Tag Archives: workshop

Making Pods

When I looked at the Bead & Button Show Schedule, none of Brenda’s classes worked for me, but Looped Leaves, Pods and Cages caught my eye. The description read: “Students will use steel, and craft and copper wires to create shapes that include a knotless netting. Fine wire will be used to create the layer of […]

Making Mugs

In early March, I gathered with a few women for Wine, Women and Mud. It was my first visit to WARE studio, where Joanna Kramer and Julia Finlayson have set up their ceramics studio. This was a private workshop set up by a group of friends, and we brought wine and munchies to enjoy before […]

Wax and Wire: the beginning

This should be a ‘making of’ post but preparing for the fair has consumed me too much to get into that. So I refer you to an oldie but goodie blog post that shows how I got started with Wax and Wire Jewelry. This link holds the story of my first Wax and Wire workshop. […]

Experimental Encaustic workshop with Shawna Moore

“We are all trying to get to our own place (in art).” ~ Shawna Moore Tonight the Shawna Moore and Friends exhibit opens at Studio 303. Several FUSEDChicago members will have work up, including yours truly. You can peruse our works from 7 to 10 p.m. on the third floor of the Zhou B Art Center at […]

bookbinding basics

Recently I attended a bookbinding workshop at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. It was an ambitious class, with a few too many projects for the 6 hours allotted, but I had a blast learning and surveying all the techniques. We made a mini ‘origami’ book that can house strips of fortune cookie fortunes. It makes an […]

Wax & Wire with Crystal Neubauer

Wire heart by Crystal Neubauer, wire shape by Maike’s Marvels I took a fabulous class with Crystal Neubauer on Saturday. PerficalSense Studio hosted “Moving Beyond the Canvas with Wax and Wire.”  I had met Crystal at the “Meditations: Looking In, Reflecting Out” exhibit, and knew I’d enjoy learning more from her. First, we were introduced […]

Encaustic and Mixed Media/Photography Workshop

“I believe that if you are creating something that is truly coming from within, that is your true vision and authentic voice, then it will speak to other people.” ~ Bridgette Guerzon Mills in The Artist Unique by Carmen Torbus  An encaustic palette at the end of the day PerficalSense Studio Workshop Space This weekend […]

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