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Wood Summer Session 1

WOOD SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–June 2, 2023
Ellie Richards
The Sculptural Lamp

Let’s spend time exploring the powerful connection between light and form! This workshop will center on the interplay between the physical qualities of wood and light. Expand your knowledge of woodworking and sculpture and further your creative path as we cover lamp-construction techniques and the fundamentals of design. Technical information will include machine tool use, carving, and basic lamp wiring. Come as an total beginner or an advanced woodworker and use the sculptural lamp to light up new ways of making. All levels. 

Penland resident artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Yestermorrow Design/Build School (VT); exhibitions: Mint Museum (NC), Center for Craft (NC), SOFA Chicago. 

ellie-richards.com | @ellieinthewoods

Ellie Richards, Carved Lamps, charred cypress, 18 x 12 x 12 inches each
Ellie Richards, Carved Lamps, charred cypress, 18 x 12 x 12 inches each
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Textiles B Summer Session 1

TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Sarita Westrup
Sculptural Basketry

In this experimental basketry workshop, students will learn methods for building nonfunctional forms from reed, wire, and waxed linen. Techniques will include twining, starting various basket bottoms, and twining backward to create curves. We’ll modify the surfaces of our sculptural baskets using thin-set mortar, powdered graphite, spray paints, and watered-down acrylic paints. Bring your curious and experimental self and leave with a foundation of sculptural basketry skills. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Oil and Cotton (Dallas), Penland (NC); fellowship: American Craft Emerging Artist Cohort 2022; residency: Arts Fort Worth (TX); exhibitions: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), DGAC Gallery (TX), Nasher Sculpture Museum (Dallas), Latino Cultural Center (Dallas), Box 13 Art Space (Houston), publications: American Craft, Surface Design.

saritawestrup.art | @saritawestrup

Sarita Westrup, Portal II, reed, wire, thin-set mortar, cement, paint, graphite, wood, milk paint, 19 x 19 x 5 inches
Sarita Westrup, Portal II, reed, wire, thin-set mortar, cement, paint, graphite, wood, milk paint, 19 x 19 x 5 inches
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Textiles A Summer Session 1

TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Gasali Adeyemo
Traditional Yoruba Dyeing Techniques with Indigo

Learn traditional Yoruba adire eleko (starch resist) and tie-dye techniques. Experiment with intricate patterns while learning the history and meanings behind the traditional designs. You will learn how to prepare an indigo vat and cassava paste resist. As you dye your finished pieces in deep blue indigo, you will also learn the history and importance of indigo dye in Yoruba culture. All levels. Third-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist and educator; teaching: Nike Center for Arts and Culture (Nigeria), World Batik Conference, Snow Farm (MA), Campbell Folk School (NC), University of Iowa, Aya Fiber Studio (FL), Peters Valley (NJ), Touchstone (PA), Austin School of Fiber Art (TX), University of Central Arkansas; work exhibited internationally. 

yorubaindigo.com | @yoru_baindigo

Gasali Adeyemo, Mosquito Coil, cotton, indigo-dyed with stencil and cassava paste resist (adire eleko), 5 yards
Gasali Adeyemo, Mosquito Coil, cotton, indigo-dyed with stencil and cassava paste resist (adire eleko), 5 yards
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Print & Letterpress X Summer Session 1

PRINT & LETTERPRESS SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Hope Rovelto
Speak Your Mind Through T-shirts and Posters

This workshop will examine the relationship between words and image as we design and screenprint single- or multiple-color posters and T-shirts. We’ll work from the prompt, “What positive message do you want to send to your community?” Starting from drawings or digital files, we’ll use direct methods to expose images on our screens, and students will learn how to screenprint with or without dedicated equipment. All levels. Printmaking studio.

Studio artist, founder of Little Chair Printing (Portland, OR); creator of the bicycle screenprinting shop, which she has used for live printing of T-shirts and poster at protests and community events; created an exhibition with students at Sweet Briar College (VA) during a two-week residency; leader of small and large screenprinting workshops including Open Door and OutMaine, both at Haystack (ME). 

littlechairprinting.com | @littlechairprinting 

Hope Rovelto, Establish Justice, two-color screenprint, 36 x 24 inches
Hope Rovelto, Establish Justice, two-color screenprint, 36 x 24 inches
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Photography Summer Session 1

PHOTOGRAPHY SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023

Tokie Rome-Taylor
Cyanotype: Alternative Process Image-Making

This fun, experimental cyanotype workshop will use two photosensitive chemicals and light to make distinctly blue images on various materials—from paper to fabrics. We’ll create imagery with organic materials and explore how to make and print from digital negatives. And we’ll combine these processes by collaging negatives and objects. Further creative possibilities will be explored through the use of wet cyanotype on both wet and dry substrates. Bring digital image files along with any ephemeral items, like feathers and flowers, that you may want to incorporate. If time permits, we’ll also explore print embellishments. All levels.

Studio artist: exhibitions: The Wren’s Nest (Atlanta), APG Gallery (Atlanta), Carnegie Hall (NYC), Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), Griffin Museum of Photography (MA); collections: Southeastern Museum of Photography (FL), Fralin Museum (VA), Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; representation: Amika Dawkins Gallery (Atlanta), Spalding Nix Gallery (Atlanta). 

tokietaylorstudio.com | @tokietstudio

Tokie Taylor-Rome, A Haint Between Here and There, cyanotype on cotton rag, 19 x 13 inches
Tokie Taylor-Rome, A Haint Between Here and There, cyanotype on cotton rag, 19 x 13 inches
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Metals B Summer Session 1

METALS SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Deb Karash
Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication

Exciting jewelry can be made in many ways with a vast array of materials, and without a lot of equipment. Each student will create a suite of mixed-metal jewelry (earrings, pendant, cuff bracelet) with an emphasis on creating well-crafted pieces that relate to each other. Our discussions will center on designing through simplification, abstraction, and creating interest with volume and texture. Working with copper, bronze, and silver, we’ll use cold connections to join metals and add nonmetallic materials like fabric, plastic, and wood. Beginning level. Lower metals studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Silvera Jewelry School (CA), Denver Jewelry Studio; exhibitions: Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History (NC), solo show at Wesleyan College (GA); publications: Penland Book of Jewelry; 500 Necklaces (Lark Books).

debkarash.com | @drawingonmetal

Deb Karash, Floating Flowers, silver/copper bimetal, silver, brass, turquoise, Prismacolor, 3 x 3 inches
Deb Karash, Floating Flowers, silver/copper bimetal, silver, brass, turquoise, Prismacolor, 3 x 3 inches
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Metals A Summer Session 1

METALS SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Michael Nashef
Concreation

We’ll explore the use of alternative materials—particularly concrete/cement—in jewelry and small metal objects. Students will learn to use color dyes in conjunction with concrete to create colorful pieces. We’ll use traditional and advanced mold-making techniques with 3D-printed materials. We’ll also cover sawing, soldering, the basics of jewelry-making, and other processes as we explore and create unique designs. All levels. No 3D printing experience needed. Upper metals studio.

Studio artist, instructor at Western Michigan University; other teaching: Kendall College of Art and Design (MI), Kalamazoo Institute of Art (MI), Touchstone (PA); exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Rhode Island I.M.A.G.I.N.E.s Peace, Metalwerx (MA), Lowell Arts Gallery (MI), Peninsula School of Art (WI), South Bend Museum of Art (IN); collection: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC); publications: Jewelry and Metals Survey, New Bracelets (Promopress). 

nashefdesigns.com | @nashefm

Michael Nashef, Anbara, concrete, concrete dye, fine silver, 6 x 6 x 1-1/2 inches
Michael Nashef, Anbara, concrete, concrete dye, fine silver, 6 x 6 x 1-1/2 inches
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Iron Summer Session 1

IRON SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Greg Gehner
Hand Hammer Essentials

Starting with building a fire and getting acquainted with the tools, we’ll explore the basic elements of forging iron. We’ll focus on gaining control of hand tools at the anvil for thoughtful and successful forgings. Daily demonstrations followed by individual practice to refine skills will lead to the creation of small, functional household items. Processes covered will include tapering, spreading, upsetting, mass isolation, fullering, punching, and drifting. This workshop will be perfect for the first-time blacksmith or for those who want a forging refresher. Beginning level. 

Owner/operator of Transit Forge (PA); teaching: Center for Metal Arts (PA), Touchstone (PA); representation: Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh (PA), Carnegie Museum of Art Store (Pittsburgh); recent exhibition: Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh); publications: 500 Tables (Lark), 500 Chairs (Lark), From Fire to Form: Sculpture from the Modern Blacksmith and Metalsmith, Ironwork Today 3 (Schiffer).

transitforge.com | @ggehner

Greg Gehner, Displace Candleholder, steel, 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
Greg Gehner, Displace Candleholder, steel, 2-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 1

GLASS SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Megan Stelljes
Lighthearted

Glowing:
1) emitting visible light
2) rich and warm in color
3) showing radiance of health, excitement, etc. 

Let’s go for all three! 

In this workshop we’ll explore traditional neon pattern making, tube bending, and creating expression through light. Working with glass tubing and torches, we’ll learn how to translate drawings into illuminated lines. Each student can expect to leave with one finished piece filled with gas and electrified. All levels. Neon studio. 

Studio artist: teaching Pilchuck (WA), FOCI (Minneapolis, UrbanGlass (NYC); exhibitions: Museum of Neon Art (Los Angeles), Heller Gallery (NYC), Traver Gallery (Seattle), Sabbia Gallery (Sydney, Australia), Corning Museum (NY). 

meganstelljes.com | @meganstelljes

Megan Stelljes, Neon Wallpaper, glass, neon, 2 x 3 feet
Megan Stelljes, Neon Wallpaper, glass, neon, 2 x 3 feet
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Glass A Summer Session 1

GLASS SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Christa Westbrook
Introduction to Glassblowing

If you have ever wanted to create something from molten glass, this is the workshop for you! We’ll cover the basics of glassblowing with fun and exciting skill-building exercises: from gathering glass at the furnace to a variety of shaping techniques. Students can expect to get straightforward knowledge of solid shapes, cups, bowls, and many other glass techniques. Beginning level. Hot-glass studio. 

Studio artist, former studio coordinator at Corning Museum of Glass (NY); teaching: The Studio at Corning (NY). SiNaCa Studios School of Glass (TX), Dallas Glass Art; exhibitions: 171 Cedar Arts Center (NY), Norman Eppink Gallery (KS), Emporia Arts Council (KS).

@xristawestbrook | @glamazonglass

Christa Westbrook, Summer Love, glass, 20 x 10 inches
Christa Westbrook, Summer Love, glass, 20 x 10 inches
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Drawing & Painting Summer Session 1

DRAWING AND PAINTING SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Leeah Joo
Trompe L’oeil Oil Painting

Learn to create lifelike realism with oil paint. We’ll begin with a brief study of historical and contemporary trompe l’oeil painters to analyze different methods. Demonstrations will cover creating ideal set-ups, manipulating light and shadow, and a variety of paint applications to create dimensional illusions. Beginning students will build fundamental painting skills while experienced painters can work to refine or master hyper-realistic effects. We’ll create a deep box set-up and a shallow shadow box set-up, and, depending on skill level, students will complete two or three paintings. All levels. 

Adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University at Paier College (CT); other teaching: Kansas City Art Institute, Maryland Institute College of Art, Hartford Art School, Fairfield University; exhibitions: Andrew Bae Gallery (IL), Arcadia Contemporary (NYC); representation Sugarlift Gallery (NYC),  Arcadia Contemporary (NYC).

leeahjoo.com | @leeahjoo

  

Leeah Joo, Parrhasius No. 24 Dutch, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
Leeah Joo, Parrhasius No. 24 Dutch, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
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Clay B Summer Session 1

CLAY SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Bill Griffith
Handbuilt Pottery: From Flat to Form

Using soft clay slabs and several different handbuilding techniques, students will create a variety of functional pottery forms, including mugs, tumblers, pouring pots, vases, and platters. Students will also create their own texture stamps and rollers for making patterns and designs on their pots. We’ll emphasize craftsmanship and creating good forms. Although we’ll discuss glazes and their applications, we’ll bisque-fire only and spend more time on the making. This workshop is especially designed for students new to handbuilding and teachers who want to expand their pottery making skills. Beginning level. Lower clay studio.

Studio artist; former administrator at Arrowmont (TN); teaching: Arrowmont, Peters Valley (NJ), Idyllwild (CA), Penland; Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship, NCECA National Outstanding Achievement Award; collections: Tennessee State Art Museum, Asheville Art Museum (NC), San Angelo Museum of Art (TX), Arkansas Art Center.

billgriffithclay.com | @billgriffith07

Bill Griffith, Sippers and Carrier, stoneware, glaze, 4 x 11 x 4 inches
Bill Griffith, Sippers and Carrier, stoneware, glaze, 4 x 11 x 4 inches
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Clay A Summer Session 1

CLAY SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Rich Brown
Throwing with Intention

This workshop will be a deep look into throwing functional pottery. With a focus on the mental preparation for throwing, we’ll aspire to being present and intentional as each piece is created. Students will learn about throwing repetitive forms efficiently, and we’ll consider how to use pottery for self-reflection and for learning to be intentional with life as well as with clay. We’ll make cylinders, bulbous forms, and bowls. Bisque fire only. Beginning level. Upper clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Pottery32 (GA), Clay by the Bay (San Francisco), Saville Studio (GA); Clay Challenge 2022 residency (WA); exhibitions: Louisiana State University Glassel Gallery, De Sousa Slay Gallery (GA), Eutectic Gallery (Portland, OR), Clay to Table (online); representation: Clay Art Center (NY), Mark of the Potter (GA). 

pottery32.com | @pottery32

Rich Brown, Vase, stoneware; cone 6 oxidation fired, 5 x 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
Rich Brown, Vase, stoneware; cone 6 oxidation fired, 5 x 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches
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Books & Paper P Summer Session 1

BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Steph Rue
Korean Paper + Textiles

This workshop will explore the intersection of handmade Korean paper (hanji) and textile. Starting with raw dak (mulberry) fiber, we’ll make hanji using a modified Korean sheetforming method and then manipulate our handmade sheets in a variety of ways, including natural dyeing, felting, spinning into thread, and stitching like fabric. We’ll also cover methods for constructing a paper bojagi (patchwork textile) using scraps and samples generated during the workshop. There will be daily demonstrations and some lectures, but most of the workshop will be dedicated to experimentation and play. All levels. Papermaking studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Mills College (CA), San Francisco Center for the Book (CA), Focus on Book Arts (OR); fellowships: Fulbright Research Grant (Korea), Kala Art Institute Parent Artist Residency (CA); collections: Yale University (CT), Mills College (CA), Tufts University (MA), Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (WA).

stephrue.com | @sjrue

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Books & Paper B Summer Session 1

BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Lotta Helleberg
Clothbound: Textiles in Book Form

This fabric-inspired book arts class will focus on structures and techniques especially suitable for textile inclusions, such as Japanese stab bindings, medieval limp bindings, and scrolls. We will explore how traditional fiber techniques—including stitching, patchwork, and weaving—can be used to create unique and tactile book components. We will also learn to stabilize textiles with interfacing, mull, and wax. Simple mark making, staining, and relief printing will be used to customize our work. With daily demonstrations and hands-on instruction, students will create several books, which, depending on each student’s skill level, may range from blank journals with fabric covers to more elaborate artist books. All levels. Books studio. 

Book and fiber artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Fibre Arts Australia, Langwe Ateljé (Sweden), Virginia Center for the Book; exhibitions: Festival of Quilts (UK), Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (OH), Kyoto Shibori Museum (Japan), Sandy Gallery (OR), Wayne Art Center (PA); publications: Little Book of Book Making by Charlotte Rivers, Slow Stitch, Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, by Claire Wellesley-Smith.

lottahelleberg.com | @lottahelleberg

Lotta Helleberg, Coexist, walnut-dyed cotton, eco print and inkjet photography on paper, 6 x 7 inches
Lotta Helleberg, Coexist, walnut-dyed cotton, eco print and inkjet photography on paper, 6 x 7 inches