Small Group Classes at Susan's home studio in
Santa Monica, California:

All small group classes are 2 1/2 hours long and cost $35, including all materials & printed instructions. Tools are not included, but can be purchased in class at discounted prices.

New classes are scheduled every couple of weeks, usually based on student requests. Click on any of
the menu items at left to see a list of techniques or projects taught in that category.
If you'd like to request a class or want more information, email susan@susanryza.com.

If you'd like to be updated by email whenever a new class is scheduled, sign up for our private email list here. We never share our email list with anyone.

 

Private Classes & Jewelry-Making Parties:

Private, Individual or Group Classes at Susan's home studio:

All private classes are based on what YOU want to learn. Click on any of the menu items at left
to see a list of techniques or projects taught in that category. 

1 person: $35.00 per hour, plus materials.

2-3 people: $20.00 per hour for each additional person, up to 3.

4 or more people: This is a group class. Cost is $35.00 per person, including materials, for a 2 1/2 hour group lesson.

Jewelry parties or events at Susan's home studio or your location:

4 or more people at Susan's home studio: This is like a group class. Cost is $35.00 per person, including materials, for 2 1/2 hours.

Susan will travel to your party or event location & bring materials for the same cost, plus $50/hour for travel time more than 30 minutes.

For a shorter or longer event, or for large groups, contact susan@susanryza.com to discuss pricing and details.

 

Santa Monica College Community Education Classes for Fall, 2017:

Susan will be teaching a 5-week beginner crochet class this fall.
Click here to sign up.

Class Description: Learn to crochet and read crochet patterns. As you make a purse, scarf, and hat, learn straight and circular crochet methods, plus fringe, granny square, and border techniques. Materials to bring to first class: Sizes H, I, & J crochet hooks and a large skein of non-textured worsted weight yarn (such as Red Heart Super Saver, Caron One Pound, or Lion Brand Vanna's Choice) in a light color (no black or navy blue). You are responsible for purchasing and bringing the materials to class. Materials fee $5 at class for handouts.

When: 5 Tuesday evenings, 7-9:30pm. 9/26-10/24/17

Location: SMC Emeritus College, 1227 2nd Street, Santa Monica, 90401. Room 409

Tuition: $99.

Materials Fee for handouts: $5, payable at first class.

Click here to sign up for crochet class.

Emeritus College Classes for Fall, 2017:

Students can join anytime throughout the semester. Register at the Emeritus office at 1227 2nd Street in Santa Monica (b/t Wilshire & Arizona) or register right in class.

 

1) Beginning Jewelry-Making Class

Class Title: Art E80, Jewelry Making, Section 9729

Dates: Thursdays, August 31st through December 14th, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 4:15pm

Location: Santa Monica Arts & Recreation Center (Camera Obscura Bldg. - was SM Senior Center)
1450 Ocean Avenue, just north of Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

Class Description: In this project-based class, you will learn a wide range of jewelry-making techniques ranging from various methods of attaching clasps to pearl knotting, chain maille, bead weaving and more. Bring to class a small towel and any jewelry tools or materials you already own. Do NOT buy any new tools or materials until after class discussion. All tools & materials will be available for purchase in class at discounted prices. 

Click here for more info about the Emeritus Jewelry-Making Classes. (Note: After clicking on this link, scroll down to "ART E80, Jewelry Making".)

2) Advanced Jewelry-Making Class

Class Title: Art E80, Jewelry Making, Section 9728

Dates: Thursdays, August 31st through December 14th, 2017

Time: 11:30am - 1:45pm

Location: Santa Monica Arts & Recreation Center (Camera Obscura Bldg. - was SM Senior Center)
1450 Ocean Avenue, just north of Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

Class Description: In this project-based class, you will build on skills learned in the beginning jewelry-making class.
Pre-requisites are: mastery of wire-wrapping & looping, pearl knotting & basic chain maille. Bring to class a small towel and any jewelry tools or materials you already own. Do NOT buy any new tools or materials until after class discussion. All tools & materials will be available for purchase in class at discounted prices. 

Click here for more info about the Emeritus Jewelry-Making Classes. (Note: After clicking on this link, scroll down to "ART E80, Jewelry Making".)

 

3) Fiber Arts Class: Knitting, Crochet, Weaving, etc.

Class Title: Hme Ec E71, Needlecraft II, Section 9780

Dates: Wednesdays, August 30th through December 13th, 2017

Time: 1:30 - 4:20pm

Location: Santa Monica Arts & Recreation Center (Camera Obscura Bldg. - was SM Senior Center)
1450 Ocean Avenue, just north of Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

Class Description: In this casual, friendly class, you will have the opportunity to learn any fiber technique that interests you, including knitting, crochet, all types of weaving, needlework, basketry, macrame, etc. Bring your own project to class and Susan will help you complete it and solve any problems you may have. You can also learn from scratch any of the techniques listed above. Absolute beginners as well as advanced students are all welcome. Be prepared to make friends, share ideas and be inspired to try something totally new!

Click here for more info about the Emeritus Fiber Arts (Needlecrafts) Class.
(Note: After clicking on this link, scroll down to "HME EC E71, Needlecrafts".)

Click here to sign up for email updates about all of Susan's upcoming classes.

 

Contact susan@susanryza.com for more information,
or call 310-944-1299.

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