Save the date for our 24th annual Winter Workshop- January 17-23, 2021
23rd Annual Winter Workshop
January 12-18, 2020
New Smyrna Beach, FL
- Designs in Woven Metal– Jeanie Pratt
- Light & Line: Cloisonne’ Enameling– Linda Darty
- Torch Control and Fusing Hollow Forms II– Jenny Reeves
- Advanced (Beyond Basics) Inlay– Chuck Bruce & Micah Kirby
About Winter Workshop
Students come from around the country and around the world to participate in Winter Workshop. This program began in 1997 and has been hosted by the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths since then. Its home has been the inspiring Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
For one week in January, prominent artist/teachers and their students form a bond as a community that inspires, instructs, nurtures, and guides each other as they come together to celebrate the art of metal. The synergy is unparalleled.
The program begins with dinner on Sunday night after check in — in fact, all meals from Sunday night through and including Saturday morning is included in the tuition. This allows every student the opportunity to connect with classmates and instructors in a casual setting over a meal. Those students who stay on campus never have to get in their car for the entire week if they choose. The instructors are introduced and each does a short program on their work that not only leaves the audience awestruck but often gives us a glimpse into their artistic soul.
Classes begin at 9:00 am and continue until lunch at noon, pick up again at 1:00 and run until 4:00. Students may continue to work until dinner around 6:00 and the studios reopen in the evening around 7:30 and stay open as late as 11:00 pm as long as two students are working in the studio.
During the week, there are silent auctions and on Wednesday night, a live auction. Students and instructors are encouraged to bring a donation (or two or three!) — books and anything jewelry-related, especially tools, are popular items. If you have duplicates of a favorite book, hammer, etc., please consider making one a donation. Instructors often offer a sample made in class or autographed book or tool. There’s no limit to the excitement when everybody participates.
At the close of class on Friday, all students pitch in to pack up and put the studios to bed — and then share dinner together and enjoy our Wrap Party with show & tell and show & sell — in the company of the friends they’ve made during the week. Most of our attendees come back year after year making it a New Year tradition for good reason.
Winter Workshop – it’s an experience not to be missed!
Map & Directions
Atlantic Center for the Arts
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
Atlantic Center is located at 1414 Art Center Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and is accessed from US 1, N. Dixie Freeway. It is North of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.
Watch for the brown road signs with arrows directing you to Atlantic Center for the Arts on US 1. Turn West at Art Center Drive. The entrance to ACA is approximately .8 miles on the right.
All classes meet for five days.
When applying, students should indicate a 1st and 2nd choice on their application, but they will be enrolled in only one class.