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No matter what your level may be, Atelier PAW offers a wide variety of classes you can take to get started or improve and learn new skills. We have classes for someone just wanting to make few items, for those that are serious creators and strategically planned courses for those wanting to teach or go into business for themselves.

Our student support program offers online boutique where everyone can showcase and sell their creations and teaching support. Before you go out on your own to teach after completing the required courses, you can teach as an assistant in one of our classes. Or, we can come to your first class and be your assistant.

If you do not have any experience in any of the media we offer, we recommend that you take the intro class. If then you decide this is the hobby or career you want to pursue, talk to our instructors to plan out your course. Hope to see you soon!

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You will notice that most classes are not set for any particular dates. Although there maybe some restrictions by class locations, as long as your preferred date and time is not full, YOU will tell us know when you would like to take the class. But remember, RESERVATION IS NEEDED to attend any of our classes. Same day reservation is possible. But because we have to prepare materials for certain classes, at times, we may not be able to accept the same day reservation.

Call 310-951-9930
for information or reservation

Open Workshop
Povided the studio is not full with class, anyone who has taken a class with us are welcome to come by and use our facility for creating your master piece.
Help with your project - $15.00/Hr (One hour min)
If you get stuck with your project, bring it in for advise or lesson on a technique you need to complete your project.
Facility Usage - $5.00/Hr (Two hour min)
Use the tools, including kiln and tumbler. (No instructions or advise will be given by the instructor)
Kiln Firing Only (As many as you can fit in our kiln) - $5.00 per firing.
You must take the piece(s) home after firing for Finishing (Polishing).
Finishing - $5.00/Hr (One hour min)
Polishing, Livur of Sulfur ($1.00 Extra), tumbling and using our rotary tool.


Precious Metal Clay, PMC, is an exciting material developed and patented in the 1990s by Mitsubishi Materials of Japan. Microscopic particles of silver are mixed with a moist binder to create a material that has the feel and working properties of modeling clay. Using simple tools, objects are easily given shape, texture, and character. After air-drying, the objects are heated to temperatures approaching the melting point of the metal, where the particles fuse together to make a dense, fully metallic object. Fired PMC work can be polished, soldered, enameled, and enjoyed like any other silver item. PMC is available in three different versions of silver and in a 22k gold alloy.
The goal of the class is to make the student comfortable with silver clay techniques for making, firing and finishing. The techniques are very specific but the students are allowed room for personal creativity in their designs.
About the Class Fees and Materials
Unless otherwise stated, all class fees include material and lesson.
Although we will have loaner tools, they are limited. If you have your own tools, you are encouraged to bring them. If you are not sure what to bring, please call us.
Skill Level Class Description(Click on the class title for a sample picture)
Beginner Introduction to PMC
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 2 1/2 hours
Exactly as the title states. By having you create a simple ring or a pendant, you will familiarize yourself with the clay. Come ready to ask questions, design ideas and the possibility of PMC.
Beginner Ring Making with PMC
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 3hours
Learn the basic technique on making ring. Rope ring, wide band with, ring with CZ's, finishing techniques and more. One CZ is included in the class fee. Additional CZ's are available for purchase at the class (Starting at $0.75).
Beginner Pendant Making with PMC
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 3hours
The basic technique on making pendants. Learn how to texture, set CZ's, finishing techniques and more. One CZ is included in the class fee. Additional CZ's are available for purchase at the class (Starting at $0.75).
Beginner Leaf Pendant Making with PMC3 Paste
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 2hours
Learn how to make a leaf pendant using a real leaf. We will also show you of different projects you can do on your own after the class. CZ's are available for purchase at the class (Starting at $0.75).
Intermediate Setting Natural Stones in PMC
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 4hours
The technique of setting round or oval natural stones which can not be fired. The class will be taught using a small or medium size stone.
Intermediate Torch Firing PMC
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 3hours
Torch firing is a good alternative firing of your PMC instead of Kiln. Come and learn the do's and don't's of torch firing.
Intermediate Embelish your PMC in Gold with Aura22
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 4hours
Add a gold accent to your PMC. Learn how to add gold the simple way by using AURA22. (Hand torch($20) and a portable hot plate($10) are required for this class. If you do not have one, they will be available for sale at the class).
Intermediate Add Gold with KeumBoo
Call for Price - Class Duration - Approx 4hours
Learn the ancient old technique of KeumBoo. (Portable hot plate($10) and a Agate Burnisher ($12) are required for this class. If you do not have one, they will be available for sale at the class).
Advanced Setting Natural Stones in PMC Part II
Call for Price - Class Duration - 1 day or 8hours
The technique of setting any shape natural stones which can not be fired. The class will be taught using a small or medium size stone.
Advanced Making Hinged Box with PMC
Call for Price - Class Duration - 1 day or 8hours
Learn how to make a hinged box using PMC. Make your very own treasure box.
Beginner PMC Guild Japan Certification
Call for Price - Class Duration - 2 days or 16 hours
The basic techniques of creating with PMC.
Intermediate PMC Guild Japan Certification
Call for Price - Class Duration - 2 days or 16 hours
Mixing diffrent medias with PMC.
Advanced PMC Guild Japan Certification
Call for Price - Class Duration - 1 day or 8hours
You’ve come this far, why not get certified with PMC Guild Japan too? Learn other advanced ring and pendant making technique the Japanese way.


Many of us imagine the process of making candles to be arduous, time consuming and messy. We might picture a cluttered kitchen with numerous pots, molds, wicks etc. Only after extensive effort, we may finally be rewarded for the fruits of our labors with our desired result – a candle.
Skill Level Class Description(Click on the class title for a sample picture)
Beginner Simple Candle Making
$20.00 - Class Duration - Approx 1 1/2 hours
E xperience the fun, satisfaction and pride that comes from creating a personalized, high quality, natural candle.


Investment Casting (The Lost Wax Process) has been practised for thousands of years, with lost wax process being one of the oldest known metal forming techniques. From 5000 years ago, when bees wax formed the pattern, to today’s high technology waxes, refractory materials and specialist alloys, the castings ensure high quality components are produced with the key benefits of accuracy, repeatability, versatility and integrity.
Skill Level Class Description(Click on the class title for a sample picture)
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