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Jewelry classes + workshops

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MUSEUM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE EVENTS ON JANUARY 3, 4, & 5, 2018!

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Wednesday, January 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
FREE
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CLICK ON THE NEW + OTHER MEDIA LINK ON THE LEFT FOR FULL DESCRIPTION.
Single class scheduled on 1/3/2018 at 4:30PM
Please check the box above to RSVP. Admission fee will be paid at the door - CASH ONLY.

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Thursday, January 4, 2 - 4 p.m.
Admission Fee: $15 members, $20 non-members - PAID AT THE DOOR AND CASH ONLY
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CLICK ON THE NEW + OTHER MEDIA LINK ON THE LEFT FOR FULL DESCRIPTION.
Single class scheduled on 1/4/2018 at 2:00PM
Friday, January 5, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuition: $20 members, $25 non-members - No additional discounts
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CLICK ON THE NEW + OTHER MEDIA LINK ON THE LEFT FOR FULL DESCRIPTION.
Single class scheduled on 1/5/2018 at 5:30PM
Instructor: NANCY WILSON

4 Sessions: November 29 - December 20
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $79 members, $99 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: November 19 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Enjoy supervised access to the studio and equipment to work on projects, including holiday gifts.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 11/29/2017 and ending 12/20/2017 at 6:00PM
Instructor: JANN GREENLAND, Jewelry & Small Metals Department Chair

4 Sessions: November 30 - December 21
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuition: $79 members, $99 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: November 19 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Enjoy supervised access to the studio and equipment to work on projects, including holiday gifts.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 11/30/2017 and ending 12/21/2017 at 10:30AM
Instructor: BURKE JOHNSTON

5 Sessions: January 16 - February 13
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuition: $132 members, $165 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Glass meets metal to produce an astounding array of effects. Beginners will learn simple techniques and then join more experienced students to create finished pieces. Copper for two projects and all enamels are supplied. A materials fee of $10 is payable at the first class.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/16/2018 and ending 2/13/2018 at 10:30AM
Instructor: LAURIE SMITH PRUD'HOMME

9 Sessions: January 10 - March 7
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuition: $238 members, $297 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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This class introduces students to basic silversmithing skills, including torch soldering, surface embellishment, bezel setting, and cold connections. Students will produce several pieces of jewelry, which may include simple earrings, pendants, rings, and a short length of chain. The materials fee (due at the first class) will provide a kit of consumables, including silver for between $75-100 depending on the current silver market.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 3/7/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: MELISSA ORSINI

5 Sessions: February 7 - March 7
Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $132 members, $165 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 28 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Metal clay can seem like magic - pliable and versatile in its raw state, it transforms in the kiln to solid metal. Explore different metal clays and techniques, including setting stones, making bezels, and hollow forming. Clay and stones may be purchased from the instructor.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/7/2018 and ending 3/7/2018 at 1:00PM
Instructor: JANN GREENLAND, Jewelry & Small Metals Department Chair

9 Sessions: January 11 - March 8
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tuition: $238 members, $297 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
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This loosely-structured course allows students to experiment with design ideas while solidifying skills and learning new techniques. We embrace a variety of metals and alternative materials and are supportive of each individual developing an artistic voice.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/11/2018 and ending 3/8/2018 at 10:30AM
Instructor: SIGRUN SIMONS-RANK

9 Sessions: January 8 - March 12 (NO CLASS JANUARY 15)
Mondays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $238 members, $297 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
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This loosely-structured course allows students to experiment with design ideas while solidifying skills and learning new techniques. We embrace a variety of metals and alternative materials and are supportive of each individual developing an artistic voice.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/8/2018 and ending 3/12/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: MELISSA ORSINI

5 Sessions: February 6 - March 6
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $132 members, $165 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 28 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Metal clay can seem like magic - pliable and versatile in its raw state, it transforms in the kiln to solid metal. Explore different metal clays and techniques, including setting stones, making bezels, and hollow forming. Clay and stones may be purchased from the instructor.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/6/2018 and ending 3/6/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: NANCY WILSON

9 Sessions: January 10 - March 7
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $238 members, $297 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Familiarity with torch use
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Learn an array of casting techniques for jewelry and small objects: lost wax, cuttle bone, salt casting, water casting, sand casting, smash casting, in-place casting and wax forming on stones. Safe torch use will also be taught. Silver for casting may be purchased from the instructor at current market price.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/10/2018 and ending 3/7/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: SARAH MENDEL JOHNSON - New Instructor

9 Sessions: January 11 - March 8
Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuition: $238 members, $297 non-members
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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This class introduces students to basic silversmithing skills, including torch soldering, surface embellishment, bezel setting, and cold connections. Students will produce several pieces of jewelry, which may include simple earrings, pendants, rings, and a short length of chain. The materials fee (due at the first class) will provide a kit of consumables, including silver for between $75-100 depending on the current silver market.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/11/2018 and ending 3/8/2018 at 6:00PM
Instructor: JANN GREENLAND, Jewelry & Small Metals Department Chair

1 Session: February 19
Monday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuition: $38 members, $48 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 12
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Register by: February 11 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Make yourself a funky tiara or crown in this exuberant free-for-all of wiring, gluing, and otherwise, assembling interesting items into a non-traditional headpiece. Bring a $20 materials fee, and if you wish, your own decorative tidbits.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/19/2018 and ending 2/19/2018 at 10:00AM
Instructor: DAVID CLEMONS, UALR Artist-in-Residence

2 Sessions: January 6 & 7
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $144 members, $180 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: December 28 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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PREREQUISITE: Some metals experience helpful
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UALR Artist-in-Residence David Clemons introduces a repertoire of alternative processes for use in jewelry making. Focusing on metals and wood, the techniques are divided into three categories. In "Shaping and Forming," David will explore carving, hollow forms, laminated forms, and simple steam bending. In "Surfaces and Finishing," he will cover chalk and milk paint, burning pen, image transfer, polyurethane, lacquer, and wax. And, in "Integration," he will delve into methods for connecting wood to metal with strong consideration for design, durability and maintenance of the work. Participants will explore these techniques through a series of brooches or pendants.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/6/2018 and ending 1/7/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: ANNCHA BRIGGS - Guest Instructor

1 Session: January 20
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $70 members, $87 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: January 2 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Transform plastic bottles into stunning contemporary jewelry. Guest Instructor Anncha Briggs shares her signature process in this one-day workshop. Bring your own bottles, along with trinkets, buttons, or discarded costume jewelry for accents.
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See Supply List under the STUDENT RESOURCES link on the left.
Single class scheduled on 1/20/2018 at 9:00AM
Instructor: SIGRUN SIMONS-RANK

2 Sessions: February 24 & 25
Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. AND
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $90 members, $113 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 6
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Register by: February 11 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Discover how to turn raw stones into polished cabochons in this weekend workshop. Learn safe operation of the rock saw and how to use the multi-station polisher. Purchase slabbed rough (pre-sliced slabs of stone) in the studio at a cost of approximately $5 each.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 2/24/2018 and ending 2/25/2018 at 10:00AM
Instructor: BURKE JOHNSTON

1 Session: March 3
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with one hour for lunch on your own)
Tuition: $72 members, $90 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 8
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Register by: February 18 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Explore ancient Raku firing techniques applied to glass enamels. Organic, iridescent surfaces are created when hot fired copper is dropped into dry leaves, and the resulting fire is deprived of oxygen. It's messy, but worth it! Copper included in $15 materials fee, payable to instructor at beginning of class.
Single class scheduled on 3/3/2018 at 9:30AM
Instructor: DONNELL WILLIAMS

2 Sessions: March 10 & 11
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. both days (with one hour for lunch on your own.)
Tuition: $115 members, $144 non-members - No additional discounts
Location: Studio 6
Class Limit: 10
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Register by: February 25 at 11:59 p.m.*
*A $50 administrative late fee applies if you register after this date. To register call the Museum School Office at 501.396.0353.
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ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME
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Design and create a three-dimensional water sculpture using "found objects," tidbits with an interesting shape, patina, or sense of mystery. Bring small found objects to add to a copper sheet that's approximately 12"x12". Some objects will be available in the studio. No experience necessary. Bring a materials fee of $60.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/10/2018 and ending 3/11/2018 at 9:00AM

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