Bookmark and Share

GLASS & JEWELRY

*Please note that all Early Registration and New Student Discounts can only be processed by registering in person, or by phone. Discounts cannot be applied through our online registration process and discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 

Please register one week prior to the class start date. After this deadline, please call 952.473.7361, x.160, to inquire about class availability.
 
Classes are listed by date, most current at the top. Scroll down to see future classes. Select a class by checking the small square to its left. Member pricing is valid only with current memberships. Go to MEMBERSHIPS to purchase or renew. Once you've selected your class(es), select NEXT at the bottom of the page to proceed to checkout.
 
Step 1:
Prices
Step 2:
Register
Step 3:
Finish
Quantity and Pricing
G982W18 Intro to Pâte de Verre [NEW!], Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sold Out)
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill Level: ALL

Discover the delicate beauty of working with fine glass powders and frits (glass pieces ground to the size of salt crystals) in this intro class to Pâte de Verre. You'll use a prepared mold for an 8-inch shallow bowl and learn to mix colors and make patterns. After the firing (the second class), you'll remove your piece from the mold and learn cold working and finishing techniques. Discussion and examples of the art form will enrich the experience. Materials included. Safety emphasized. Bring a face mask, old towel, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every 2 weeks on Saturday starting 8/4/2018 and ending 8/18/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 154.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

A85718 Intermediate Jewelry Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill level: I, AD

Expand on the skills learned in Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design through further exploration of familiar skills and the introduction of more advanced techniques including additional 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 9/10/2018 and ending 10/22/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 262.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 239.00 ea.

A83218 Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design, 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 many more techniques. Beginners 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
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/10/2018 and ending 10/22/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 282.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 259.00 ea.

A86018 Metal Clay Jewelry [NEW!], Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill Level: ALL

Learn how to make silver jewelry without saws or power tools by using metal clay. This flexible medium can be rolled, stamped, cut, and manipulated like traditional clay. Finished pieces are kiln or torch-fired to become 99.9% pure silver. Each week, students will learn and apply new techniques for working with metal clay and create a variety of unique jewelry designs. All tools provided. Class fee includes materials for first class.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/6/2018 and ending 9/27/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 206.00 ea.

A83618 Friday Jewelry Studio [NEW!], Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill Level: ALL

Learn the basics or work independently in this studio style jewelry class. Lots of demonstations for newer students. More experienced students will be given one-on-one guidance on their own individualized jewelry designs. Those wishing a jewelry basics refresher are encouraged to join. Students who have not taken Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design will be charged an extra $20 plus tax for provided materials payable at first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/7/2018 and ending 10/26/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 262.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 239.00 ea.

B85718 Intermediate Jewelry Design, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill level: I, AD

Expand on the skills learned in Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design through further exploration of familiar skills and the introduction of more advanced techniques including additional 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 10/29/2018 and ending 12/17/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 295.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 269.00 ea.

B83218 Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design, 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 many more techniques. Beginners 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.

Enrollmnet limited to 10, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 10/29/2018 and ending 12/17/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 315.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 289.00 ea.

B98118 Dazzling Fused Glass, Thursdays, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: ALL

Have fun making one-of-a-kind glass plates, trays, bowls and ornaments for the kitchen, yard or window. Learn how to create dazzling patterns by blending different sizes of glass frits, layering opaque and transparent glass, adding stringers and more. Create a set of three 6 x 6-inch dishes or sculptures. Once your piece is fused together, it will be fired again in a mold to shape it. Some materials provided. Additional materials discussed at first class. Safety emphasized. Close-toe shoes required. Glass Cutting Essentials [page #] reccommended for all students and required for new students.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 11/15/2018 and ending 12/20/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 277.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 254.00 ea.

B86118 Gemstone Designs in Metal Clay [NEW!], Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Bober
Skill level: ALL

Learn multiple ways to set gemstones in metal clay. Unlike traditional silver work, no soldering or power tools are required! Stones can be set easily into the clay and fired into place to create stunning jewelry. Students will learn basic metal clay skills as well as stone setting techniques. Perfect for beginner or experienced metal clay artists. All tools provided. Class fee includes materials for the first class.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 11/27/2018 and ending 12/20/2018 at 6:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 206.00 ea.

B83618 Friday Jewelry Studio [NEW!], Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Danny Saathoff
Skill level: ALL

Learn the basics or work independently in this studio style jewelry class. Lots of demonstations for newer students. More experienced students will be given one-on-one guidance on their own individualized jewelry designs. Those wishing a jewelry basics refresher are encouraged to join. Students who have not taken Beginning Silversmithing and Jewelry Design will be charged an extra $20 plus tax for provided materials payable at first class.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 11/2/2018 and ending 12/21/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 269.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 295.00 ea.

A859W18 Jewelry with Dimension [NEW!], Thursdays, September 13 & 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Seebauer-Hansen
Skill level: ALL

Explore making 3-D structured jewelry in metals. You'll learn forming, bending, texturing and fabrication techniques. Lots of instructor demonstrations such as roll printing, soldering a hollow form, and 'no-fuss' finishing applications. Beginning students will discover the ease of transforming metal into a pendant or bead-like hollow form. Students with previous jewelry skills will be encouraged to try more complex problem solving or add ornamental details. Request a materials list from the Registrar. Cafè open for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/13/2018 and ending 9/20/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 234.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 214.00 ea.

A715W18 Bead Weaving: Peyote Stitch Basics [NEW!], Friday, September 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Cheri Meyer
Skill level: ALL

Learn the ancient technique of off-loom bead weaving using the peyote stitch. You'll enjoy weaving seed beads together using a needle and thread to form beautiful patterns. This introductory class will teach you the basic peyote stitch and you'll create a one, two, or three-color woven design.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 9/28/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 57.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 52.00 ea.

A987W18 Fused Glass Jewelry, Saturday, October 6, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill level: ALL

Create your own beautiful glass jewelry and learn the basics of glass fusing on a small scale! You will learn to cut, shape and layer glass, embed metal hangers and play with decorative embellishments, such as frit and dichroic glass. You will start by making pendants and move on to smaller, more challenging projects such as earrings or beads. Tools and most materials (glass, metal for hangers and pendant bails) are provided. Additional findings may be purchased. Those with experience may bring specialty glass, only if it is COE 90. You will take home at least one completed piece at the end of class. Additional projects will be fired in a kiln by the instructor and ready for pickup in three weeks.

Enrollment limited to 12; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 10/6/2018 at 12:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 62.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 57.00 ea.

A982W18 Intro to Pâte de Verre, Thursdays, October 11 & 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: ALL

Discover the delicate beauty of working with fine glass powders and frits (glass pieces ground to the size of salt crystals) in this intro class to Pâte de Verre. You'll use a prepared mold for an 8-inch shallow bowl and learn to mix colors and make patterns. After the firing (the second class), you'll remove your piece from the mold and learn cold working and finishing techniques. Discussion and examples of the art form will enrich the experience. Materials included. Safety emphasized. Bring a face mask, old towel, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every 2 weeks on Thursday starting 10/11/2018 and ending 10/25/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 154.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

A969W18 Glass Mosaics, Saturdays, October 20 & 27, 9:30 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, keys, coins) 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 10/20/2018 and ending 10/27/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Students: 1 $ 119.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

B979W18 Glass Cutting Essentials, Thursday, November 1, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Karen Graham
Skill level: B, AB

Learn or improve your basic glass cutting skills by focusing on this essential technique. You'll learn how to cut interesting shapes and create clean edges. This class is required for new students to Dazzling Fused Glass and recommended for returning students and will help you jump into the art of fused glass with confidence. Safety emphasized. Close-toe shoes required.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/1/2018 at 1:30PM
 
Students: 1 $ 44.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 40.00 ea.

A924W18 Holiday Glass, Saturday, November 17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Petron
Skill level: ALL

Create ornaments, stocking stuffers, or hostess gifts to celebrate the winter season. You will learn the basics of glass fusing: cutting, shaping, layering and working with decorative embellishments. Tools and materials are provided.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 16 and up
Single class scheduled on 11/17/2018 at 1:00PM
 
Students: 1 $ 58.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 62.00 ea.

B714W18 Kumihimo with Beads, Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
Skill level: ALL

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. With beads added, it is a way to make beautiful bracelets. Learn to braid on a Kumihimo disk, create designs, add beads and make a closure without the need for jewelry findings. Materials included but students should bring a scissors, tape measure and a lunch for the half-hour break.

Enrollment limited to 10; ages 14 and up
Single class scheduled on 12/1/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Students: 1 $ 76.00 ea.
Students: 1 $ 83.00 ea.

 

 

2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391

952.473.7361, x. 160

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.  

 
  Thanks to our sponsors!

 
   
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. 160, 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.


The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is a non profit organization 501(c)(3)                                                                                                       Copyright © Minnetonka Center for the Arts 2012. All Rights Reserved