Hi Everyone: it is rare for me to teach at local stores, but the weekend of September 13 and 14 I will be teaching as part of a workshop series at a cool local Ohio store, Ginny’s Small Studio. Ginny began mixed media events with Art Continuum back in 2000. She was the founder of Stampers Anonymous that went on to become a huge success.
Here are the two workshops I will give at Ginny’s Small Studio:
WIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing
Sign up for the class: Sun Sept. 14th 10-5pm $125 per student
Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire.
Sign up for the class: Saturday Sept. 13th 10-5PM $125 per student
Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before…sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Set your finished components with filigree bezel wire…brazing presented.
You are invited to join me in a hands- on intensive 5 day retreat to learn, explore and construct jewelry components using and altering mixed media and uncommon objects while building practical metalworking skills in bronze and silver.
As a student you will build distinctive personal metal structures and learn practical skills such as soldering and brazing, cold connections, fabricating sheet metal and wire while incorporating altered mixed media objects into jewelry.
In many ancient cultures open and closed forms or containers are meant to hold special prayers, Talismans or messages, and bring them to fruition.
This 5-day workshop is April 5 -11, 2015. All of the details are HERE.
Join Susan Lenart Kazmer and Jen Cushman for an immersion workshop where students will have the opportunity to dig deep into their work by exploring innovative design concepts and honing their metalworking skills. Relics found at Paris flea markets prior to the workshop or treasured objects brought from home will be re-imagined into Talisman pieces of unique jewelry during the week at La Cascade.
A full range cold connection and wire working techniques will be taught, as well as color on metal, Resin Alchemy and Susan’s innovative fiber-and-wire connections. We’ll also create a forged wire and resin paper journal so students can capture all the new design ideas and stunning beauty the South of France has to offer. Healthy and delicious meals are prepared fresh each day by French chef Nese Pelt, and dinner is served each evening family style with much joy and laughter.
$3,200 includes double occupancy bedrooms at La Cascade, meals, instruction and a comprehensive kit to build your pieces. Space is limited. $500 deposit secures your spot.
Susan and Jen usually get into Paris the Friday before the workshop (often joined by a few students) and attend the flea markets Saturday and Sunday in search of found objects and kick around Monday just enjoying Paris. Jen keeps everyone informed of the itinerary and meeting places and times and everyone is welcome to join them or go explore on their own or in pairs/small groups. For example one year a small group wanted to do the Louvre museum. Susan and Jen had seen it a bunch, so they wanted to hang out a Les Deus Maggots (a famous outdoor café) and go to the vintage clothing shops. Others wanted to walk the city and see the love locks on the bridges. Everyone spent a lovely Monday going our separate ways for the day and then met up for dinner and a sunset boat ride on the Seine.
Tuesday is a travel day to Durfort and we take the train. Tuesday evening is the first family style meal (All meals are fresh and we eat family style.) at La Cascade and students unpack their work spaces. The workshop starts Wednesday and goes through Monday. Saturday is a big market day in Revel, the next town over and it’s wonderful and amazing. Small community Flea Markets pop up while we are there and Susan and I learn about them at arrival. We all go check them out in the mornings as they appear for a couple of hours.
“We’ll be doing lots of high end resin work and metalworking and enameling. Susan takes everyone through their work and helps each person dig deeper into their work in order to really help hone in and influence change and growth. I’m always there for support and help in the studio during some of the off hours.”
“Pretty soon, I will open a private Yahoo group where we can all meet each other and I can give information without clogging up everyone’s emails. We “talk” lots on this group so it seems like fast friends once we all arrive. Again, as the space is limited to only 12 people we become pretty tight pretty quickly.”
What’s not to love about spending five full days surrounded by beads and fabulous other jewelry making supplies?
Jen says: “The Bead and Button Show is the largest show every year in the US where making fabulous works of wearable art takes center stage. The faculty is the best of the best, and I’m honored to be teaching ICE Resin and metalworking classes again this year. The students are amazing! Most of them are professional designers, teachers or store owners themselves. Their questions and creative thought processes always makes me come out of the show with new ideas to explore for the next year’s classes.”
Click the links to register:
B142031 Cold Enameled Cuff
Fabulous classes + a few buttons+ beads of all kinds = The Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee.
Bead and Button is THE place to learn and refine your jewelry making skills, meet incredible artists, discover products, make new friends, and buy an extra suitcase to take all of the treasures you created and the bezels, beads and jewels you purchased home.
There are just a few seats remaining in Susan Leanrt Kazmer’s mixed media, resin and metalsmith classes, so if you are thinking of going now is a grand time to sign up. Here is all the info:
Register for Classes:
B142014 Enameling: Patterns, Text, Texture, and Transparency in Glass
B142019 Resin Alchemy - Limited Seating -
Susan Lenart Kazmer and Linda Lenart McNulty are bringing their mixed media metalwork and encaustic classes to Portland and there a re still a few openings for this wonderful retreat.
Art & Soul has been host to inspirational mixed media retreats for thousands of creative souls for 15 years. It is a fine retreat– place to discover unconventional art techniques. The knowledge and camaraderie you’ll walk away with is simply priceless.
Resin Alchemy – Monday April 7 (Sorry, but this workshop is FULL)
Caging Common Objects in Metalwork – Wednesday April 9 (There was a single space left at the time of posting.)
Enameling-Patterns, Text, Texture and Transparency in Glass – Thursday April 10 (Just 5 spaces remaining at time of posting.)
Cold Enameling – Color on Metal – Friday April 11 (Sorry, but this workshop is FULL)
Linda Lenart McNulty’s classes:
Wearable Encaustic Shrines Thursday, April 10 ( 3 Spaces Remaining)
Encaustic Daguerreotype Paintings Friday April 11
Luminous Layering in Encaustic Painting Saturday April 12
John Creighton Petersen from Imagine Crafts, and also one of our ICE Resin Creative Team members will be at the retreat giving demonstrations on:
New StazOn Midis
GlazOn Layer Protectant
irRESISTible Texture Sprays
Memento Luxe Ink
For the past year and issues of Bead Design Studio Magazine, artists across the country have hones their jewelry, metal work, beading and mixed-media skills as they created a necklace following the techniques of the 25+ years metalsmith Susan Lenart Kazmer.
Bead Design Studio Magazine wrapped up the SLK Contest this morning (Sunday, Feb.2) at SLK’s (Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Resin Alchemy Class.
To follow what fabulous jewelry Bead Design Studio Magazine is showcasing next, subscribe HERE.
If you are interested in taking one of Susan’s classes at To Bead True Blue you can sign up directly at the ICE Resin booth at the bead show!
FIRST Place: Phyllis Giberson
SECOND Place: Allison Hammond-Murray
We would like to give a shout out to Gold Sponsor: Garlan Chain
Bronze Sponsors: Parawire, T Beads, and Elephant Eye Beads
Jewel Sponsors: Bead My Love, Kabela Design, and the Urban Beader
Product Sponsors: Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements, ICE Resin, Spellbinders, WireLuxe, Alacarte Clasps & Wire Lace, Tsukineko, Tierra Cast, JHB, MyElement, christi friesen, Lisa Pavelka, Impress Art Metal Stamps, and The Lilac Wind Lampwork Beads
These generous jewelry products companies supplied treasures that went into each winner’s basket.
The blur of activity that was CHA 2014 included meeting old friends, making new ones, signing books, doing business deals, networking, sharing new products, giving classes, a team dinner, excitement, hard work, sore tootsies by the end of the day, fabulous demos, checking out the competition, Iced Enamels being chosen for the CHA Hot 20 — all in all an inescapably grand time!
If you want to take a mixed media, jewelry, metalsmithing, or enameling class from us in Tucson, all the details are on the workshop page.
The ICE Resin Booth at CHA happens due to the efforts of many people — from the artists who work graded the booth, to the people who put it together, to our office staff, to the dudes with muscle! And here they are in no particular order: Karen, Katrina, MaryAnn, Kim, Misty, Cindy CE, Cindy M, Kristen, Greg, JP, Sandy, Susan M W, Candy R, Pamela H, Danny, Susan W, Suze, Ruth, John, Tatiana, Vicki, Carol, Cindi B, Diane, Lesley, ICE Queen, Jen and Polly.
If you have never taken a class with Linda Lenart McNulty, be prepared for her energy and free-spirit. If you have taken an encaustic art class form Linda and are coming back for more, you already know how much fun she makes enhancing your artistic skills.
Linda is offering four classes this year at To Bead True Blue:
In this 6 hour workshop, Linda Lenart McNulty will get your encaustic blood flowing as we paint, layer and pour colorful fragrant encaustic wax onto small painting boards and into free-standing molds, which will then await our touch from our scribing tools. We can scribble ladders, kites, clouds, houses, text…all into the surface of the warm wax. Then we can paint over our marks with a new color; scrape that away, and voila! Tiny little colorful drawings in wax! This is really a lot of fun and I hope you’ll include this in your encaustic repertoire! After experimenting on a painting board, you can make two double-sided, reversible, solid wax pendants. This is the process I call Waxing Images, and it incorporates photo-transfer too, another amazing encaustic technique.
In this 6 hour workshop Linda and her students will be using techniques which include the layering of colorful encaustic paint; the creating of deep crevices with the use of tools and printing blocks; the concealing of our crevices under warm wax, and finally, the excavating of a gorgeous, cryptic language left on the surface of our pieces!
Encaustic Word Shield
In this workshop, Linda will first let you experience Encaustic Painting to get a feel for the art form. Then, when you feel comfortable with layering encaustic paint, scraping back to reveal deeper layers of color, and metallic script writing, we will translate that painting into an Encaustic Jewelry Piece: The Encaustic Word-Shield. This is an encaustic treasure that you can wear, and it will continue to petrify over time becoming a unique wearable piece that you can take out while your painting stays at home!
Wearable Encaustic Shrines
In this workshop, Encaustic Artist Linda Lenart McNulty will walk you through the construction of at least 3 gorgeous Wearable Encaustic Shrines, which will be all of your own design and imaginings. Starting with a selection of unusual bezels, we will begin with the pouring of colorful and fragrant Luminous Encaustics Wax Blox™, followed by Encaustic Collage techniques, Encaustic Casting and Faux Finishing techniques, and finally Embedding and Assemblage. These techniques are simple yet so engrossing and satisfying; you won’t lift your head from your wax creations until you’ve made at least three of your own personal creations.
You can learn about Linda on her Luminous Encaustics Blog.
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