Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join a workshop this summer. The time spent at a workshop can be as short as one day or as long as a couple of weeks, or even longer if your lucky enough to be able to get into a residency program.
It’s a great way to take a vacation, learn, and practice your passion.
Take a look at this list of summer workshops and pick one close to you, or somewhere you would like to visit.
Turn your work on it's head this summer by attending a Workshop!
(Photo taken in the Metals studio at Haystack- MBZ 2009)
The list not only has workshops in the U.S., there are a few international workshops as well on the list that is on the website at the very bottom of this list.
Metalsmithing Workshopshttp://penland.org/classes/summer/summer_metals.html :Penland School of Crafts.Penland,N.C.
http://www.haystack-mtn.org/- Haystack Mountain school of crafts- on Deer Isle Maine. (note: I've been there twice, and loved every second of it- MBZ)
http://www.ox-bow.org/courses/core/summer/desc/sculpture.html#s-1-Ox-Bow- Ox-Bow Arts,Saugatuk,Mich.
http://www.coloradoschoolofjewelryandmetalarts.com/Class_Schedule.html-Colrado -School of Jewelry and Metal Arts, Colorado
http://www.arrowmont.org/ - Arrowmont school of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg Tenn.
http://www.prlog.org/10611132-springsummer-quarter-of-metalsmith-and-jewelry-classes-begin-at-whaley-studios.html_Whaley Studios,San diego
http://www.dellaterrastudios.com/repousseclasses.htm -Chandler, Arizona
http://www.midwest-metalsmiths.org/workshops.html – midwest metalsmiths,St. Paul,MO.
http://www.jewelersacademy.com/index.htm – Portland,Or.
If you are looking for more- check out the Metalcyberspace site- you will find comprehensive lists of metals resources and workshops! (thanks to the hard work and dedication of Susan Sarantos)
http://www.metalcyberspace.com/schools.htm - and a long list of metals/jewelry degree programs all over the world.
http://www.metalcyberspace.com/workshop.htm - A long list of jewelry/metals workshops in the U.S.and beyond.
A big Thank you goes out to Ralph Paruszkiewicz for doing the research and writing this week's blog post! Just a reminder- if you have an idea for a blog article for Metalsmiths Unite please contact me via Facebook messaging- I'd love to have more contributors!
Have a great weekend everyone
may the flux be with you- Maureen BZ