Monday, October 17, 2011

Jewelry Workshop at Springs Gallery

Discover the Goddess Within
A Jewelry Workshop with Catherine Wicks

Springs Gallery, a fine art/fine craft gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio, is offering a jewelry workshop with Dayton artist Catherine Wicks on Saturday, November 5, 2011, from 2–4 PM. The fee is $40.00 and most materials and supplies are provided. The workshop is titled “Discover the Goddess Within.” Participants will be able to take home one or more finished work of their own creation.

We are all Goddesses - beautiful in spirit and in our desire to adorn ourselves with sparkle and color. This workshop is a personal time to make a beautiful, personal piece of jewelry. Raid your jewelry box for odd earrings, broken pendants and non-jewelry mementos, and raid your tool box too - bring needle-nose pliers if you have them. We will not just recycle —- we’ll up cycle (repurpose for a better use). Students will make a necklace and earrings that will remind us of the unique, colorful spirit and joyful energy that we radiate every day; a time to make one-of-a-kind jewelry that reflects our personalities.

The workshop will be led by Catherine Wicks, artist and breast cancer survivor. Wicks is an Ohio transplant from Birmingham, England. She has a fine arts degree from Sinclair Community College in Dayton and has taught jewelry-making classes to women's groups in the Dayton area. Her unique jewelry designs and creations are represented by Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Registrations for the workshop are now being accepted. Forms are available in Springs Gallery and on the gallery site. Minimum participant age is 18. Minimum class size is 4; maximum is 10. On the day of the class, students must present a paid receipt to receive their materials and participate. The deadline for cancellations with refund is the Sunday of the week before the workshop. Free parking is available behind King’s Yard, off Walnut Street, and on surrounding streets.

Springs Gallery is located in King’s Yard at 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387. For questions or to register, call 937-409-5047, email:, visit the gallery site:; or stop into the gallery during business hours: Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-7PM and on the 3rd Friday (Fling in the Springs) Noon–9 PM.

photo courtesy of Catherine Wicks