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Wood Summer Session 6

Wood Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Adrien Segal
Carve, Bend, Shape

Both rigid and flexible, wood is an ideal material for creating curvaceous shapes, yet it is often made to be flat, straight, and square. In this workshop students will learn numerous ways to transform wood into furniture and sculptural forms through additive and subtractive carving, bent and stack laminations, and dynamic joinery. Demonstrations will emphasize the safe use of power tools for rough shaping and hand-held tools to achieve detailed shapes, patterns, textures, and refined forms. We’ll work through a process of quick iteration to design and experiment with various methods of making organic shapes in wood. Students at any level of woodworking will gain new skills. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: California College of the Arts, University of San Francisco; 2022 Fulbright Scholar; residencies: Benchspace Cork (Ireland), Center for Art in Wood (Philadelphia), Bunnell Art Center (Alaska), Pier 9 (San Francisco); publications: American Craft, 500 Tables, Data Flow 2.

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Adrien Segal, Molalla River Meander, carved plywood, 15 x 46 x 11 inches
Adrien Segal, Molalla River Meander, carved plywood, 15 x 46 x 11 inches
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Textiles A Summers Session 6

Textiles Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Tomoko Torimaru and Yoshiko I. Wada
Boro Transformed and One Needle, One Thread

In this dynamic workshop, we’ll reinterpret the Japanese folk tradition of boro (tattered, mended, patched items) and delve into the Miao traditions of stitchery and piecework. We’ll make a folded case to keep threads, learn basic stitches for ornament and reinforcement, and create intricate fabric mosaics and appliqués from scrap fabrics. Topics will include stitching, piecing, patching, mending, fulling, and strengthening fabric by dyeing it in an organic indigo vat. These processes will record the history of reuse, repair, and the time spent stitching, bringing boro’s imperfect beauty and hidden value to the surface. All levels. Upper textiles studio.

Tomoko: researcher, author, teacher; author of One Needle, One Thread: Miao (Hmong) embroidery and fabric piecework from Guizhou, China, co-author of Imprints On Cloth: 18 Years Of Field Research Among The Miao People Of Guizhou, China.

Yoshiko: studio artist, curator, author/co-author of books on shibori, kimono, boro, and contemporary textile art; teaching: Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN), National Institute of Design (India), Okinawa Prefecture Fine Arts University (Japan); honorary fellow of the American Craft Council, president of World Shibori Network, two Japan Foundation fellowships, co-chair of all eleven International Shibori Symposia. 

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Yoshiko I. Wada, Boro Sample, various textiles, indigo
Yoshiko I. Wada, Boro Sample, various textiles, indigo
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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 6

Print & Letterpress Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Bryce McCloud
Interactive Portraiture Print-O-Rama

Howdy, friends! Do you want to make prints? Would you like to use art to bring people together? Then join us to explore how to use printmaking and interactive public art to bridge the gaps between us. We will:

  • Experiment with letterpress, relief prints, laser cutters, and more 
  • Discuss the basic ideas of interactive, socially-minded public art
  • Collaborate on an interactive public art project based around portraiture
  • Consider how to create your own public art campaign back home

Bring an open mind and your dreams. Letterpress or printmaking experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Letterpress studio.

Studio/public artist, director of Isle of Printing letterpress/design/fabrication shop (Nashville); teaching: Watkins College of Art (Nashville); public art: Automat Idea Exchange (TN), Southwest Print Fiesta (NM), Our Town Nashville, All Are Welcome (Nashville), Pinewood Social (Nashville), Invasion UK (UK), Chopper (Nashville). 

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Isle of Printing, Our Town: Together Heroic, large-scale stamps, ink
Isle of Printing, Our Town: Together Heroic, large-scale stamps, ink
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Print & Letterpress X Summer Session 6

Print & Letterpress Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Kristina Paabus
Intaglio and the Hybrid Print

This workshop will introduce students to intaglio printmaking through drypoint and copper etching, using additive and subtractive techniques. Employing hand-drawn approaches, students will be encouraged to experiment as they investigate personal directions for their work. We’ll focus on learning to create and manipulate the malleable intaglio matrix while also combining strategies to form hybrid prints. Along with hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, and multiple color-plate intaglio printing, we’ll explore introductory elements of monotype, relief, screenprint, and lithography. All levels. Printmaking studio.

Associate professor at Oberlin College (OH); other teaching: University of Iowa, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow (WI); exhibitions: Akron Art Museum (OH), Hobusepea Galerii (Estonia); collections: Harvard Art Museum (MA), Cleveland Clinic, China Printmaking Museum, Novosibirsk State Art Museum (Russia).

kristinapaabus.com | @kpaabus

Kristina Paabus, The Guards, intaglio, relief, screenprint, 24 x 20 inches
Kristina Paabus, The Guards, intaglio, relief, screenprint, 24 x 20 inches
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Photography Summer Session 6

Photo Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Susan Bryant
Hand-Coloring Black and White Photographs

This workshop will explore the creative and expressive possibilities of hand-applied color on black and white photographs using photo oils, pan pastels, and colored pencils. Students may hand-color digital prints and darkroom prints. Bring negatives and digital image files from home, and we’ll also make new images by responding to the landscape at Penland and creating still-lifes in the studio. Along with our coloring materials, we’ll cover camera techniques (film, digital, and phone), darkroom printing, and inkjet printing. All levels. 

Studio artist; professor emeritus at Austin Peay State University (TN); Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship; exhibitions: SoHo Photo (NYC), Jeffrey Leder Gallery (NYC), Union Street Gallery (Chicago), San Diego Art Institute, Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati), Cumberland Gallery (Nashville); residencies: Hambidge Center (GA), Penland Winter Residency; collections: Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), The Photographic Archives (Louisville).

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Susan Bryant, Surrender, hand-colored inkjet print, 11 x 13-1/2 inches
Susan Bryant, Surrender, hand-colored inkjet print, 11 x 13-1/2 inches
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Metals B Summer Session 6

Metals Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Tom Beard and Julia Woodman
Flatware: Forged and Formed with 3D Tessellation

Discover how to move metal using time-honored forging and shell-forming techniques and create handsome copper, brass, or silver flatware adorned with 3D tessellation (patterns created by joining a number of small units). Students can expect to finish two or three pieces, but we’ll emphasize process, experimentation, and developing skills. Techniques and demonstrations will be introduced daily and as needed for individual projects. One-on-one instruction will allow students to explore and problem-solve at their own skill level. Bring your favorite tools, your imagination, and an Optivisor, and we’ll all become hammerrific! All levels. Lower metals studio.

Tom: jeweler, blacksmith, certified gemologist; formerly employed by Tiffany and Co., Neiman Marcus, and Dillon Forge (GA); teaching: Spruill Center for the Arts (GA).

Julia: studio artist; teaching: Campbell Folk School (NC), Spruill Center for the Arts (Atlanta), Chastain Art Center (Atlanta), Georgia State University; collections: Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, High Museum (Atlanta).

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Tom Beard, Candlesticks, sterling silver, 20 x 6 inches each
Tom Beard, Candlesticks, sterling silver, 20 x 6 inches each
Julia Woodman, Bubbles Champagne Cocktail Ladle, sterling silver, glass bead, 15 x 4-1/2 inches
Julia Woodman, Bubbles Champagne Cocktail Ladle, sterling silver, glass bead, 15 x 4-1/2 inches
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Metals A Summer Session 6

Metals Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Melis Agabigum and Joshua Kosker
Material Hierarchy: From Gold to Glue

From gold to glue, this workshop will explore material hierarchy within a contemporary jewelry practice by challenging preconceived notions about the emotional impact of material choices and the aesthetic power and status we associate with certain materials. We’ll investigate the role of materiality in creative practices through readings and discussions, formal studies designed to cultivate idea development, and technical explorations. Demonstrations will cover gold plating, the experimental use of nontraditional materials, various pin back assemblies, and creative ways of integrating settings and mechanisms. We’ll also cover basic techniques such as sawing, filing, and soldering. Using these concepts and techniques, students will create a unique series of jewelry objects. Bring an open mind and an imaginative approach to how material decisions can impact and alter meaning. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Joshua: visiting assistant professor at Indiana University; other teaching: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bowling Green State University (OH), Touchstone Center for Crafts (PA); exhibitions: Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Estonia), Benaki Museum (Greece), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX); publications: Metalsmith, American Craft, Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox.

joshuakosker.com | @joshuakosker

Melis: visiting assistant professor at Earlham College; other teaching: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, San Francisco State University, Boise State University (ID); exhibitions: Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), ARCUB Gabroveni (Romania), Benaki Museum (Greece), Alliages Gallery (France), Soil Gallery (Seattle), Pistachios Contemporary Art Jewelry (Chicago); publications: Art Jewelry Forum.

melisbanu.com | @ms_melisbanu

Melis Agabigum, When a caged bird sings, copper, enamel, cotton cord, beeswax, 14-1/2 x 5-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches
Melis Agabigum, When a caged bird sings, copper, enamel, cotton cord, beeswax, 14-1/2 x 5-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches
Joshua Kosker, Give and Take, soap, 24k gold-plated brass, 18k gold, 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 3/4 inches
Joshua Kosker, Give and Take, soap, 24k gold-plated brass, 18k gold, 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 x 3/4 inches
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Iron Summer Session 6

Iron Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Rebekah Frank
Boxed | Unboxed

This workshop will play with containers and what they are intended to hold. A quick survey of reliquaries, keepsake boxes, time capsules, storage containers, etc., will launch the class. This will be followed by an introductory project to build skills, including basic forging, welding, fabrication, surface design, and finishing. Students can then expect to finish two or three tabletop-scaled pieces of their own design. Demonstrations will cover various techniques depending on student project needs. Regular group conversations and feedback will challenge and encourage the development of your projects. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Cranbrook (MI), Penland; exhibitions: Lappenraanta Museum of Art (Finland), Atelier Teresa Lacerda (Portugal); residencies: Monson Arts (ME), LES Art Center (GA), Baltimore Jewelry Center (MD); collections: CoDA Appledorn (NL), Cranbrook Art Museum (MI), Stuart and Maxine Frankel Foundation (MI), Rotasa Foundation (CA); representation: Ornamentum Gallery (NY).

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Rebekah Frank, Shadow Vessels, steel, tallest piece: 12 x 4 x 4 inches
Rebekah Frank, Shadow Vessels, steel, tallest piece: 12 x 4 x 4 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 6

Glass Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Lisa Demagall
Delighting in the Details

Using borosilicate glass, we’ll create delightfully detailed, sculptural objects at the torch. By studying objects carefully, we can break them down into their parts and recreate them as glass sculpture. Instruction will cover glass rod construction, bridging, armatures, solid

sculpting, and non-vessel, sculptural tube working. Time will be allotted for requested demonstrations, class discussions, and problem-solving. All levels, come as you are! Flameworking studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Kent State University (OH), Cleveland Institute of Art (OH), Bild-Werk Frauenau (Germany), The Studio at Corning (NY), Pittsburgh Glass Center; residencies: Pilchuck (WA), Pittsburgh Glass Center. 

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Lisa Demagall, Without..., flameworked borosilicate glass, wood, 35 x 60 x 60 inches
Lisa Demagall, Without..., flameworked borosilicate glass, wood, 35 x 60 x 60 inches
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Glass A Summer Session 6

Glass Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton
Touch It, Bring It

This introductory workshop will focus on the fundamentals of glassblowing, covering the proper use of equipment and tools and helping students achieve an understanding of the material. We’ll emphasize the basic steps of glassblowing, such as gathering, starter bubbles, punties, heat management, and color application. Students will work on basic forms through the stoic approach of perpetual practice and then explore the endless possibilities of compound forms. If you’re looking to build a strong foundation, this workshop is for you. Come ready to practice radical positivity and teamwork, and turn it up! Beginning level. Hot glass studio.

Cedric: studio artist; teaching: Pittsburgh Glass Center, Toledo Glass Museum (OH), Los Angeles Glass Center, Tulsa Glassblowing School (OK).

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Corey: studio artist; teaching: Pittsburgh Glass Center, UrbanGlass (NYC), Los Angeles Glass Center, North Carolina Glass Center; residencies: Penland Core Fellowship, SmArt Kinston (NC), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Bruket (Norway); exhibitions: UNREPD (Los Angeles), Contemporary Art Museum (NC), Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Green Hill Center (NC), Penland Gallery.

coreypemberton.com | @instantglassic

Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton, Candle and Pink Lemonade, drink set (Pemberton) and candle (Mitchell), tallest piece: 13 inches
Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton, Candle and Pink Lemonade, drink set (Pemberton) and candle (Mitchell), tallest piece: 13 inches
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Drawing & Painting Summer Session 6

Drawing & Painting Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Rosy Lamb
Painting What You See

This oil painting workshop will be a journey into the unknown waters of our visual perception. We’ll work with models and still lifes with the intent of seeing the world as interlocking planes of light, color, line, and shadow rather than separate and nameable subjects. In the first half of the workshop, we’ll mix a limited palette and explore multiple approaches to starting a painting. In the second half, we’ll spend longer sessions working from one point of view. We’ll allow our work to evolve freely without fear of repainting or starting over. Come ready to paint, play, and exchange impressions of what we see together. All levels.

Studio artist; Prix de portrait Paul-Louis Weiller 2004, Publishers Weekly Flying Starts selection; Cite internationale des arts residency (Paris); exhibited in 2010 BP Portrait Award Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery (London); multiple solo exhibitions at Gallerie Guido Romero Pierini (Paris); author of the children’s book Paul Meets Bernadette (Candlewick Press).

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Rosy Lamb, Happy on the Shelf, oil on plaster, 20 x 24 inches
Rosy Lamb, Happy on the Shelf, oil on plaster, 20 x 24 inches
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Clay B Summer Session 6

Clay Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Jerilyn Virden
Building in Bisque Molds

Working with earthenware clay, students will use handbuilding techniques–pinching, coiling, slab building, and double-walled construction–to create sculptural or utilitarian bowls. We’ll then make wet clay molds and bisque slump molds from these pieces and use them to re-make similar bowls or as jumping-off points for inventing new forms. Beginning with small maquettes, students will experiment with shape and proportion, brainstorming with the clay. We’ll explore glaze application and finishing, and fire in electric kilns. All levels. Lower clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Shakerag (TN), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Odyssey Center (NC), Penland; Society of Arts and Crafts Award (Boston), North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship; exhibitions: Mint Museum (NC), Currier Museum of Art (NH); collections: Asheville Art Museum (NC), NCECA; former Penland resident artist.

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Jerilyn Virden, Facet Bowl, black earthenware, black and Bermuda glazes, 4-1/2 x 10 x 9-1/2 inches
Jerilyn Virden, Facet Bowl, black earthenware, black and Bermuda glazes, 4-1/2 x 10 x 9-1/2 inches
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Clay A Summer Session 6

Clay Summer Session 6
July 31 – August 12, 2022
LATE ADDITION!
Cynthia Bringle
Form and Function

Learn ways to make wheelthrown pots with integrity that speak to your own sensibility. We will address the challenge of making strong forms with high functionality. We’ll work with stoneware clay. This workshop is about exploring forms rather than making work for the next craft fair. Intermediate level: basic wheelthrowing skills required. Upper clay studio.

 

NOTE: There are 14 spaces available in this workshop. Registration will begin at Noon ET on Monday, May 23.

All scholarships have been awarded for summer and are not available for this workshop. Transfers are not available for this workshop.

 

Studio potter and workshop teacher; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Anderson Ranch (CO), Campbell Folk School (NC), Penland; fellow and trustee emeritus of the American Craft Council, North Carolina Award for Fine Arts, honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art; collections: Mint Museum (NC), High Museum (GA), Gregg Museum (NC), Fuller Craft Museum (MA), Asheville Museum of Art (NC).

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Cynthia Bringle, Pitcher, stoneware
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Books & Paper P Summer Session 6

Books & Paper Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Delaney Smith
Recording Surfaces

In this experimental workshop, students will create dynamic surfaces and forms with handmade paper. We’ll prepare cotton and abaca fibers in the beater and then use paper/pulp casting techniques to achieve a variety of forms from site-specific castings and moulds made in class using plaster, hydrostone, or alginate. Students are also encouraged to bring objects or materials to use in casting. In addition to experimenting with 3D paper techniques, students will be guided through several creative activities designed to encourage ideation and growth. All levels. Papermaking studio.

Artist, designer, educator; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Oil & Cotton (TX), Eastfield College (TX); exhibitions: Erin Cluley Gallery (TX), 500X (TX), Gallery 219 (TX), Vignette 2019 (TX); collections: Texas Women’s University. 

delaneysmith.studio | @delaneysmithstudio

Delaney Smith, Knebix, cast recycled paper pulp, 53 x 57 x 8 inches
Delaney Smith, Knebix, cast recycled paper pulp, 53 x 57 x 8 inches
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Books & Paper B Summer Session 6

Books & Paper Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Rory Sparks
Fluxbooks

This workshop will present a brief history of the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s and engage with the playful humor it’s known for. Through a series of lively prompts and spirited games, each student will make unique books inspired by this art form, which relied on elements of chance and viewer participation. We’ll also explore kits and instructions as companion pieces to our books as we delve into the connection of art and life through play. We’ll cover several book structures with variations on each, including whimsical page treatments such as spinning wheels, pull tabs, and pockets and also construct simple paper and board boxes and enclosures to house our inspired creations. All levels. Books studio.

Studio artist, edition binder, printmaker; teaching: Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland), Oregon College of Art and Craft; founder of Working Library (Portland) and Em Space Book Arts Center (Portland); exhibitions: c3:initiative (Portland), Joseloff Gallery (CT).

rorysparks.studio | @rorysparks

Rory Sparks, Singularity, paper, letterpress, wood, cloth, 10 x 10 x 3 inches
Rory Sparks, Singularity, paper, letterpress, wood, cloth, 10 x 10 x 3 inches