Last month I went to a Fleisher Art Memorial Sanctuary Series lecture called Jewelry Design with Hratch Babikian. And that’s how ended up registering for a Pendant making class at Fleisher Art Memorial. After seeing examples of Babikian’s work
including his deftly-formed chains and exquisite clasps, I think this class is one I should not miss.
The class will cover making jump rings and connections, design, forming and forging. For a full description of the class and registration information, press here. To see more examples of Babikan’s work, press here and here.
That’s not all that’s happening. Fleisher has a new jewelry studio with a custom-made table with eight jewelry stations.
Fleisher is also offering a cold connections jewelry class this Summer. For a description and registration information, press here. And they will be adding more equipment to the jewelry studio in the future and offering more metal and jewelry classes.
But wait, there’s more. If you’ve always wanted to learn Shibori dying, the Japanese technique where you fold, twist, stitch and dye fabric with indigo, Fleisher is offering a class this summer with fiber artist Marie Elcin.
And be sure to check out Fleisher’s web page for information on classes like kiln-fired glass, Art Quilting and many others.