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Fall Weekend Specials

SPECIALS WEEKEND SESSION
October 21 – 23, 2022
Alicia D. Keshishian
Color Confidence

Color is a powerful tool. In this intensive workshop we’ll explore color through a series of hands-on exercises to reveal not only the basics of color theory but also how to integrate color into your chosen medium. And while color theory is important, it only begins the conversation, because how you apply color is what’s critical to successful work. You will leave the workshop with greater confidence navigating the language and use of color which, in turn, will expand your artistic voice. All levels. Printmaking studio.

Designer with more than 40 years of experience as an art director, graphic designer, surface designer, illustrator, color consultant, and teacher of color workshops; owner of Carpets of Imagination; executive board member for the Color Marketing Group; has studied and taught with Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute; residencies: Penland Resident Artist Program; former Penland graphic designer. 

adkcarpets.com | @aliciakeshishian

Alicia D. Keshishian/Carpets of Imagination, Instinct, hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk, 14 x 8-1/2 feet
Alicia D. Keshishian/Carpets of Imagination, Instinct, hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk, 14 x 8-1/2 feet
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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 Clay and Specials

CLAY/SPECIAL WEEKEND SESSION
October 21 – 23, 2022
Troy Bungart
Making Your Mark: A Brushmaking Intensive

This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to make a variety of basic and compound brushes. We’ll explore the mark-making potential of different hairs, furs, and fibers—both natural and synthetic. We’ll make handles and ferrules from wood and bamboo and visit a nearby bamboo grove to learn how to harvest this material. Slide presentations and discussions will round out the workshop. Students can expect to make 20-60 brushes. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Studio artist, woodworker, brush maker; teaching: Touchstone (PA), Morean Arts Center (FL), Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago), Gaya Ceramic Art Center (Bali), Penland; galleries/exhibitions: Schaller Gallery (MI), Pewabic Pottery (MI), Northern Clay Center (MN), Michiana Pottery Tour (IN). 

troybungartstudios.com | @troybungart

Troy Bungart, Compound Brush, bamboo, wood, goat hair, leather, 12 x 3 inches
Troy Bungart, Compound Brush, bamboo, wood, goat hair, leather, 12 x 3 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