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Zoom Workshops – Books & Mixed Media

BOOKS & MIXED MEDIA ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Black and White Hen
Wrapping Wild
Bryant Holsenbeck

August 12 & 19, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Tuition: $115

 

 

 

This class is a chance to gather together all the bits and pieces of fabric, all of
that yarn on the top shelf—all of that “great stuff” you have been saving. Using coiling, wrapping, and stitching,
students will make a four-legged animal using found materials. Bryant will teach the techniques she has developed, and
students will be encouraged to develop their own as well as we make animals we see in the world around 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.
  • Students are responsible for supplying workshop materials.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask Bryant questions. Participants will receive a recorded demonstration to use for up to two weeks.

“For over a decade now, I have been documenting the “stuff” of our society that we use once and throw away. Americans continue to create more garbage, per capita, than any other culture, yet we are blind to our waste. I believe this is a function of our wealth, and the vastness of our country. We have the room to hide our waste, and the money to make more. I collect many things, among them, bottle caps, credit cards, plastic bags, straws and lids, beach plastic and chop sticks. I use these everyday items to make work, which transforms the objects and surprises us. I am an environmentalist, receiving great joy from the natural world. This makes me aware of how we take what we have for granted. We are used to using “stuff” once and then throwing it away. We may throw it away, but my work makes me aware of its continual impact.”

2.the mica book copy
The Mica Book
Daniel Essig

August 28, 29 & 30, 2020 (1 – 3 p.m. ET) – Sold Out

September 18, 19 & 20 (1 – 3 p.m. ET) – Open for Regstration

Tuition: $215
Includes material fee for items that will be shipped by the instructor before the workshop

Mica, also called bookstone, is a silicate mineral found throughout the world. You will
learn to use and recognize both natural and composite forms of mica by exploring various
techniques that emphasize its unique qualities.

Daniel will teach an elegant 4th-century Coptic binding that has withstood the test of time for its flexibility and strength. You will have the opportunity to work back into your book, creating niches and alcoves to house and protect treasures, images, and words.

Daniel will demonstrate in the first two sessions and demonstrate and bind the books with students on the 3rd day.

  • 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 Daniel, 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 transferrable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask Daniel 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 moved to Penland North Carolina, where he built a studio along the North Toe River. Daniel Essig lectures and offers workshops at book centers, craft schools, colleges, artist retreats, and 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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