Berea Art Getaway

Last weekend hubby and I took off a few days and drove down to Berea, Kentucky to take some classes at their annual Festival of Learnshops. Oh what fun! Here are the projects I made while there.

This was also the weekend for the annual craft festival.

Here is Dave standing by one of the many hands in Berea.

But let me tell you about the classes I took.

My first class was Embossed and Punched Jewelry with Scott Mattingly. I can’t believe how much fun it was.

We started punching a circle out of a copper blank. Here is Scott explaining all of the different tools that he had to punch holes.

Love that orange hammer!

So my first punch. We were aiming for off center.

Then we embossed.

Scott then showed us how to use the dapping block to dome the metal.

Then to polish it.

This is my finished pendant – our first project.

Then from there we could create whatever we wanted to. I made a set of earrings, but what I wanted to do was make a bracelet. I still need to add a clasp and then I can wear it!

You will definitely see more of this. It was so much fun and so many possibilities.

The next day I took Delicollage with Jacqueline Sullivan. Last year I took the eco print retreat with her in Cincinnati. She’s a wonderful teacher and if she comes to your area, check out her classes.

This class was all about playing with deli paper and then making a collage on canvas.

Jacqueline shows us how to paint on deli paper.

We added bling, stenciled, and stamped. Here are some of my papers.

What a fun weekend and great classes. This event is held every year for two weeks. There were other classes I would have liked to have taken, but we were only there for the weekend.  I hope to return next year.

While I was in my classes Dave was taking classes on growing mushrooms (Shitake and Oyster Mushroom Log Inoculation) and making natural artisanal sodas.

Puddin and Ace returned from camp (vet) refreshed and ready to get back into their routine. I caught Puddin doing some cat yoga yesterday.

Well, now to get back to my other art. Thanks for dropping by.

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