Thursday, July 23, 2009

Artology Workshops



Artology Workshop
October 11-14, 2009
City Flats Hotel
Holland, Michigan

Finally, we have an exciting art workshop in the Midwest! I have seen so many extraordinary offerings around the country, but nothing for those of us in the middle! Patrice Greene and Amy Hanna have teamed up with some very talented artists to teach a weekend of wonderful workshops.
This is Amy's class description: " 'Forgotten Treasures' Come spend the day with me playing in velvet boxes and old cigar containers where we will find new life in forgotten treasures. Bring your Granmere's jewelry box with old broken jewelry bits and bobs. Favorite old tintype photos even if they are not your family's, favorite religious relics, rosaries and medals. Your favorite uncle's watch fobs, keepsakes from a trip to a faraway place. Smashed coins from a machine or one that you placed under the railroad tracks yourself. Bring the things that you feel are special. We all have a different meaning for "treasure" so do not be afraid to bring whatever speaks to you and we will work with it. I will teach you how to wire wrap and to oxidize to bead and to use your imagination to build jewels out of things you would not think of using. I will also teach you to solder. I am looking forward to meeting you and hearing your story. " Sounds great, doesn't it?
The venue for all of this fun is at a new and very hip hotel in Holland, Michigan called City Flats Hotel. Holland is home to many great new shops and restaurants, and you can still buy wooden clogs here! This looks like something I have to sign up for.

13 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh, I wish I could go! I love Amy Hanna's work and I'm originally from Michigan. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Coco said...

Sounds very interesting.

LiLi M. said...

For one nano second my heart started beating at double speed and then I saw: Holland MICHIGAN, not Holland... :-( But for you over there it's great! Just sign in and have a lot of fun!

PJ's talking... said...

Oh, you lucky girl! You're going to be in your element. You're going to need help with all those treasures you have... Enjoy every minute. xx PJ

PJ's talking... said...

I forgot, love your new header.. very fun!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How fun! It sounds like a dream.

Ronnie said...

DO IT!!! This looks like the best there is.
I used to love visiting Holland when I lived in Michigan.

Holly Loves Art said...

Sounds like an incredible class. I wish I could go!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I think they designed this class for YOU! That's why it's where it is and that description . . . I can just see you breaking out into a sweat over it! Can't wait to see what you take and what you make. It sounds fantastic! I'm jealous. You'd think in L.A., center of the universe (okay maybe sometimes the big black hole of the universe) there would be some good classes to take but I never find them or hear about them. I think art teachers are afraid to come here or I have to look harder.
Oh I hope you go! I know it will be a great experience for all of us if you do!

Saucy said...

This is so, so perfect for you. You're going, aren't you? Tell us you're going for sure.

Saucy said...

Is Holland close to Detroit AT ALL? I might be in Detroit around Canadian Thanksgiving, Oct. 12.

I have to go and look that up...

kecia said...

that's awesome to get some art close to you! i know, there isn't much around me either, so i'm trying to get stuff organized and get it going!

Attic Rat said...

An enchanting time for sure!

Big Toothy Smiles,
Teresa