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Wood Summer Session 2

WOOD SUMMER SESSION 2
JUNE 4–16, 2023

Katie Hudnall
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). 

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Katie Hudnall, Trunk Fish Cabinet, found wood, glass, fasteners, polychrome, lacquer, 18 x 6 x 4 inches
Katie Hudnall, Trunk Fish Cabinet, found wood, glass, fasteners, polychrome, lacquer, 18 x 6 x 4 inches