Friday, May 21, 2010

Exciting Announcement:: ArtBliss Workshops

teaching at artbliss

I am so excited to be making this announcement. ArtBliss: The Inaugural Event is taking place September 24-26th 2010 AND I WILL BE THERE TEACHING!! Two of my favorite beading ladies, my very good friend Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio and Jeanette Blix Ryan of Fundametals, saw a need, had a vision, and have been working together to make that dream come true. I get to be part of that dream and I couldn't be more honored. Both these ladies live in the Washington DC area and they found that there was a complete lack of national caliber workshops in their area. So, why not create their own workshops and weekend of activities. That is when ArtBliss was born!!

I know you may be thinking "Kerry, you teach all the time now, why are you getting so excited about this one?" Well, you really should be the excited for this because I am going to teach something extra special at this event. Wait for it... LAMPWORKING!! Yes, yes, you heard me right. I am teaching lampworking at ArtBliss in September. I have had so many emails asking when and if I would ever be teaching lampworking. I am so so excited to finally get to shout YES!! Check out all the details about my class, K.reating A.rt B.eads - Intro to Lampworking, at the ArtBliss website. That is my Saturday workshop, for Sunday I have some wire working fun planed for everyone: Bang-A-Rang, a day devoted to creating awesome wire bangles.

Of course, I am not the only instructor that will be there. This is a star packed event, I tell ya. Also teaching is the amazing Deryn Mentock, the fantastic Melissa Manley, and the creative Lesley Venable. This is not only a jewelry workshop weekend, but mixed media art as well!! Truly, something for everyone. It is going to be a weekend you don't want to miss. Cindy and Jeanette have booked an awesome venue with super room rates and free shuttle service from the local airport, lunch is even included with the workshops!! Registration will open on June 13th, and I know spots are going to fill up fast! Don't worry, I will give you reminders :)

I hope you are as excited as I am about this. I can't wait for September to get here!! (Mind you, this isn't the big secret project. Sorry!) NOW, we need to get the word out about ArtBliss. Cindy and Jeanette are having a fantastic giveaway on her blog to celebrate the announcement. Pop over and check out all the goodies you could win and leave a comment to enter and/or tweet about it and/or facebook about it.


Alice said...

Oh my gosh, it sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I cound attend but DC is so far away. Darn!

TesoriTrovati said...

I live in the wrong part of the country. Maybe I need to form a satellite ArtBliss here in the Midwest. Way to go, you! You absolutely should be teaching lampworking and if I were able to go I would be there learning (really, just soaking you up!)
Enjoy the day, Kerry!

Kerry said...

Ya know, it may be cheaper than you think. Airlines like Jet Blue offer discounted rates to places like DC (I am paying $75 each way to fly down) and the room rate is only $69 a night. Not too bad considering when I went to Bead and Button my flight was $300+ and I pay $100 a night to be there.

Cindy said...

Kerry, thank you for this wonderful write up about ArtBliss. I can't tell you how fortunate WE feel that you are one of our inaugural Instructors. I just can't wait...we'll all have a blast! And to anyone thinking of taking Kerry's lampwork class, you'll want to reserve your spot on June 13th! I personally learned from Kerry and she's the best lampwork instructor around!

Courtney said...

This sounds amazing! And in my neck of the woods.

Deryn Mentock said...

I can't wait to meet you, Kerry!