About Pocosin Arts

Painting and Drawing

Words and Images

Susan Webster & Stuart Kestenbaum
September 6-10, 2019

We will make images that inspire writing, writing that inspires images, and create work
that can combine the two. Activities will include daily writing and visual prompts as
ways to generate work. Participants will learn various low-tech printmaking techniques
including gelatin-plate process, direct stencil, and monotype drawing and use a variety of
tools and techniques—drawing, painting, and collage–to make image and text
components. Formats may include simple book structures and one-of-a-kind pieces. The
emphasis is on experimentation. 


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.


(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Amy Gardner Dean Self Portrait workshop at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

narrative Self Portraits

Amy Gardner Dean
June 10-14, 2019

Join Amy Gardner Dean, Resident Artist of Jerry’s Artarama and host of Jerry’s LIVE—for a mixed media narrative self-portrait workshop with a different twist! Students will explore the concepts of narrative self-portraiture (using springboard ideas from myth, legend, fairy tales, or even popular cultural icons) to create mixed media and collage-based artworks in a creatively fun and entertaining group setting. Cradled wood panels, water-based paints like Turner Watercolor and Acryl Gouache, pencils and pens, different papers, acrylic mediums and gels, and more will be provided by our workshop sponsor, Jerry’s Artarama! Students are welcome to bring personal supplies (papers, pens, paint, favorite brushes, etc.) if desired, but not required. Ephemera, mixed media items, additional collage papers, findings, and more are a focus with this workshop. Students are encouraged to bring a variety of fun findings, etc. with them if possible- we may even make a quick field trip out to junk/thrift stores or even the beach for additional findings or to supplement neat items. Studio tools will give us the ability to drill through the wood panels to make attachments – so consider neat items that can be fastened through like antique drawer pulls, hardware, etc. (simple findings like buttons, feathers, and the like don’t have to be your limits!). Think outside the box- brainstorm and bring your ideas and items for multiple works! In the evening after workshop hours, there will be an art-based social activity each night with Amy for those interested in participating. We may do some landscape/plein air sketching, group still life, art journaling, or even just a fun social outing. Bring sketchbooks and small portable drawing or painting items if you would like to join us!


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.


(includes tuition, materials and studio fee)