Friday, January 6, 2017

In Studio Retreat ~Bohemian Ring Bling Bliss~ 2 Day Workshop with Nancy Powell-Sacco~ July 15th & 16th 2017

Bohemian Ring Bling Bliss”
July 15th & 16th 2017

Sterling Silver Boho Ring Making Workshop
Nancy Powell Sacco

 Feel the Boho vibe as you learn how to create these 2-beautiful unique sterling silver rings with my special guest workshop instructor Nancy Powell Sacco here at my Upstate NY art studio! We will have such a great time learning about working with silver , understanding  some important techniques  and creating some fun freestyle unique Boho rings!


~Workshop Descriptions~

~Bohemian Bling~

Imagine creating this gorgeous silver and gemstone ring to wear! Your creation and design  made to fit your finger perfectly and  by selecting a stone that you will love, this ring is guaranteed to  capture the attention of all who see it!
In this class you will learn how to cut out a backplate to complement the stone of your choice, then hammer or stamp a design on it as you like.  You will learn how to set a stone cabochon of any size or shape in a silver bezel and be shown how to greatly reduce any chance of melting your bezel during the soldering process.  You will be taught how to solder sterling silver using silver solder and a small butane torch, known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch. You will file and polish your piece so that all of the components look flawlessly joined.  When your ring band and setting have been soldered and tumble polished, you will set your stone securely using special tools that will be provided to you during the class
Materials included in kit - $50
Sterling silver sheet metal
Sterling silver for the ring band
Fine or sterling silver bezel wire
Selection of stone cabochons

Sterling Silver Spinner Ring

Learn how to work with sterling silver sheet metal in your choice of sterling, bronze, copper or brass wire, or patterned sterling silver or gold filled wire for the spinners. Complete written instructions are included.  Your personal selection of spinner types and band texture will assure that your ring will be one of a kind and completely unique to your taste.  Leave with a beautiful sterling silver spinner ring for yourself or to give as a special gift.
You will learn how to form and torch solder (using a small butane torch known in cooking circles as a crème brulee torch) sterling silver sheet metal into a ring that will be custom sized to your finger, how to make the spinners, and learn the secret of how to keep the spinners from falling off the ring band!  After your piece is complete, you will tumble your beautiful custom ring to a glorious shine!  Customize your ring by choosing to make a straight or wavy edge on your band, leave it smoothly pristine, hammer it for a cool faceted look, or choose to decorate it using metal stamps of your choice.  Then select the metal or metals you want for your spinners.  So many choices—so little time!
Materials List – Kit Fee $25( includes)
Sterling silver sheet
Sterling or Gold Filled Patterned wire
Sterling, Copper, Bronze, and/or Brass wire

 ~Please note~
*These Workshops can also be taken individually as a 1 day workshop! Check out website below for details
 *All skill levels welcome!  Must be at least 17 years old.
*Please do not wear loose or flowing clothing in the class, and tie long hair back as we will be using torches and wish to observe good fire safety procedures.
*Supply Fee in descriptions above, payable to instructor ~Nothing to bring!
*Space is limited so please register early !!

***Weekend Boho  Ring Retreat ~$450.00***
(Early Bird Registration cost~$425.00 by Feb 14th)

Saturday workshop is 9am-4pm ( cookout dinner and “s’mores bar” after workshop)
 Sunday workshop~ 9am-4pm .
Gourmet lunch, snacks, drinks provided both days
WildHeart Art Studio
981 County Rd 23 ,Phelps NY 14532

Nancy Sacco 
Nancy’s Fancies Jewelry

Originally from Maryland, Nancy has lived most of her life in Pennsylvania, where she currently resides in Shrewsbury with her husband (and biggest fan), two rescue dogs, and two cats.  She is retired from McCormick & Company (the spice company) and started work in earnest on her real passion of creating jewelry.  Her workshop is in her home, where she also enjoys teaching her craft.

Making jewelry has been a passion of Nancy’s for years, and over time she discovered she especially loved working with sterling and fine silver and beautiful gemstones.

She teaches her craft at art conferences throughout the United States as well as in local art studios.

Nancy is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Bead and Jewelry Society, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, the York Town Craft Guild, and a juried member of the Yellow Breeches Craft Guild.

Monday, December 12, 2016

WildHeart Art Studio Presents ~Christmas In The Woods~ Thank you!!

WildHeart Art Studio
~Christmas In The Woods~

This past weekend I opened up my studio for a special Holiday artisan show and sale! What an amazing gathering of the community it was and I feel so thankful to be able to do what I love and  share my work with others! I had so much fun and loved meeting so many people and getting to know them! I am sharing some pictures below of the studio  and want to thank each and everyone of you who attended! My walls are quite bare now and  I'm so happy to get painting again after a busy fall!!
Happy Holidays!

In Love and Light~

Monday, October 31, 2016

Extravaganza On Line Workshop Sale Now through Nov 7th!

EXTRAVAGANZA ON Line Workshop Sale
Now through Nov 7th only!

All Workshops ONLY $25.00 dollars and you have lifetime excess!! Perfect gift with the holidays fast approaching for yourself or a friend!
You save almost half off some of these wonderful workshops and once these workshops are gone~
They're Gone! Dont miss out!

Friday, October 14, 2016

WildHeart Art Studio~Art Of A Gypsy Art Retreat~ "Summer Solstice" 2017

June 16th,17th and 18th
 (Optional Winery tour~ June 15th)

Announcing the New 2017 "Art of a Gypsy" Art Retreat filled with much love and inspiration and a whole lot of creative bliss!
Join me in my new art studio in the woods for 2 days of amazing art workshops including 1 optional day before the retreat for those who would like to join us for an amazing day trip starting 
 in a limo and traveling to 4 of the most popular FingerLakes Wineries. Lunch is served outside under the grapevine leaved arbor over looking the vineyard at Knapp Winery and Restaurant
**Early Bird Registration extended!
 **Easy Payment Plan available( Link below)

Each morning of the retreat will begin with a wholesome breakfast and then on to the amazing line up of workshops, gourmet lunches and in the evening a drum circle around the campfire! S'more bar, pizza party and sundae ice cream creations are just another fun aspect of being with us at the retreat.... with several surprises as well! Connections that have been made at my retreats over the years  have  lovingly blossomed into life long friendships just adding to the amazing journey and  experiences awaiting you at 
Art of a Gypsy!

*I would like to announce my guest artist for 
"Art of a Gypsy Summer Solstice 2017"~ Denise Balcanoff!!
Denise will be offering 2 workshops on creating beautiful alcohol ink artwork!

Hi! My name is Denise Balcanoff! I was born and raised in New York City, and developed a passion for art at a very young age. I attended the H.S. of Art & Design in Manhattan, and continued to study art at Buffalo State College, while also earning my teaching degree. Soon after, I moved to Bloomfield, CT, raised a family, and had a 33 year teaching career.
 Now, I am enjoying my retirement! Yay! Drawing was always my 1st love until I discovered the playfulness of alcohol inks. I love their bright saturated colors and how they blossom when applied to yupo paper. Alcohol inks are a very forgiving medium and are easy to use to achieve beautiful results. I enjoy experimenting with them on different substrates and trying different techniques. When working with alcohol inks, I often feel a bit like a mad scientist, wondering what I'll create next!
 To me art is love and can help heal the soul, and therefore, I love sharing it with others. When I'm not drawing or painting for my own enjoyment, I still enjoy teaching, but instead of working with the little ones, I share my passion with adult and young adult students. Through painting or drawing, I teach them to relax and release the stresses of the day!
 You can see more of my art on my art page 
Love & Blessings,
 Denise <3

****Workshops Include****

 ~Handmade Paper~
Using beautiful additions of foils, glitter,different types of pulp and cottons, flower petals and a couple of other surprises we will create Amazing handmade paper to use in our artwork, to write letters or create cards!!

~ Vintage Gypsy Journals~
 We will be creating unique Vintage style art journals incorporating vintage ephemera, fabric,lace, fun embellishments and so much more!  Several of the pages will also be adorned with these fun Vintage Gypsy girls!! By  also using vintage book covers that we adorn with fun items we will  be creating one of a kind art journals!

~Celebrate YOU Art Tags~
Using your favorite pictures of yourself and  your loved ones  we will create inspirational art tags with special meaning! We will be using, paints,inks,sprays,paper ephemera,Sari Silk ribbon, stamps, texture pastes, bead gels and embossing tools... all kinds of wonderful supplies to create these beauties!

Body Art~ Henna Workshop
Create some awesome body art with this henna workshop where you will design your own henna tattoo and have fun applying and creating your own body art!

Bonus Workshop
~Fairy Houses~

 Denise Balcanoff

~Discovering the Playfulness of Alcohol Inks~ 
In this class you will reconnect with your inner child through exploring the playful and very forgiving medium, alcohol inks. These very beautiful and saturated inks will have you “oohing  and ahhing” with each drop of color you drip on your paper.
You will discover the interesting properties of the inks, how they blossom, and how to manipulate them to create amazing works of art!

~Fun with Compressed Air and Alcohol Inks~
Compressed air isn’t just for cleaning your keyboard, it’s a great tool to produce beautiful works of art!
In this class we will create blooms, landscapes, and abstracts using the power of air to move and manipulate alcohol inks on yupo paper! 
This exciting technique produces very interesting and unique effects and is so much fun!
Learn how to create dramatic skies, delicate translucent flower petals, and expressive abstracts. This is a class that you won’t forget!

Some beautiful pictures of what surrounds me and my art studio and I  invite you to join us for 3 days of art, beauty,friendship and inspiration.

 A Big Thank you to my Co Sponsors
Stencil Girl Stencils and Unity Stamps!

Cost of the retreat includes 2 full days of creative bliss, supplies,all food/beverages/snacks,events at the studio and "Welcome" Goody Bags!!
Local Airport would be either Syracuse or Rochester ( we are in the middle) and they are about 45 minutes to an hour away) Transportation would need to be arranged at the airport or before hand to bring you here. We are located in  the town of Phelps.
Accommodations are not included but these are new hotels that are reasonable and right down the road from the studio. For those of you that might like to share a room.. let me know as I can help connect you up.
Holiday Inn Express~ Geneva
Microtel Inn and Suites
 Spaces are limited so sign up early! 
 Payment plan  and registration available below