Adult Classes and Workshops

 Sip & Create Event: Rustic Holiday Ornaments with Bev Dawson

DATE: Monday, October 2

TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Cost: LCAC Members $20, Non-Member $25

Members register HERE:

Non-Members register HERE:

Using bases of dehydrated apples and oranges we will add elements of winter spices and dried naturals like spruce cones, lichen, and rose-hips so create beautiful natural pieces.

Each participant will go home with a variety of ornaments to use on their tree or incorporate into their gift giving as package toppers.

Feel free to bring your own found items to embellish the ornaments. Dried fruit and ribbons included.

Location: Livingston Center for Art & Culture

119 South Main Street, Livingston, MT 59047 

 

Email: Kathy@livingstoncenter.org with questions or comments.

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Explore Alternative Surfaces for Metal with Chau Nguyen

Saturday, October 14

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break (bring your lunch)

Cost: Livingston Center Members: $115,

Non – Members $130 (includes all materials)

Do you love playing with fire and banging on metal? If you answer yes, then sign up! The goal of this class is to show you how to create unique metal surfaces using various techniques like metal texturing, embossing, fire painting & colored pencils painting. Using copper sheeting, students will cut shapes with metal shears, prep the edges, and then apply different ways to texture and embellish the metal surfaces. Doming, cold connection and wire balling will also be included. These are great skills for expanding your jewelry making repertoire! Class fee covers the use of class tools and supplies and two wire choker necklaces. Participants will assemble their work into two finished pendants ready to wear or for gift giving!

 LCAC Members Register HERE:

Non LCAC Members Register HERE:

Interested in becoming a supporting member of the Center, purchase your membership.make your donation HERE:

Call 406-222-5222 or email kathy@livingstoncenter.org with further questions.

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Intermediate Copper Enameling with Chau Nguyen

Sunday, October 15

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break (BYOL)

Location: Livingston Center for Art & Culture

Cost: Livingston Center Members $115,

Non Members: $130 (includes all materials).

Create your very own one of a kind pendant using copper sheet and sterling silver. You will first design your pendant on paper by deciding on the base shape and other layered elements for their shape and color. You will learn how to cut out the shapes using metal shears and disc cutter, how to finish the edges, dome the pieces and how to create metal patina by fire torching. You will have the option to enamel your smaller elements. Lastly, you will have fun putting them all together into two unique pendants using cold connection and pre made steel wire necklaces!  Class fee covers the use of class tools, supplies and wire choker necklaces. You will go home with two finished pendants ready to wear or give as holiday gifts! Prerequisite: Copper Enameling Sampler

LCAC Members Register HERE:

Non LCAC Members Register HERE:

Interested in becoming a supporting member of the Center?

Purchase your membership/make your donation HERE

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Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication with Beth Gregory

Saturday, October 21 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BYOL)
LCAC Member Price ($90)

Cost: $95, Materials Included.

Learn foundational metalsmithing skills while creating a unique pendant!  We’ll cover tool use, sawing, piercing, filing, drilling, rivets, texturing, and patinas.  Cost covers all materials needed, including base metals.

Members of the LCAC register HERE:

Non Members of the Center, register HERE:

Find out more about becoming a supporting member of the
Livingston Center for Art and Culture, click HERE:
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Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Beth Gregory

Sunday, October 22
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with a lunch break (BYOL)
LCAC Member Price ($110) Cost: $115, Materials Included.

This class is now full at 7 participants, if you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact us directly.

406-222-5222 or kathy@livingstoncenter.org

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a versatile material that consists of silver (or copper or bronze or gold) particles embedded in an organic binder.  The material is malleable, and can be shaped, textured, or carved.  Once dry, the PMC is fired with a torch or in a kiln, burning off the binder and allowing the silver particles to bind together, resulting in a stunning piece of 99.9% fine silver!  In this class, you’ll learn to work with PMC3 (fine silver) to create a pair of earrings and a pendant, or two pendants (your choice).  We’ll cover texturing, shaping, drying, sanding, firing, burnishing, adding a patina, and polishing. You will be provided with a supply list and resources to help you pursue this fun medium further in your home.  The materials fee covers the cost of 16 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, a chain and ear-wires so you can wear your jewelry out the door.

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Please note our class cancellation policy: 50% of the class fee will be returned if enrollment is canceled 2 weeks or more before the start of the class and 0% if cancelled any time after. 100% will be returned if the class is canceled due to lack of enrollment.