Brooches with Attitude

June 25 - June 29, 2021

Brooches with Attitude


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $40

Learn to create one of a kind pieces that speak for and about you. Using a diverse palette of materials we will create brooches that tell our story. We will focus on etching, surface design, capturing non-metal elements, unusual pin backs and design strategies that will best articulate your ideas. Come with your emotions on your sleeve, your philosophy in your mind and your opinions on your tongue and we will transform them into wearable statements to pin on your chest.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Sarah T. Doremus

Sarah Doremus lives in Deer Isle, Maine in a house up a mile long dirt driveway that her wife, Linda and she bought because it fulfilled her most important housing requirement: It is private enough to hang laundry naked. She was trained as a sculptor but got a job after college in a metalsmithing studio. From that point on her work has been jewelry sized. She finds that after a walk she is several pounds heavier from all the stuff collected along the way. Her work includes much of that. She works from her studio producing jewelry for galleries and private clients and also teaches workshops around the country including Penland, Peters Valley, Arrowmont, Metalwerx and Idyllwild. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Arkansas Art Center. The bulk of her time is devoted to teaching art at two rural Maine elementary schools where her work often takes the form of collaboration with 8 year olds.