Whether you only have a weekend to spare, or are seeking a longer crafting experience, workshops are a time in which you are fully immersed in the medium of your choosing. By learning and creating in your class all day, then working independently in the evening, you are giving yourself the time to pursue the interests you've always held in your heart; but maybe never had a chance to properly nourish. Many arts and crafts institutions offer great accommodations, meals, evening entertainment, and a sense of community that you cannot easily find anywhere else. If finances are tight, not to worry! Most craft schools offer scholarship opportunities, work-study programs, and financial aid to people of all ages, genders, and economic backgrounds. So pack your bags, bring your sketchbook, throw on an apron, and join me in the studio!
John C. Campbell Folk School
Cloisonné enameling is a process through which thin silver wires are formed, shaped, then filled with fused colored glass. Learn several enameling processes, including how to apply metallic foil to glass, how to wet pack enamel, and how to grind and polish the surface smooth. Discuss color theory and how layering, painting, and blending the enamel gives an illusion of depth within your work. Students who wish to be more illustrative with their enameling or are ready to give their artwork new life are welcome. Prior experience is preferred, but not necessary.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Focus on the invisible histories of personal objects and the quiet moments that bookend our daily lives. Gain the confidence and skills to design and fabricate the textures, colors, and forms inspired by your narrative. Whether encompassing the landscape of your everyday routines or a transformative moment in your life, learn how to capture and visually express your story within a wearable or sculptural object. Previous jewelry experienced preferred.
John C. Campbell Folk School:
March 6th-12th-- Scandinavian Week/Narratives/Metalsmithing
July 10th-16th--Intermediate/Metalsmithing-w/Abigail Heuss
July 31st-Aug. 6th--Saw & Solder Champlevé/Enameling
*Enameling and Metalsmithing workshops for 2022 are still in development! Check back for more details*
*Due to the severity of the Covid-19 Pandemic, many craft schools and institutions have wisely cancelled or greatly scaled back their programming for the time being. As a result, the majority of my upcoming Metalsmithing and Enameling Workshops have been cancelled. Please keep in mind, the above classes may be cancelled if vaccinations haven't increased enough to provide a safe learning environment. This page will be updated with more information as time moves forward and progress is made. When it is once again safe to gather together, rest assured I will be back and ready to share my craft with anyone who wishes to learn! Stay safe, get vaccinated, and I will see you on the other side.*