Schedule: Tuesday - Thursday, March 19 - 21 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Description: Create your own mini oasis with the art of metalworking in this 3-day class. For your personal kīpuka, a vibrant oasis in a lava field, you will explore your artistic ideas and learn skills to cut, shape, texture, color, and join your metal designs together while expressing your creativity. Take home a stunning work of art to share with friends and family. Sign up now and have fun learning and creating in this engaging class.

Level: Available to Ages 12-16

Supply fee includes: 

  • Copper, Brass, Nickel sheet and wire
  • Saw Blades
  • A Tiny piece of bezel wire
  • Leather Cord for hanging
  • Patina
  • Solder

Students should bring:

  • Pen and/or pencil, eraser, and after the first-class meeting designs you have come up with for our projects.
  • Notebook, sketchbook and or pieces of paper for designing projects
  • Water Bottle (optional)
  • Lunch, and a snack if needed for break.
  • Work apron or clothes you do not mind getting dirty
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • If long hair, a hair tie, or barrette to put hair into a bun.

General Classroom Expectations:

  • Follow instructors’ demonstrations for proper usage and safety on tools, techniques, and skills
  • Be open minded, patient, and present at all times
  • Be respectful and mindful toward others, the tools, and the surrounding physical environment
  • Bring your imagination, this is a creative art class and use it for class projects
  • No headphones are allowed in class, no phone except in emergency and/or researching design ideas
  • Read and reread the Safety Handout given as homework so you know and follow the safety guidelines in this class

Daily Schedule

  • 9:30 - 10:00am Students arrive
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Studio Session 1
  • 10 min Break - Water and Bathroom / Walk and explore
  • 11:10 - 12:10 - Studio Session 2
  • 12:10 - 12:55 Lunch Break
  • 9:30am - 10:30am Morning studio
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Studio Session 3
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm Clean-up/ Share work 

About the Artist
Theresa Lovering-Brown
pursued her passion in the arts earning a Bachelor’s of Art at SDSU, a Masters of Fine Arts at SIUC, and an Artist Residency at ACC, TN. She began teaching in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and ran the Jewelry and Metal Arts program and taught at Monterey Peninsula College full-time for 25 years. Her art has shown nationally and internationally over the years. She joined Donkey Mill in 2021 and enjoys the outdoor setting and facility with an ocean view, birds singing in the background, and engaging people in her classes. She says “it’s the best studio I’ve worked in throughout my career”.

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