Offering instruction in jewelry making and metal art
Featured Classes & Events
Contemporary Makers: an art jewelry exhibit
Artist Reception May 16
5:30 - 8:30
Please join us!
Contemporary Makers: The Jewelry of Julia Heineccius, Amy Reeves, Rebbecca Tomas, Vina Rust, and Julia Harrision
On display at Tacoma Metal Arts Center, May 5 – 31, 2013
On display at Pratt Fine Arts Center (Main Building), June 5 – 30, 2013
Artist Reception May 16, 5:30 - 8:30 at Tacoma Metal Arts Center
Tacoma Metal Arts Center is pleased to present Contemporary Makers: The Jewelry of Julia Heineccius, Amy Reeves, Rebbecca Tomas, Vina Rust, and Julia Harrison, an invitational group exhibition featuring work by five Northwest female jewelers. The exhibition, a partnership between Pratt Fine Arts Center and Tacoma Metal Arts Center, features jewelry made of diverse materials including precious metals, wood, veneer, vitreous enamel, gemstones and pearls.
Setting up a home studio
Sunday, May 19
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Instructor Jennifer Stenhouse
Setting up a home studio - Students frequently request advice when it comes to setting-up-shop at home. Ventilation, lighting, ergonomics, noise issues, and tool gathering will all be discussed in this super informative workshop designed to help get you started or fine-tune a studio. Establish a safe and productive metal-working environment whatever your budget. How to prioritize you workspace and needs. Creating the perfect the studio you need with the resources you have! We will take a look at how others have organized studios, do's and don'ts, and the history of the jewelry studio. Students will work on studio layout and planning for the future! Jennifer has worked and taught in many different studios, from craft centers to mass production.
At Tacoma Metal Arts Center you can design and create your own custom jewelry and small-scale sculpture. With our expert instruction you will develop the skills to make the jewelry that you have only imagined. The classes offered at TMAC are techniques oriented, rather than project oriented. What that means: our students make individualized projects and our instructors are able to help them succeed in any direction they wish to go. Whether you come to class with an idea or with no ideas, you will leave with your own unique creation!
What the students say:
"Playing with metal and playing with fire - this is so fun! ~Darleen
"This place is so cool-they have open studio, and you can use all of the tools at the works stations" ~ Alicia
"Very fun, I learned so much and can't wait to practice!"
"Great job, nice balance of student work time and demonstrations of new techniques." ~ Brian
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