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Eco-Art Cuff Bracelets: Junk to Jewelry

April 25 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, April 25th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Debra Rapoport
Location: Room 201, Fiber Arts Studio
Ages: Adults, Teens 16+
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $30 / $50 / $65
Financial aid available below


Class Description

Join special guest instructor Debra Rapoport (51.7K followers on Instagram) as she guides you in making artful and fanciful cuff bracelets from found materials. Learn Debra’s ABC technique of Assembling, Building and Constructing. Start with a paper cardboard roll as a base, then build a composition using an image from a postcard, a label, a photograph, or a magazine image. Next, add found objects such as bottle caps, Nespresso pods, buttons and shells, and finish with textures – fabric scraps, yarn, rope. Make a fashion statement by wearing several at a time!

All materials are provided but you are welcome to bring any images, textural material and objects you might like to create with.

About the Instructor

Debra Rapaport

Instructor / Artist

New York style icon Debra Rapoport is wild about sustainable fashion. Working with non-traditional and repurposed materials since the 1960’s, she creates exquisite accessories using found materials. Since “Frugality is Fun” she’d rather reinvent and curate her closet than be a conspicuous consumer. Her work is in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), MAD (Museum of Art and Design), Los Angeles County Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Helen William Drutt Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the IIias Lanounis Jewelry Museum, to name a few.

Sliding Scale Guidance

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

Class Policies

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.


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