Fall One-Week Session

Fall One-Week Session:
September 19-25, 2021

Register for Workshops

Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

All scholarships have been awarded for these workshops.
Scholarship information is here.


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

Books – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Sarah Bryant
Exploring Long- and Link-Stitch

Long- and link-stitch bindings are structures grounded in the traditional bookbinding practices of Italy and Germany. They remain favorites among hand bookbinders today for their flexibility, durability, and the opportunities they offer for innovative pattern-making and design along the spine. In this workshop students will learn three traditional long/link-stitch bindings and then spend the rest of the week experimenting with alternate sewing and covering techniques. We’ll delve into a number of materials for the covers and spine pieces, including leather, handmade paper, wood, and nontraditional materials. All levels.

Assistant professor at University of Alabama; other teaching: Wells College (NY), University of Georgia Cortona Italy Program, West Dean College (UK); collections: Library of Congress (DC), New York Public Library, Yale Arts Library, Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

bigjumppress.com | @bigjumppress

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
Most campus activities will return to normal operating procedures.

books by sarah bryant
Sarah Bryant, Long- and Link-Stitch Bindings, leather, paper, veneer, cloth, thread, dimensions vary
Drawing and Painting – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Hollie Chastain
Exploring Paper Art and Collage

Collage is a vast and playful medium with unlimited options for exploration. In this workshop we’ll experiment with a variety of substrates and adhesives and combine them with techniques such as painting and mark-making, adding embroidery and woven paper elements, and template building. You’ll leave with several finished pieces, but most of the time will be spent experimenting and gathering skills, inspiration, and techniques to carry forth into your own paper art and collage practice. All levels. 

Studio artist, illustrator; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Squam Art Workshops (RI); exhibitions: The Arts Company (Nashville), Kentuck Art Center (Tuscaloosa); publications: Create Magazine, Colossal, Gestalten Books; author of If You Can Cut You Can Collage (Quarto Press); representation: dk Gallery (GA), Chauvet Arts (TN). 

holliechastain.com | @holliechastain

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

collage by Hollie Chastain
Hollie Chastain, Psychopomp 1, paper collage, 8 x 8 inches
Glass – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Joseph Cavalieri
Anime and Aesop in Glass

Students in this workshop will learn, practice, and perfect techniques to create precise imagery on stained glass resulting in a finished, multicolored 16 x 16 inch stained glass window plus many samples. We’ll explore anime figures and Aesop fable illustrations as possible inspiration, but students are encouraged to bring and share their own references. Each student will design and create an elaborate window using painting, airbrushing (using an atomizer), pen-and-ink, and sandblasting techniques. Enamel paints will be applied to the glass surface and then fired in a kiln. The final work will be copper-foiled and soldered together. No glass cutting, soldering, or expert painting/drawing experience needed; we’ll be tracing found images. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Corning Museum (NY), Bezalel Academy (Israel), UrbanGlass (NYC), National College of Art and Design (Dublin); invitations to 17 residencies; collections: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Italian American Museum (NYC), Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC), STAX Museum (Memphis); public commissions: MTA Arts for Transit (NYC), Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (Brazil). 


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

stained glass by Joseph Cavalieri
Joseph Cavalieri, Two Nanny Goats, hand-painted, airbrushed, kiln-fired enamels on glass, steel frame, LED lights, 56 x 34 x 2 inches
Iron – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Elizabeth Brim
Basics of Forging

Students in this workshop will learn the basic techniques of forging through demonstrations and practice. Assignments will guide the development of skills needed to create expressive and well-crafted sculpture or functional objects in steel. We’ll use ancient, traditional ironworking techniques to produce unique, innovative, contemporary works in metal. All levels, beginners encouraged. 

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ); visiting artist at several universities and Cranbrook (MI); North Carolina Arts Council fellowship; Master Metalsmith at National Ornamental Metal Museum, Master Blacksmith at Fire on the Mountain 2021; solo exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, Gregg Museum of Art and Design (NC); former Penland studio coordinator.

elizabethbrim.com | @halfroundbastard

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

steel sculpture by elizabeth brim
Elizabeth Brim, Talons, steel, 25 x 24 x 11 inches
Metals – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Tara Locklear
Conscious Connections

Cohesion,  Purpose, and  Function  are  critical  components  to making  jewelry  comfortable on the body.  During this one-week workshop we’ll embrace nontraditional materials to create well-designed wearable jewelry. Bring your materials of choice—wood, plastic, wire, glass components, beads—and we’ll transform our ideas into finished jewelry. We’ll discuss the function, purpose, and role of findings in the overall cohesion of our pieces. Through group and individual conversations, we’ll consider visual continuity and the design process. We’ll fill our sketchbooks and then make paper maquettes and wire samples, paying close attention to scale, composition, visual weight, and wearability. Then we’ll create finished pieces using a variety of metalsmithing techniques, including sawing, soldering, capturing, and forming. Depending on experience, students will make several pieces or a small, cohesive collection. All levels welcome, but metalsmithing experience will be helpful. Upper metals studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Brooklyn Metal Works (NYC), Pratt Institute (NYC), Society of Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh); Excellence in Jewelry Award at Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, American Craft Council Show Award of Excellence; exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), J. Cotter Gallery (CO); collections: Racine Art Museum (WI). 

taralocklear.com | @taralocklear

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

bracelet by Tara Locklear
Tara Locklear, Configuration Collection Line Links, reclaimed hand-carved skateboard, walnut, Gabon ebony, hand-fabricated, oxidized sterling silver findings, 8 inches long
Photography – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Cindy Steiler
Cyanotype on Fabric

Cyanotype is an inexpensive and versatile photographic process dating to the 1840s that produces rich, monochrome images. This workshop will explore the possibilities of cyanotype with fabric as our ground. We’ll cover chemistry, fabric selection, preparation methods, and optimizing digital negatives made from digital image files, scans, or film negatives. We’ll move beyond basic blue and experiment with bleaching and toning to alter color and mood. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a range of effects as well as set up their own practice. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Contextile Biennial (Portugal), 577 Foundation (OH); residencies: Prairie Ronde (MI), Jentel Foundation (WY), James Castle House (ID); exhibitions: James Castle House Museum, Espaço Campanhã (Portugal), Outer Space Gallery (FL), Foto Batalha Museu (Portugal), Zorka Rose Gallery (FL), Assemble Gallery (Seattle).

cindysteiler.com | @_steiler

Here’s a good interview with Cindy.

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

photographs on cloth by Cindy Steiler
Cindy Steiler, detail of All Too Brief, cyanotype on fabric, industrial weaving bobbins 
Print – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Michael Ezzell
Copper Plate Creatures

Gods and monsters have been part of storytelling for centuries, and printmakers have always brought that fantastical imagery to life. In this workshop, students will explore introductory intaglio techniques to illustrate mythical creations and manifest their own stories. We’ll work through the stages of developing the copper plate, manipulating drypoint, hard and soft grounds, aquatint, soda bite, and multiple color plates. Finally we’ll print small editions to keep or trade. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: AS220 Collaborative Printshop (RI); exhibitions: Gallery 2052 (Chicago), World’s Fair Gallery (RI), Studio Sesh Arts (FL), Gutstein Gallery (GA); solo exhibitions: King Lens and Friends (RI), Sulfur Studios (GA); publications: The Hand Magazine, The Flagler Review, Juztapoz. 

mezzell.com | @eezzll

Here’s a video of Michael demonstrating soda bite.

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

print by Michael Ezzell
Michael Ezzell, Fall of Atlantis, intaglio, 11 x 12-1/2 inches
Wood – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Beth Ireland and Keun Ho Peter Park
Creating Stringed Instruments

In this workshop you’ll create a beautiful instrument that will wow your friends and bring you years of enjoyment. We’ll focus on making four- or six-string guitars as we cover the basic elements needed to create all stringed instruments, including scale, fretting, bracing, finishing, shaping, and set up. We have developed a method of making instruments based on the bandsaw box, which allows students to create a sculptural form for the guitar body. The instruments will be fun and playable. We’ll have daily demonstrations and lots of studio time in a safe, supportive atmosphere. We’ll cover the safe use of the bandsaw, sander, router, and a variety of hand tools as we complete the project. All levels.

Beth: owner of Beth Ireland Woodworking, specializing in architectural and artistic woodturning; part of the traveling craft project Turning Around America and the instrument project strumfactory.com; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Port Townsend School of Woodworking (WA), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME); three Windgate fellowships. 

bethireland.net | @thebethisyettocome

Keun Ho Peter: studio artist and teacher at University of the Arts (PA); other teaching: Peter’s Valley (NJ), Arrowmont (TN), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME); Wharton Esherick Award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; Windgate artist residency at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

studiospong.com | @studiospong

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

musical instruments by Beth Ireland
Beth Ireland, Cranium Guitar, birch (I planted when I was 12), Cranium game board, 32 x 10 x 10 inches
musical instrument by Keun Ho Peter Park
Keun Ho Peter Park, Ninja Guitar, walnut, plywood, bloodwood, 36 x 12 x 3 inches