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Art Gourds - Pat Davis
Learn how to create geometric patterns that fit on 3 dimensional objects, gourds. Develop pyrography (wood-burning) skills by burning your design on a gourd. Then add a flex shaft tool to your repertoire to explore texturing, inlay, and filigree techniques. Embellish it all with paints, dyes, gold leaf, or whatever else falls out of the toolbox. Finish and protect your projects with waxes or sealers. Class fee includes gourds and materials needed to complete class projects.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Black Coral Jewelry - Arlene Lazzoro
In this class you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral, including how to collect the coral, smoothing and polishing.  You will then form the limbs into shapes, and assemble the pieces with sterling silver findings, pearls and beads.    Samples of finished jewelry will be available to inspire each student.  Each student will create a knotted pendant, earrings, bangle bracelet, and beads, then assemble with Sterling findings, adding stones and pearls to finish! Class fee includes enough coral to complete 5 pieces of jewelry. 

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Calligraphy - Renee Kelley
Students in this class will learn basic Calligraphy skills. Students will begin class by learning lettering strokes and how to put them together. I will be teaching at least 3 lettering styles using guide lined practice pads. Students will be using Calligraphy to create Jewelry signage, quotes, envelopes and much more. Each student will be provided a Calligraphy Pen Set, practice pads, instruction manual, mat board & frame, assorted envelopes, inks and assorted artwork that they can put their name or saying in. Students will be able to take their pen sets home when they leave class. Lab Fee includes all materials and supplies.

Lab Fee: $135.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Ceramic Jewelry I - Valerie Lamott
In this class we will learn about the different types of clay used in making ceramics, how to wedge/reclaim clay, slab building, pinch pots and coil building all on a small scale for creating jewelry. We will only be making jewelry in this class. Lab fee includes all clay, glaze, and use of tools. The only thing not included is findings and chains to finish your pieces.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Fly Tying - Jeff Heer
This class will feature basic fly tying techniques and tools, and the use of both natural and artificial materials: Participants will learn to make many various freshwater flies and nymphs, both wet and dry varieties. Expect to create flies using feathers, fur, foam, yarn, wire, thread and more. Fly tying vises will be provided for use. Time and weather permitting, basic fly casting will be taught. Lab fee will include materials for in class patterns, basic fly-tying tools, hooks and patterns, more materials will be available for sale.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$50
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Gourd Painting and Pine Needle Trim - JoElla Manning
Gourds are great! And make painting in the round an exciting challenge. Stencils, copyright free images, foam stamps, transfers and more are ways to create images, or better yet, bring your design ideas. You begin with a craft ready gourd, color and seal the inside, paint and seal your images, and embellish with a pine needle trim, plus beading as desired. Extensive amounts of materials are made available to complete two medium gourds. No previous experience needed but be prepared to be hooked on gourds.

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 0
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Photography - Maggie Huber
This class is for everyone, beginners and experienced photographers alike. Students will learn different photography and lighting techniques for everything from portraiture to macro-photography; how to photograph people, jewelry and jewels; and what to do with the photographs after they are taken. Each student will leave with a handmade light tent, a digital and printed portfolio and an understanding of how to use their photos on social media sites such as Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram. This class is perfect for someone just wanting to document their creations or someone interested in marketing their wares. You will need a camera, preferably an SLR with detachable lenses, and 5 to 10 items to photograph, such as slabs, cabs, jewels and jewelry. Lab fee covers materials to make the light tent and printing costs for the portfolio.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 15
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Scrimshaw - Rich Williams
Learn the historic art-form of scrimshaw, the art of the Whalers. All material meets current regulations. Additional material is available for purchase. Drawing skills are not a prerequisite however patience is a plus and you will need an OptiVISOR. I’ve been doing scrimshaw for over 30 years and love teaching it to others to help keep this original American art-form alive. Join the fun as you progress from simple designs to more complicated projects. Any questions can be addressed to Richinmich53@aol.com See student projects at scrimshawandmore.com. Lab fee includes a tool kit which you keep, sufficient material for up to five projects, and all required patterns, practice material, ink and support items.

Lab Fee: $115.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Soft Soldering - Becky Patellis
The art of translating Tiffany style stained glass soldering into jewelry. We will be using a soldering iron instead of a torch to get similar looks. Sometimes called “low-tech” soldering. This technique is especially good for those who do not have an appropriate place for torch work, or just don’t like working with fire. Students will use copper foil around cabochons, beads, or just make wire structures to form their individual designs. The school has soldering irons and rheostats for student use, or you can bring your own. Students will also need to bring a pair of chain nose pliers or a third-hand (that they don’t care gets used with heat), safety glasses, assortment of cabochons and beads, some wire working tools, mask, and non-latex gloves. Instructor will supply patina and patina brush, polishing compound, some cabs (for purchase at very reasonable prices), and additional assortment of wire. Class fee includes lead-free solder, copper foil, paste flux, flux brush, sal ammoniac (cleaning block), tinned copper wire.

Lab Fee: $90.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Tie Dye - Barbara Green
We will be working with fabric dyes and Sharpies to dye our fabric. We will also try our hand to Batik, Dye Resist and Dye Discharge, Shibori, monoprints and other dying techniques. One item per each project will be provided. If you wish to bring your own, check to see that they are 100% natural fibers. Silk scarves and other special items will be available to purchase.

Lab Fee: $75.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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