Meet our Guest Teacher for April, Robert Dancik
Robert Dancik will be teaching his 2-day workshop, Adventures in Faux Bone over the weekend of April 14 & 15.
Robert holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University. He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and is presently an adjunct professor of education at Pace University. Robert has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia. He teaches workshops at art centers in the US and abroad including Penland, NC; Arrowmont, TN; Metalwerx, MA; Touchstone Center for Crafts, PA; Victoria College of Art, Australia; Brookfield Craft Center, CT; and Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry (UK) to name a few. His work is in numerous collections including the Wustum Museum of Art, Boeringer- Ingleheim International, Schamberger International, Mitsubishi International, Japan and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design.
He has artwork published in many books including, in the Lark series, “500 Pendants”, “500 handmade Books and “1000 Rings”. Other books his work is featured in are “PMC Decade”, “Fine Art of the Tin Can”, “The Art of Resin Jewelry,” “Zilver Klei” (Denmark), and “Creative Metal Clay Jewelry”.
He has written articles and published his artwork in numerous magazines including “Niche”, “Art Jewelry”, “Lapidary Journal” and “Perspectives” among others. Robert is the originator of Faux Bone™, a new, wonderful material for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture, and many other artistic disciplines. His book “Amulets and Talismans: Techniques for Making Meaningful Jewelry” is published by Northlight Books. He lives in Connecticut, teaches around the world, is an avid cook (he didn’t say good) and collector of toys, maps, and compasses.
February 18: Open Studio and Metals 1: Introduction to Metalsmithing with Suzi Kamin (Also the Arty-Gras Event in RRSQ)
February 24: Beginning Precious Metal Clay (PMC) with Starr Payne
Coming in March (Register Now!)
March 2: First Friday Gallery Hop
March 4: Open Studio
March 10: Viking Knit with Starr Payne & Lou Schneider NEW CLASS
March 17: 3-D Form Fold Metal Class with Suzi Kamin and Kim Mortimer NEW CLASS
March 24: Altered Metal Designs with Suzi Kamin NEW CLASS
March 31: Metals 3 – Stone Setting with Suzi Kamin
Coming in April
April 1: Open Studio
April 14 & 15: Adventures in Faux Bone with Robert Dancik
April 21: 3-D Sketch and Etch: Metal Texturing with Suzi Kamin NEW CLASS