Public sculpture artist Christine Clark, creator of the “Live, Settle, Advance” sculpture series at the Tigard Outdoor Museum, is now offering online workshops at Ninety Twenty Studios.
Located in NE Portland, Ninety Twenty Studios is a place where craft can succeed. When Portland’s Oregon College of Art and Craft closed last May, a home for craft and the attendant educational opportunities for students of all ages, educators and artists were lost. To help offset this some, Ninety-Twenty Studio owners Christine and Mary Clark sought to make their studio become a center for those seeking craft-based practice, education, and collaboration. We are artists, educators, and makers demonstrating what creative endeavors can be achieved in the vibrant art culture in Portland, OR. Our production varies from jewelry/metalsmithing to woodworking, welding, large scale sculpture, and soft goods as well as processes supported by computer technology.
We are now offering online jewelry classes. COVID-19 (and the closure of OCAC in 2019) inspired her to make short format classes online. She’s launched a “no fire” series for beginners to familiarize students with the characteristics of non-ferrous metals. There are a lot more classes in store, including the “fire” series, which will get into more advanced processes of jewelry and metalsmithing.
The first class is free! We’ll teach you how to make Alexander Calder-inspired brooch in our Podia video course. The next three classes will show you how to make three different neckpieces using wire techniques, also inspired by Alexander Calder. These classes are affordable and fun.
Students are required to provide their own tools, but each class goes over what they’ll need. Each class comes with a large set of resource materials including documents detailing more information not included in the videos, and additional process videos to help students have a clearer understanding of some more challenging processes.
We plan to continue expanding our collection of online videos and classes, including progressively more complex projects. Click here to access the online classes.
These classes are taught by local makers and educators in our great classroom space. We offer financial scholarships in partnership with the Rainmaker Craft Initiative. For every three paying students, we are able to offer one seat to a scholarship student. These classes and workshops range from beginner to advance level and cover topics such as metalsmithing and jewelry-making. We will continue to offer more classes and workshops of different subjects in the future.
To learn more about our classes, workshop, and studio visit our website at https://ninetytwentystudios.com/.