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Gualala Arts Workshop
Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay
Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee

Saturday - Sunday
May 21 - 22, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To register
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Arts Center

Register by:   May 7, 2011
Tuition per day:   $85 members; $95 non-members
Materials fee:   Materials will be available for purchase as needed
Materials list:   Bring your own tools or use the instructor's
Ages:   16 and up
Class size:   Minimum 4 per day

Join Mary for two days of creating beautiful jewelry with Precious Metal Clay (PMC)!

Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay, with Mary Neuer Lee PMC is a new and exciting medium that requires no jewelry or metalworking experience. The clay is made of molecular-sized particles of fine silver in an organic binder. It can be formed, carved, stamped, folded and molded!

Students may choose to do one day or both.

For beginners, Day One will include an introduction to PMC during which students will learn to create pendants, earrings, beads and bails as well as learn finishing and coloring techniques. (Average material fee for the introduction is $50.)

Day Two requires some experience with PMC and students will have the opportunity to make and design their own rings, learn the techniques needed to size a ring and add texture, as well as different ways to set fire-in-place faceted stones. Every student will leave with finished works of art!

About the instructor

Mary Neuer Lee has been a metal artist since 1969 and is a Certified PMC Instructor and a member of the PMC Guild. She holds Jewelers Certificates from Santa Rosa Junior College and Revere Jewelers Academy in San Francisco. Mary has shown her work in many galleries including Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Eureka Gallery, NY; Wolfards Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA; Earthworks, Sonoma, CA; and The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park.

Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay, with Mary Neuer Lee Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay, with Mary Neuer Lee

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
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