Festive Embossed Cards

Festive Embossed Cards

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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveSaturday

Class Time: Please make a selection above10am-5pm (6 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above7TEX17H22-A

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Leather

Price: $250.00

Member Price: $235.00

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Create a set of fifteen festive holiday cards through embossing and watercolor! Students will learn to emboss using a traditional press, exploring various materials, and utilizing both traditional and experimental techniques. Then apply their watercolor designs gently on top of the pressed imagery. A unique limited-edition set ready to mail to your loved ones.

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. All students ages 12 and up must bring proof of vaccination to your first day of class. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Mario Pires Cordeiro

Mário Pires Cordeiro, born in 1975 in Lisbon, Portugal, is an artist based in San Francisco, California. He received his MFA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and completed two years of a PhD researching color trends in fine arts. MPC participated in the London alternative art scene for six years. He has been commissioned by the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Cape Farewell Foundation. In 2015, he moved to California. MPC’s art develops the relationship between fine art and design, commenting on the interaction between visual art and functional products through experimentation in media and color. Color is the main focus of MPC’s art, unpacking the symbolic and cultural meaning imposed on color in contemporary society while utilizing color trends to anticipate the trajectories of today’s chromatic practices. He often works with seasonal color forecasts for interior or product design. He draws inspiration from architecture, geometry, nature, and space travel, speaking to the way we as humans engage with our world of shapes. He works with a variety of media from painting and sculpting to film and 3D printing.

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