Colorado Jewelry School Retreat at Silver Peak Studio
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Jewelry Adventure School Retreat

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Learn how to metalsmith jewelry and enjoy the best of the Colorado outdoors all in one weekend!  No prior experience needed: at the end of the three days, you will walk away with two pendants and a pair of earrings, memories of snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountains, and new friends! Our retreat is limited to 5 students. 

Price includes *all* instruction, materials (including copper, silver, and gold), tool use, meals as described below (gluten, dairy-free, vegetarian options will be available), and optional transportation to our snowshoeing location. All you need to do is bring your positive, can-do attitude! We do ask that you participate all 3 days so you get the most out of the experience.  All participants will be required to sign a waiver and a photo/video release.  (Lodging/transportation for out of town participants is not included).

Here are the dates and location: 

January 15-17, 2022

Sat. & Sun.: 609 S. Taylor Ave Suite D Louisville CO 80027

Monday: Brainard Lake or TBD

Daily schedule:

Saturday, January 15

8:30-9:30: Continental Breakfast (provided)

10:00-4:00: Saltwater Etching with Kenzie (lunch provided)

Project: Pendant and earrings

4:30-6:00: Happy Hour at studio (provided)

Sunday, January 16

8:30-9:30: Continental Breakfast (provided)

10:00-4:00: Keum-boo Attached Gold, instructor TBD

Project: earrings and pendant

After class: make picnic lunch for Monday and optional Old Town Lafayette tour

Monday, January 17

7:00: Meet at studio for transportation

8:30: Arrive at Brainard Lake Parking area

1:30: Depart Brainard Lake Area

Check out our photos to see what you will be learning and making as well as a few photos from past land and water adventures. Questions? Please contact Jen today!  

About our team: 

Jen Lesea-Ames, owner of Silver Peak Studio:

A former personal fitness trainer and triathlete  (B.S. Exercise Science, UC Davis and M.S. Kinesiology, CU-Boulder) with over 18 years of teaching experience, Jen retired from her fitness and coaching career after receiving a diagnosis of hip dysplasia and underwent two major hip surgeries. Wanting more of a challenge after stringing beads for three years, she studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Metal Arts (now called Denver Jewelry Studio) from 2012-2016. She decided to go full-time with her jewelry business in 2014 and opened Silver Peak Studio in July 2020.

She is the owner of Jen Lesea Designs, (2009-present); her jewelry is sold in over 30 stores, including Fallingwater Museum Store, the Denver Art Museum Gift Shop, and the national catalog Uncommon Goods. Her experience and work has landed her local and national press. Jen is an Accredited Jewelry Professional from the Gemological Institute of America GIA and she is currently pursuing her GIA Graduate Gemologist certificate.

Her fun and friendly nature is apparent in everything she does, whether its teaching metalsmithing, talking to art show patrons, or motivating people to try something new, like stand up paddleboarding!  

As the creative visionary behind Silver Peak Studio, it is her intention to provide a safe, clean, professional and FUN environment where students can grow in metalsmithing and their other interests, such as outdoor fun!

A few of Jen's favorite things: cats, pizza, and outdoor adventures.

 

Kenzie Nelson, Etching Instructor

Kenzie Nelson Instructor Silver Peak StudioKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.


Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.


Some of Kenzie’s favorite things are colorful eyeshadow, animals, and coffee. Making art is her favorite activity, but she and also enjoys going to flea markets, gardening, and being outside.
Keum-boo Instructor: TBD