Take the bench: Jewelry classes at TMAC and MoG

11 Nov

Photo courtesy of Tacoma Metal Arts Center

There are some cool jewelry events lined up on the Art at Work calendar this week:

Hand-stamped Charms at Tacoma Metal Arts Center (TMAC), Monday, November 12, 6-8:30 pm

TMAC 3rd Anniversary Party, Thursday, November 15, 5-9 pm

Beadmaking Workshops at the Museum of Glass, Thursday, November 15, noon-5 pm; special-rate session 5-7:30 pm

If you’re “not a jewelry person,” or seek only meaningful, one-of-a-kind jewelry to wear, then discover the beauty of hand-made charms in a class at Tacoma Metal Arts Center taught by TMAC owner, Amy Reeves. Learn to cut a metal blank with a disc cutter or blanking dies, then use alphabet and number stamps to personalize them. No experience necessary, and you’ll finish jewelry charms to take home! All supplies included. Students wishing to work in silver can bring sheet in 24 gauge or thicker. Monday, November 12, 6-8:30 pm. $35 includes materials. 711 St. Helens Ave #102, Tacoma, WA 98402. Phone: (253) 227-1694

TMAC is celebrating its 3rd anniversary this week with a party and open house during Third Thursday ArtWalk! On November 15, 5-9 pm, the metal arts center will feature free demos plus new work by students and instructors. A metal fold-forming demo at 5 pm will be followed by a torch-fired enamels demo.

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The Museum of Glass (MoG) is offering glass beadmaking classes on Thursday, November 15, from noon-5 pm. Create unique glass beads with artist Keiko and friends! Learn the art of bead working with glass rods and a torch. Make up to three glass beads during a one-hour workshop. Suitable for ages 12 to adult. Cost: $38; $32 members*. (Price does not include Museum admission)

MoG also offers a Third Thursday special-rate beadmaking class from 5-7:30 pm. Come to ArtWalk at MOG (5 to 8pm on the Third Thursday of each month) and experience beadmaking for a discounted price of $20! Space is limited; first come, first served. Participants make one bead each. Shipping not available for ArtWalk workshops. More information at www.museumofglass.org.

* Includes all material costs, instruction and domestic shipping.  International addresses incur an additional postage fee.

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