Thursday, February 7

looking forward to summer art nest!

tomorrow is the big day, registration for the june art nest opens and i am so excited!

stephanie lee has a new book coming out, semi-precious salvage and the cover alone has me counting down the days to its release. i took a class from stephanie last fall making chain and soldered bezels. it was really amazing. she will be teaching a new class 'junk drawer metalsmithing' where she will be showing how to cast 3d objects and fabricate metal boxes and shrines that can be filled with plaster or resin.

i have always adored carla sonheims work. i am so drawn to the innocent and whimsical figures. in carla's workshop we will be completing dozens of drawings using a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, ink, and crayon focusing on creating pieces that are fanciful, silly, odd, and fun!

alma stoller is a mixed media artist that makes the coolest, funky fabric baubles and a collection of fabric oddities. she will be teaching altered fabric techniques and dimensional appliques that are combined with embroiderey in her class 'tapestry art quilt'.

the summer art nest it is going to be a wonderful weekend spent in Park City, Utah creating art and enjoying the beautiful mountain wildflowers. washington school inn. it is the most lovely old school house turned bed and breakfast. we will have the whole inn to ourselves for four days. here is candice outside the inn, can you even believe how much snow we have right now?

the art classes will be a few steps down the street in the studio space at the cool kimball art center. they just finished hosting a huge exhibit for the sundance film festival and we got to see some of the art as they were changing the show.

one of our favorite places to go in park city is bistro 412. we are reserving the whole restaurant for our catered french dinner. the waiter posed a little too happily for this photo and spouted french to us as we sampled a few of the items on the menu. we tasted the baked brie, sauteed shitake musrooms, creamy scalloped potatoes baked with bread crumbs, and cinnamon raisin bread pudding with rum sauce. yum! hope you can join us. xo julie


Lilli said...

It all sounds so divine! I'm sure it'll be an amazing experience :)

Cindy Dean said...

This looks so amazing! Ican't believe how much snow you guys have! Are you gonna be able to get to the cabin for the Feb event????? LOL I am glad I don't have to drive up the mountain!

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