Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A favorite destination: Valley Ridge Art Studio....sssh!

I've been keeping Valley Ridge Art Studio a secret for a few years now.... it's been my little private, slice of heaven. I mean really- if word gets out- I may not be able to attend all the classes on my list! But I'm in a generous mood today so it's time to "pay it forward". Here's to all you creative souls who could use a little artistic recharge.

Owners, Kathy and Bill, created this wonderful studio ten years ago in Muscoda, Wi (just west of Madison). A creative getaway of sorts for anyone aspiring to delve into book arts, mixed media, collage, jewelry, metals, papercraft, etc. And really, it is for anyone! Even if you've never picked up a paint brush or jewelers saw - you will be welcomed with open arms here. Just ask my friend Kristi who bravely accompanied me to VR this spring. What a sport. She has never made a piece of jewelry to save her life.... but here she was making the coolest book-lace I'd ever seen! And talk about instructors... only the best come to VR. I'm talking world-class instructors who are the best in their fields! I know there are a lot of artist workshops out there.... but nothing offers quite what VR does. From small class sizes and peaceful surroundings to exceptional one-on-one interaction with the instructors, it's an experience you won't soon forget. Be sure to tell them I sent you!


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