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Cabin fever Reliever

Mixed Media workshop at Pocosin Arts

This year Cabin Fever Reliever XVIII will host 4 instructors in 4 different media –

  • Functional clay with Doug Peltzman
  • Enameling on metal with Kat Cole
  • Painting and resin with Drew Hoover
  • Mixed-media found objects with Michael Stasiuk

During this annual workshop retreat participants can expect to experience an exciting selection of evening and special event activities. 

  • Ware/Ware, Pocosin Arts’ first juried exhibition,  Opening Reception
  • Participant’s Gallery
  • Happy Hour Meet & Greet, daily
  • Evening Artist Talks
  • Open Studio Hours
  • 2 Group Dinners (Don’t forget to register for your meal-plan)

Meal Plan

Our meal plan will provide registered participants with 2 dinners for $30.
Meal plan covers:
Thursday – dinner
Saturday – dinner
Please preregister with your workshop registration, catering registration closes Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.

Cabin Fever Reliever XVIII Instructors

Doug Peltzman

LET'S MAKE POTS - In this class a variety of forms will be covered including, cups, mugs, jars, pitchers and teapots. We will go in depth on making handles for mugs, teapots and pitchers, and spouts. Composition of surface with a focus on inlay, sgraffito, stencil, texture, and the use of wax and slips will be covered. Participants are encouraged to bring source material for surface development and high temperature bisque ware.

Bio: Doug Peltzman is a full time studio potter residing in Shokan, New York, a small town nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. After years of studying painting at SVA and Pratt, Doug came to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005. In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Penn State. His pottery has been featured in many publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country. www.dougpeltzman.com

Kat Cole

PAINTING IN GLASS - In this workshop students will apply line, pattern, texture, and color to the surface of both flat and 3-dimensional copper and pre-enameled steel pieces through use of liquid enamel. A variety of tools will be used to apply and alter the enamel. We will also cover some basic fabrication and soldering techniques to be used with enamel. Class will include step- by-step demonstrations and a historical and contemporary enameling slideshow.

Bio: Kat Cole is a studio artist in Dallas, TX. Cole received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a presenter at Yuma Symposium and Enamelist Society Conference and her work is recognized internationally. Her  work has been published in Lark Books’ 500 Enameled Objects, Schiffer Publishing’s Art Jewelry Today 3, Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament, American Craft and Art Jewelry Magazine. Her work is in private and public collections including The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Racine Art
Museum and Houston Museum of Fine Art. www.kat-cole.com

Drew Hoover

CUT GLASS ON CANVAS - This workshop teaches dynamic techniques to incorporate 3-D elements into canvas paintings for abstract or representational works. Use acrylic paint, putty, sand, cut glass, foils and resin for eye-popping texture and sparkle. No experience is necessary.

Bio: Drew Hoover is a painter from Beaufort, N.C, with a degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and a major in Fine Art from Meredith College. She is on the board of directors of Pocosin Arts and is represented by several galleries. Until recently, she was primarily a pastel and oil painter, and she juries into Pastel Society Exhibitions regularly. In 2017, she won the Wilmington Annual Fine Art Exhibition. She completed two portraits for the Faces of the Fallen Project at Arlington National Cemetery. Her current interest is using alternative media on canvas. www.drewhooverartist.com

Michael Stasiuk

CONNECTING TO THE FIGURE IN FOUND OBJECTS - The focus of this workshop is simple and innovative joinery applicable to wood, metal, and fiber, using found objects. Most often this means pegging wood to wood, sometimes incorporating common hardware such as screw eyes and springs. Playfulness is encouraged. Subjects will include, but not be limited to, rendering of both human and animal forms.

Bio: Michael Stasiuk is a multimedia sculptor who lives and maintains a studio in Portsmouth, NH. He is included in the Schiffer Found Object Art 1 and 2 books. Michael works with a child-like sensibility which has been fueled by many years of teaching and collaborating with children and adults. His is an animator who tells stories with his folky figures which come to life through gesture and implied movement. He has been an instructor at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and at Arrowmont School. www.michaelstasiuk.com