Thursday, July 15, 2010

ArtBliss Jewelry and Mixed Media Workshops

There's a new set of workshops on the east coast -- ArtBliss!
The inaugural event will take place September 24-26, a first of its kind in the DC Metropolitan area. Taking place in the Hampton Inn and Suites, Dulles, the retreat is minutes from the Dulles airport, with a free shuttle service to the event location.
Sought-after, nationally known instructors will be teaching in an intimate setting .... not a bustling, busy conference center, giving students the best learning experience possible.
The instructors include:
Deryn Mentock

This is Deryn's first time teaching on the East Coast and her ONLY teaching venue on the East Coast, so if you're a fan of her jewelry and always wanted to meet the artist behind the popular blog, Something Sublime, now's your chance! Learn an array of wire links and many secrets of working with wire, make resin earrings, and combine vintage pictures with metal work! Check out her various classes!

Melissa Manley

Here's your chance to learn metal techniques from an expert. Her "Hard Candy" enameling class sells out early wherever she teaches it...and only TWO spaces are left! You can also come try using a rolling mill with metal in her "Roll Playing" class, and try out a hydraulic press in her "Forest Floor" locket class

Kerry Bogert

Take a class with the author of "Totally Twisted" If you've ever wanted to learn how to make lampwork beads, now's your chance! Kerry will be teaching a beginner's lampwork class. You can also learn how to make several wire bangles in her Bang-A-Rang class, even using your own beads if you take her lampwork class!

Lesley Venable

You can take both jewelry classes AND mixed media classes, all at the same retreat! Work with vintage pictures, ephemera and inks in Lesley Venable's altered art classes.

BOTH day and evening classes are available, and lunch is included with the full day classes.

A Meet and Greet Reception occurs on Friday night and is included free of charge with your class registration.The instructors will have their art and supplies available for sale, and it's a great opportunity to network and meet friends, "old" and new. There will be many amazing give aways at the reception, along with yummy desserts!

Registration is now open, so click over to now to grab your favorite class before it's too late!


TesoriTrovati said...

SO wish that I lived on the East coast! This will be a fabulous opportunity to work with the Masters. Enjoy the day!

Jenny said...

Melissa Manley's "Hard Candy" enameling class is full. How do I know? My best friend from college and I have the last 2 spots. Art and best friends, what a weekend.

Unknown said...

I wish I was still up in Virginia I would be going too! That looks pretty wonderful!

Alice said...

Oh, I so want to attend! But the east coast is so far away. Hey Midwesterners--can we organize one of these awesome events in the Kansas City are???????

Jenny, lucky you that you got one of the last two spots for the Hard Candy class!

Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing the word here on Art Bead Scene! Hoping many ABSers will be in attendance in September!