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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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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 Textiles

TEXTILES 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 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 Photography

Photography – 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. 

Note: This workshop takes place in a studio that has stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift.

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 Printmaking and Letterpress

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. Letterpress studio.

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. 

Note: This workshop takes place in a studio that has stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift.

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 Iron

Iron- 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 Glass

Glass – 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 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

CLAY 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
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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.

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Print & Letterpress Fall 2

Print & Letterpress Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Lynda Sherman
Breaking the Algorithm

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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Drawing Fall 2

Drawing & Painting Fall One-Week Session II
October 20-26, 2019
Dietlind Vander Schaaf
Encaustic 101: Painting with Wax

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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Glass Fall 1

Glass Fall One-Week Session I
October 6-12, 2019
Sean Donlon
Heat, Bend, Repeat

This workshop will explore unusual approaches to flameworked glass. We’ll cover a range of glass forming techniques, from the lathe to the bench, along with unconventional coloring methods and mirroring. In addition to basic flameworking skills, students will learn to form glass with the lathe and fabricate graphite to make specific shapes of glass. We’ll have constructive critiques and discuss design, composition, concept development, mirroring methods, fun, and life. All levels. Code F01GB

Studio artist; teaching: Virginia Commonwealth University, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio (VA); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowship; exhibitions: solo at Quirk Gallery (VA), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Peninsula Fine Arts Center (VA), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia), Washington Project for the Arts (DC).

seandonlondesign.com

Sean Donlon, detail of "Halo," installation: 9 x 13 x 1 feet
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Photo Fall 1

Photo Fall One-Week Session I
October 6-12, 2019
Benjamin Dimmitt
Black & White Landscape Photography

Through photographing in the field, experimentation, and critique, we’ll learn to make compelling images of the landscape. We’ll consider historic and current practice as we learn to think about landscape—photographing in nearby mountains and forests and working in the darkroom with the goal of producing a cohesive body of prints. We’ll emphasize observation, personal vision, and exploring new vocabularies. We’ll cover a wide range of topics including metering, exposure, depth of field, pinhole photography, film development, darkroom printing, split-filter burning, lighting, and composition. All levels. Code F01P

Studio artist; teaching: International Center of Photography (NYC), Warren Wilson College (NC), The Bascom (NC); exhibitions: Southeast Museum of Photography (FL), Ogden Museum (New Orleans), Soho Photo (NYC); collections: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, American Academy of Arts and Letters (NYC), Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

benjamindimmitt.com

Benjamin Dimmitt, "Palm Hammock," selenium-toned gelatin silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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Specials Fall 1

Specials Fall One-Week Session I
October 6-12, 2019
Caverly Morgan & Joy Seidler
Immortal Messages: Mindful Making

That which is never born and never dies is always singing. This workshop invites you to explore ways we can source our creative endeavors from the deep river-beneath-the-river—the eternal wellspring of consciousness experienced in quiet moments of meditation and creative practice. We’ll explore how intention and attention, spontaneous play, structured limits, and direct experience of the mystery can guide us. We’ll employ multiple crafts—including paste-paper, journal making, clay, and more—as vehicles for the practice of presence and receptivity. We’ll explore meditation, weaving creative mindful practice into life, and the role of service in the craft arts. All levels. Code CB-Flex

Caverly: founder and guiding teacher of the mindfulness organizations Presence Collective and Peace in Schools; studied for eight years in a Zen monastery; former Penland core fellow. Joy: studio artist and educator; over twenty years of experience teaching journaling at Penland and elsewhere; journals included in national and international collections.

caverlymorgan.org

Caverly Morgan, "Tribute to Paulus," clay, 3 x 3-1/2 inches
Joy Seidler, "Fern Journal," paper, board, waxed linen, 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches
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Wood Fall Concentration

Wood Fall Concentration
October 3 – November 12 (six weeks)
Liz Koerner
Designing in the Woodshop

This workshop will explore processes for generating and refining handbuilt wooden forms. We’ll experiment to discover options, analyze findings, and forge connections between making and designing. Demonstrations will include scale drawing, model-making, milling, joinery, shaping, finishing, and other techniques depending on student interest and needs. We’ll also cover 3-D design fundamentals and strategies for creative problem-solving. Students can expect to make a variety of small wood projects and one or two larger works that may be sculptural or functional. This workshop will provide a solid foundation for those new to woodworking and help experienced students expand their practice. All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: University of Central Arkansas, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, San Diego State University; fellowship/residencies: The Wood Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Herekeke Art Center (NM), Warren Wilson College (NC), Penland Core Fellowship; exhibitions: Manifest Gallery (OH), Foundry Art Centre (MO), Vessel Gallery (CA).

liz-koerner.com

Scholarship information here.

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

Sculpture by Liz Koerner
Liz Koerner, Recurrent, Douglas fir, basswood, ash, vinyl, water, graphite, liming wax, 31 x 59 x 21 inches
Furniture by Liz Koerner
Liz Koerner, Martois, plywood, cherry, mixed veneers, paint, lacquer, hardware, 24 x 45 x 14 inches