It's about Techniques!
Creating Art Jewelry offers an opportunity to learn so many skills and combine them to create stunning pieces of wearable art.
This series includes classes in soldering, torch fired enameling, resin, quilling, soutache, wire work, molding, hot tin, encaustic, metal etching, mixed media (painting, stamping) shrink plastic, silver clay, epoxy and polymer clay. We have tried to keep it down to materials you can easily get and nothing requires a kiln- so maybe you might need to pick up some things you don't have if you want to try something new, but the most "exotic" thing you might need is an inexpensive butane torch!
Art Jewelry Adventure Retreat is a Celebration of all kinds of Jewelry making techniques for mixed media enthusiasts at all skill levels - beginner and beyond.
On the surface? It’s about learning new techniques and projects to spice up your jewelry making skills.
But really? It’s about connection, community, and honoring the creativity in all of us.
It’s designed for people who love to create and meet kindred spirits, and want to immerse themselves in learning without breaking the bank or leaving family and work obligations behind.
By the end of the year long adventure in exploring art media, techniques, and projects, you will…
- learn to surrender any fears you have about investing time and money in yourself because your creativity matters!
- connect with like-minded kindred spirits all over the world and make new friends
- create unique keepsakes you will treasure forever as mementos of your remarkable artistic journey
- meet and learn from some of the finest experienced teachers all in one place
- grow and fine-tune your skills and knowledge of jewelry making and learn what tools and supplies you can use to extend into other art styles
And best of all, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime!
Let this be the year you finally invest in You!
Grab your chain, beads, tools, and computer, and get ready to celebrate!
ALL CONTENTS ARE RECORDED- SIGN UP NOW AND YOU WILL NEVER MISS A THING!
This retreat has CHANGED me. It has made my life better. Did you realize that? That something you both decided to do made an actual IMPACT on a life, and I can guarantee I am not the only one. I wish you knew, I wish I could show you and tell you… and then I wish I could give you what this is worth to me… but I can’t get my hands on THAT MUCH money… you know??!! It is worth more than I could ever save up or borrow… it’s priceless really. Just know how much I appreciate, how much I give thanks, how much my heart has been healed because of The Polymer Clay Retreat.
I meant it when I said sign me up for next year…I would like to be the first one to sign on so please either bill me now or tell me when registration is open. Best classes I have ever taken, I have learned so much and “met” some incredible woman, you being one!
I am so excited about the new classrooms. It looks like it will be so easy to get along with. I am so happy about it that I can't wait. well actually I can but it is going to be great. Nice work, Thanks!
This is not a question but an observation. I have attended retreats and workshops in the past. If I take an average of $250 for a workshop and multiply that by 22 (number of artists participating and teaching in PCA), it would cost me $5,500 to participate in everything. We are getting this incredible experience for $99. This is a once in a lifetime thing! Thank you Ilysa and Kira for putting this together and thank you to all the wonderful artists who are teaching!
I complement you both on the retreat. Not only have I learned new techniques (and left my comfort zone), but I have a circle of friends that offer feedback, compliments and positive energy. Thank you!
I really just wanted to say how glad I am that I signed up for the virtual retreat, it is so informative and there are so many people willing to help with any query/question you may have. To see creations made by people from all over the world and everyone willing to help no matter what level they are at is simply fantastic. Well done Kira and Ilysa and to all the teachers too. Thank you.!
I’ve never been able to even dream of attending a retreat before– they’re always far away (and often in exotic locales, like a cruise ship). Just the travel costs would’ve been lethal, let alone workshop fees/ materials costs/ etc etc. It was sheer coincidence/providence that I discovered this Adventure, and I’ve been dancing with gratitude before it’s even gotten started!This is my Christmas present to myself (which is why I’m on here today), one I’ll be able to open again and again *all year*. Thank you, Ilysa and Kira!
First of all a big THANK YOU to the two of you!!! I guess it didn’t really occur to me until today’s start what a big challenge it has been and still will be to organize and accompany a yearlong event like this – WOW, it’s amazing. Congratulations – great job!
What I see in the screenshots is really wonderful…..to have everything in one place for each class will be fantastic, Thanks for continuing to make our experience as students even better.