SAC’s Jewelry Program Returns After Seven Years




By Meghan Kliewer

The jewelry program has been reinstated seven years after it was cut.

“Throughout my jewelry instructing career, I have had students go off to work for companies like Michael Kors, Tacori, 1998 Jewelry, Tiffany & Co., and the list goes on,” Program Coordinator Jennifer Monroe said.

The jewelry classes are offered in three levels and meet Tuesday and Thursday nights. Classes transfer to all CSUs and count toward the SAC certificate program. Students establish a skill set that can help them enter the industry, Monroe said.

“I retired after working in the lapidary business. I’m self-taught and taking this class to learn more about jewelry-making,” said jewelry student Robert Hanson. “Right now we’re working with copper. I’ve never done that before.”

Just a Few of Our Favorites, a SAC Art Department exhibit, is showing the work of alumni John Klima and Cynthia Deaton in the Main Art Gallery, along with works of other alumni, from Sept. 16 to Nov. 6.

Five-piece jewelry collections created by advanced students during this semester will be on sale at another art exhibit taking place after Thanksgiving.

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