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Intro To Hand-Wrought Silver Jewelry

Susanne Anderson, Brookdale adjunct professor

Don’t miss this in-studio experience. Design and create a hand-wrought sterling silver pendant or earrings. Emphasis will be on design aspects, hard soldering, sawing piercing, texturing, pickling, and finishing. Supplies and tools provided. 4 SESSIONS

Wed, Sept 24- Oct 15, 6-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $159, XARTC 094 W

Earring Design Workshop

Marianna Trofimova, jewelry designer and instructor

Create a pair or two of amazing whimsical earrings. Use hammering, wire forming, and cold connection techniques. Work with silver and brass wire to create a colorful unforgettable decoration for your ears. Semi-precious stones of all colors and different sizes will help you create a dramatic or understated look. Leave class with eye candy everyone will want. Materials fee $25 payable to the instructor.

Sat, Sept 27, 12-4 pm
Fee and Code: $29, XARTC 132 W

NEW! Flatter Your Figure With Color

Kaitlin Mahony, fashion and interior design instructor

Have fun with color, and learn how to wear it to flatter. Add color to your wardrobe so that it hides your less attractive areas and emphasizes the parts you want to show off. Forget black! Strategically placed color is even more slimming, and so much prettier. Learn tips on how to properly create color combinations to look your best.

Thurs, Oct 2, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $24, XARTC 147 W

Intro To Sewing And Tailoring

Betty McCarty, instructor

Learn professional hand sewing techniques. Lessons include the 11 different stitches necessary for hand sewing, and how to attach buttons, hooks & eyes, snaps, and zippers. Learn how to hem pants, skirts, and dresses, and how to shorten sleeves on a tailored jacket. Required for class: 18” ruler, a pair of scissors, needles and thread. Materials fee $15 payable to the instructor. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 7-Oct 21, 1-4:30 pm
Fee and Code: $89, XARTC 130 W

Fashion And Wardrobe Planning

Kaitlin Mahony, fashion and interior design instructor

Is your closet full of random pieces that don’t go together? Do you always have trouble finding something to wear? Fear no more! With some helpful wardrobe planning strategies, you can look your best at all times. Learn helpful tips on how to be a smarter shopper and create outfits combining the clothing pieces you already own with a few classic additions.

Sat, Nov 8, 10 am-2 pm
Fee and Code: $29, XARTC 146 W

Modern Bracelet Design

Marianne Trofimova, jewelry designer and instructor

Create a comfortable and chic bracelet using brass or sterling silver. Engrave a date, an inspirational saying, or simply write the name of a loved one. Form and hammer wire and leave with a completed bracelet to wear or give as a gift. Materials fee $20 payable to the injewelrystructor.

Sat, Dec 6, 12-4pm
Fee and Code: $29, XARTC 129 W


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Certificate In Fundamentals Of Gemology

Hillary Spector, GIA, GG (graduate gemologist, Gemological Institute of America)

This 24-hour program presents a solid foundation in pearls, diamonds, gems, and precious metals. Study how gems are formed, mined, identified, graded, and priced, Understand the global, political, and economic perspectives of the industry. Using laboratory equipment, learn gem-identifying techniques such as how to tell the difference between a blue aquamarine, a blue topaz, and a blue sapphire. Hear about job opportunities and effective paths to a career in gemology. For course outline and instructor information, visit development/gemology   Certificate awarded with a 70% passing grade on written and laboratory assessments. 8 SESSIONS.

Mon, Oct 6-Nov 24, 5:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $499, XBUSS 034 W

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