Art Classes in San Angelo, Texas


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Ceramics: Introduction to Ceramics
September 1st, 2016 through October 20th, 2016 - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee: 200.00; 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 sessions focused on use of the wheel. The class meets once per week on Thursday evenings 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Materials fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazing materials and firing. 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.


Jewelry: Stamped Heart
September 10th, 2016 - 9:30 to 4:30
Class Fee: 95.00; 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.

Materials fee includes copper sheet metal, sterling silver sheet metal, sterling silver wire, leather cord and use of studio tools. All tools provided. You are required to bring safety glasses.
Finishing techniques will be covered.

Jewelry Basics: Earrings
September 17th 1:00 t0 4:00 p.m.
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.

Jewelry Basics: Beaded Dangle Bracelet
September 24th, 2016 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: 50.00; Materials Fee 25.00

Create a unique beaded dangle bracelet in this fun Bracelet workshop. Build your wire skills while learning about color arrangements and design. Finish your piece with your very own handmade findings. We will be working with Sterling Silver Findings, Silver Plated Non-Tarnishing Wire, Crystals, Lampwork Beads, and Semi-Precious Stones.

Materials fee includes beads, copper finished chain, copper wire and use of studio tools.

Woven Beaded Bracelet
October 8th 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: 50.00; Materials Fee 25.00

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.

Basic Chainmail: Byzantine Bracelet
October 15th, 2016 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: 50.00; Materials Fee 25.00

Learn the fundamentals of chainmaille 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.

Jewelry: Precious Metal Clay 101
Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th 1:00 to 4:00
Class Fee: 125.00; 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/googles.

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 hours’ 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.

Clay Class Attendance/Makeups
We recognize that there are times that students may need to miss a class and therefore offer one make up scheduled priorr to the last day of class.

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 jewely 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.