Thursday, February 25, 2010

Atelier, A Spring Gathering, March 19-20, 2010

The first day of SPRING
is just around the corner ~ March 20 to be exact!
And we have planned 2 fabulous get away days to kick off the season. Atelier {Studio}, A Spring Gathering is a weekend full of shopping, creating and connecting. As you look over the array of workshops offered, imagine spending the entire day at the beautiful and serene Farmstead setting doing the things you love. We know you'll find one or more that will be just the thing to "inspire your inner muse."

Atelier Schedule of Events

Friday, March 19, 2010

VINTAGE VAVOOM offers great shopping for antiques and decorative one-of-a-kind finds
MEET & GREET with workshop instructors
CHEESE & WINE ($5 cover Friday night only)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

10AM - 12PM Jewelry Redux

We will be combining vintage bits and baubles from old jewelry finds and pairing it with wire wrapping techniques and chain to create one-of-a-kind jewelry art piece with history. Workshop includes a wide array of vintage bits and baubles, vintage key, wire and findings. No two pieces will be the same. Students are encouraged to bring their own bits and baubles from Grandma’s jewelry box to add to their necklace. $50 class fee

12-1 PM Time for Shopping, Conversation and a Scrumptious Lunch from

$12 includes your choice of Cobb Salad or Chicken Salad Sandwich
and beverages. Pre-order your lunch on registration form below.

1-3 PM Feather your Nest Collage Assemblage

Come and learn collage and distressing techniques to transform a handmade wooden shadowbox into a showcase for your nest that we will be creating and filling with vintage items. Included in your workshop is a vintage tintype photo, vintage buttons, bits of vintage lace, old key and vintage ephemera/sheet music to complete. Vintage bauble is included in workshop price, butWorkshop number is limited due to the vintage items used, so sign up fast for this one. Students are encouraged to bring their own small items to uniquely make it their own. $50 class fee

1-3 PM Dew-Kissed or Butterfly-Kissed Burlap Rose Pin

Burlap and bling combine to create a fun tea rose pin to adorn your favorite jean jacket lapel, handbag or pillow. We'll use burlap, wire and a pin back to fashion the rose. The "Dew-Kissed" Rose will sparkle with large and small vintage rhinestone embellishments; the "Butterfly-Kissed" Rose will wear a beaded wire butterfly that you will create using vintage pearls, rhinestones and some new beads. Choose Dew-Kissed or Butterfly-Kissed. $30 class fee

3:15-5:15 PM Sweet & Charming Soldering Class

Come learn techniques to capture your unique “you” between glass and solder. We will learn easy techniques to help you create 2 beautiful and unique solder pieces. Learn easy techniques on attaching dangles and jump rings from Sheila who was taught by the leading soldering artist Sally Jean Alexander. Vintage images will be provided to choose from, but students are encouraged to bring their own printed images to capture under 1” x 1” and 1” x 3” glass. $50 class fee

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Registration deadline for workshops and lunch is Friday, March 12, 2010.
Due to limited vintage items, class space is limited so please register early.
Please register by mailing check along with registration form to:

11905 Mellons Bridge Road
Platte City, MO 64079

Or email Sheila Rumney at with name of class and a PayPal Invoice will be sent.

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