Lake Superior Native Plants workshop and Kayaking inspirational adventure
Combine your love of nature and silversmithing in this dynamic workshop, located in the studio of Lissa Flemming (Workshop 46.8 °N) in Bayfield, Wisconsin!
What? Lake Superior Native Plants silversmithing workshop AND Kayaking inspirational adventure.
When? Kayaking July 18, 2023. Silversmithing workshop July 18-23, 2023.
Where? Bayfield, WI in the studio of Lissa Flemming (Workshop 46.8 °N)
Day 1 will include a half-day of a guided kayaking tour on Lake Superior and an introduction to your silversmithing workshop.
Days 2-5 will include full days of studio time with a one-hour break for a catered lunch.
Nicole's philosophy? There is nothing that cannot be done. Together, let's push all of the limits!
Students will focus on designing and creating native plants surrounding Lake Superior, hand-fabricated pieces of their choice. Demonstrations will include the many techniques that can be used to make this special life come alive in silver, from fusing sterling silver, soldering multiple joints in one piece to reticulation, creating 3-dimensional joints, texturing, basic repoussé and chasing, carving, and texturing. Demonstrations will also include flattening river rocks to create cabochons, bezel setting, and how to hand fabricate small branches. Students will create several different pieces throughout the week.
Five-day intensives give students an understanding of what is involved to work full-time as a silversmith.
The cost of the workshop will include
5 days of training and interaction
1 3x3" sheet of 22 gauge sterling silver
1 3x3" sheet of 24 gauge sterling silver
1 5 ft 16 gauge sterling silver wire
1 5 ft wire of 18 gauge sterling silver
1 3 ft wire of 20 gauge sterling silver
Should you require additional materials, please be sure to bring them with you to the workshop. You will find everything you need at Rio Grande. I will also have additional materials to purchase at wholesale cost, should you need.
All tools and equipment are included.
Please note that I do not give students specific projects to complete. I offer many different demonstrations throughout the day, so you're welcome to copy my demonstrations or take the techniques to incorporate into your own designs. I encourage you to explore your own artistic expression.
Course Prerequisites include:
Preferably you will have experience working with a propane/O2 torch system and a solid grasp of silversmithing basics.
The cost for this 5-day intensive is $850.
$80 Kayaking tour, non-refundable
$125 (catered lunch for 5 days)
Once I have received your payment, your space will be confirmed.
This workshop is first come, first serve. Space is limited to 9.
The fee for kayaking is non-refundable.
25% of fee is considered non-refundable in cases of withdrawal for all students up to 30 days of the workshop. In other words, think carefully before reserving your spot!
Course fee is non-refundable within 30 days of the workshop unless I am able to fill the student's spot, in which case #1 above still applies.
If I cancel a class then 100% of your fee will be reimbursed.
COOL PLACES TO STAY IN OR NEAR BAYFIELD-WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
The Bayfield Inn
The Pinehurst Inn
St James Social Boutique Hotel and Social Lounge
Sea Gull Bay Motel
Wild Rice Retreat
Lissa's FAVORITE AIRBNBs
New Rental in Heart of Bayfield- around 4 blocks from Jewelry Teaching Studio
Cozy downtown flat with historic views, located right next to the Jewelry Teaching
Apostle Islands Area Campground
Dalrymple City Campground
We will explore sea caves with Trek Trails (https://trek-trail.com/sea-caves-tours/). This adventure will provide all of us with ah half-day of local inspiration, exercise and fresh air.