You’re in luck, we have one of the best adult-ed jewelry programs in
the country. (I teach there, so this is a case of “even if I do say
We do PMC periodically. We also do casting, fabrication,
‘southwestern jewelry’, as well as a really good ‘old world’ enamel
class and a whole slew of other more advanced topics on a “when we
get enough people interested” basis. (We’ve done everything from
granulation and Kum-boo to reactive metals and serious hydraulic
forming.) I’ve been trying to get a silversmithing class off the
ground for about a year, so one more person to add to the chorus
would be really good. We also bring national artists in several
times a year for weekend workshops. Santa Barbara’s kind of an odd
town, mostly due to cost of living, but there’s a really nice,
friendly bunch of people involved in the jewelry studio. It’s a
wonderful community, both the studio, and the town.
You’re looking for the Santa Barbara City College Adult-Ed Wake
Center. (What a mouthful, eh?) It’s on Turnpike road, (Exit off the
101) head towards the mountains, just past the first intersection,
it’ll be the school looking thing on your right. We’re around back
in room 8. We’re currently 4 weeks into an 11 week term, but there
will be plenty of room next time round. Feel free to contact me when
you hit town, and I’ll be happy to show you the studio.
Welcome to the party.