Sharron, check out the Mendocino Art Center at
The summer schedule hasn’t been officially released yet (look
for it in the upcoming Metalsmith Magazine), but there are some
fantastic week-long courses being offered, taught by some of the
best artists in the country (several of them Orchid members). The
Art Center has on-campus apartments available at reasonable
rates. The courses (and the apartments) often fill up quickly,
so if there’s something you’re interested in, jump on it!
Mendocino is a small historic village perched on the headlands
of a gorgeous coastline. The area is mostly forested, about 3
hours north of San Francisco. Good luck, hope to see you here!