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Jill’s 2018 Teaching Calendar


Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts (May)
Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts campus

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named “One of the Best Small towns to Visit in 2017” by Smithsonian Magazine, Mineral Point is praised for its rolling hills, historic architecture, art scene, and eclectic shops and restaurants. Jill is excited to be teaching again in this gem of a town. In May, she will lead a one-day intensive on making deep bezel captures. (To read about her two-day workshop at Shake Rag later in the summer, scroll down to her August class description). Jill’s classes focus on safety in the studio, mastering fabrication techniques, and having fun. Click the links below to get all the details!

Picket-Tab Pendant
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9am — 5pm (one-hour lunch break)
Picket-Tab Pendant

compass, piano-key ivory, and snake skin set in deep bezels

Compass, piano-key ivory, and snake skin set in deep bezels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2018 Bead&Button Show (June)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Students with Jill at The Bead&Button Show

Students with Jill at The Bead&Button Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s make it an even dozen — this is Jill’s 12th year teaching at the Bead&Button Show. She’s partnered with wonderful retail/wholesale professionals to bring students the best supplies and materials for her latest line-up of classes.

Nunn Design and Apoxie Sculpt Present: Posh Pendant and Earrings
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9am — Noon
Posh Pendant and Earrings

Posh Pendant and Earrings

Posh Pendant and Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nunn Design and Apoxie Sculpt Present: Posh Pendant and Earrings
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
1pm — 4pm
Posh Pendant and Earrings

Posh Pendant and Earrings

Posh Pendant and Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Parawire and  Apoxie Sculpt Present: Infinity Ombre Pendant
Thursday, June 7, 2018
8am — Noon
Parawire and Apoxie Sculpt Present: Infinity Ombre Pendant

Seed bead mosaic pendant

Seed bead mosaic pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Nunn Design and Apoxie Sculpt Present: Luxe Ring and Hoops
Thursday, June 7, 2018
1pm — 4pm
Luxe Ring and Hoops

Luxe Ring and Hoop Earrings

Luxe Ring and Hoop Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts (August)
Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Jill returns to charming Mineral Point for the Art Center’s Art Adventure Retreat. Mixed media newbies and aficionados alike will immerse themselves in this two-day workshop to master the properties of UV resin, epoxy, and polymer.

Art Adventure: A Mixed Media Art Retreat
Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25, 2018
9am — 4pm (one-hour lunch break each day)
UV Resin, Epoxy and Polymer for the Mixed Media Enthusiast

Jill L Erickson Multi Media Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Community Outreach

Throughout the regular school year, Jill  volunteers as a studio mentor in the Lapidary and Metals Studio at  McGovern Park Senior Center in Milwaukee. She dedicates each Tuesday to instructing fellow rock hounds on the art of cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing stone treasures. Through a collaborative venture with metal arts students from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the Studio at McGovern Park is a hub for multi-generational exchanges over a shared passion for metal work and natural stones.

University student learning lapidary skills.

University of Milwaukee metals student, Shoua (standing) works with Margo, a studio assistant at McGovern Park Senior Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University student learning lapidary skills.

University of Milwaukee metals student, Shoua (standing) works with Margo, a studio assistant at McGovern Park Senior Center.

Mentoring
Jill is an advocate of life-long learning. For more than 20 years, she has dedicated  time to leading youth and adult art workshops for various schools and organizations in the metro Milwaukee area.

A perennial student herself, Jill continues to enroll in classes  to learn from master artists and instructors such as Andy Cooperman, Marlene True, Frankie Flood, and Kim Cridler.


Online Teaching

Craftcast JE Leather Class

Jill appreciates that  online learning is a convenient platform for many students to tackle a new technique or project. As a featured artist/instructor with Craftcast.com, Jill’s  multi media projects are presented in video format and available to purchase online. Host  Alison  Lee facilitates the LIVE broadcasts, which are available as video recordings.

Check out the Craftcast website to preview and purchase Jill’s classes:

Direct Image Transfers with Jill L. Erickson

Stud, Rivet, Grommet, and Bezel: Leather Bracelets with Jill L. Erickson

Learn to Create Seed Bead Mosaics with Jill L. Erickson


Workshops and Classes
Venues where Jill has taught jewelry-making techniques and projects include the Racine Art MuseumShake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, the Bead&Button Show, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, and the Loose Bead Society of Milwaukee. As an invited visiting artist, Jill taught the basics of working with polymer to students at  The Prairie School in Racine.