Showing posts with label Santa Fe Workshops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santa Fe Workshops. Show all posts

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Beads, Bead, Beads....and more Beads

The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn has been hosting attendees of the Santa Fe Bead Fest since 2009.  Beaders gather enthusiastically to buy from over 150 vendors, selling beads of every imaginable type and origin (including exotic beads from Africa and Asia), along with gems, tools and other jewelry making supplies.  In addition is a wide array of workshops and beading demonstrations, catering to hobbyists, professional jewelers, and even absolute novices.

The workshops, all of which require advance registration, are suitable for all skill levels. Beginners can learn the basics of metalsmithing, for example, learning how to saw, file, and solder, all is one day.  Another featured workshop appropriate for all levels is on the process of Keumboo, a technique for adding gold to jewelry designs.  Other workshops teach everything from silversmithing to how to make tribal earrings, Dremel drilling techniques to making hinged treasure boxes.  There is an impressive array of workshops - something for absolutely everyone.

The event runs from March 13 through March 17, 2013, and takes place primarily at the Santa Fe Convention Center, with workshops and demonstrations also taking place at the Santa Fe Hilton and The First Presbyterian Church.  The booths are open from March 14-17, with Thursday's opening taking place from 5pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday hours from 10am-6pm, and Sunday's hours from 11am-5pm.  One can purchase tickets online for just $12, which are good for all four days of the expo.  The 4-day pass may be purchased at the door for $15, though there is also a link on the website for a $3 coupon to use at the door.  Whether you are a professional jeweler or simply have a budding interest in the craft of beading, this festival has something for everyone.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Are you the Next Ansel Adams?

If you are thinking that the spirit of Ansel Adams is lurking in your soul, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops may be just the place to find out.  Over the years many of our guests at The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn have attended these incredible workshops, taught by some of the foremost teachers in the field, such as Christopher James and Kwaku Alston. They offer a tremendous range of classes for everyone from novices to professionals.  Workshops focus on a range of specialties, from portrait-taking to travel photography (there are even photography trips to Tibet and Israel this year!), lighting to photoshop.

Santa Fe is a photographer's paradise, with its unique architecture, incredible light, stunning scenery and rich culture.  Whether you come to hone your skills at one of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops or just want to document your vacation, be sure to pack your camera!