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Zoom Workshops – Books & Mixed Media

BOOKS & MIXED MEDIA ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Toni Best Pocosin Arts Workshop

Pine Needle Coiling With Fascicles

Toni Best
October 23 & 30, 2020
4:00  6:00 p.m. ET 

Last day for registration Oct 9th

Tuition: Registration closed
Includes material fee for items that will be shipped by the instructor before the workshop

 

By keeping the tips or fascicles on the pine needles, students will coil the pine needles on a class ready gourd. They will add additional fascicled pine needles. Students will be able to create either vertical lines of fascicles or spirals. Students will learn how to coil pine needles by stitching into the precious coils. They will also learn how to shape the basket by either having the coils go in, stay straight up or go out.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Some materials will be provided by Toni, check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask Toni questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to two weeks.

Toni Best has been a creator and advocate of basketry for over sixty years. Specializing in pine needle and pine needles coiled on gourds, Toni has been creating pieces which stretch her imagination and are “outside” the box. She utilizes her Masters of Music Degree to “hear” the music as she coils. She was juried into the NBO All Things Considered VIII, Basketry Now 2019, invited to teach at Arrowmont’s School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg TN, and Pocosin’s School of Fine Crafts in Columbia, NC. Toni also teaches at her home studio, Nevada, Washington State, Arizona as well as California. Her work will be shown at Attentive Gestures with Nishiki Sugawara-Beda and Maria Madacky at the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery in 2020. She was the recipient of the Marjorie Brandon Artist Award 2019 in Visalia, and the featured artist for the Arts Consortium of Tulare county in 2018.

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Sculptural brush making

Aspen Golann

November 5 & 12, 2020  4:00-6:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $125

Class Kit: $30

Registration is closed

Beginners Welcome

Learn to design and make your own elegant brushes for home and shop use. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new way to apply a lifetime of woodworking experience, brush making is an exciting and accessible craft.

This class will help you hone your carving skills, flex your design muscles, and blend function and sculpture. We will cover wood shaping, fiber choice, brush construction, angled drilling, design, and traditional and modern carving techniques. We will also touch on bleaching & ebonizing, sharpening, and adhesives.

We will cover all of the technical and design principles you need to know to design your own brushes from scratch. We will also survey a broad array of utensils from throughout history to inspire your design ideas – we will also discuss newer examples of experimental and non-functional design. All levels welcome.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask Aspen questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to two weeks.

Studio artist; wood coordinator at Penland School of Craft; Teaching: Haystack (ME), Lie Nielsen (ME), Penland (NC), Austin School of Furniture (TX), School of Woodwork (FL); Residencies: The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Torpedo Factory (VA), Monson Arts (ME); Grants: John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship (Society of Arts & Crafts), Mass Cultural Council (MA), The Furniture Society, Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation; Publications: Fine Woodworking Magazine, Lost Art Press, Luxe Magazine, Art New England, Artscope; Commissions: Beata Heuman (UK), Harvard Design Project (MA), Bloomberg Philanthropies (NYC)

www.aspengolann.com

@aspen_golann

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Intricate paper Sculpture

Michael Velliquette

January 9 & 16, 2021  4:00-6:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $125

Students should have confidence with cutting paper with a pair of straight edge scissors. More advanced skills would include confidence with the use of an xacto knife, but not necessary.

Using the component qualities of surface, shape and edge as a starting point, students will construct an elaborate and intricate sculptural form made entirely from paper. Participants will investigate traditional paper-crafting techniques and integrate them with wholly unique methods they discover. Velliquette will also share tips and techniques based on his own work.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to two weeks.

Michael Velliquette constructs stunningly intricate sculpture made from paper. A working artist for 20 years, Velliquette has participated in over 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US, Europe and Asia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Chazen Museum of Art and the Racine Art Museum among others. He has participated in residencies and cultural exchange programs including the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence; the SÍM Residency, Reykjavik; the John Michael Kohler Art/Industry program; and EUARCA, Kassel, Germany. He is member of the Guild of American Papercutters and the Paper Artist Collective—a global community of artists and designers dedicated to the medium of paper. As an arts educator Velliquette is on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in visual literacy and creative practice. He also teaches workshops on both his work and the paper arts, and in 2019 taught a course called “Sculptural Paper Craft: Form and Freedom” at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft.

http://www.velliquette.com

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Altered Treasure book

Daniel Essig

December 2,3 & 9, 2020  4:00-6:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $250 (Includes class kit)

This workshop will explore the pleasures of creating and filling a hand bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of thin hardwood leafs, fine papers and ridged translucent mica sheets. We will then cut, hammer, glue, shred, paint and sew back into the pages creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.

Participants will learn to work with non traditional book materials including wood and mica. We will use both the natural and manmade forms of mica, becoming familiar with the in and outs of micas unique characteristics. This workshops will cover the usage of wood not only as a cover material but also as pages within the book structure. Techniques such as window cutting, use of tiny nails, eyelets and rivets will also be demonstrated.

This workshop will feature:

-4 needle coptic binding
wooden covers
-sew paper, mica and wooden pages in one binding cutting windows in wood panels
attaching mica to wood with nails
——Creating niches and alcove in paper sections Learning to use and recognize different types of mica Learn to use rivets and eyelets

Daniel will offer an additional workshop in February where he will teach the Coptic Endband.

Materials instructor will send

  • Wood covers and wood pages
  • Mica
  • Text block
  • Handmade papers
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Needles
  • PVA bookbinding glue
  • Double sided tissue tape
  • #53 drill bit
  • Selection of small nails
  • Selection of eyelets
  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to two weeks.

Daniel Essig was born in St Louis Missouri, studied at Southern Illinois University, Penland School of Craft and the University of Iowa. After 20 years as a Grovewood studio artist in Asheville North Carolina, he has recently moved to Penland North Carolina where he has built a studio along the North Toe river. Daniel Essig lectures and offers workshops at book centers, craft schools, colleges, artist retreats as well as privately. Dan has created wooden and sculptures books for over 25 years. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. Daniel exhibits his work nationally and is in numerous private and public collections. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Renwick Museum, University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections and the Topeka Public library. Many of Daniel’s sculptural
pieces are featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books.

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wooden coptic book

Daniel Essig

January 14,15 & 21, 2021  1:00-3:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $250 (Includes class kit)

Developed as early as the fourth century, this Ethiopian binding style has withstood the test of time. The elegant sewing structure, combined with wooden covers, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. Using simple hand tools, you will drill, shape, smooth and distress your book covers. Finishing includes sealing your wooden covers with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding a leather closure. Daniel will also demonstrate various techniques for adding windows to your book covers.

This workshop will feature

-4 needle 2 color coptic binding
-Tunneling thru edge of wooden cover for board attachment
-Distressing wooden covers and painting with milk paint
-Creating openings in cover
-Inlaid natural mica panes with small nails
-Attaching leather closure with brass peg

Daniel will offer an additional workshop in February where he will teach the Coptic Endband.

Materials instructor will send

  • Wood covers
  • Mica
  • Text block
  • Handmade papers
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Needles
  • Milk paint
  • Selection of small nails leather strip, brass rod
  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to two weeks.

Daniel Essig was born in St Louis Missouri, studied at Southern Illinois University, Penland School of Craft and the University of Iowa. After 20 years as a Grovewood studio artist in Asheville North Carolina, he has recently moved to Penland North Carolina where he has built a studio along the North Toe river. Daniel Essig lectures and offers workshops at book centers, craft schools, colleges, artist retreats as well as privately. Dan has created wooden and sculptures books for over 25 years. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Artist Fellowship Grant. Daniel exhibits his work nationally and is in numerous private and public collections. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Renwick Museum, University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library, Special Collections and the Topeka Public library. Many of Daniel’s sculptural
pieces are featured in The Penland Book of Handmade Books.

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Add A Pocosin Arts Apron to Your Order!

Gear Up! Get a gorgeous new kelly green Pocosin Arts Apron with an adjustable strap and a large front pocket. Purchase includes shipping!
Cost: $12