Upcoming Jewelry/Metal Arts Classes

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Jewelry/Metal Arts Department

Catherine Dining

Catherine Dining

Catherine Dining

Catherine Dining

Catherine Dining

Catherine Dining

Catherine Dining

Instructor: Catherine Dining
July 10–14, 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Beginner/Intermediate (some jewelry skills preferred)


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Don’t let lack of stone setting ability hold back your jewelry designing! Learn how to set almost any stone anywhere on your creations. I will cover basic instruction in all of the main styles of setting (thick and thin bezels for round and fancy shaped stones, prong settings, flush or gypsy setting, pavé, channel. Also, how to make your own prong settings rather than purchasing mass manufactured ones. There will be time for individuals to focus on their own projects, receiving individualized instruction to suit their designs' needs.

The Susan E. Wood Jewelry Studio is available for use for a fee the days following your workshop should you like to continue practicing new skills or finish projects started in class. For more details or to schedule extra workdays, please contact Nancy Gardner, Jewelry Coordinator/Studio Manager.

CATHERINE DINING grew up in Pacifica, CA. She started making jewelry in a high school jewelry shop class 40 years ago. Catherine went to CCAC, Penland School, and The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, then worked for Bay Area jewelers for 15 years. For the last 20 years she has run her own business, doing everything from trade work (mostly diamond setting), to teaching, to traveling around the country to high-end craft shows to sell her designs wholesale and retail, to most recently running her own custom design store, for the past 8 years. Besides making jewelry, creativity and art play a big role in Catherine’s life, through gardening, cooking, playing and listening to music, reading and writing.  

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Current MAC Members: $540
Non-members: $600 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $100

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