All posts in category Educational Programs

Design Talk – Andy Cooperman

In Design Talk with Deb Karash she mentioned Andy Cooperman as one of two people who have had a major influence on her work. This is what she has to say about him…. About Andy, well, I adore his work, the beautiful surfaces, attention to detail, his sense of humor. As a teacher, he is […]

Design Talk

Meet Deb Karash. She is a studio artist living in the beautiful hills of Bakersville, North Carolina. I met Deb at Idyllwild Arts’ Metals Week in June, 2013. Her exquisitely crafted, distinctive work featuring colored pencil drawings on metal is likely not new to you. Here she talks about meaningful influences on her work, what […]

What Was I Thinking?

I left for Metals Week on Thursday, June 13th with the intention of blogging every day. What a crazy, cuckoo notion that was! All of my attention was focused on students, class prep, evening programs, and catching some rest here and there. Just the same, I managed to take a few photos as seen below […]

Off To Idyllwild!

The trek to Metals Week begins today. This is only part of the tools and supplies I am taking along for my Cuffs class. What’s missing? 9 bracelet mandrels, a bench shear, 5 stakes, 2 large bags of hammers, and miscellaneous stuff in the trunk of Jonna’s car. Oh yes, and a vise and rolling […]

Two Gifted Teachers – Two Exciting Classes

I must admit after reading Deb Jemmott’s description of her rolling mill class at Metals Week in Idyllwild, I was really intrigued. Here is what she says about it: In addition to imprinting metal with designs using paper, found objects, and metal (including pierced and etched metal patterns), students will learn to produce the “married […]

Idyllwild Arts’ Metals Week Flyer

I just received this flyer from Idyllwild Arts’ Metals Week program, and as we speak I am knee deep in making two new cuffs for my class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: connie@conniefox.com. ~Connie All images and text are ©Copyright 2010-2013 Connie Fox except where indicated. All rights […]

Confections For The Soul

Sunday, February 24th My life is not always a cupcake, but I have to tell you, the last weekend at the Yuma Symposium was sweetness itself. The Thursday night review of upcoming workshops left me doubting there would be anything really special I could carry home. Oh my, how wrong I was. One workshop after […]

Goldmine In My Own Living Room

Friday, February 22 Most notable today was a talk by Dean Adams, professor of ceramics at Montana State University. From the beginning of his talk I was drawn to this generous, open-hearted man who urged us to make the best use of every minute we have left. He reminded us of death and how much […]

White And 37

Thursday, February 21 A demographic? No, a weather condition on the trip to Yuma. As we climbed the mountains of the Cleveland National Forest the temperature dropped from the low 60s to 37 degrees in a half hour. From partial sun to rain. And from green hills to white. The drive took me right back […]

Marching To The Table

Well, the Lord knows I do love comfort food. Warm whole grain bread, pasta in almost any form, homemade pie, and on and on. I am sure you are not particularly interested in my food preferences, let alone food addictions, so I will write about the Yuma Symposium instead. “The Yuma Symposium is comfort food […]