Adult Earth Art Series: Jewelry MakingWith Andrea Merredew
August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to make jewelry in harmony with nature! Participants will learn how to create jewelry from natural materials such as twigs, bark, and seeds. Each season offers up new materials and inspiration. Spring and summer will give us willow branches and bark beetle designs. Late summer and fall will give us wolf willow seeds. We’ll use these materials to create necklaces, pendants and bracelets. Participant will take home a piece of the land that they can wear wherever they go!
This workshop is part of our Earth Art Series – come for one or come for them all!
Audience: This workshop is suitable for Adults who are interested in discovering the creative possibilities of nature-based art! All levels of experience are welcome.
Weather: In case of rain, activities will be performed inside the museum or one of the art studios of the Leighton Art Centre. Extremely poor weather may result in cancellation. For our cancellation & refund policy, please see below.
Supplies: Please bring the following supplies to the workshop.
- You do not need to use a knife for this class, nor do you need to be an experienced ‘ whittler’! If you have experience with a Fixed Blade Carving Knife (Morakniv suggested), you may bring one!
- If you bring your own knife, the blade must lock into place
- A water bottle and any snacks you would like for the afternoon
- Weather appropriate clothing and good footwear
- Optionally, you may want to bring a foldable, portable lawn chair to sit on!
Registration cost: $69.00 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*
* Or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees
Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit https://leightoncentre.org/join-us/become-a-member/.
All participants must sign our Covid-19 Liability waiver prior to their participation in a workshop. You can view our Covid-19 liability waiver here: https://leightoncentre.org/workshop-covid-19-liability-release-waiver/
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will be only be issued to participants if the workshop is canceled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be canceled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.
Withdrawal from workshops for medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s medical note and must be received by the Leighton workshop coordinator prior to the workshop start date to be qualified for a full refund.
Andrea is inspired by the changing seasons and the colours and textures of the natural world. When she’s not wandering around the forest making Land Art, she’s in her studio making wooden jewelry and mixed media art. She feels lucky to have grown up surrounded by people who made beautiful things. As a child, she spent a lot of time exploring different art forms and started making wooden jewelry when she was a teenager. She spent the next decade going to University, working to protect the environment, and making Earth Art.
It wasn’t until she became a mom and moved to Calgary that she was able to focus on her art full time. For the past 12 years, she’s been selling her jewelry and mixed media art at local galleries, art markets, and online. She also regularly offers Earth Art workshops for adults, youth, and children at her home studio and in the forest.
You can find her Earth Jewelry collection at The Leighton Art Centre and on her website. You can find her mixed media art on her website or follow her daily practice on Instagram @andreamerredew
To learn more about Andrea and her art, please visit her website: