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Metals Classes Lineup for Winter

Want to learn to make your own jewelry or small sculptures?

Now’s the time to take one of our exciting Jewelry and Metals classes that are starting soon… most classes begin the week of January 7, so time is running out! (Registering as early as possible ensures you a seat in the class, and also helps the RAC staff know which classes need to be cancelled due to low enrollment.)

Here’s the lineup for Winter Quarter:

Fundamental Jewelry & Small Metals
Kasey Jorgensen
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Jan 8 – Mar 12

Stone Setting: Bezels and Prongs
Tess Young
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm
Jan 16 – Feb 20

Lost Wax Casting
Trevor Twist
Mondays, 1-3:00 pm
Jan 7 – Mar 11
Instructor-supervised Casting Studio
Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Juliana Duncan
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Feb 14 – Mar 14

Lapidary Arts: Polishing and Shaping Stone
Annie Gwathney
Wednesday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Jan 9 – Mar 13

Advanced Jewelry
Juliana Duncan
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan 10 – Mar 14

Juliana Duncan
Fridays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan 11 – Mar 15

Instructor-supervised Jewelry/Metals Studio
Thursday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
OR Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm

All metals class students receive 3 hours per week of open studio during the following times:

Tuesday: 9:30 am -12:30 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you are a recent former student (Summer or Fall 2018) and wish to work in the studio without instructor supervision, you can sign up for Beyond the Classroom Metals, and use the studio for 3 hours per week during the above times
And if 3 hours is not enough, and you’d like to work for up to 6 hours per week, sign up also for Metals Open Studio. This can be added on to either Beyond The Classroom or any class, but can’t be taken alone.
Questions? Call our front desk at (510) 620-6772.

Be our Spring Catalog cover artist!

We’re looking for extraordinary art made here in our studios to feature as our Spring catalog cover image. Maybe it’s yours!

Image requirements:

  • Work must be made here in one of our studio classes or workshops within the last year.
  • Current students and teaching artists may apply.
  • Work must be emailed to 
    • Full size color jpegs at 300dpi. (Please, no cell phone pics, only final images you wish to be considered.)
    • Minimum size 8″ x 10″
    • Caption including artist’s name, title of work, class taken (and instructor’s name), medium, date.
    • Limit three images per person.

Questions? Email Julie Sparenberg at

Deadline is January 25.

Winter Class Recs for You!

Not sure what class to take this Winter? Here are a few suggestions to build your art skills. And we’ve got some new selections for the young people in your world, too!

Table Top Loom Weaving

Weaving Explorations

NEW! Lapidary Arts: Shaping and Polishing Stone

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting

NEW! Stunning Abstracts in Soft Pastel

Design Thinking, Ages 8 – 11

Stop-Motion Animation, Ages 8 – 11

3D Modeling and Printing, Ages 11 – 14

Art Embroidery

Soft Sculpture: Knit and Crochet

Lost Wax Casting

Winter Beyond the Studio

Busy? Did you know that you can use the RAC PrintmakingMetals, and Ceramics studios WITHOUT taking a class? Previous RAC students can attend 3 hours per week of studio time by signing up for Beyond the Studio! Must sign up either in person or by calling (510) 620-6773. Whether you’re an advanced artist who just needs to use the equipment, or you’re schedule is too tight to take a full class this Winter, we’d love to see you here!

East Brother Beer Co.

East Brother Beer Co. was founded by two friends, Rob and Chris, after decades of seeing the brewery take shape in their minds. They’ve brewed countless beers in their day, and always found themselves returning, as inevitably as the tide, to classic styles executed with precision.


In 1984 Semifreddi’s opened the doors to a 450-square-foot bakery in Kensington, California with one sourdough recipe, four products and a commitment to bake and deliver world class, hand-made bread daily.  We now utilize over 25 different recipes and bake more than 50 different breads and pastries. In a typical week, we bake around 190,000 loaves of bread and 40,000 pastries and cookies, at our “world” headquarters in Alameda.  By the way, “our world” is the San Francisco Bay Area.

Baking is our passion. Providing you with the freshest and highest quality breads and pastries at a reasonable price is our goal. We search the world for the finest ingredients; fennel from India, sesame from India and Central America, poppy seeds from Australia and the Netherlands, cinnamon from Indonesia, vanilla from Madagascar, and flour milled in Oaktown (Wurd!). We are and always will be self-proclaimed bread and pastry nerds.

Galaxy Desserts

Brioche Pasquier, a family-owned French bakery founded in 1936, and one of France’s leading brioche brands, creates delicious brioche classics using family recipes and preservative free, trans-fat free, and non-GMO ingredients.

The company entered the US market in 2012 with the acquisition of award-winning dessert company GalaxyDesserts.

Brioche Pasquier Galaxy Desserts offers a wide range of brioche, pastries, and dessert products (macarons, mousse cakes, tarts, crème brulee…).

We are highly committed to offering the highest quality to our customers, using the best ingredients, our family recipes and our French “savoir-faire”. Our products can be found in leading Northern California specialty grocers: Oliver’s Markets, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Draeger’s Market, Berkeley Bowl and Lunardi’s Markets.

·           Website:

·           Facebook: Brioche Pasquier US

·           Instagram: @briochepasquierus

·           Twitter: @BriocheUSA

·           Linkedin: Brioche Pasquier

Vida Vasquez Studio

Vida Vazquez Studio is a line that celebrates authentic beauty through vibrant and playful handmade jewelry, wearables, and art for the home.  All hand constructed myself in my Oakland home studio, I work with a variety of materials including polymer clay, brass, natural gemstones and reworked vintage. A practicing painter, my affinity for tropical color palettes is a recurring theme throughout my collections.

Winter 2019 Catalog download here!

Our Winter 2019 catalog will be hitting mailboxes soon! You also can download a copy here.

All of our Winter classes are also available on our Studio Arts classes page.

However, our printed catalog does have an error and is missing a page. The missing page contains some classes from both the Painting and Fiber Arts Studios. We greatly apologize for the error. If you would like to download just a copy of that page, click here.


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