Spring One-Week Session 1
March 25 – 31, 2018
Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.
Books & Paper Spring One-Week Session One
March 25 – 31
Books in a Box
This workshop will cover five book structures ranging from simple to more complex, which will be housed in a box. We’ll start with variations of pamphlet bindings and then proceed to soft and hardbound structures with multiple sections. Each day will begin with a demonstration of a binding and a range of methods that can be used in its completion. We’ll make informed choices that suit our needs, and by the end of the week, each student will have a unique selection of handmade books housed in an elegant box and the knowledge needed to create books that vary in complexity, appearance, and utility. All levels. Studio fee: $75. Code S01B
Studio artist; teaching: University of Iowa Center for the Book, Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), North Bennett Street School (MA), Leksands Folkhögskola (Sweden), Muse Moli de Paperer (Spain); collections: Library of Congress (DC), Haas Arts Library Special Collections at Yale University (CT), Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design, Cleveland Institute of Art.
Glass Spring One-Week Session One
March 25 – 31
The Best Tool for the Job
There are many ways to make objects and many ways of teaching how to make them. We’ll try to find the best way for you! This workshop will drill down on basic forms as these are the building blocks (along with an open mind) for making anything out of glass. We’ll also focus on color applications (overlays, double overlays, and simple cane patterns) and how to apply them quickly and efficiently. Drawing is really where the whole process starts, so come with ideas and a sketch book, and we’ll hit the ground running. Intermediate/advanced level; students must be able to gather and make objects without instruction. We’ll work to take those skills to the next level. Studio fee: $28. Code S01GA
Studio artist; lead gaffer at Museum of Glass (WA); teaching: The Studio at Corning (NY), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck (WA), Emporia State University (Kansas), Academy of Art and Design (Calgary); galleries: William Traver (Seattle), Circa (Minneapolis), Duncan McClellan (FL).
Textiles Spring One-Week Session One
March 25 – 31
In this workshop students will engage in the multifaceted art form that is shibori, creating resists and dyeing in three different indigo vats to exploit indigo’s exceptional capabilities. (Additional dyes will also be available.) Through simple geometry and pattern planning, we’ll explore the many textures and pattern variables possible with stitched shibori. We’ll also cover itajime, cylinder wrapping, binding, and reserving, learning to engineer them in isolation and in combination with stitching to produce unique samples using natural fiber fabrics. A time of personal observation, interpretation, and study will bring the workshop to a close. Students should have basic hand stitching skills. Second-floor walkup studio. Studio fee: $40. Code S01TB
Studio artist, owner of Callishibori; teaching: Maiwa Symposium (Vancouver), Kuwait Arts and Textile Association, Aranya Natural (India); London Arts Board individual craftsman award; author of 2000 Pattern Combinations and Stitched Shibori.