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GLASS & JEWELRY

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.16, to inquire about class availability.
 
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C729W17 Glass Pendant with Kumihimo Necklace [NEW!] Saturday, February 25, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructors: Diane Petron/Traudi Bestler
Skill level: ALL
Create a beautiful glass pendant and kumihimo cord as you explore two separate art forms to create one finished piece of jewelry, ready to wear! In the first half of the workshop, you will learn the basics of glass fusing on a small scale. You will cut, shape and layer glass, embed metal hangers and play with decorative embellishments, such as frit and dichroic glass as you create your pendant. In the second half, you will learn kumihimo, the ancient Japanese technique of braiding to make beautiful cords from yarn. You will choose colors to complement your pendant and braid a necklace while your pendant is in the kiln. Materials included. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 2/25/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 91.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 84.00 ea.

D85717 Intermediate Jewelry Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill level: I, AD
Expand on the skills learned in Silversmithing and Jewelry Design through further exploration of familiar skills and the introduction of more advanced techniques involving stone settings, mixed-media and found objects as wearable art. This class will be loosely structured to allow more time to create new pieces, practice and hone your techniques. Prerequisite: a level I MCFTA silver jewelry class or instructor permission. Some materials provided. Project materials purchased by student. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/27/2017 and ending 4/17/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 285.00 ea.

D969W17 Glass Mosaics, Saturdays, April 15 and 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Julie Vogl
Skill Level: ALL
Discover the art of making mosaics. Bring your creativity and learn to clip and cut glass and apply grout to your own original design. We will be working with stained glass as the primary material to create two mosaic works of art. Feel free to bring any small treasures (buttons, beads, single earrings) you may want to incorporate into your art (optional). Materials included.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 4/15/2017 and ending 4/22/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 131.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 143.00 ea.

E85717 Intermediate Jewelry Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill Level: I, AD
Expand on the skills learned in Silversmithing and Jewelry Design through further exploration of familiar skills and the introduction of more advanced techniques involving stone settings, mixed-media and found objects as wearable art. This class will be loosely structured to allow more time to create new pieces, practice and hone your techniques. Prerequisite: a level I MCFTA silver jewelry class or instructor permission. Some materials provided. Project materials purchased by student. Request a materials list from the Registrar.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/24/2017 and ending 6/12/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 253.00 ea.

E83217 Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design [CORE], Mondays, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill Level: B, AB
Learn to work with silver and other metals to create fine jewelry, exploring metal fabrications, soldering, stone setting, cold connections and more. You will be guided through basic techniques and can expect to complete at least one project by the end of the course. We will also discuss the essential equipment to continue work outside of the classroom. Bring a sketchbook. Most materials provided.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/24/2017 and ending 6/12/2017 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 255.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 278.00 ea.

E98117 Creative Glass Design, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill Level: ALL
Create beautiful fused glass pieces and bowls in this class. We will explore pattern and design concepts by thoughtful placement of glass in layers, laying strips and making component parts to create one-of-a-kind glasswork. You will learn how to develop different colors, color reactions and depth using the flowing movement characteristics of hot glass when heated in the kiln. Beginning students will also learn basic glass cutting, fusing considerations, mold preparation and kiln use. Safety emphasized. Tools and a variety of materials are provided.

Enrollment limited to 12 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/27/2017 and ending 5/25/2017 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 222.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 241.00 ea.

E842W17 The Art of Earrings, Friday - Saturday, June 2 and 3, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Seebauser Hansen
Skill Level: ALL
Design and create a series of earrings in copper, bronze or sterling silver. You will learn to use various jeweler's hand tools, basic soldering and proper equipment use, along with finishing tips as you make two to four different earring forms. Customize and add your own style through sawing, shaping, texturing and stamping sheet metal and wire techniques that will be demonstrated. Materials are included, but registration is required by May 22 in order for materials to be ordered in time. Bring a lunch for the half-hour break. Art Center Café is open on Friday.

Enrollment limited to 10 / Ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 6/2/2017 and ending 6/3/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 184.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 199.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 16

Hours
Monday          9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday        9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday             9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday        9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
   (mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday closed


Building is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year's Day*, Memorial Day and the last week in August through Labor Day.* There is no open studio when the building is closed. 

* Phone lines will be open M-F, excluding holidays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to take class registrations.  

 
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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is accessible to students with
disabilities. If you require special assistance, please notify the Art
Center Registrar at 952.473.7361, ext. 16, and/or the Minnesota
Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) at 800.627.3529 at least two
weeks in advance. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.


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