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Jewelry: Cold Clasp Using Wire with instructor Iris Sandkhler - A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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Jewelry: Cold Clasp Using Wire with instructor Iris Sandkhler - A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Workshop
Jewelry: Cold Clasp Using Wire
Instructor: Iris Sandkhler
Saturday, March 20, 2010
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register by: March 8, 2010
Tuition: $40 member of Gualala Arts; $50 non-member
Materials fee: $45 (includes everything - materials, handouts, use of tools)
Materials: Reading or non-tinted safety glasses
*Bring your lunch

Why spend all of that time creating a unique, handmade piece and then top it off with a predictable machine-made clasp?

Students will learn the fundamentals of how wire works. Techniques include forming, hammering and twisting different metals together. BYOB: Students are encouraged to bring/buy their own beads with holes that fit 16 gauge wire. There is no experience necessary and experimentation is encouraged.

Iris Sandkhler spent thirteen years as a fine arts professor, the highlight of which was developing the jewelry/small metals program at Georgia Southern University. With this background, Iris teaching style is comprehensive with an emphasis on helping students understand why things work the way they do, so that students can develop their personal creativity as well as trouble-shooting skills. Her philosophy is to keep things simple, non-toxic and accessible to students of all learning styles.

Today you will find her teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area, travel-teaching in Hawaii, Alaska and offering private lessons during cross-country drives to the Southern Coastal Region of the United States. Sandkhlers students extend world-wide via her distance learning lessons. Iris sells her work and has exhibited internationally in places such as San Francisco, New York City, Berlin and Tokyo. The White House owns one of her pieces. For more information and images of projects go to

Please call if you need directions or information on lodging or see Visitors Info on

Class must be paid in full at registration. Payments can be refunded until the "register by" date; after that date, no refunds. Classes are filled on a first come first served basis until all spaces are filled. All classes are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. If the class does not fill, you will receive a full refund. Please check that your class has filled before the first meeting date.



Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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