Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Raku Ceramic Jewelry"
July 31, 2017
 

Explore the dramatic art of raku-fired clay in this jewelry-based workshop. Using a variety of techniques, you will create one-of-a-kind pendants. Traced to Japanese tea ceremonies, the raku process is unique. Glazed bisqueware is placed into a red-hot, 1900° F kiln. The glazes melt within 30 minutes, at which time the ware is removed from the kiln and placed in containers of straw and other combustible materials, creating a post-reduction firing. The resulting work has a unique surface with iridescent highlights. Jen will demonstrate techniques related to clay forming and surface treatment. Return Thursday/Friday to glaze your pendants and participate in the raku firing process, or choose your glazes and your pieces will be fired and shipped to you for a fee.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jen Montgomery, www.MontgomeryRaku.com
Cost: Members: $80, Non-Members: $90
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Forged Bangles and Spinner Rings"
August 4-5, 2017
 

This workshop explores the process of forging through the creation of wave bangles and spinner rings. Learn how to solder, form shapes, texture surfaces, and add embellishments; transforming raw materials into pieces of your own design. The first day will be focused on wave bangles and day two will provide the option of producing a spinner ring or more bangles. Kay will demonstrate the various steps of the soldering and forming processes for both the bangles and rings. You will work independently, with Kay available for assistance until the next step of the process is demonstrated. Your tuition includes materials for two copper bracelet bangles with one pair of sterling silver bracelet spinners. Additional copper and silver sterling will be available for purchase.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kay Rashka, www.KayRashka.com
Cost: Members: $240, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Sculpting Hollow Form: Application of Partial Felt Density"
August 5-8, 2017
 

Wool fiber is typically wrapped around either a pre-existing form such as a ball or balloon or a 2-D flat resist made from a variety of materials impenetrable by the fibers in order to felt hollow forms. In addition to the shape of the resist, understand how varying the density of wool in a given area and circumferential fulling can provide more control to sculpt desired forms. Participants will make partially felted sheets of wool fiber in varying thicknesses and states of structural integrity to apply as distinct shapes in their fiber layout. Proper fulling and the thickness of the vessel’s wall in relationship to its volume will determine the forms integrity. Hand stitched structural ribbing, steam blocking and shellac stiffening can then be applied to refine the forms.
 
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Lisa Klakulak
Cost: $500 plus $40 Materials Fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396


"Fabrication I: Fundamentals in Jewelry"
August 7-8, 2017
 

Learn introductory metalsmithing and jewelry fabrication skills as you work your way through two comprehensive projects. You will learn the basics of texturing metal with hand tools and the rolling mill, as well as forming, assembly, sawing, piercing, drilling, filing, and making jump rings, rivets, clasps, and bails. Professional hand and mechanical finishing, patinas, and design options will be explained and demonstrated. Studio procedures and safety will be covered, along with proper tool and equipment use and care. This workshop is for those new to jewelry making, self-taught makers who want to fill educational gaps, and current metalsmiths who want to improve their fluency in the studio. You will leave with the confidence and skills to work independently.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Julie Sanford, www.JulieSanfordDesigns.com
Cost: Members: $245, Non-Members: $265 (plus materials fee)
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Fabrication II: Fundamentals in Jewelry"
August 9-10, 2017
 

The most versatile metalsmith can create jewelry from basic raw materials. This workshop will teach you fundamental techniques in wire fabrication, torch use, annealing, construction, soldering, and bezel setting. Learn how to pattern and form wire using easy-to-find hand tools and the rolling mill with applications for jewelry, findings, and components. You will create a variety of patterned wire and make several pieces of jewelry including cuff and bangle bracelets, band or stack rings, and a bezel-set stone ring. This workshop is for those new to jewelry making, self-taught makers who want to fill educational gaps, and current metalsmiths who want to improve their fluency in the studio.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Julie Sanford, www.JulieSanfordDesigns.com
Cost: Members: $245, Non-Members: $265 (plus materials fee)
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Explore, Create, and Resinate Jewelry"
August 11-12, 2017
 

Join Mixed-Media Artist Jen Cushman for two days of resin exploration to learn the basics and beyond of working with ICE Resin, a jeweler’s grade two-part epoxy resin. We’ll explore small collage techniques combining imagery, text and inclusions encapsulated in crystal clear resin. Each bezel will be as unique as the artist who makes it. On Day 2, we’ll delve into wire, metal and fiber techniques to create a finished jewelry set (necklace and bracelet and/or necklace and earrings) combined with our cured resin components. Even if you have zero jewelry-making experience, you can enjoy this workshop and create wearable art. For those with intermediate jewelry making skills, instructor has cold connection samples that you can work toward.
 
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Jen Cushman
Cost: $270 plus $35 Materials Fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396


"Power, Position, Play: 3D Structure for the Body"
August 14-16, 2017
 

Choosing from the words power, position, and play, you will select one as a conceptual springboard to design and produce one finished work that is built on the idea of a three-dimensional structure for the body, such as a brooch, ring, or neck piece. You will consider what this word means to you and research its historical, cultural, and contemporary meanings to inform your original design. Various cold-connection techniques will be the primary fabrication methods used in making your piece. These techniques, as well as casting methods, will be demonstrated and discussed. The use of found objects as visual elements will be encouraged, as both a technical and conceptual challenge. This workshop is open to all levels.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Teresa Faris, www.TeresaFaris.com
Cost: Members: $330, Non-Members: $365
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Silver Metal Clay Link Bracelet"
August 19, 2017
 

In this class you will form both the links and toggle attachment from fine silver metal clay using your choice of design and shape. After shaping, drilling holes and refining, you will attach them with sterling jump rings and polish, then patina if desired and will be able to wear your beautiful bracelet home. Material fee includes: 28grams of Precious Metal Clay and sterling silver jump rings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $154
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Natural Stones Set In Silver Metal Clay"
August 20, 2017
 

Create a fine silver bezel setting for a natural, non-firable stone cabochon which you will add to your textured silver metal clay pendant. Sherry will teach you how to use fine silver bezel wire and metal clay to create your bezel, how to account for shrinkage, how to fire your pendant, how to set your stone and polish and patina (optional) your own beautiful pendant. Bring your own natural cabochon or purchase one from the instructor who will have a variety of sizes and prices available. Materials fee includes 25g metal clay, and bezel wire. Note: This is not a beginning class! Must have taken a previous class with Sherry or get her approval for other experience.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $152
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"UV Resin, Epoxy and Polymer for the Mixed Media Enthusiast"
August 25-26, 2017
 

Whether for mixed media, jewelry, book arts or any other creative endeavor, you’ll find plenty of applications for the unique properties of UV resin, epoxy modeling compound, and polymer. Learn to prepare paper ephemera for a crystal clear coating of UV-curing resin, then mix 2-part epoxy compound and embed images under flat or glass domes for a bezel charm or pendant. Designs are embellished (or not!) with ball chain and beads. Next up is a slick direct transfer technique (no decals!) with black-and-white photocopies and polymer clay. Unlike traditional transfer methods, this process yields a crisp, smudge-free image. Optionally add color with color pencils or alcohol inks.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Memories Resin Paper Necklace"
August 27, 2017
 

If you have never played with resin you are in for some fun. Resin itself is completely versatile, but resin paper is to me, transformative. A seemingly simple piece of tissue paper will become altered in so many ways. We will make resin paper from many different types of sheeting to create a wearable story book pendant. We will be cutting copper sheet to make a name plate, stamp words into copper, insert eyelets into our paper, weave ribbons and memorabilia into layers of paper and then construct a necklace with Vintaj chain and findings. Resin paper and project will be completed in class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Pam Hawkins
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Between Jewelry and Sculpture: Wearable Art Forms"
August 28-31, 2017
 

While jewelry can be intimate in scale and material, it can also be a playground for sculptural forms for both wearable pieces or miniature objects. It has a rich history dating back to the 1930s, when jewelers began to blur the lines of these genres and design broaches, necklaces, rings, and bracelets that transcended the Victorian and Decorative art movements. Through guided exercises and innovative approaches to traditional metalworking techniques, you will create work that blends artist and jeweler mentalities. Emphasis will be placed on developing solutions to design challenges and defining individual concepts, along with proper use of tools and equipment. Learn a variety of skills to texture, shape, and fabricate metal into bold jewelry forms. This workshop does not require previous metalworking experience.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Linda Seebauer Hansen, www.LindaSeebauerHansen.com
Cost: Members: $425, Non-Members: $460 (plus materials fee)
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos"
March - November
 

The residency lasts 2 weeks - 2 months and is designed for the artist that wants to not only develop their work but also interact and be inspired by the Greek culture. Applications must be submitted and approved by our board of directors. The studio is set high on the hill overlooking the Aegean Sea and the neighboring island of Alonissos. Typically artists have transformative experiences in Skopelos and at SkopArt.
 
Location: Skopelos, Greece
Instructor:
Cost: Starting at $500
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Website, email, 40 24240 24143


"Wool + Paper Felting Journey"
September 8-19, 2017
 

Join us in Peru, a place of vast beauty and millenary culture, and the once-epicenter of the Inca Empire. Peru is a country of contrasts, where cutting-edge high-rises stand beside 18th century churches; where modern fusion cuisine takes cues from ingredients used for millennia; and where Peruvians proudly wear the patterned textiles of peoples past. Release your creativity and immerse yourself in a felting and Joomchi workshop with Spanish artist Eva Camacho, and Polish artist Ania Gilmore. Eva will introduce you to traditional wool felting and guide you to make your own painterly surfaced personalized vest. Ania will introduce you to Joomchi, the traditional Korean way of making textured mulberry handmade paper. You will make a flat wall paper piece and a Joomchi necklace to match your vest.
 
Location: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Peru
Instructor: Eva Camacho + Ania Gilmore
Cost: $4,195 Shared, $800 Single Supplement
Sponsor: Arts & Cultural Travel
Website, email, 617-855-9209


"Fine Silver Clay Leaf Pendant"
September 9, 2017
 

This class is perfect for the beginner jewelry maker! Instructor Pam Ryan will walk you through how to mold, shape, fire, burnish, and polish silver from its raw state into a finished piece of jewelry. Each student will receive a sterling silver chain and will be able to wear the piece home at the end of the class. All materials and tools provided, no experience necessary!
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Pam Ryan
Cost: $95
Sponsor: River Arts, Inc.
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Polymer and Resin Jewelry"
September 9, 2017
 

These pendants begin with making your own bezel with heavy copper wire and simple forging and wrapping techniques. Then the bezel is filled with textured polymer clay and thin wire shapes to create areas to color with mica powders. After baking, the bezel is topped with UV Resin for a faux cloisonné effect.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cheryl Smeja
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Sterling Silver Leaf Print Ring"
September 14, 2017
 

Discover how to create unique natural patterns in sheets of sterling silver in this hands-on workshop. Learn techniques in fabrication and basic metalsmithing as you produce two rings from your patterned metal sheets. Using real leaves and the rolling mill, you will learn how to make an impression in sterling silver. Chris will discuss and demonstrate how to accurately measure and size a ring, as well as best practices in sawing, filing, shaping, oxidizing, and polishing. No experience is required.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Chris Mode, www.CreativeMode.com
Cost: Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Spinner Ring"
September 15, 2017
 

Produce a fun, interactive spinner ring in this one-day workshop. Working from raw materials, you will select metals, conceptualize the design, and fabricate a ring with up to three spinners that move freely within the piece. Throughout the workshop, Chris will discuss and demonstrate techniques, such as filing, sawing, ring sizing, polishing, oxidizing, and most importantly, tips for creating a spinner. No experience is required.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Chris Mode, www.CreativeMode.com
Cost: Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Secret Sentiment Rings"
September 16, 2017
 

Design and fabricate two rings stamped with a saying, date, or word on the exterior or interior of the band. Learn how to successfully use metal stamps and produce letters and designs. Chris will demonstrate techniques for measuring and sizing rings, filing, sanding, oxidizing, shaping, soldering, and hammering, as well as discuss the metal stamping process. No experience is required.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Chris Mode, www.CreativeMode.com
Cost: Members: $110, Non-Members: $120
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Get it Together with Cold Connections"
September 16-17, 2017
 

Get the lowdown on incorporating wire rivets, tube rivets, spacers, and micro fasteners to create multi-layered pendants or brooches. First, you'll make a rivet sampler to get the hang of drilling, de-burring, cutting wire/tubing, and setting a rivet. Jill will guide you through designing your own multi-layer frame pendant featuring a decorative tin element. Learn to anneal metal, use a rolling mill to texture metal sheet, best practices for using a jeweler's saw, filing and sanding steps, how to leverage the versatility of a flex shaft, cold connection tips, and even some patination options. This primer for basic metalworking techniques will provide the foundation to create uniquely personal pieces that reflect your own style.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jill Erickson
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Silver Metal Clay & Argentium - with Vickie Hallmark"
September 16-17, 2017
 

These two novel materials are perfect when combined in ways that use the advantages of each. This two-day workshop includes one day to explore working with silver metal clay components that will be fired to use in the projects. The second day introduces Argentium and various simple ways to fabricate jewelry utilizing the metal clay elements. Beginners are welcome, and more advanced students are encouraged to work these principles into their personal repertoire. Students will experiment with a variety of techniques to produce metal clay elements, while learning concepts that will allow them to build more complex structures and to personalize their jewelry designs.
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Instructor: Vickie Hallmark
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Stouffer Studios
Website, email, 210-887-6048


"Wire Links – Forging with Ancient Techniques; Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts"
September 24, 2017
 

In this hands on workshop learn the usefulness of this age old technique reminiscent of our ancestors long ago. Using 10-gauge bronze wire, explore the possibilities of how it relates to jewelry design, form and structure. Learn the correct methods for hand hammering and alternately annealing wire for malleability and compliance. This technique of rendering round wire, flat allows for a handmade rustic look and feel. Drawing a bead for closure. Use this link bracelet as the start of a Talismans charm bracelet or for housing amulets, fringe or personal mementos. Finish at least one piece.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Wearing Wonderland"
September 24, 2017
 

Come join me in taking shrink plastic to a new level. We will bend it, ruffle it, drill it and then turn it into beads. These will be used in creating wire-wrapped dangles along with metal findings and smaller glass beads. The result is a finished dangle that resembles a bell flower.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Julie Haymaker Thompson
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Decals on Liquid Enamel"
September 24, 2017
 

Picture this - decals on liquid enamel! Learn about the application of liquid form enamels and how to use waterslide decals. Students will use either teacher provided pictures or their own imagery to create fabulous wearable works of art. Images will be printed onto a special waterslide decal paper and then fired onto the enamel. Pre-fab settings will be provided for brooches, pendants, and more. Experiment or take home finished pieces.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Kirsten Denbow
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Hinges + Portholes, Books + Lockets"
September 24, 2017
 

Using copper sheeting, students will design a hinged locket. Students may bring a personal photo, image or favorite paper to place in the locket, or use papers and images that Mary has selected. Mica is used to protect the image and cold connections hold it in place. Students will make one locket with a copper back and a sterling silver accent on front and will have material to make more books and lockets using just the copper. Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including cold connections will be covered. Learn to master the hinge using tabs to create a variety of movable doors. It is a low-tech process with fabulous results. Students will make several different designs.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Altered Surface – Talismans Jewelry"
September 25, 2017
 

Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with handmade traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and cold join manipulation. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Making Connections - Riveting II step in Talismans"
September 26, 2017
 

Combine layers of metal sheet, found objects and paper to create layers of negative and positive space to complete an unusual wearable charms, Talismans and pendants. Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw, bundled objects such as a small stack of paper. Also, learn to add height and dimension by incorporating a technique using tubing which creates a hollow form. Learn clean up and finish work. Attach to a charm bracelet or create a pendant. Multiple pieces will be finished in class. Use of jewelers saw will be helpful.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Pocket Full of Posies"
September 26, 2017
 

This class will use shrink plastic to create one-of-a-kind flower beads, leaves and a floral pocket. These will be formed using my unique molds created for this purpose and also hand-forming the plastic. Color will be added to our beads using paints and colored pencils. A hand cut and hammered brass base will be made for the floral pocket and all will be assembled using cold connections techniques. The chain is made by hammering and wrapping.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Julie Haymaker Thompson
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"No torch? No Problem! Creative Cold Connections"
September 26, 2017
 

Learn several ways to create creative settings for your enamel work or other types of found objects. In this workshop we will make enamel pieces, then learn how to make tab settings, rivets, and screws to set the enamel into pendants, bracelets, earrings and more. The techniques can also be used with a variety of materials and objects so you can continue to play at home with or without a torch!
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Kirsten Denbow
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Looping Over Stones, Beads Wire and More"
September 26, 2017
 

Using tumbled beach glass base, stones and other beautiful focal items, students will create a layer of knotless netting using a fine wire. A variety of colored wire along with copper and silver filled wire will be used in this weaving technique. Students will have an opportunity to layer items under the netting, leave areas open and exposed to create visual interest and add beads in the netting for embellishment and added texture. Students should finish a couple in the class time, but will be given, several items to loop over and the wire needed to complete all projects.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger
Cost: $240 - $260
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"Metal Clay & Metalsmithing Master Class"
September 29 - October 1, 2017
 

This 3-day master class with Anne Mitchell will encompass the best techniques in metal clay and metalsmithing combined. Anne has become known for her clean designs that combine Silver Metal Clay and fine silver components. Projects will include: 1)Silver metal clay with semi-precious stone heavy gauge bezel pendant – Instruction will include constructing a silver metal clay base, firing, prongs, a heavy hand created bezel, bail, and chain. 2)PMC Hinged Locket - This precious metal clay construction will include hinges, pressure ball closure, and bail. 3)Forged Heart Pendant with Metal Clay Accents - Unlock the joy of working a piece of thick 8 gauge round wire to form this personalized heart pendant with rivet accents and bail.
 
Location: Bulverde, Texas
Instructor: Anne Mitchell
Cost: $875.00
Sponsor: Stouffer Studios
Website, email, 210-887-6048


"Microfold Forming"
September 29-30, 2017
 

Learn how to use the microfold brake to produce repetitive folds in metal. Explore ways to manipulate metal to create variations in the corrugations. These pieces can be soldered into links or joined with other metal to create unique three-dimensional elements. These textures are enhanced when highlighted with patinas, and are also a great foundation for enamel or Keum-boo. Susan will guide you in creating an array of sample folds. These textures can be used as finished wearable forms or as decorative elements to integrate into larger pieces. She will also demonstrate several techniques in which to build three-dimensional hollow forms, including the hydraulic press and manual die forming.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Susan Richter-O'Connell
Cost: Members: $180, Non-Members: $200 (plus materials fee)
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Imprinting Metal Clay"
September 30, 2017
 

Fine silver metal clay imprinted with your small relief carving, leaves, grasses, lace, etc., when fired with a small butane torch will yield unique silver jewelry. Sherry will teach you to make molds and texture plates from silicone mold compound. You will dry, refine, and fire your piece(s) and leave class wearing your personalized silver jewelry. And you will know how to make more jewelry at home using metal clay. Materials fee includes one package PMC and mold compound.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $151
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Flame-Worked Glass Beads"
October 28, 2017
 

Whether a beginner or an advanced glass bead artist, this class is for you. Step by step, Julie will demonstrate how to make glass beads in a small flame of a torch. You will learn heat control and techniques of different styles, the basics of hot head torch set up and safety. Round beads will be made first. Next you’ll pull glass stringers from glass rod to use for decorations and details, making dots, scrolls, and swirls on your own beads. Other shapes and techniques using additional glass inclusions and metals will be included as well as making copper head pins for bead assembly. A discussion of common problems associated with bead making will be covered early in the day.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Julie Lukosaitis
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Fine Silver Rings in a Day"
October 28, 2017
 

Create your own unique .999 pure silver ring using Precious Metal Clay Silver (PMC), and wear it home. Learn the techniques to size, form, refine, embellish, and set a fire-in-place stone into your ring. Make your ring as plain or glitzy as you wish, with or without a stone. After it’s fired and polished, you can leave it bright silver or add patina. You’ll also learn to torch fire PMC. If you have clay left over from your ring, you can make earrings or charms and torch fire those. Materials fee includes PMC silver clay, appropriate stone, and use of tools and disposables. Extra PMC available for purchase.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $144
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Fusing Silver Metal Clay with Silver Sheet"
October 29, 2017
 

Combine two modern forms of silver to highlight the strengths of each. PMC allows you to create intricate patterns and textures easily and quickly. Using Argentium Sterling rather than PMC to create sheet and wire effects is less expensive and more less structurally sound. Combining the two metals expands your metal working world...and you get the best of both materials! In the morning create fine silver piece(s) with PMC, forming, drying and firing in a kiln or with a butane torch. After lunch, permanently connect the PMC to the Argentium sterling, then finish your edges, apply patina, and take your finished piece home! No previous experience required. Some familiarity with PMC or with traditional metal working skills helpful.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sherry Viktora
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Open Studios"
November thru April
 

Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor:
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


 

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