CHESTERTON | Each Tuesday in May, Mara Wible will offer a different jewelry class at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St. Classes are offered at both 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m., and will last approximately 2 hours each. Supplies are included.
On May 7, Mara will host a Barrel Weave Bracelet class. This technique is a type of chain maille weave also known as Double Vision. Students should bring flat or bent nose pliers, if they already own the tools. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
A Sparkly Wheel Pendant class will be taught on May 14. Students will use a variation of the netting stitch to create a beaded circle pendant, which can then be used in many other designs. Class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Wrapped Leather Bracelets will be the subject of the May 21 class, where students will use wire and leather to create a trendy bracelet. The cost of the class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
On May 28, Mara will teach Seed Bead Flower Earrings. This beginning seed bead class is easy and fun to learn. Students will create flowers in the color of their choice. Class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
May will be Jackson Pollock month for the students enrolled in the children’s art classes at the Chesterton Art Center. Pollock is best known for his “drip” painting technique.
The children will experiment with this technique with a variety of projects, including a painted canvas bag project. Children ages 3-16 are welcome to participate. To see a full list of classes and fees, please look at the website www.chestertonart.com.
To register or ask questions, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711.