Not only will students learn fun new techniques, but they will create and bring home several finished projects.
Clinic instructor, Patti Eayre, is a local artist who has been designing jewelry and wire art since 1992. She attended Humboldt State University's jewelry and metalsmithing program and is currently the owner and designer at Perfect-Match-Bridal-Jewelry.com. Unique and limited edition jewelry (with focus on sterling silver, 14k gold fill, and natural stone) is her passion and first love. Currently she sells one-of-a-kind work through the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art gift shop. Patti places a high value on fine craftsmanship and believes in creating quality jewelry as wearable art.
Workshop tuition is $95, with discounts for seniors, teachers, students, and museum members. All supplies are included in the workshop. Students must bring round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters, a bead mat and bead trays. This class includes an expanded tool kit to take home that includes a jewelry hammer and wire whacker. Jewelry making does require hand eye coordination and the ability to see small detail. These classes tend to fill quickly, so don't wait! Registration is available online at www.mgmoa.org/workshops or by calling 405-878-5300. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 W. MacArthur, on St. Gregory's University campus, in Shawnee.