First up, there's the exciting new ART RETREAT AT THE BEACH. In California. near Newport Beach, Laguna and all kinds of good places. You can fly in and practically walk across the street to the venue, or drive and see the sights. This is sponsored by Vivi Magoo who puts in the Art Retreat in the Desert and Art on the Prairie, so you know it will be awesome.
These are my class offerings: First off..."Rad Reticulated Wrap Ring".....try saying that 3 times fast LOL . Students LOVED this class and it sold out in February, so here is your chance.
Next up is: "Fold Over Bracelets; an Anticlastic Adventure".... This is a new class first being offered here at the "Beach" Working with Bi-Metal and anticlastic forming bracelets with minimal tools will make you smile.
and then "Cuttlefish Bone...not just for Bird Brains" Cuttlebone casting is easy and opens up many possibilities for future projects. The unique texture, as well as quick casting makes this technique one you will love.
August brings "ART UNRAVELED". You will not be fazed by the Phoenix heat as the Embassy Suites venue is lovely and cool inside with all your old retreat friends and the new ones you are sure to make. Many meet up annually to enjoy the creative learning and the social aspect at this retreat.
Offering this year is a more involved 2 day learning experience with anticlastic forming and spiculum shapes. So many students comment..."I wish I had more time". So with 2 days filled with projects, you can pick and choose or if you are quick and like to be challenged, do all the projects demonstrated. Check out "Formed and Fabulous and Spectacular Spiculums"
Also offered is "Chase your Blues Away" an air chased bracelet in silver!!! Chasing is the skill of forming metal with punches form the top on a fold formed "Pillow" of air......don't worry, it will make sense when you see it.
SO... Plan a "Retreat" from the summer doldrums and energize your creative spirit. Sign up early so you won't risk the class you want being filled. Grab a friend, sister or neighbor and make it even more fun. See ya there!
- April & Renee