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Zoom Workshops – Books & Mixed Media

BOOKS & MIXED MEDIA ONLINE WORKSHOPS
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Collage with a Cricut

Erin Anfinson

May 20th, 2022
12:00pm-2:30pm ET 

Tuition: $90

Calling all collage and mixed media artists! Are you interested in learning how to incorporate a digital cutting machine into your creative work? Join us during this demo workshop to learn more about using a Cricut or other cutting machine in your process! Participants in this demo workshop will be introduced to the basics of planning a composition and preparing a digital file to cut on a Cricut machine with mixed media papers. Beginners welcome! Prior experience with Adobe Illustrator and Cricut cutting machines may be helpful, but it is not necessary to participate. 

  • 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 30 days.

Erin Anfinson is a Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University. Her encaustic-infused paper works are often inspired by an interest in conservation and narratives of ecosystems in flux. She exhibits her work nationally and has won several awards and grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and International Encaustic Artists. In 2020 she won an Outstanding Teaching Award from MTSU. Since 2008, Erin has regularly taught mixed media encaustic workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. When she’s not in her studio, you can usually find her in her garden or hiking with her family. 

Erinanfinson.com

@erinanfinson

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Natural ice dyeing

Brandy Godsil


June 18th, 2022
2:00-4:30 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $90

Learn how to ice dye with natural materials. Explore how materials such as frozen flowers can create a variety of colors onto cloth. In this workshop, a general overview of different fabrics and fibers will be covered as well as how to mordant and prep fibers before natural dyeing. Then there will be demos of how to ice dye using frozen flowers from your garden or local flower shop! Modifiers will be shown as well and demoed how to create different variations of colors onto cloth.

No experience necessary. Just be open minded and open to experimenting.

  • 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 30 days.

Brandy Godsil is a textile artist, fashion designer, and co-founder and teaching artist at weaving nonprofit organization SAORI Arts NYC. Since the organization’s founding in 2015, she has been teaching people with disabilities in person and in virtual workshops. Brandy has taught dyeing, weaving and sewing workshops at Craft Habit Raleigh, ArtSpace, and Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also hosts virtual private group and individual lessons in fabric dyeing, weaving, sewing, garment alterations, and drawing. She is passionate about teaching fiber arts and sustainability. Brandy lived in NYC for 11 + years and has worked in the fashion industry since 2010. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2020 where she continues her multi-media artistic practice and teaching workshops.

www.brandygodsil.com

@brandy_godsil

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Altering The Page Accordion Book

Maria Pisano

June 24, 2022
12:00pm-2:30pm ET 

Tuition: $90

The accordion book structure is a flexible form that can be adapted to many book themes, and one is the Altered Page Book. A blank page holds a lot of potential – one can alter it via folding, cutting, collaging, adding and subtracting parts, and more. Learn about sequencing, layering and folding to arrive at your pages. These in turn will be assembled to become part of an accordion book you’ve created with your unique designs. Do you acquire and save ephemera in your travels and daily life, do you have lots of beautiful papers and scraps that you saved for a special project, any old prints that you want to repurpose? We will use all your stored riches to collage the pages and create a new work to store them in.

Love of creating and immersing oneself into one’s creation. Good cutting skills.

  • 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 30 days.

Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, printmaker, curator and educator. Memory Press works are represented in The Library of Congress, 9-11 Memorial Museum and many more. She exhibits widely here and abroad. Ms. Pisano has presented lectures at the Library of Congress, College Book Arts Association and the Art Libraries Society of North America. In 2021 she curated the exhibit “Crossroads”  at the Hunterdon Museum of Art. Her article “Mark To Impress” was published in the California Society of Printmakers Journal and the Blue Notebook, in the U.K. She has presented workshops at Bridwell Library, TX, Center for Book Arts in NYC and many other venues.

Mariagpisano.com

The Artist Statement: Breaking down barriers to writing about your work
Michal Lando

June 24 & July 1st,  2022
2:00  – 4:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Artists often have a conflicted relationship with the written word. We think our art should speak for itself. But, regardless of where you are in your artistic path, every artist needs to write. And writing about our work often makes us better artists. 

Not every artist statement looks the same, and there is no one way to write about your work. Through a series of readings and writing exercises, students will be introduced to a variety of writing styles and ways to approach the artist statement. Students will have the opportunity to write about their own work and then workshop it in the class.

Details:

Michal Lando is a jewelry artist living in Brooklyn, New York, who makes work out of nylon mesh and resin. Her work has been selected for exhibitions across the country including Materials Hard + Soft exhibition at the Denton Arts Center in Denton, TX, Kaleidoscope exhibition at Reinstein/Ross in New York City, and Touchy Feely at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Her work is included in Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 3 Wearable Art, published by Schiffer Publishing.  Her work can be found at galleries and museum stores across the country.

In my latest work, I use manipulated photographs to explore ways of seeing, and to play on the idea of material. The original material, nylon mesh, a 3-dimensional material which has formed the basis of my work for many years, gets abstracted through the camera lens, and further abstracted through computer manipulations and collage. Michal also has an MFA in writing and spent several years as a journalist prior to becoming an artist.

http://www.michallandodesign.com

http://www.michallandojewelryshop.com

@michallando

Playing (with) trash

Zeke Leonard

July 10, 17, & 24, 2022
12:00pm-2:00pm ET 

Tuition: $190

This workshop will engage our conceptions about what has value and about unlocking potentials, both in ourselves and in objects we might otherwise throw away.  If you have never worked with wood before, you will learn a little bit about woodworking, if you have worked in wood before you will have some fun making something you might otherwise not have thought to do.  

It’s helpful to know Basic tool usage and measuring for this workshop.

Details:

  • 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 30 days.

Zeke Leonard is the Associate Director of the Syracuse University School of Design.  His creative work examines resource usage, societal value constructs, and waste-stream contributions as lensed through craft practice.  His most recent studio work has focused on salvaging material from broken pianos to make new instruments to send back out into the world.

Zekeleonard.com

@zekemakes

Instagram-course for artists
Carina Shoshtary

July 1 & 8,  2022
11:00 am  – 1:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

In this online workshop for artists, designers, and people working in other creative fields you will learn how to use Instagram optimally to showcase, brand, and market your work, reach new clients, make interesting contacts, and gain more reach and publicity in general. The themes we will cover are bio, profile types, posts/grid, stories, reels, live, hashtags/tags, algorithm, Instagram shopping, reach, and more.

Please make sure to update your Instagram app on your phone so you have the newest version available.

Details:

Carina Shoshtary, a Munich-based artist of German and Iranian ancestry, is known for her other-worldly contemporary jewellery pieces that are made from unconventional materials for unusual areas of the body. Her recent project “The Hunter” extended her practice into the fields of mask making, music, and photography, and initiated collaborations with performing artists. 
Since 2017 Shoshtary curates the highly popular Instagram page @fashion_for_bank_robbers on which she presents the most innovative masks and headpieces created by contemporary artists from all around the globe.

http://carinashoshtary.com/

@carinashoshtary

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The Likable Linocut:  An Intro to Relief Printing Possibilities

Scott Ludwig

July 22 & 29, 2022
12:00-2:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $125 

Students will be introduced to my basic workflow for creating linocut prints, regardless of skill level and whether (or not) you like to draw! The class will begin with a discussion of a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional tools, materials, and printing substrates you can use. Then, we’ll dive into various techniques of transferring imagery to the block, different approaches to carving the image, and down & dirty methods of making proofs – without actually inking the block. The second session will demystify the printing process. Here, I will demonstrate creative approaches to “kitchen table-wooden spoon” hand-printing, as well as some of the possibilities of press-printing the lino block. Whether you’re new to the medium or just want to learn a few tricks to shake up your formula, this workshop will give you the creative confidence to generate likable linocut prints.

  • 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 30 days.

Scott Ludwig is a visual artist and Area Director of Printmaking in the Art Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Over the past several years, he has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and artist residencies, including a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Turkey. Various awards funded creative research and travel to China, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Scotland, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Turkey, Canada, New Mexico, California, Death Valley National Park, and the Louisiana Barrier Islands.

 

Scottludwigart.com

@scottludwigart

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Non-adhesive Woven Strap Binding

Michele Burgess
July 16th, 2022
12:00 – 2:30PM ET

Tuition: $90

This binding is adapted from the 14th century (and possibly earlier) method which was often termed “limp vellum” binding. It has a flexible cloth, vellum, or paper cover folded around the text block with a laced on cover. We will be making a hybrid structure which has an additional decorative element in that the strap sewing is exposed and done in a modified butterfly stitch.

We will use flax “Cave” paper for the cover and straps and 18/3 linen thread for sewing.

All materials will be provided as a kit, except for a few basic tools. All levels of experience welcome!

Details:

  • 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 30 days.

Michele Burgess works in book arts, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. She is the director of Brighton Press and collaborates with other artists and poets on projects that involve the book as an art medium. Burgess’s artist’s books are housed in over seventy-five public collections across the country and have been exhibited at the Musee d’Art Americain in Giverny, France, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Fresno Art Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, Oceanside Museum of Art, and the Mingei Museum in San Diego. She teaches in the art departments at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego and has given lectures about her work at the Getty Research Institute and the Library of Congress.

www.brightonpress.net

@brightonpress

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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