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Milkweed Arts

1/17-19 Beautiful Butterflies! with Craig Mitchell Smith

1/17-19 Beautiful Butterflies! with Craig Mitchell Smith

Regular price $850.00 USD
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January 17-19, 2023. 9am-5pm daily.

Craig Mitchell Smith announces something new ... Beautiful Butterflies!  Craig's glass butterflies, large and small, have been displayed all over the country, including Disney's Epcot Center and many public garden exhibitions. Craig says "I love butterflies, because they represent change. I don't feel as if I grew my own wings until I became an artist!"

During this workshop, you will learn how to make their own custom silk screens to professionally apply the delicate veining of the butterfly wings in your choice of styles. You'll learn to make your own draping molds, that can be used over and over agin, in many different configurations, Craig will teach you how to beautifully present these creations for both home and garden, in a variety of ways.  You'll learn to so much while learning to make your own butterflies take flight.


As a self-taught artist, my curiosity and creativity have taken me in many directions over the years. I am a painter; I have done interior and garden design throughout the U.S., set design for local theaters and floral design. I have also designed weddings throughout the U.S. and in England. In late 2005, I found glass. I started with making glass jewelry, but soon felt limited by the size and dimension. I moved quickly to glass sculpture because I liked the freedom of expression and scale. For me, the transparency of glass is a metaphor for memory. Even though the glass sculpture or design stays the same, if you move around the piece, or change the direction of the light or its intensity, you can change the memory. My designs often include the interplay of glass, light and water and range from garden sculptures to sculptural drawings, to portraits in glass, to wall hangings. 

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Reviews from recent students in Craig's workshops at Milkweed Arts:
"Everything was explained so well. I feel as if I can go home and actually make this again! I am completely honored to have taken this class, and I can't even believe I made this! Thank you!"
"Craig is an awesome instructor and his sharing of knowledge is unsurpassed. He doesn't teach just a single technique, he helps you see how you can use his teaching to create beyond the classrom."
"Crais is a hoot! So much of the discussions were very instructive, and the stories were all relevant."
"Craig is an excellent teacher, and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. The facilities were amazing! Will definitely be back for more classes -- especially Craig Mitchell Smith classes!"
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