2021 Saturday Classes

February 20, 2021

More RETREAT classes coming soon!

Intro to Lampwork Glass Bead Making
Session 1:  10:00-12:00 am
or  Session 2:  1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor:  Lori Skupa
Fee: $75 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own beads?  Want to learn how to make truly personalized jewelry?   Step it up and learn how to make your own beads!  This is a great intro class to see if you’d like to further explore that art of glass bead making, also known as lampworking or flameworking.  No prior torch experience required.


Wave Bracelet
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor:  Angela Szelag
Fee: $95 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Ladies and gents, it’s hammer time!  Let’s make some bracelets!

What a great way to spend a Friday night!  Join Angela in making this stacking wave bracelet set.  During this class you will make two bracelets to take home, one bracelet in silver and the other in your choice of copper or brass.  These hammer formed bracelets are fun to make and a great way to relieve some stress. 

It’s a beginner level project. All are welcome.  All materials included.


Oil & Cold Wax Painting
When:  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor:  Lori Elliott-Bartle
Fee:  $55 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

In this 2-hour session of creative play, you’ll explore color, pattern, design and abstraction with oil paints mixed with cold wax medium, a product gaining popularity for its versatility and range.  Lori will show you tools & techniques, and you’ll create pieces on archival paper.

Students are not required to bring tools/materials, but are welcome to. For example, you may bring household items that might make interesting patterns or textures.  Pieces of burlap, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, shelf liner, ribbons and string can all be pressed into the paint surface.  Tools such as small trowels or dough scrapers can be used to apply paint or create textures.   If students have art supplies such as oil paints in colors they particularly like, or tools such as print making brayers or palette knives that they enjoy using, they may bring those too.


Sterling Silver Stacking Rings
Saturday, February 20, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Instructor:  Angela Szelag
Fee: $125 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

Make these three sterling silver rings!  Stack ‘em all on one finger for yourself or make them to share.  Bring your Mom, your best friend or come and try a skill on your own.  This is a beginning level introduction to silversmithing and the basics of soldering.

No experience necessary.  Come and join in on the fun!

If you have long hair, you will need to have it pulled back as we will be playing with fire.  Safety first.


Dot Mandala Journal
Saturday, February 20, 3:00-5:00
Instructor:  Ina Ohnmeiss
Fee:  $65 – All supplies included
Class Level:  Beginner

You will learn the basics of Dot Mandala and have a beautiful journal when finished.