Tribal Bangle Bracelets with Janice Colvin

The word tribal has a number of connotations, but in artist and instructor Janice Colvin’s class it refers to simple lines, patterns and curves. With easy to use oven baked clay and simple tools, students will fashion a faux bone, ivory, or wood bracelet. Molding and clay patterning techniques will be demonstrated and implemented to create designs before the clay is baked and polished resulting in a beautifully unique bracelet. Any number of items can be added for texture and embellishment including, beads, wire, small shells or stones. Once cured in the oven, bracelets may be sanded, painted with acrylic paint and polished with a soft cloth to achieve an antiqued or ancient weathered look. The resulting jewelry is lightweight and stunning. This is a terrific class for groups; bring a friend and enjoy learning and creating in this versatile medium. The class will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, November 12. The deadline for registration is November 4.

Colvin is an adventurous artisan who is co-owner of Sea Foam Jewels, fashioning casual and fine jewelry using sterling, imported crystal and glass beads. Sea Foam Jewels has an on-line studio at

Class cost is $27 for Arts Council Members, $34 for non-members and includes materials. The class will be held at the Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. Call 410.758.2520 or email for more information.

Arts Council classes are designed to renew existing interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, Tuesday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, by calling 410-758-2520, online or via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts. We connect artists to audiences and the community to the arts.