Educational Opportunities

John Paul Robinson, shown demonstrating with David Goranitis in November at Espace Verre, will demonstrate at the Glass Art Association of Canada 2010 conference in May. Credit: Rene Rioux

The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts’ 2010 Master Symposium classes run April 3-25 in San Francisco, Calif. Prominent master jewelry craftsmen from all over the country will partici-pate in the event by offering work-shops in their area of expertise. Classes include nature-smithing, design, gold and steel, and much more. To register, visit

The Craft Organization Development Association (CODA) Conference will focus on how to successfully market your organization in the current economic climate. “Aspects of Identity” runs April 6-8 in Savannah, Ga., and includes presentations, roundtable discussions and informal dialog on creative marketing solutions, the role of crafts in education and how to help students transition into the workplace. For details, visit

The Conference of Northern California Handweavers presents “A World of Creativity” April 9-11 in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference will feature a broad range of classes and workshops in all aspects of the fiber arts with teachers coming in from all over the world. For details, go to

The 2010 Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS) kicks off its 21st year in Columbus, Ohio, May 31-June 11. It offers classes for all levels of quilters, textile artists and surface designers. There are also opportunities to learn about color, design, hand vs. machine quilting and embroidery, and a meeting place to connect with other innovative artists. To find out more, visit

Don’t miss Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA)‘s conference in Memphis, Tenn., June 2-5. Focused on blacksmith education, ABANA will feature demonstrations from some of the biggest names in the business, a Memphis-style BBQ banquet and an auction. Visit for the most up-to-date information.

The Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference celebrates its 40th anniver-sary in Louisville, Ky., June 10-12, addressing the “Ingenious Possibility” the region provides for glass artists. Participating artists include Stephen Rolfe Powell, Lino Tagliapietra and Judith Schaechter. For more information, visit

The Furniture Society holds its annual conference entitled “Fusions: Minds & Hands Shaping Our Future” in Cambridge, Mass., June 16-19. Pre-meeting workshops range from discussions of compound curves to computer-aided design courses. For more information, visit

Hartford, Conn., will host this year’s American Association of Woodturners Symposium June 18-21. The popular four-day conference will include a rotation of the world’s best wood-turning demonstrators, a gallery with work from the attendees, and an auction and trade show. Details can be found at

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