Chimera

Nonprofit Community Arts & Makerspace in Sebastopol, CA.

Classes & Meetups

Check out our Upcoming Classes and Events! Click the button or image to go directly to the sign-up page on Meetup.com, learn more about the class or event and attend if you are interested. Scroll down this page to see our Regularly Scheduled Classes and Events -- classes we teach on a recurring weekly or monthly basis. All classes are open to the public -- NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO ATTEND!

 

New: Upcoming Classes and Events

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Stacking Rings with Jenice Anderson

Join Jenice Anderson of California Native Jewelry in learning how to make your own sterling silver rings. You'll be able to mix and match thin and thick bands to make a set of two or three rings. You'll learn how to measure, cut, solder, hammer, and finish your rings so that everyone walks away with their own unique set. This is a beginner class, no experience necessary! All tools are provided. Closed toed shoes recommended, long hair should be tied back and if you use reading glasses bring those too. This class is open to the public, no membership required!

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Polymer Clay Image Transfer and the Hydraulic Press: The Lover’s Eye Project

In this class you’ll learn how to transfer the lover’s eye, of your choice, to polymer clay, creating a permanent image. We’ll be covering many jewelry making techniques such as: sawing, riveting, patterning and finishing. We’ll employ the flex shaft for drilling holes and for finishing. Finally, you’ll learn to make a bail that will turn your finished frame into an eye-catching (hah!) pendant.

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Prong Settings: Create and Set A Simple Basket Setting

Learn to create the simple basket setting with only 2 jump rings and a bit of wire. Discover how to attach your newly created settings to a round ring shank. We will also be making our own jump rings for this project. *Prerequisite: Prior soldering experience.

 

Regularly Scheduled Classes and Events