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Ever wanted to learn how to make your own jewelry (that didn’t involve your little cousin’s plastic beading kit)?

Artist Gordon Wainwright has been making and repairing jewelry for a long time, and has called Echo Park his home and his studio since 1987. In addition to creating his custom jewelry (he is strongly influenced by 1960s designs, but also creates his own modern looks and classical styles), he does jewelry repair and even teaches aspiring jewelers, jewelry designers and silversmiths.

This year, Gordon is also teaching classes at his Echo Park studio through Los Angeles City College (LACC) for the Fall semester. To make sure each student gets individual attention, classes are limited to 9 students, and registration for LACC is now open (classes start September 25).

To register for Gordon’s jewelry and silversmithing classes, register by calling (323) 953-4000 ext. 2650, 2651, 2652, or 2653. The registration fee is $135, and a materials fee of $60 is due to the instructor (cash or check only) at the first class.

Class descriptions and class numbers are as follows:

Silversmithing: Learn to create jewelry from silver and other precious and non-precious metals. During the 5 week class students will create a simple jewelry project of their own design.

Class #99524A: Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Class #99524B: Saturdays, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Class #99524C: Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Metal Casting: Learn the technique of metal gravity casting using cuttle bone, French sand, clay, centrifugal and vacuum casting using the lost wax process. Class #99523A  Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Echo Park resident Karen Frimkess Wolff will be having an art opening at a Hollywood studio called Happy later this week.

While the Echo Park artist is known for her sculpture and installations, the artwork that will be displayed, shown above, are new graphite and pencil drawings. From the press release:

Using pure white gesso on press board as her surface, Karen’s landscapes convey a complex visual vocabulary that combine flora and fauna and a treasury of objects that sometimes soar, sometimes lay perfectly still, but always possess deep meaning.  A brilliant draftsman and master storyteller, Karen returns to the simple act of drawing with a sense of aplomb, a hand that is always present and the soul of a gentle soothsayer.

Artist Carlos Ulloa will also be displaying his signature collage silhouettes.

The opening reception is on Friday, June 4 from 6-10:00 pm, and will continue through July 31.

Happy is located at 4675 Hollywood Blvd. Email Paul for more information: paul@happylosangeles.com