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Fall Weekend Printmaking

Printmaking – Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Jon Lee
Printing Techniques and Baren Making for Japanese Woodblock Printing

This workshop will have two parts: We’ll cover printing techniques specific to Japanese woodblock printing. And students will learn how to make and maintain the traditional Japanese baren, an essential tool for this style of printing. We will not carve blocks in this short workshop, but pre-carved blocks will be available for practice. We’ll focus on technique rather than concept with a loose structure that will allow students to tailor the workshop to their needs. Although students with some experience will get the most out of this workshop, it is open to all levels. 

Associate professor at Trinity University (TX); master printer training at Tamarind Institute (NM); exhibitions: McNay Art Museum (TX), Art-Trophy Gallery (Russia). 

@sweet_relief_printmaking

 

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.

Work by John Lee
Jon Lee, o1701, woodcut, 17 x 12 inches
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Fall Weekend Metals

Metals – 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. 

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 Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting – 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 and Printmaking

Clay and Printmaking – Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Paul Andrew Wandless
Intro to Printmaking on Clay

This workshop will be an introduction to printing on clay using screenprinting, monoprinting, and relief printing techniques. We’ll put images onto a screen without a darkroom, carve relief blocks with gouges, and make multicolor images with these screens and blocks. We’ll also make clay monotypes on plaster bats using transparent and opaque underglazes. We’ll cover mixing and modifying underglazes for use with each printing method so you can continue to explore these techniques after the workshop. No firing. All levels; beginners encouraged. 

Studio artist, teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Penland; author of Transfer on Clay, 500 Print on Clay; co-author of Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques; featured in the DVD Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless. 

studio3artcompany.com | @studio3artcompany

 

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.

Work by Paul Andrew Wandless
Paul Andrew Wandless, Numo and Jem, Creating, clay monotype, 9 x 13 x 3/4 inches
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Fall One Week Wood

Wood – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Beth Ireland and Keun Ho Peter Park
Creating Stringed Instruments

In this workshop you’ll create a beautiful instrument that will wow your friends and bring you years of enjoyment. We’ll focus on making four- or six-string guitars as we cover the basic elements needed to create all stringed instruments, including scale, fretting, bracing, finishing, shaping, and set up. We have developed a method of making instruments based on the bandsaw box, which allows students to create a sculptural form for the guitar body. The instruments will be fun and playable. We’ll have daily demonstrations and lots of studio time in a safe, supportive atmosphere. We’ll cover the safe use of the bandsaw, sander, router, and a variety of hand tools as we complete the project. All levels.

Beth: owner of Beth Ireland Woodworking, specializing in architectural and artistic woodturning; part of the traveling craft project Turning Around America and the instrument project strumfactory.com; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Port Townsend School of Woodworking (WA), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME); three Windgate fellowships. 

bethireland.net | @thebethisyettocome

Keun Ho Peter: studio artist and teacher at University of the Arts (PA); other teaching: Peter’s Valley (NJ), Arrowmont (TN), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME); Wharton Esherick Award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; Windgate artist residency at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

studiospong.com | @studiospong

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

musical instruments by Beth Ireland
Beth Ireland, Cranium Guitar, birch (I planted when I was 12), Cranium game board, 32 x 10 x 10 inches
musical instrument by Keun Ho Peter Park
Keun Ho Peter Park, Ninja Guitar, walnut, plywood, bloodwood, 36 x 12 x 3 inches
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Fall One Week Printmaking

Print – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Michael Ezzell
Copper Plate Creatures

Gods and monsters have been part of storytelling for centuries, and printmakers have always brought that fantastical imagery to life. In this workshop, students will explore introductory intaglio techniques to illustrate mythical creations and manifest their own stories. We’ll work through the stages of developing the copper plate, manipulating drypoint, hard and soft grounds, aquatint, soda bite, and multiple color plates. Finally we’ll print small editions to keep or trade. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: AS220 Collaborative Printshop (RI); exhibitions: Gallery 2052 (Chicago), World’s Fair Gallery (RI), Studio Sesh Arts (FL), Gutstein Gallery (GA); solo exhibitions: King Lens and Friends (RI), Sulfur Studios (GA); publications: The Hand Magazine, The Flagler Review, Juztapoz. 

mezzell.com | @eezzll

Here’s a video of Michael demonstrating soda bite.

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

print by Michael Ezzell
Michael Ezzell, Fall of Atlantis, intaglio, 11 x 12-1/2 inches
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Fall One Week Photography

Photography – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Cindy Steiler
Cyanotype on Fabric

Cyanotype is an inexpensive and versatile photographic process dating to the 1840s that produces rich, monochrome images. This workshop will explore the possibilities of cyanotype with fabric as our ground. We’ll cover chemistry, fabric selection, preparation methods, and optimizing digital negatives made from digital image files, scans, or film negatives. We’ll move beyond basic blue and experiment with bleaching and toning to alter color and mood. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a range of effects as well as set up their own practice. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Contextile Biennial (Portugal), 577 Foundation (OH); residencies: Prairie Ronde (MI), Jentel Foundation (WY), James Castle House (ID); exhibitions: James Castle House Museum, Espaço Campanhã (Portugal), Outer Space Gallery (FL), Foto Batalha Museu (Portugal), Zorka Rose Gallery (FL), Assemble Gallery (Seattle).

cindysteiler.com | @_steiler

Here’s a good interview with Cindy.

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

photographs on cloth by Cindy Steiler
Cindy Steiler, detail of All Too Brief, cyanotype on fabric, industrial weaving bobbins 
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Fall One Week Metals

Metals – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Tara Locklear
Conscious Connections

Cohesion,  Purpose, and  Function  are  critical  components  to making  jewelry  comfortable on the body.  During this one-week workshop we’ll embrace nontraditional materials to create well-designed wearable jewelry. Bring your materials of choice—wood, plastic, wire, glass components, beads—and we’ll transform our ideas into finished jewelry. We’ll discuss the function, purpose, and role of findings in the overall cohesion of our pieces. Through group and individual conversations, we’ll consider visual continuity and the design process. We’ll fill our sketchbooks and then make paper maquettes and wire samples, paying close attention to scale, composition, visual weight, and wearability. Then we’ll create finished pieces using a variety of metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, soldering, capturing, and forming. Depending on experience, students will make several pieces or a small, cohesive collection. All levels welcome, but metalsmithing experience will be helpful. Upper metals studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Brooklyn Metal Works (NYC), Pratt Institute (NYC), Society of Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh); Excellence in Jewelry Award at Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Council Show Award of Excellence; exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), J. Cotter Gallery (CO); collections: Racine Art Museum (WI). 

taralocklear.com | @taralocklear

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

bracelet by Tara Locklear
Tara Locklear, Configuration Collection Line Links, reclaimed hand-carved skateboard, walnut, Gabon ebony, hand-fabricated, oxidized sterling silver findings, 8 inches long
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Fall One Week Iron

Iron – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Elizabeth Brim
Basics of Forging

Students in this workshop will learn the basic techniques of forging through demonstrations and practice. Assignments will guide the development of skills needed to create expressive and well-crafted sculpture or functional objects in steel. We’ll use ancient, traditional ironworking techniques to produce unique, innovative, contemporary works in metal. All levels, beginners encouraged. 

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ); visiting artist at several universities and Cranbrook (MI); North Carolina Arts Council fellowship; Master Metalsmith at National Ornamental Metal Museum, Master Blacksmith at Fire on the Mountain 2021; solo exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, Gregg Museum of Art and Design (NC); former Penland studio coordinator.

elizabethbrim.com | @halfroundbastard

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

steel sculpture by elizabeth brim
Elizabeth Brim, Talons, steel, 25 x 24 x 11 inches
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Fall One Week Glass

Glass – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Joseph Cavalieri
Anime and Aesop in Glass

Students in this workshop will learn, practice, and perfect techniques to create precise imagery on stained glass resulting in a finished, multicolored 16 x 16 inch stained glass window plus many samples. We’ll explore anime figures and Aesop fable illustrations as possible inspiration, but students are encouraged to bring and share their own references. Each student will design and create an elaborate window using painting, airbrushing (using an atomizer), pen-and-ink, and sandblasting techniques. Enamel paints will be applied to the glass surface and then fired in a kiln. The final work will be copper-foiled and soldered together. No glass cutting, soldering, or expert painting/drawing experience needed; we’ll be tracing found images. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Corning Museum (NY), Bezalel Academy (Israel), UrbanGlass (NYC), National College of Art and Design (Dublin); invitations to 17 residencies; collections: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Italian American Museum (NYC), Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC), STAX Museum (Memphis); public commissions: MTA Arts for Transit (NYC), Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (Brazil). 

@Joseph_Cavalieri_Glass

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

stained glass by Joseph Cavalieri
Joseph Cavalieri, Two Nanny Goats, hand-painted, airbrushed, kiln-fired enamels on glass, steel frame, LED lights, 56 x 34 x 2 inches
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Fall One Week Drawing and Painting

Drawing and Painting – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Hollie Chastain
Exploring Paper Art and Collage

Collage is a vast and playful medium with unlimited options for exploration. In this workshop we’ll experiment with a variety of substrates and adhesives and combine them with techniques such as painting and mark-making, adding embroidery and woven paper elements, and template building. You’ll leave with several finished pieces, but most of the time will be spent experimenting and gathering skills, inspiration, and techniques to carry forth into your own paper art and collage practice. All levels. 

Studio artist, illustrator; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Squam Art Workshops (RI); exhibitions: The Arts Company (Nashville), Kentuck Art Center (Tuscaloosa); publications: Create Magazine, Colossal, Gestalten Books; author of If You Can Cut You Can Collage (Quarto Press); representation: dk Gallery (GA), Chauvet Arts (TN). 

holliechastain.com | @holliechastain

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

collage by Hollie Chastain
Hollie Chastain, Psychopomp 1, paper collage, 8 x 8 inches
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Fall One Week Clay

Clay and Drawing – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Alice Ballard
Finding Your Form through Drawing and Clay

In this process-oriented workshop we’ll move back and forth between clay and various drawing media, seeking inspiration from the beautiful Penland setting and the host of natural forms within that environment. Working inside and outside the studio, our ideas and materials will be our partners, and the creative process will lead us. Artists used to working in two dimensions and those who usually work in three will all benefit from the contrast and combination of these two ways of working. We’ll work with a variety of drawing media and sculpt in red earthenware. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Francis Marion University (SC), South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities; Fulbright fellowship for study in India, two South Carolina Arts Commission fellowships; solo exhibitions: Greenville County Museum of Art (SC), Mint Museum (NC); collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Greenville County Museum of Art, Mint Museum. 

aliceballard.com | @aliceballard64

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

clay sculpture by alice ballards
Alice Ballard, Tulip, charcoal on paper, 24 x 21 inches
drawing by alice ballard
Alice Ballard, Tulip Wall Pod, white earthenware, terra sigillata, 12 x 10 x 6 inches
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Online Workshop Cristina Córdova

Online Workshop
Cristina Córdova
The Figure in Clay: Making a Hollow Figure Using Templates

In this online workshop, students will learn Cristina’s thoughtful approach to sculpting the human figure in clay.  More than four-and-half hours of high-quality prerecorded videos will give each participant a front row seat as Cristina transforms her material into a 25-inch head and torso ready to be bisqued—and will give them the tools they need to follow along step by step!

Video lessons will cover the construction and articulation of the hip area, upper torso, arms, hands, head, and neck. They will also cover how Cristina uses clay slabs, simple pattern templates, and photographic references to anchor her process and the anatomical concepts and modeling strategies she uses to facilitate accuracy and expression as all the components come together.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give students ample time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with Cristina’s carefully presented process. In addition, students will gain access to Cristina’s materials list, templates, reference photos, and guidance on foundational skills like making clay slabs and slips.

This online workshop is perfect for anyone who is eager to dive deeply into figurative ceramics and work at their own pace using the tried-and-true methods of an expert instructor. Students of all skill levels will be able to engage with Cristina’s techniques with only minimal equipment and materials. Suitable for all skill levels. 

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Fee: $350. Participants will have access to this workshop’s prerecorded videos and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

Cristina Córdova working on a ceramic torso in the Penland clay studio
Cristina working on a clay torso using the techniques shared in her online workshop
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Online Workshop David Clemons

Online Workshop
David H. Clemons
Lidded Pewter Spice Jar

Students will be invited into David’s methodical, nuanced, and refined approach to pewter in this online workshop. A series of eight prerecorded demonstrations will allow participants to follow along step-by-step as David brings together materials and techniques to transform 14-gauge sheet pewter into a dynamic lidded vessel. 

This workshop’s six hours of video lessons give each student the best seat in the house as David covers forming methods, fabrication using soldering and welding, surface treatments and texturing, and finishing techniques—as well as melting, casting, and simple mold construction using cuttlefish! Along the way, students will learn David’s tips, tricks, and strategies for working with this somewhat peculiar but highly responsive and compelling metal.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give participants ample time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with David’s process as they get a feel for working with pewter in their own studios.

This online workshop allows participants to explore at their own pace and is perfect for anyone eager to expand their practice by incorporating pewter work or for those who would like to take a more thoughtful, detailed approach to vessel making. NOTE: This project does not require prior experience, but it does require access to metalsmithing tools.
Suitable for all skill levels. 

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Fee: $350
Participants will have access to this workshop’s video demonstrations and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

David working on a lidded pewter jar in the Penland metals studio
David working on a lidded pewter jar in the Penland metals studio
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Online Workshop Courtney Martin

Online Workshop
Courtney Martin
Platters and Trays from Slabs and Coils

Experienced potters and beginners alike will enjoy up-close access to Courtney’s approach in this online clay workshop. Approximately seven hours of high-quality prerecorded videos will invite participants into each step of the handbuilding process, from preparing the clay to refining leather-hard forms in preparation for the bisque kiln.

Video lessons will start with foundational techniques like creating platters and trays with slabs and coils. From there, the videos will build to more advanced methods for adding height to forms and imbuing pieces with individuality and function through the addition of handles and feet. Throughout the lessons, Courtney will invite students to carefully consider the specific use and visual balance of each pot.

Sixty days of access to the workshop videos will give participants plenty of time to watch, re-watch, and follow along with Courtney as they explore these techniques in their own homes and studios. 

Students can be successful with these techniques with only a work table and minimal tools. The layered content makes the workshop perfect for those who are new to clay and looking for a welcoming way to engage with this material as well as experienced potters who would like to bring more sophisticated handbuilding techniques into their practice. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Fee: $350. Participants will have access to this workshop’s prerecorded videos and associated materials for 60 days from date of purchase.

Courtney demonstrating a handbuilt tray form in the Penland clay studio
Courtney demonstrating a handbuilt tray form in the Penland clay studio
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Online Demo Courtney Martin

Online Demo
Courtney Martin
The Handled Tray

In this video I’ll demonstrate, from start to finish, how I make handled trays. I’ll show viewers how I roll slabs and attach coils of clay to build pots. I’ll refine the form, add handles, and then finish the pots with some decorative detailing when they are leather hard.
Suitable for all skill levels.

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Fee: $45. Participants will receive a materials list and the prerecorded demonstration video. They will have unlimited access to these materials for 30 days from date of purchase and can watch the demonstration as many times as they’d like during this period.

Courtney Martin, "Handled Tray," wood-fired North Carolina stoneware, 20 x 10 x 5 inches
Courtney Martin, "Handled Tray," wood-fired North Carolina stoneware, 20 x 10 x 5 inches
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Online Demo Cristina Córdova

Online Demo
Cristina Córdova
A Simplified Way to Make a Hollow Head

In this prerecorded video demonstration I’ll show how to make a small head using clay slabs and a simple pattern that will help generate the primary shape, which I’ll develop through further modeling. I’ll touch on bone structure, features, and cleaning strategies. Then I’ll show you how to attach the head to a neck and bust, also created from templates, in order to play with the activation of gesture.
Suitable for all skill levels.

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Fee: $45. Participants will receive a materials list, any handouts, and the prerecorded demonstration video. They will have unlimited access to these materials for 30 days from date of purchase and can watch the demonstration as many times as they’d like during this period.

Cristina Córdova working on a ceramic head in the Penland clay studio
Cristina putting some finishing touches on a sculpted ceramic head
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Online Demo David Clemons

Online Demo
David H. Clemons
Just a Shake: Pewter Salt Shaker

This prerecorded video demonstration will cover the fabrication of a pewter salt shaker with compression lines. The shaker will be made through simple forming and fabricating techniques in 16-gauge sheet pewter. Hydraulic-press compression will create decorative details in the form of the shaker. The techniques shown in this demonstration are welding, soldering, hydraulic-press compression, drilling, refill port and stopper construction, and surface texturing. NOTE: This project does not require previous experience, but it does require access to metalworking tools.
Suitable for all skill levels. 

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Fee: $45.Participants will receive a materials list and the prerecorded demonstration video. They will have unlimited access to these materials for 30 days from date of purchase and can watch the demonstration as many times as they’d like during this period.

David hammering the body of his pewter salt shaker
David hammering the body of his salt shaker as it starts to take shape
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Clay Fall 3

Clay Fall One-Week Session III
November 3-9, 2019
Eleanor Anderson
Sketch Your Way into Clay

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Metals Fall 3

Metals Fall One-Week Session III
November 3-9, 2019
Lisa Colby
Square One

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Textiles Fall 3

Textiles Fall One-Week Session III
November 3-9, 2019
Leigh Hilbert
A Place for Tools

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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Books & Paper Fall 2

Books & Paper Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Lisa Blackburn 
The Artist’s Book: Simple Structure, Endless Possibility

Due to the current risks associated with bringing a large group of people together on our campus, we have decided to cancel all spring 2020 one-week workshops. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.