I love doing workshops and can do them in a variety of locations. This page describes a few I have developed. Contact me for specifics including costs and materials needed. I am mostly an adult teacher, but will be willing to work with teens as long as there is another adult to act as disciplinarian. I will be continuing to add workshops here as I develop them so check back to see what is new.

I teach classes and workshops at the Evanston Art Center, in Evanston, IL, and the Wustum Museum in Racine, WI and also this summer at the peninsula school of art in Fish Creek WI
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Racine Art Museum (Wustum) workshops
Evanston Art Center classes
Peninsula School Of Art

Band Rings
Chains
enamel workshop

Band Rings
Learn to make a sterling silver textured band ring in the morning, then go on to make more in different variations in the afternoon. Itís a great way to be introduced into a few basic metalwork skills, and come home with a lovely object to keep. More advanced students can experiment with different sizes and a simple setting.

Chains
In this chain workshop, we use wire. I first teach how to make links, known as jump rings. first we learn unsoldered chains, followed by how to solder links and use them in many variations. We work mostly with brass, copper, and some silver or gold filled. Usually in this workshop a bracelet is made, at least. I can divide this workshop up into a day of soldered, and/or a day of non soldered chains. Both are beautiful and intricate. Chains are interesting to connect and create, to enjoy plain,or paired with beads or your favorite pendant.
enamel workshop
Enamel is glass fused to a metal base using a kiln. Its Itís deeply colorful, its shiny, its fun to make jewelry, bowls and other objects, functional or otherwise from this contemporary medium with an ancient past. Learn how to apply the glass, fire it in the kiln, and several simple techniques that make a big impact on your enamels. I usually teach this in a one day workshop , and you will go home with several small or one larger piece, but it just scratches the surface of what can be done.