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Fall Weekend Textiles

TEXTILES WEEKEND SESSION
October 21 – 23, 2022
Dail Dixon
For the Birds

Birds enjoy a well-designed, well-built place to live, and we can all do our part to help. The first day of this workshop will alternate between demonstrations and making. With a little grit, you will complete a bluebird house ready for occupancy. On the second day, you can build another just like it or try a different style. Even better, you could consider a creative approach that adopts the elemental components of the birdhouse—volume, entry hole, and perch—to present an idea, an allegory, or a portrait. We’ll cover shop safety and basic tool use, and you will leave with new skills and homes for your feathered neighbors. Beginning level. 

Architect, woodworker; fellow of the American Institute of Architects; teaching: North Carolina State University, Penland; exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, St. Johns Museum (NC), Duke University Museum (NC), GreenHill Center (NC), Light Art + Design (NC), Penland Gallery; architect for multiple Penland School projects. 

daildixon.com | @daildixon

Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
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Fall Weekend Wood

WOOD WEEKEND SESSION
October 21 – 23, 2022
Dail Dixon
For the Birds

Birds enjoy a well-designed, well-built place to live, and we can all do our part to help. The first day of this workshop will alternate between demonstrations and making. With a little grit, you will complete a bluebird house ready for occupancy. On the second day, you can build another just like it or try a different style. Even better, you could consider a creative approach that adopts the elemental components of the birdhouse—volume, entry hole, and perch—to present an idea, an allegory, or a portrait. We’ll cover shop safety and basic tool use, and you will leave with new skills and homes for your feathered neighbors. Beginning level. 

Architect, woodworker; fellow of the American Institute of Architects; teaching: North Carolina State University, Penland; exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, St. Johns Museum (NC), Duke University Museum (NC), GreenHill Center (NC), Light Art + Design (NC), Penland Gallery; architect for multiple Penland School projects. 

daildixon.com | @daildixon

Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
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Fall Weekend Photography

Photography – Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Joanna Gollberg
Prongs

Using the Smith Little Torch and a special soldering board, we’ll make beautiful prong settings to secure your precious items—gemstones, natural materials, found objects—and use them in a piece of jewelry. We’ll discuss each aspect of the prong setting from start to finish: measuring, cutting, solder, cleaning, setting the stones, and finishing the prong ends. Students will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make prongs and will leave this two-day workshop with finished jewelry. This is an intermediate workshop for jewelers: students must have soldering experience. 

Note: This workshop takes place in a studio that has stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift.

Studio jeweler selling in galleries and craft shows throughout the US; teaching: Penland, Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN); author of four books on jewelry making; work published in Metalsmith, Ornament, 20th Century Jewelers, 500 Wedding Rings. 

joannagollberg.com | @joannagollberg

 

This workshop begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and workshop activities will end at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; students are welcome to stay through Monday morning. Monday breakfast will be the last meal provided; please plan to depart campus by 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Jewelry by Joanna Gollberg
Joanna Gollberg, Covid Winter, sterling silver, gemstones, found objects, 4 x 3-1/2 x 1/4 inches
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Fall Weekend Iron

Iron- Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Lara Call Gastinger
Discovering a Landscape Through Drawing

How do you immerse yourself in and capture the beauty of a new landscape? This weekend workshop will delve into making discoveries and seeing plants with new eyes by drawing with a pen and using watercolor to enrich the drawings. Students will go home with a treasured accordion nature journal depicting the inspiring plants and landscape of Penland. The skills learned will be adaptable for use in any travel or perpetual journal. All levels. 

Botanical artist and illustrator; two Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show gold medals (London); numerous American Society of Botanical Illustrators (ASBA) exhibitions; illustrations published in Flora of Virginia, Peterson’s Field Guide to Mushrooms, ASBA’s Botanical Art Techniques Handbook.

laracallgastinger.com | @laragastinger

 

This workshop begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and workshop activities will end at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; students are welcome to stay through Monday morning. Monday breakfast will be the last meal provided; please plan to depart campus by 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Lara Gastinger, Fal Perpetual Journal, pen and watercolor on paper, 9 x 11 inches
Lara Gastinger, Fal Perpetual Journal, pen and watercolor on paper, 9 x 11 inches
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Fall Weekend Glass

Glass – Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Lara Call Gastinger
Discovering a Landscape Through Drawing

How do you immerse yourself in and capture the beauty of a new landscape? This weekend workshop will delve into making discoveries and seeing plants with new eyes by drawing with a pen and using watercolor to enrich the drawings. Students will go home with a treasured accordion nature journal depicting the inspiring plants and landscape of Penland. The skills learned will be adaptable for use in any travel or perpetual journal. All levels. 

Botanical artist and illustrator; two Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show gold medals (London); numerous American Society of Botanical Illustrators (ASBA) exhibitions; illustrations published in Flora of Virginia, Peterson’s Field Guide to Mushrooms, ASBA’s Botanical Art Techniques Handbook.

laracallgastinger.com | @laragastinger

 

This workshop begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and workshop activities will end at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; students are welcome to stay through Monday morning. Monday breakfast will be the last meal provided; please plan to depart campus by 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Lara Gastinger, Fal Perpetual Journal, pen and watercolor on paper, 9 x 11 inches
Lara Gastinger, Fal Perpetual Journal, pen and watercolor on paper, 9 x 11 inches
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Fall Weekend Clay

CLAY WEEKEND SESSION
October 21 – 23, 2022
Dail Dixon
For the Birds

Birds enjoy a well-designed, well-built place to live, and we can all do our part to help. The first day of this workshop will alternate between demonstrations and making. With a little grit, you will complete a bluebird house ready for occupancy. On the second day, you can build another just like it or try a different style. Even better, you could consider a creative approach that adopts the elemental components of the birdhouse—volume, entry hole, and perch—to present an idea, an allegory, or a portrait. We’ll cover shop safety and basic tool use, and you will leave with new skills and homes for your feathered neighbors. Beginning level. 

Architect, woodworker; fellow of the American Institute of Architects; teaching: North Carolina State University, Penland; exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, St. Johns Museum (NC), Duke University Museum (NC), GreenHill Center (NC), Light Art + Design (NC), Penland Gallery; architect for multiple Penland School projects. 

daildixon.com | @daildixon

Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
Dail Dixon, Birds of Penland Series: Drawing Studio, poplar, colored pencils, kneaded eraser, spray primer, enamel, 5-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 10-1/8 inches
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Fall Weekend Books and Paper

Books and Paper – Fall Weekend Session
October 21-23, 2022
Ann Marie Kennedy
Paper and Light

Making paper by hand allows for an investigation into its material nature and the interaction between paper and light. Starting with natural fibers such as flax and abaca, students will learn how to create translucent paper from overbeaten pulps. We’ll cover sheet forming techniques, including the use of a deckle box, and add content via stencils, collage, and texture. All levels. 

Associate professor at Wake Technical Community College (NC); other teaching: Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Paper and Book Intensive (MI), Penland; residencies: Penland Resident Artist Program; installations/exhibitions: Gregg Museum (NC), Light Art + Design (NC), Cantor Art Gallery (MA); collections: Yale University (CT), Library of Congress (DC). 

annmariekennedy.net | @paperhouse17

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

work by Ann Marie Kennedy
Ann Marie Kennedy, detail of Plant Page, abaca, 16 x 20 inches
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Fall Short Session Textiles

TEXTILES SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
Topaz M. Terry
Sewing with Bicycle Inner Tubes

Used bicycle inner tubes are an often overlooked material that can be sewn into durable, water-repellent, mold-resistant, and easy-to-clean items. It does not behave exactly like fabric or leather, but it can be worked using techniques from both of these craft traditions. We’ll process and machine-sew inner tubes into a strong “fabric” and then explore techniques for constructing leather-like bags and accessories with that material. Students will leave with a universal-fit belt and a bag made from a selected pattern. Experience using a sewing machine and/or working with leather will be a plus, but this workshop is open to all levels. Flex studio. 

Studio artist, owner of BicycleTrash (DC); member of the collaboratively-run Brookland Arts Walk (DC); memberships: Made in DC, DC Department of Small and Local Business, Craft Industry Alliance; Penland Winter Residency; work shown nationally including Smithsonian’s Craft Optimism (online). 

bicycletrash.com | @bicycletrashdc

Topaz M. Terry, BicycleTrash Dopp Kit, stitched bicycle inner tube, billboard vinyl, molded plastic zipper, 7-1/2 x 4 x 3-1/2 inches
Topaz M. Terry, BicycleTrash Dopp Kit, stitched bicycle inner tube, billboard vinyl, molded plastic zipper, 7-1/2 x 4 x 3-1/2 inches
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Fall Short Print and Letterpress

LETTERPRESS SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
Michelle Dreher
Colorful Layers and Letterpress

The practice of block printing began over 2000 years ago with techniques that have evolved over time. This workshop will focus on creating hand-carved linocut blocks and printing with the precision of letterpress equipment. Explore reductive processes and multi-block experimentations and see your images come to life. We’ll cover the basics of letterpress printing on a Vandercook, and as we progress there will be opportunities to learn and incorporate typesetting, photopolymer plates, and laser engraving to expand beyond traditional carved relief prints. All levels. Letterpress studio.

Studio artist, studio arts instructor at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO), adjunct professor at Kansas City Art Institute (MO); workshop teaching: Missouri Western State University, Central Print of St. Louis, Print League Kansas City (MO); publications: Ladies of Letterpress; Adventures in Letterpress Printing; Vandercook 100: Celebrating 100 Artisans and 100 Years of Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Proof Press. 

twotonepress.com | @twotonepress

Michelle Dreher (Twotone Press), Show Me State, reductive and multiblock linocut, 14 x 11 inches
Michelle Dreher (Twotone Press), Show Me State, reductive and multiblock linocut, 14 x 11 inches
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May Special Session Wood

Wood – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Jenna Goldberg
The Art of the Bandsaw Box

Bandsaw boxes are a simple way to make wooden box structures without complicated joinery. Students will learn the basics of how to cut, glue, and manipulate the material. We’ll also explore simple surface design treatments such as image transfers, color and painting techniques, texturing, and surface carving. The workshop will include demonstrations of the safe use of machinery as well as how to sharpen chisels and carving tools. Personal explorations of form, surface, and imagery will be encouraged. All levels.

Studio artist, teacher at Rhode Island School of Design; other teaching: Penland, Arrowmont (TN), Haystack (ME), Anderson Ranch (CO); work shown at galleries nationally; collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Mint Museums (NC).

@jenna43215

Jenna Goldberg, Orange Jewelry Box, painted and carved basswood, screenprinted interior, 5 x 28 x 8 inches
Jenna Goldberg, Orange Jewelry Box, painted and carved basswood, screenprinted interior, 5 x 28 x 8 inches
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May Special Session Iron

Iron – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Peter Ross
Three-Legged Smith’s Helper

The smith’s “helper” is an unsung hero, the modest extra hand that’s available at just the right moment. Content to stay out of the limelight, the helper never complains and is always ready when needed. The smith’s helper is a tool, and we will start with two helper designs—one simpler, one more challenging—as we explore various approaches to creating adjustable height and to making tools that are both solid and interesting. Students will also be encouraged to incorporate their own designs and ideas. We may use forge welding, punching, tenons, upsetting, riveting, collars, slitting, scrolls, and assembly: many of the skills used in architectural work, but on a smaller scale. Our emphasis will be on forged components and traditional assembly rather than fabrication. Intermediate/advanced level: basic hand forging and forge welding skill required.

Studio artist; master of the blacksmith shop at Colonial Williamsburg for 25 years; specialist in reproduction 18th and 19th century hardware and tools; teaching: Haystack (ME), Penland, Campbell Folk School (NC), Touchstone (PA), Peters Valley (NJ), Tillers International (MI), New England School of Metalwork (ME); frequent demonstrator at ABANA conferences.

peterrossblacksmith.com

work by Peter Ross
Peter Ross, Three-Legged Smith's Helper, forged steel
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May Special Session Glass

Glass – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Sibelley
Blown to Fruition

This workshop will focus on figurative, hollow sculpting in flameworked glass. The goal is to develop characters from sketches into physical objects. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you’ll leave with a piece that speaks to you. Bring a sketchbook and ideas for your characters! All levels. Flameworking studio. 

Studio artist; flameworker for Neptune Glassworks (Los Angeles); upcoming workshop teaching: Pilchuck (WA), SnowFarm (MA), The Glass Furnace (Turkey); work marketed through Instagram; flameworking performances for various clients including Carhartt, Von Miller, and Flow Kana. 

sibelley.com. | @sibelley

Sibelley, Motoko: Ghost in the Shell, borosilicate glass, 23k gold luster; sandblasted, coldworked, 7 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches
Sibelley, Motoko: Ghost in the Shell, borosilicate glass, 23k gold luster; sandblasted, coldworked, 7 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches
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May Special Session Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
René Marquez
Mixed-Media Memories/Personal Narratives

This concept-based workshop will explore the use of mixed-media drawing and painting to tell personal stories and explore individual narratives. We’ll emphasize the development and exploration of personal lexicons. We’ll work with dry and wet drawing materials plus acrylic paint. Students can paint on canvas, create drawings on paper, or try other formats. Bring photographs and other source materials to work with; these will be the point of departure for our work. All levels.

Professor of art and design at University of Delaware; other teaching: Haverford College (PA), University of Pennsylvania; residencies: Banff Centre (Alberta), Des Moines Art Center (IA), Vermont Studio Center, Duntog Foundation (Philippines); exhibitions: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bronx Museum of the Arts (NYC), International Center of Photography (NYC), Delaware Art Museum, West Gallery (Philippines).

renejmarquez.com

René Marquez, Faerie Dogs, acrylic and oil on unstretched canvas, 72 x 96 inches
René Marquez, Faerie Dogs, acrylic and oil on unstretched canvas, 72 x 96 inches
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May Special Session Clay

Clay- May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Kurt Anderson
Don’t Sweat the Technique

This workshop will focus on surface decoration and various techniques used to give your pottery a rich and vibrant surface. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal iconography through the use of mishima, sgraffito, and simple brush painting. We’ll also spend time exploring simple methods of creating plates, trays, and small platters, either through wheelthrowing or slab construction. A moderate understanding of ceramic processes will be helpful, but this workshop is open to students of all levels. Upper clay studio. 

Studio artist; residencies: Watershed (ME), Archie Bray Foundation (MT), Penland Winter Residency, Fergus Post-MFA Fellow at The Ohio University.

@kurtandersonpottery

Kurt Anderson, Oval Flask with Dog, stoneware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 12 x 7 x 3 inches
Kurt Anderson, Oval Flask with Dog, stoneware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 12 x 7 x 3 inches
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May Special Session Books

Books and Paper – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Brian Chan
Origami: Theory and Craft

Starting with traditional origami models such as the crane, frog, and iris, we’ll follow the progression of this art form up to the latest creations and techniques pioneered by modern folders. I’ll present my own work as examples and delve into the design process as we spend time understanding the geometry of origami crease patterns, exploring folding techniques, and learning about the use of different papers for different styles. Students will have the opportunity to design and fold their own models. All levels. Books studio.

Studio artist working in origami, illustration, digital sculpting, and 3D printing; teaching: MIT Hobby Shop (MA); special guest at origami conventions in Japan, Korea, Italy, Spain, Peru, and Bolivia; exhibitions: Origami House (Japan), Peabody Essex Museum (MA); diagrams published by Japan Origami Academic Society.

brianchandesigns.com | @brianchandesigns

Brian Chan, Oak Leaf, handmade Origamido paper, 6 x 3 x 1/2 inches
Brian Chan, Oak Leaf, handmade Origamido paper, 6 x 3 x 1/2 inches