" PMC Beads" Darlene Armstrong November 4, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

" PMC Beads"    Darlene Armstrong       November 4,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
" PMC Beads"    Darlene Armstrong       November 4,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
Product Code: NOVCL - PMC
Availability: 7
Price: $125.00

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Class Description:  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to form and  create various hollow beads with and without using wood clay forms.  The wood clay form beads will be fired in a kiln and the beads without the wood centers will be fired with a torch.  Some beads cannot be made without using the wood clay centers and are very unique and beautiful.  There are many ways to make beads without using a kiln as well.  Both techniques will be taught and students will go home with 3 different finished beads.  This class facilitates hands on teaching to ensure the success of each student.   

Date:  November 4,  2017

Time:  9:30am -  5:30pm
Location:  7410 N Atlantic Ave  Cape Canaveral, FL  32920
Phone:  321-613-4668

Instructor:  Darlene Armstrong - Has been working metalsmith with her own jewelry line for over 30 years.  She currently owns and teaches full time over 40 classes and workshops at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver, Colorado.
Teacher Biography:  Darlene Armstrong has been a working metalsmith for 27 years and is self taught with most of her informal training coming out of Adult Education Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry classes in 1988 and 1989 as well as a semester of Casting and other metals skills at Front Range Community College, Denver, Colorado in 1998. Previous to her metals classes, she made and sold wide variety of beadwork for 7 years.She worked as a production jeweler for Madison Designs in Lafayette, Colorado from 1998 to 1999, where she created prototypes, samples and orders for The Sundance Catalog and Peruvian Imports catalog. During this time she also worked in her own shop 30-40 hours a week creating jewelry to sell to galleries. She has shown in Galleries in New Mexico, Oregon, 12 places in Colorado, North Carolina and Arkansas.
In 1999, she completed a Metal Weaving workshop at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, St. Louis, Mo.
In 2000, she earned her Senior Level Precious Metal Clay certification in Ft. Myers, Florida from Mary Ann Devos. She began teaching PMC the next year, after spending months experimenting with the product.  Darlene uses PMC in her metal smithing pieces, usually as a focal point and now (2013) teaches 6 different PMC classes: PMC Beginning, PMC Advanced, PMC Rings, PMC Beads I & II, PMC Stone setting, PMC Overlay Ring and Copper Clay.  During the time spent in Ft. Myers, Darlene took Dichroic Glass training and has been actively experimenting and teaching glass slumping for 13 years. She has had personal instruction in gold smithing, lapidary, etching glass and metal, enameling and keum boo.Darlene teaches 37 different workshops as well as Metal smithing I, II, III & IV at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver Colorado. Darlene has conservatively, 38,000 hours of metal smithing and 1500 hours of teaching both privately and in a school setting.  She has been featured multiple times in Art Jewelry & Jewelry Artist magazine's as well as Glass Artist magazine.

Class Size: 8
Prerequiste:  "PMC Beginning Pendant" class -  This class is the building block for student advancement into PMC Advanced workshops.
Class Cost:  $125.00  - Tool cost  included in the class price. (Expendable PMC materials will be purchased by the student)  PMC + 28 grams bag - PMC3 15 gram (paste) - PMC 9 grams syringe.  This can be bought online, or we will have the kit available for purchase at the store for 125.00.  Separate PMC + 28 gram bags as well as the CZ's needed for the projects, can be purchase separately at the store.
Past and syringe will last for many more PMC projects.  

Classes follow scheduled times, please give yourself plenty of time to select your supplies.  (Non refundable charge for classes/workshops - charges will be applied to another class of your choice)

Space is limited:  Register today!




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