Friday, June 22, 2007

So you wanna go to jewelry camp....

Some folks have been asking how I found out about Peters Valley and if I know of any other jewelry camp opportunities. I read about PV on the ArtJewelry site. The link takes you straight to their page on schools and workshops. Here's a list of schools from Metalwerx, another very useful site:
Finally, you should call your local arts council or YMCA/YWCA - such places often give jewelry-making workshops in the summer, and even if they don't, they will often know of local resources. And don't forget to check your local bead store!

If anyone reading this knows of other places to find info on jewelry-making workshops, please add it in the comments. I'll try to set up a more visible location for the information.

5 comments:

rebecca said...

Thanks for the list. I think that one place on the list had a week long workshop that hadn't already passed. Most of them were once a week for six weeks, or something like that, and when they are a thousand miles away it's hard to make it every week. :-)

Believe it or not, my local arts council pretty much only knows about classes given through the local museum (which are mostly children's drawing classes).... and there isn't anything even similar to a YMCA around! I called some of the YMCA type places around the state and they only had children's art camps for the summer. But thanks for the suggestion. I've searched locally, I've searched the internet.... now I've resorted to asking strangers. lol

I'm starting to think that producing summer art camp for grown-ups might be my calling.

Ellen said...

thanks tru, i'll be checking with some local shops to see if they've got something going on here in the frozen tundra :-)

knitsteel said...

Touchstone Center for Crafts www.touchstonecrafts.com

Appalachian Center for Crafts http://www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/

DC Designs said...

You could also check out your local artist's guilds.
http://www.npcg.org for pmc and polymer clay

a lot of cities have bead societies I couldn't find a national one but just google Bead society and your city.

TrueMirage said...

more workshops from ArtJewelry magazine:

Jul 13-17: Surface Embellishments with Harold O'Connor; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ.
973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.

Jul 16-20: Casting for a Small Studio with Jim Dailing; Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA. 800.653.3328, mendocinoartcenter.org.

Jul 20-24: Mechanisms with Tom Muir; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ. 973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.

Jul 21-22: Color on Metal with Frankie Flood; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Contact Jennifer Pollock Harris at jenp@uwm.edu.

Jul 25-29: Fold Forming with Charles Lewton Brain; Metalwerx, Waltham, MA. 781.891.3854, metalwerx.com.

Jul 27-31: The Ring Reinterpreted with Felicia Szorad; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ.
973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.

July 28-29: Experimental Enameling with Stephanie Voegele; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Contact Jennifer Pollock Harris at jenp@uwm.edu.

Aug 1-5: Gold Granulation with Ronda Coryell; Metalwerx, Waltham, MA. 781.891.3854, metalwerx.com.

Aug 3-7: Sterling Silver Teapot with Michael Banner; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ. 973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.

Aug 8-12: Start Here: Beginning Jewelry Week with Sarah Doremus; Metalwerx, Waltham, MA.
781.891.3854, metalwerx.com.

Aug 10-14: Stone Setting Without Prongs with James Dailing; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ. 973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.

Aug 17-21: Pewter: The Other White Metal with Thomas Madden; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ. 973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.

Aug 20-24: Surface Embellishments with Harold O'Connor; Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO. 970.728.3886, ahhaa.org.

Aug 24-28: Patterning Mokume Gane with James Binnion; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ. 973.948.5200, petersvalley.org.