Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Goddesses Rule Again!

Our second "Discover the Goddess Within - A Jewelry Workshop" went off today without a hitch. Everyone reports having a good time.

Choosing which pieces to use can be a challenge. There are so many beauties!

Here they all are - with their creative treasures. Did I hear a call for a sequel?

Sunday, January 15, 2012


The Goddesses are a go! Our second Discover the Goddess Within jewelry workshop has enough students--but we would love to have more. It's this coming Saturday, 1/21/12, from 2-4 PM, here at the gallery. If you and/or someone you know is interested - please email, call or stop into the gallery today (1/15) or next week Friday or Saturday. Since we know it's a go, we can take new folks up to the time of the workshop. We hope you will join us in this art adventure!

The Silver Art Clay class yesterday was great. Students had fun and produced some beautiful work. Stay tuned for more workshops and classes with Trish, whose work is also available in the gallery.

The 1/18 painting workshop with Mike Elsass is cancelled due to enrollment. If you want to learn from Mike during the Winter you can gather a group and contact his Dayton gallery, the Color of Energy, and set something up with him. In the Spring and/or Summer we will be offering another workshop or two right outside Springs Gallery in Kings Yard. We had 2 last Summer and Fall and they were a blast! If you are interested - email me and I'll add you to my list of prospective students.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Springs Gallery is Closed Friday, January 13th

No, we're not superstitious, but Springs Gallery will not be open tomorrow, Friday the 13th, due to inclement weather. It's supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow. We plan to be open on Saturday, 1/14 though, and our silver art clay jewelry class is still a go. Note to students: As this is a four-hour class, you are welcome to bring lunch and/or snacks and beverages.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or drop us an email. Thanks, and stay warm and dry!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Springs Gallery has had a facebook "presence" for awhile, but we are now an official site. This makes it much easier for folks to find us. Feel free to check it out if you like: A link is on the right in "Links We Like."

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Our Silver Art Clay workshop on 1/14/12 is a go! There's still time and room if you want to sign up for it - but it's going to happen!

Our Painting with Mike Elsass workshops will probably not go this time. There are only a few days left (for the 1/12 and 1/18 wksps.) and we need a minimum of 5 each to make it happen. But if these don't go - we will still, most likely, have him out again in Spring or Summer to paint with us on Kings Yard!

Our Discover the Goddess Within jewelry workshop on 1/21/12 is a ways off, but we still need more sign ups. The last time we hosted it was a lot of fun. So come join us - and tell your friends!

Information and registration forms for these workshops can be found below. If you'd rather we emailed it to you - just let us know. Thanks for your interest in Springs Gallery!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Silver Art Clay Class Coming Up!

Artistic Jewelry Workshop with Fine Silver Clay—
A Step-by-Step Project for Beginners:

Create a Pure Silver Domed Pendant

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Noon—4 pm

For information and to register contact:

Kings Yard, 220 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Explore the amazing medium of Fine Silver Metal Clay. Waynesville, Ohio, artist Trish Jeffers-Zeh, shares her knowledge at a special reduced rate to show support for Springs Gallery and the Yellow Springs arts community.

Come learn the dance of working with fine silver clay by creating a simple domed pendant using stamps and molds for textural designs. Experience the simplicity of Metal Clay. - It fires with a torch or in a kiln for 30 minutes.

Workshop fee is $50. Materials fee is $40 paid to instructor the day of the class. This fee includes 10 grams of FS clay, use of tools, use of silver syringe and paste, and supplies for firing and finishing. Everything is provided to complete the pendant; all you need to do is add a chain. Additional clay, stones, leather cord and supplies will be available for purchase in class at discount prices.

Please bring magnifying glasses if you need them to see small detail work.

Minimum age of participant: 12
Minimum enrollment: 6

Artistic Jewelry Workshop with Fine Silver Clay - REGISTRATION FORM

Artistic Jewelry Workshop with Fine Silver Clay—A Step-by-Step Project for Beginners:
Create a Pure Silver Domed Pendant
Saturday, January 14, 2012, Noon – 4 PM
Fees: $50 paid to Springs Gallery with registration; $40 material and supply fee paid to instructor at class.

Participant’s name: ________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Payment by:
_____ Cash
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: _______________________________ Exp. Date: ____________

The workshop will be held at Springs Gallery. For questions, contact Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-409-5047,,, and on Facebook. Deadline to sign up is the Thursday before the workshop. Deadline to cancel with refund is the Sunday before the workshop. Come prepared to have fun!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1/21/12 Jewelry Workshop Registration Form


A Jewelry Workshop with Catherine Wicks

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 2 – 4 pm
Fee: $40

Participant’s name: ______________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________

Payment by:
_____ Cash
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: ______________________________________Exp. Date: ____________


The workshop will be held in Springs Gallery. For questions, contact the gallery, at 937-409-5047, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387,,, and on Facebook. Minimum age: 18; minimum class size: 4, maximum: 10. Registration deadline is the day before the wksp.; cancellation deadline (with refund) is the Sunday preceding the workshop. Come prepared to have fun!

Return of the Goddesses!

Discover the Goddess Within--
A Jewelry Workshop with Catherine Wicks

Springs Gallery is once again offering a jewelry workshop with Dayton artist Catherine Wicks, back by popular demand. The workshop will be Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 2 – 4 PM. The fee is $40.00 and most materials and supplies are provided. The workshop is titled “Discover the Goddess Within.” Participants will be able to take home one or more finished work of their own creation. Springs Gallery is located in Kings Yard at 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387. For questions or to register, call 937-409-5047, email:, visit the gallery site:; or stop into the gallery Wednesday through Sunday, Noon – 7 pm.

We are all Goddesses - beautiful in spirit and in our desire to adorn ourselves with sparkle and colour. This workshop is a personal time to make a beautiful, personal piece of jewelry. Raid your jewelry box for odd earrings, broken pendants and non-jewelry mementos, and raid your tool box too - bring needle-nose pliers if you have them. We will not just recycle—we’ll up cycle (repurpose for a better use). Students will make a necklace and earrings that will remind us of the unique, colourful spirit and joyful energy that we radiate every day; a time to make one-of-a-kind jewelry that reflects our personalities.

The workshop will be led by Catherine Wicks, artist and breast cancer survivor. Wicks is an Ohio transplant from Birmingham, England. She has a fine arts degree from Sinclair Community College in Dayton and has taught jewelry-making classes to women's groups in the Dayton area. Her unique jewelry designs and creations are represented by Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Registrations for the workshop are now being accepted. Forms are available in Springs Gallery and on the gallery site, above. Minimum participant age is 18. Minimum class size is 4; maximum is 10. On the day of the class, students must present a paid receipt to receive their materials and participate. The deadline to sign up is the day before the workshop; deadline for cancellation with refund is the Sunday before the workshop. Free parking is available behind Kings Yard, off Walnut Street, and on surrounding streets.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Springs Gallery Has a New Artist!

Springs Gallery is now proud to carry work by Waynesville, OH, silver art clay jeweler Trish Jeffers-Zeh. Her beautiful, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces can be seen and purchased here, along with a variety of works by 8 other jewelers. Trish is scheduled to teach an upcoming workshop with her medium of choice on Saturday, January 14, Noon to 4 PM. Complete information about this workshop, including a registration form that can be printed and mailed in or dropped off, is below (and above). We hope you will join us in this art adventure!