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Zoom Workshops – Books & Mixed Media

BOOKS & MIXED MEDIA ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Michael Velliquette Pocosin Arts Gallery

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

Daniel Essig Pocosin Arts Gallery

wooden coptic book

Daniel Essig

January 21, 22 & 29, 2021 
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $250 (Includes class kit) 


SOLD OUT!

Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

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.

Toni Best Pocosin Arts Gallery

Floating Coil

Toni Best

January 15, 22 & 29, 2021 
4:00-6:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $215 (Includes class kit)


REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

Students learn how to utilize pine needle basketry in this three-time meeting class. We will start by adding pine needles in rows with waxed linen thread to a prepared gourd, all of which will be sent in a kit by Toni. Students will coil about three rows of pine needles on their gourd using the single stitch method. The next row will have a floating coil in the front which will not connect to the previous coil. On subsequent coils, the student can create and intertwine more floaters to create an intricate and unique art piece.

  • 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.

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 and exhibits her work at her home studio, Nevada, Washington State, and Arizona as well as festivals and conferences around the state of 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 2021. 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. She has recently been accepted as an artist for”Artful Home”.

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Learning the Basics of Stained Glass

Abigail Rudkins

February 6 & 13 , 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 


Tuition: $155 (Includes class kit)

Learn the basics of stained glass, including copper foiling, soldering, and lead caming. Students will receive a kit from the instructor with glass that has already been cut and ground. Abigail will first demonstrate the steps to get to there, beginning with working with a pattern, cutting glass, and using a glass grinder. The class will then learn together how to properly apply copper foil, using flux, soldering the piece, applying the lead came border, and the hoops to hang the piece. The students will leave the workshop having finished a beautiful stained glass piece to hang in their window. 

  • 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.

Abigail is a self-taught studio artist, living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Born and raised in Canada, she has dabbled in different media such as ceramics, painting, and sewing, but has found stained glass as her calling. She is also in the process of becoming a certified ASL interpreter.

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Coptic Endband

Daniel Essig

February 7 , 2021
4:00-5:30p.m. ET 

Tuition: $70

Optional Kit: $10 (purchase separately)

This stitch is added after the main sewing is complete with both front and back covers attached. The Coptic endband is an integral part of the binding, its purpose is to consolidate the head and tail of the spine and reinforce the board attachments. The coptic endband is a variation of the link stitch and once mastered it is unimaginable to complete a coptic book without including the endbands. I first learned this stitch from Headbands: How to Work Them by Jane Greenfileds and Jenny Hille and have reworked and refined various steps of the binding of the years for a more striking appearance and ease to sew.

There is not a materials list for this demonstration. Dan will explain tools & materials needed in workshop, kit is intended for Pocosin wooden book students or my students from previous workshops

  • 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.
  • 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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Wrapping Wild: Making Textile Sculptures out of Recycled Materials

Bryant Holsenbeck

February 19, 26 & March 5 , 2021
4:00-6:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $165

This is a workshop about making textile sculptures out of the STUFF of our everyday lives. Nothing bought, nothing ordered—only what you can find!  It is a time to pull out your old socks, your ripped and stained T-shirts, the long unworn clutter at the back of your bureau drawers.  Help your partner out by using their old ties and shoelaces, suspenders and more.  It is time to make space in our lives. Let’s use our hearts, and our hands and clean out our closets at the same time. I will lead you through a series of exercises and show you some simple techniques that you can use to transform the ordinary into extraordinary sculptures. In the 3rd class we will begin to incorporate wire structures into our work. Our challenge will be to take bits and pieces from our everyday world and make them into art. I hope you will join us.

 

 

  • 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.

Bryant Holsenbeck is a studio artist who has worked and lived in Durham, NC for  30 years.  She began her professional career as a basket maker and has evolved into an environmental artist who makes installations and sculptures  out or cast-off materials. Teaching: Penland (NC), Arrowmont (TN), Haystack, (ME), Grampians Texture (Australia). Collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (PA), Racine Art Museum (WI. She has taught, exhibited her works and made installations throughout the United States and abroad. She has received 2 North Carolina Artists Grants.

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Artwork by Beatrice Coron

Papercutting On Stage: paper theaters, kamishibai and artist books

Béatrice Coron

March 24 & 31 , 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Masking and revealing is essential to storytelling and will be played with to create a stage from a cereal box. Looking at historical forms of Japanese and Victorian paper theaters we will explore news ways to tell a story with cut papers as a unique artist book. Participants will learn different techniques of papercutting and how to design a stage for a story to develop. Stop animation, video inclusion and live performance will be discussed.

  • 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.

Béatrice Coron papercuts stories to create public art, artist books, wall art and animations.

Beatrices full CV can be seen here

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Cost: $12