Specials

Special Workshops at Penland

 

Penland offers 1 to 8-week workshops taught by visiting instructors in our well-equipped studios. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

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Please read this note about our session schedules.

NOTE: Participation in Penland workshops currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines document.

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
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