Summer 2015 Workshops and shows!

•April 28, 2015 • 7 Comments

tulip June 5,6 & 7 TRAC Studio Tour, open studio in Bakersville, NC with guest artists David Trophia, John Lara, Val Schnaufer, and Anna Johnson. Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5.

copper ring and pendant 72dpiJune 19-22 Workshop- Flat to Fabulous, in my personal studio in Bakersville, NC, located in the beautiful mountains of NC about an hour from Asheville, NC, one of the country’s most popular cities.

Description: Add interest to your jewelry designs with surface texture, volume, and layers. Emphasis will be placed on planning and finishing techniques to achieve a professional look. Leave with several finished pieces including a brooch. This class is perfect for preparing to take the Drawing on Metal class. All levels welcome.  Cost: $490   Note: Does not include room and board

 

sterling copper pendantsJuly 28 & 29 Workshop- 2 day Fabrication Boot Camp in my personal studio in Bakersville, NC, located in the beautiful mountains of NC, about an hour from Asheville, NC, one of the country’s most popular cities.

Description: In a small class situation we will focus on building your skill level. Fine tune your filing, forming, forging, soldering, connections, planning and finishing.   This class is perfect for preparing to take the Drawing on Metal class. All levels welcome.   Cost:   $275    Note: does not include room and board

deb karash- daisyJuly 31- August 4 – Drawing on Metal at Wild Acres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC, a beautiful setting in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains just an hour from Asheville, NC

Description:   This class focuses on my technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with my special technique.   We will work on design and finishing as well. All levels welcome.  Cost:  $995   Note: cost includes room and board (shared room/17 meals)

copper gear flower September 21-25 – 5-5-10 (5 days, 5 projects, 10 techniques)   This fun, fast paced class will focus on fabrication techniques, creating surface interest and volume, connection techniques, and finishing.  All levels welcome.

Location: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN

Registration information: http://www.arrowmont.org/workshops/venueevents/234-deb-karash

 

Fall in the mountains

•September 8, 2014 • 2 Comments

division w-window 72I’m getting excited about my fall workshops! I love teaching and it’s always exciting to meet new students. These will be the last workshops in Bakersville. After that I will be moving the studio to Asheville. The October workshop at Wild Acres is such a great deal. You not only get the workshop but you also get food and lodging in a beautiful location at the very best time of year. It’s really such a privilege to be able to run a workshop there. I hope to see some new faces and some familiar ones, as well.   And thanks, Art Jewelry Magazine, for including this piece in the new Making Metal Jewelry!   For those considering a class with me, the colored pencil technique in the magazine is not my technique, in case you were wondering.

Fall Workshops

•August 22, 2014 • 3 Comments

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Drawing on Metal, October 1-5, 2014  at Wild Acres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC

$975.00   All food and lodging included in a beautiful mountain retreat.  Students will learn how to apply my Prismacolor Drawing technique to jewelry. You need not have any drawing experience to get a lot from the class.  Class size limited to 12, e-mail dkjewelry@msn.com for registration details.

Check in Wednesday morning, have lunch, start class.  Class schedule:

Wed. 1- 5:30 (dinner break) 7- 9:00

Thurs.   9:30 – lunch – 5:30 – dinner – 7- 9

Fri. 9:30 – lunch – 5:30 – dinner – 7- 9

Sat. 9:30 – lunch – 5:30 – dinner – 7- 9

Sun. 9:30- 2 – clean up studio – optional dinner at Pizza Shop in Spruce Pine.

"Pin Me" at Terri McCarthy Studios and  5-5-10 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Pin Me, fabrication class, November 6-9, 2014 at my studio in Bakersville, NC.

Take your jewelry to the next level. We will cover texture, proper application of commercial pin findings, rivets, and paste solder. I will show you simple ways to create a more professional looking piece.

$425.00 – Includes lunch and an after school cocktail each evening.  Class is limited to 6 students so there is ample time for individual attention. It’s a great class for beginning to intermediate students.  E-mail dkjewelry@msn.com for registration details.

Class runs from 10 AM to 6 PM, Thursday through Saturday and 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday

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Drawing on Metal, November 17-21, 2014 at my studio in Bakersville, NC

$750.00 Includes lunch and an after school cocktail each evening. Students will learn how to apply my Prismacolor Drawing technique to jewelry and other metal work. You need not have any drawing experience to enjoy this class.  Class is limited to 8 students so there is ample time for individual attention.  E-mail dkjewelry@msn.com for registration details.

Class runs from 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.

Workshop Announcements coming soon…

•August 19, 2014 • 10 Comments

cardboard boothbarbara's beeI’m working on planning fall workshops and I will be announcing at least one Drawing on Metal workshop and one fabrication workshop in the next few days so stay tuned! Class size will be limited and there were a few folks who waited too long to sign up for the Drawing on Metal workshop at Wild Acres and missed out.  Also, I will tell you all about my trip to San Francisco for the ACC show.  Here is a pic of the cardboard booth we built on site.  It was a big hit.

Studio Tour this weekend!

•June 5, 2014 • 1 Comment
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This weekend is the Toe River Arts Council studio tour. It’s a great opportunity to visit your favorite artists in their studios and discover new artists, as well. I will be in my studio at 60 S. Mitchell Ave in downtown Bakersville along with David Trophia jewelry, John Lara jewelry, and Valerie Schnaufer ceramics. We’ll be having a good time and we hope that you can stop by for cocktail and see our new work. The studio will be open Friday, June 6 from 12-4, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5. Our number on the tour map is 35. It’s the bright blue building.

Drawing on Metal Workshop July 14-18

•April 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

It looks like there are only 2 spots left in the Drawing on Metal class in July at beautiful Wild Acres Retreat.  E-mail me at dkjewelry@msn.com for a registration form.  I will also create a waiting list for a possible class in the fall.    Join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  You will find that Wild Acres Retreat is a special place for getting in touch with your creativity.

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#8 pin/pendant 1.5"x2.5" $475.00

#8 pin/pendant
1.5″x2.5″

Drawing on Metal class!

•March 29, 2014 • 8 Comments

I will be teaching Drawing on Metal – July 14 through 18, 2014.

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Class will cover my technique for applying color to copper and some fabrication based on time available.

Class size is limited to 8 students to allow for plenty of individual attention.   $975 covers class, lodging (shared room) and meals from the evening of July 13 through breakfast on July 19.   Class will run from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with open studio in the evening. Wild Acres is a beautiful retreat located in the mountains of North Carolina.  We will be in the company of many other artists in various media so there will be lot’s of creative energy.  You can check out the venue at their website www.WildAcres.org.  If you are interested in registering for class you can do so by e-mailing me at dkjewelry@msn.com.

Come hang out in the mountains with me, make some colorful jewelry, drink some wine, go on a hike, make new friends….a good time will be had by all!wildcares_amphthtHP

 

 
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