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Spring Short Session Wood

Wood – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Graeme Priddle
Sculptural Form and Surface

We’ll start this workshop by designing and developing small sculptural shapes using the bandsaw, carving tools (including chisels and grinders), and sanding equipment. These forms will then serve as canvases for surface embellishment techniques, including relief and textural carving with hand and rotary tools, burning/branding, and the use of acrylic and milk paints. These pieces could be finished works or experimental maquettes for later development into larger pieces. Those who wish to focus entirely on surface embellishment are welcome to bring turned/carved/fabricated/found wood objects to work on. All levels.

Woodturner, sculptor, workshop teacher known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting the environments of his native New Zealand; teaching: Penland, Arrowmont (TN), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Johannes Michelsen School of Woodturning (VT); collections: Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia), Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Renwick Gallery (DC).

graemepriddle.com | @graemepriddle

wood sculpture by Graeme Priddle
Graeme Priddle, I Raro I Te Moana (under the sea), poplar, acrylic paint, 8 x 5-1/2 inches
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Spring Short 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.

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

Glass – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
David Naito
Essential. Shape.

How do you form hot molten glass into a desired shape? This workshop will help you understand how glass moves and behaves. You will be guided through the needed heats and how and when to tool the glass. With an emphasis on basic shapes, we’ll cover steps such as gathering, marvering, blowing, and tool use, and you’ll learn to combine them so your glass making will become more fluent. Teamwork and the importance of assisting will be predominant aspects of the workshop. Bring your ideas, sketches, and curiosity and be ready to shape glass. Advanced beginning level: students must have taken at least one glassblowing workshop.

Studio Artist; teaching: Alfred University/New York State College of Ceramics, Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN), UrbanGlass (NY), Penland, Punahou School (HI); visiting artist: Ball State University (IN), Tavastia Vocational College (Finland), Mass College of Art (MA); exhibitions: Design Museum Nuutajärvi (Finland), Foreman Gallery (NY).

davidnaito.com | @davenaito

glass work by david naito
David Naito, Kilta in Creme and Orange, blown and fused glass, 9-1/2 x 14 x 6-1/2 inches
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Spring 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).

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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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Spring Short Session Clay

Clay–Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4-studio days)
Hitomi Shibata and Takuro Shibata
Making and Place

In this workshop we’ll explore wheel-throwing, slab construction, and handbuilding to create simple utilitarian pottery: yunomi, mugs, bowls, and plates. We have been making handmade pottery with wild clay for many years, and we’ll share our approach to natural materials and how we combine our material ideas with traditional Japanese techniques. This workshop will inspire your creativity and help foster new ideas for your work. We’ll use cone 10 red stoneware and white slips. We will fire some of the pots to cone 10 test in a gas kiln to show the whole process and the results; the rest of the pots will be bisque-fired to take home. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Hitomi: studio potter; member of International Academy of Ceramics; teaching: Penland, Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), The Art League (VA), East Carolina University (NC); exhibitions: The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Old Church Pottery Show (NJ); publications: Wild Clay (Bloomsbury).  

Takuro: director of STARworks Ceramics (NC); member of International Academy of Ceramics; teaching: Penland, Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), Longwood University (VA); residencies: Peters Valley (NJ), Cub Creek Foundation (VA); exhibitions: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Old Church Pottery Show (NJ); publications: Wild Clay (Bloomsbury).  

studiotouya.com | @studiotouya | @takuroshibataceramics

ceramic work by hitomi shibata
Hitomi Shibata, Yunomi, North Carolina clay, iron oxide, wood ash, shino, clear glaze; cone-10 fired, 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches each
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Spring Short 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
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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 Textiles

TEXTLES 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
(Four studio days)
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
(Four studio days)
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. 

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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