WOOD SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023
Paint, Patterns, and Palimpsests
Wood is an incredible material for surface decoration because it can be dyed, painted, drawn on, burned, carved, stamped, and added to with a million different materials. However, because woodworking can be labor intensive and time consuming, this part of designing a piece can get overlooked. We’ll approach a wide range of surface decoration possibilities, blending traditional and contemporary processes to develop unique visual languages. The goal is for each student to produce sample panels of different surface techniques: a rich library of ideas and processes to help with future works. From the basics of surface preparation to paints, dyes, drawing, carving, and clear finishing, this demo-heavy experimental workshop will look at surface decoration from many different angles. All levels.
Associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison; exhibitions: Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft at Arizona State University Art Museum, Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking at Center of Art in Wood (Philadelphia), This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World at Renwick Gallery (DC); collections: Arizona State University Art Museum, Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia), Renwick Gallery (DC).