A space to CREATE


I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio the past few weeks on creative work, mostly samples for upcoming class proposals for 2012. Deadlines are something I thrive on. They give me that extra little push I need to prioritize my time.

copyright Jen Cushman

In a few short weeks, I will be heading to Costa Mesa, Calif. to teach at the amazing CREATE art retreat put on by Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. How I adore this mixed media publication. I’ve been a reader since Issue 1, well maybe it was issue 2, but it’s been a long time now.

 copyright Jen Cushman

Imagine how thrilling it is that 6 years later, I’ve been given the chance to teach my mixed media jewelry projects at the magazine’s second annual art retreat.

On Saturday, May 21st, I will be teaching a 6-hour class called Art to Wear. I’m teaching how to make resin paper. We’re then turning our papers into am amazing little art journal necklace. In addition to using ICE Resin, I’m using the adorable little natural brass blanks from Vintaj, along with their cute alterable butterfly charm.

Featured in Spring 2010 Belle Armoire Jewelry

Then on Sunday I’m teaching Tinned Treasures, which is how to turn a found object medicine tin into a funky and fun necklace. This project was featured in the Spring 2010 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.

There are still spaces left in my classes. If you live near the Los Angeles area or close enough to get a decent last-minute airplane ticket, I would love, love, love to have you join me. I just checked on Southwest airlines and found some $59 web specials for the May 21st weekend. With prices like that, how can you not join me and the other fantastic teachers for a long weekend of education and art making.