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Photo of the Week: Life Drawing’s a Hoot!

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Steve Johnson’s first-session Drawing Inspiration from the Figure class got a visit from five owls this week, courtesy of our friends at the Blue-Ridge Wildlife Institute. The feathery fowl posed for portraits in pencil – like the one being drawn above by Marie Fornaro, Penland’s Development Operations Manager, then charmed a crowd of crafters gathered on the porch of the new Drawing and Painting studio to meet them.

 

 

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Photo of the Week: New Studios!!

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This building, which is almost finished, will house new studios for drawing, painting, and book arts. It shares a roofline with the letterpress and print building (to the right). The construction crew is working on their final punch list and Penland staff are starting to move equipment in. It’s going to be a beautiful place to work. (And yes, we are planning to move that power pole out of the view.)

 

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Photo(s) of the Week: Upholstered Furniture

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Core fellows Meghan Martin and Elmar Fujita during the last few days of Annie Evelyn‘s workshop on upholstered furniture.

 

upholstered furniture at Penland

Here are their finished chairs at show-and-tell.

 

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Photo of the Week: Nancy Callan Glass Demo

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Instructor Nancy Callan making one of her glass clouds.

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Photo(s) of the Week: Easter Eggs!

Clay
Clay
Paper
Look-through
Muybridge photo eggs
Steel
Glass
Hand-decorated duck egg
Bunny eggs
Metal
Wood
Quilted cloth
Yeah, we got 'em.

Here are a few of the handmade eggs that showed up for our annual Easter egg hunt. It’s possible that a few of them are still out there…

 

 

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Photo of the Week: Zones and Tones

Dan Estabrook at Penland School of Crafts

Instructor Dan Estabrook and student Cynthia Cukiernik discussing the fine points of exposing black-and-white film. (On a fine spring day.)

 

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Photo of the Week: Steel Collars

Andy Dohner at Penland School of Crafts

Instructor Andy Dohner demonstrating the use of collars, a component of blacksmithing joinery. “This doesn’t look like much, me just holding it like this,” Andy said, “but there’s a lot going on here.”

 

 

Andy Dohner at Penland School of Crafts

Let’s just take a closer look at what’s going on here (not the least of which is Andy’s stylin’ safety glasses).

 

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