class Fee: 50.00; Materials Fee 25.00

You can never have enough earrings! And this workshop is a great way to start working with wire. Learn to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. Students will learn basic color theory, properties of metal, the difference in base vs. precious metal, and how to select the perfect gauge wire. Finish the five pairs of earrings you make in this workshop with your own handmade findings. Materials fee includes beads, sterling silver findings and wire for five pairs of earrings. All tools provided.

How to Register
All classes are taught by Vicki Hardin and are beginning/intermediate with no experience necessary. Classes are held in Studio A3 of the Chicken Farm Art Center located at 2505 MLK in San Angelo Texas. You may register for these classes by contacting Vicki Hardin at 325 315 1717. A class fee is required to hold your place in class. If you need to cancel, please give us 24 hoursí notice to receive store credit or you will forfeit your fee. A full refund will be made in the event the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

About Vicki Hardin
Vicki Hardin has worked in clay since 1980, producing utilitarian stoneware and decorative pit fired and rakued vessels. She is an avid jewelry and brush maker and has taught workshops around the nation including Penland School of Crafts. Since earning a BA in art with a focus on ceramics she has maintained a studio and gallery space at Chicken Farm Art Center in San Angelo, Texas.