2015 Community Art Classes - JEWELRY

Community Art Classes are offered during the months of January to April. Register by calling 941.383.2345 or fill out the registration form and send to:

Fax: 941.383.7915
Mail: Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL 34228


Bracelet by Donna Carrion

Instructor: Donna Carrion
Fridays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bldg.  400, Studio A
$140   4-week session 

Jan 8,15,22,29
Feb 5,12,19,26
Mar 4,11,18,25
Apr 1,8,15,22

Making jewelry takes thoughtful planning as well as skillful construction. With guidance from your instructor every step of the way, you will learn how to create simple to complex forms as you build on your existing skill level. Students will make a variety of pieces from pendants and earrings to bangles and cuff bracelets.  Techniques to be covered include stone setting, stick soldering, construction, and finishing. Materials are purchased during class.  Please wear closed toe shoes.  All skill levels welcome.

Piece by Clara Ricker

Instructor: Clara Ricker
Tuesdays: 11-3 pm
$235 4-week session

Offered all season! November, 2015 – April 2016 
specific dates TBA

This Independent Study is designed to help intermediate to more advanced metalsmith students build on the skills they already have and develop new ones in a fun and creative environment. Execute a new individual jewelry project or complete one with emphasis placed on problem solving and mastering new techniques. New techniques will be demonstrated weekly. Please wear closed toe shoes. Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry.

Feb 14, 21, 28
$36 per day

Please register in advance.

This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced jewelers to spend time fabricating, creating, and executing in the studio.  By working independently, each participant pursues his own direction from finishing class projects to experimenting and creating new work. Please wear closed toe shoes.