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Zoom Workshops – Books & Mixed Media

BOOKS & MIXED MEDIA ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Brandy Godsil Pocosin Arts

SAORI Woven Jewelry

Brandy Godsil

June 26, 2021
4:00-6:30p.m. ET 

Tuition: $90 

Registration Closed

The workshop will demonstrate how to make small looms using accessible materials, such as cardboard or paper plates and how to dress the loom by creating a warp. Then participants will be shown how to weave on their new looms using a variety of materials, such as yarn, ribbons, embroidery threads, fabric scraps, or string. The weavers will be encouraged to be

experimental in their weaving process and embrace the SAORI philosophy of free-style weaving.

Intuition and creativity are embraced in the SAORI method. Weavers will then learn how to cast off their weavings and to attach them onto jewelry findings, which can include earring hooks, blank rings, bracelet cuffs, and strings/ribbons for necklaces.

  • 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 North Carolina based textile artist, fashion designer, and co-founder and teaching artist at weaving nonprofit organization SAORI Arts NYC. Since SAORI Arts NYC’s founding in 2015, she has been teaching weaving to people with disabilities in person and in virtual workshops. Brandy has taught weaving and sewing workshops at Craft Habit in Raleigh, North Carolina, Garment and Pattern-making classes at The Sewing Room of Garner in Garner, North Carolina, taught a virtual SAORI woven jewelry workshop at FABSCRAP NY, Art Camps and ArtSpace NC and 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 graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in Fiber and Experimental Fashion. She studied Painting at Parsons School of Design Summer program in NYC and Experimental Fashion Design Online Course at Central Saint Martins. 

Brandy lived in NYC for 11 + years and has worked in the textile and fashion industry since 2010. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2020 where she continues her multi-media artistic practice and teaching workshops. Her couture work has been featured in magazines Cosmopolitan, Vogue, GQ, Ink, and NYFW.

www.brandygodsil.com

www.saoriartsnyc.org

@Brandy_Godsil
@Saoriarts.nyc

Toni Best Baskets

Sampler Basket

Toni Best

July 2, 9, & 16, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $240

*Material Kit is included in registration 

Registration Closed

Students will learn to coil with glycerin treated pine needles, as well as 5 stitches: V stitch, Wheat stitch, Popcorn stitch, Diamond stitch, and closed coils. 
 
*Material Kit is included in registration 
 
  • 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.

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 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 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.

tonibest.online

Michele Burgess The Blood Book

One Concept/ Three Artist’s Books

Michele Burgess

July 14, 21, & 28, 2021
4:00-6:30p.m. ET 

Tuition: $235

Book Art is a time-based medium that challenges our concepts of reading and seeing, in a form that invites a unique and tactile intimacy with the viewer. In this course you will learn to make interpretive formats for artists’ books by brainstorming a concept and then tailoring it to be expressed through three different, yet simple, bookbinding styles. 

Concept development and craft will be equally emphasized. 

Bookbinding techniques will be done synchronously with students and will be recorded for reference.

Suitable for artists and artisans of any level.

  • 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 has given lectures about her work at the Getty Research Institute and the Library of Congress. Burgess currently teaches part-time in the art departments at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego and works as a Faculty Associate with the Prison Arts Collective. brightonpress.net @brightonpress
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Wearable Papercuttings

Béatrice Coron

July 23, & 30, 2021
4:00-6:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Registration Closed

Let’s make unique adornments using papercutting. While making serious and silly unforgettable pieces. We will explore unique ways to tell stories. Participants create visual stories that can be displayed and worn. We will make paper dimensional with basic pop-up and paper-sculpture techniques. From paper jewelry to scarves and hats, creativity will flow in this fun and fast pace workshop. Bring your ideas and wishes to life in wearable artworks for all. 

Tips, tricks and resources will be provided. All levels welcomed. 

  • 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.

Béatrice Coron papercuts stories to create public art, artist books, wall art and animations.  Born in France, she lived in Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York and starting her artistic journey. Her Manhattan’s studio is the base of all her papercut experimentations.

To catch all in one place watch her TED talk

 www.beatricecoron.com

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Sculptural Basketry

Sarita Westrup 

July 23 & 30, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125 

Sarita will demo tools, materials, techniques, and approaches she uses to twine her basket arched baskets. She will cover prepping reed for spokes and weavers, starting an open bottom basket, backwards twining, and finishing the lip of the basket. Other materials/media for twining and surface will be briefly discussed. Class will focus on demonstrations and time outside of class may be needed to finish your basket.

  • 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.

Sarita Westrup is an artist living and working in Dallas, TX. Rooted in basketry techniques and bricolage her sculptural basketry works are inspired by where she was born and raised, the Rio Grande Valley of South on the Texas – Mexico border. Through the use of mixed media and woven sculptural forms, her work explores themes of tension, movement and containment, joined and permeable space, and the bi-cultural aesthetics of her home. She received her MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas in 2016. Her artwork is exhibited national and most recently is published in American Craft Magazine and Surface Design Journal

tierrafirmeproject.com/saritawestrup

@saritawestrup

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Natural Dyes + Textile Collage: Collecting Memory in Place

Sofia Gonzalez 

July 31 & August 1, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Optional Kit: $30

International Kit: $65 (send email to [email protected] to purchase)

Join Sofia V. Gonzalez from the comfort and safety of your home for a virtual natural dye workshop! This class is a continuation of Sofia’s Introduction to Natural Dyes class. Basic knowledge of textiles and natural dyes will help students make the most of the class. We’ll be (virtually) dyeing scraps of natural, found textiles and yarn to be used in a textile collage and embroidery.

If you purchase the supply kit, each participant will receive various pieces of pre-washed and pre-mordanted silk, cotton and linen, aluminum sulfate, iron modifier, wool and cotton yarn, various fabric samples to experiment with, embroidery hoop, and needle.  

Students are asked to collect plant materials from around their home, either outside or in the kitchen! Plants may include: red cabbage, yellow or red onion skins, avocado pits, herbs (mint, rosemary, lavender, etc.), and any barks or hulls you may find around your house. If you unsure if your collect plant is safe to boil, reach out before the class! Plants like eucalyptus bark, walnut hulls, fig leaves, pomegranate rinds, and loquat leaves make a great dye source.

Participants will need to have on hand 2 pots to boil plant matter in water, wooden or stainless steel spoon to stir dye pot and fabric, a mixing bowl to soak fabric in, and pH Neutral dish soap to rinse fabric after dyeing (any dish soap with out dye in it). We will work together as a group through the steps to create a natural dye bath and prep fabric to dye.

Day 1 of the workshop we will dye fabric pieces and samples together as a group, working together to discover new colors, mordant fabric while dyeing, and adding any modifiers.

After our dyed fabric has dried overnight, on Day 2 we will explore textile collage using hand sewing techniques and machine sewing (if you have a sewing machine on hand), as well as simple embroidery stitches.

After this two-day workshop, we will have captured the colors and marks of a specific place and time together.

  • 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.

Sofia V. Gonzalez is a Northern California native currently living and working in San Diego, California. Raised in Marin County, California, Sofia is inspired by her natural surroundings and uses processes of sewing, staining, and color to explore her sense of place. Sofia received her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2014 where she focused on furthering her skills in textiles and natural dye techniques. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. She is passionate about connecting with other through textiles and caring for the environments we live in.

www.sofiavgonzalez.com

@sofiavgonzalez_

Zorro rojo - Teresa Currea

Paper dream Scenarios

Teresa Currea

August 7 & 14, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

The workshop is about creating a paper scenario inspired by a folk tale, movie image, painting from art history, or just a creation from imagination. In the workshop they will see from the basic illustration techniques, cutting techniques, until the final assemblage.

  • 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.

 

My name is Teresa Currea from Bogotá, Colombia. I was born in August 1985, and studied fine arts in Colombian Nacional University, and graduate in 2008. Since that moment it begins my path as an independent artist, exploring drawing and paper construction in my work. In my pieces, I use the idea of diorama, as a way of changing a bidimensional drawing in a tridimensional scenario, using surrealism like inspiration. Lately my work is attached to images and forms from Japan because I lived there for a bit more then a year during 2020.

teresacurrea.com

@teresacurrea

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Hollow Paper Sculpture 

Elizabeth Alexander

August 14 & 21, 2021
4:00-6:30p.m. ET 

Tuition: $155 

This workshop addresses techniques for casting paper forms from objects to create seemingly weightless assemblages that can be painted, cut into, collaged onto, etc. Recorded demonstrations of casting with pulp, laminate casting with freshly made paper and found paper, as well as manipulation of and assemblage with paper objects will be provided so students can experiment with the techniques on their own time. In addition to demonstrations, each session will have time built in for student participation in the form of group discussion and sharing of completed work or works in process. This course is open to all levels of artists that enjoy experimentation and exploration with materials.

 

  • 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.

Elizabeth Alexander is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculptures and installations made using deconstructed domestic materials. She holds degrees in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Massachusetts College of Art, where she discovered the complex nature of dissecting objects of nostalgia. Alexander’s work has exhibited at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and is included in permanent collections at the Crystal Bridges Museum and the Mint Museum. She is currently an Associate Professor at the UNC School of the Arts.

 

www.elizabethalexanderstudio.com

@keepingappearances

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Processing Grief Through Meditative Embroidery

Sarah Cusey

August 15 & 22, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125 

I use embroidery as a meditative process to engage with grief. In this workshop, you will learn basic embroidery stitches and create a non-representational composition on fabric. Together, we will experiment with allowing the fabric to hold some of the weight of the complex emotions. Participants are encouraged to sew on a piece of clothing or other material connected to your particular grief (death of a loved one, systemic injustice, lost or altered relationships, career changes, dreams that had to be let go, etc.). In addition to creating together, we will hold space for sharing memories and collective mourning.

*No prior experience needed – beginners welcome! Youth ages 10 and up are invited to attend and create collaboratively with an adult.

  • 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.

Sarah Cusey is a multimedia process artist, currently working in fibers and holding space for individuals to engage in deep reflection and rest together. She is interested in co-creating arts-based, healing rituals and building capacity for anti-racist accomliceship and intersectional feminism, particularly in white bodies. Her studio and facilitation practices are influenced by the work and wisdom of healer, author and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem, Jewish theologian and philosopher Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and contemporary artist Tricia Hersey of the Nap Ministry. Sarah lives with her husband and young child in San Diego, California.

sarahcusey.com

@sarahcusey

Pocosin mending _ Tasha Miller Griffith

Mending as Practice and Expression

Tasha Miller Griffith

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

Tuition: $125 

Hand-stitched mending can be a gateway to creative expression, as well as a way to care for our textiles, the people we love, and our planet. In this workshop we’ll build skills for useful and beautiful stitching, from simple to invisible to decorative. I’ll demonstrate hand-sewing techniques including darning, boro-style patchwork, and duplicate stitch for knits. We’ll investigate the structure of woven and knitted fabrics, and explore the meaning of stitching and mending in the modern world. We’ll learn together over two sessions on Zoom, with time in between for practice and questions.

  • 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.

Tasha has been drawn to textiles of all kinds since she was very small, and she is always trying to figure out what makes things work. She knows in her bones that making things by hand empowers people to live more joyfully and thoughtfully. In her classes, she works to build a deep understanding of concepts through hands-on experimentation in a warm and inspiring environment. Tasha is the Education Director at Threaded Together, a nonprofit devoted to teaching textile arts skills. She also teaches nationally at folk schools and fiber arts events, and writes for magazines including Taproot and PLY.

tashamillergriffith.com

@frenchtoasttasha

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Watercolor and mixed media experimental techniques on textile and metal

Raquel Bessudo

September 3  & 10, 2021 
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

This workshop will be a space for exploring various pictorial techniques applied to textiles. You will work with watercolors, acrylics, gesso, charcoal, pastel, and metal leaf application, studying and registering how they apply to the different kinds of fabric. We will explore how to add sewing and embroidery techniques as well as integrating metals into your work.

This workshop will be a space for experimentation, allowing you to be open for unexpected come-outs and encouraging you to develop concepts as a guide to your work and how it will reflect on what kind of media works better for it.

Materials:

  • The range in brands for art materials is substantial, feel free to work with your preferred one.
  • When buying fabric, I prefer to go to the shop and feel each fabric I choose. If you can,  I suggest you do as well.

             Things I look for: variety in density, translucency and the tone, for example        

Details:

Raquel Bessudo is a  Contemporary Jewelry artist based in Mexico City; she was part of the selection for Shmuck 2020, participated in a group exhibition on the occasion of Paris Prcours Bijux 2020 and by Association Alliages as part of  Painful Hope exhibition. 

Her work has been exhibited in Mexico, Argentina, the USA, Australia, and Europe.  Some of which include   II Contemporary Jewelry Latin-American Biennale 2018, “Neighbours,” where she received a special mention from the jury.  “Huellas” Museum Juan del Carral Colombia  “La Frontera” Encounters along the border MAD, NY, USA, and Museum Franz Mayer Mexico. “The US-Mexico border” Place Imagination and Possibility” CAFAM September 2017 L.A., USA. VEOVEO promise objects for everyday use, Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne city library, Australia August 2017.  Contemporary Jewelry  Latin-American Biennale 2016, “Bridges”  “Lo Inesperado de lo Cotidiano” Collective exhibition, Symposium “En Constuccion”, Valparaíso Chile Sept 2015. Publications of her work include: Metalsmith Magazine, Vol 40 No.3, Artist in flux by Rachel Reichert, JAMS, publish by SNAG, The jewel Book, Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium, Joya magazine, Mexico City.

This year, she joined the Garland Magazine as a Member of the editorial board and will be part of Cluster Contemporary Jewellery, 2021.

[email protected]

@raquelbessudojoyeria

Teresa Audet

Coiled Rope Basket

Teresa Audet 

September 4 & 5, 2021
12:00-2:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $155 

International: $165

*Material Kit is included in tuition

In this class, students will learn the technique of coiled basketry and will create a small basket of their own. The baskets we will create in this class are made with sisal rope, although in Indigenous traditions, coiled baskets are usually made with pine needles, sweetgrass, oatstraw, or other natural materials. After class, use the instructional booklet to create more baskets using materials of your choice! Split between two days, students will spend the first class learning to start the basket, have time to work on the basket later in the day, and come back the next day to learn to finish the basket. This class uses a provided basket making kit (yours to keep) which includes a handmade wooden basket bottom, an instructional booklet, rope, linen thread, and a large sewing needle.

*Students should have a pair of scissors handy during class.

  • 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.

Teresa Audet is an artist and educator from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work lives at the intersection of sculpture, craft, and social practice. She uses handcraft as a way to calm the mind, evoke conversation, and connect with community. Audet holds a BFA in Furniture Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has studied at the Mount Fuji School of Fine Woodworking in Yamanashi, Japan. Audet teaches furniture making and art nationwide, including the Women’s Woodshop of Minneapolis, the North House Folk School, and Arrowmont School of Crafts. Audet is currently an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

TeresaAudet.com

@TeresaAudet

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Introduction to Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling

Tara Austin

September 11 & 18, 2021
12:00-2:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125 

Norwegian rosemaling is a decorative folk art originating in the mid 1700s in rural Norway. In this class we’ll learn the fundamental painting process for Gudbrandsdal style rosemaling and some history of the art form. Using tracing paper and traditional oil paint, this class will focus on the basic paint brush strokes of this beautiful folk art.

  • 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.

Tara Austin has a Fine Arts degree in Painting and specializes in the folk art of Norwegian Rosemaling. Her company, Scandi Bijou, provides rosemaled décor for the modern lifestyle.

@_tara_austin_

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Waste Paper Basket – making vessels out of repurposed paper cord

Anna Robinson

September 12 & 19, 2021
12:00-2:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125 

In this class, we will talk about identifying recurring sources of paper material in your own home and learn how to process that into different kinds of paper cord. From there, we will experiment with a few ways to turn that paper cord into vessels and other objects by weaving, braiding, stitching, and knotting. Students will make a sample of their own cord and end up with a small coiled basket.

No special skills required. Appropriate for beginners. There will be repetitive motion, but we’ll talk about mitigating negative effects on the body.

  • 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.

Anna is a cabinetmaker who also practices quilting, basketry, print-making, brush-making, and any other kind of making where a material and a process catch her imagination. After a career in editing, she pursued work with her hands and became a designer for a laser-cutting company, eventually studying at the Wood Technology Center’s program for Cabinetry and Architectural Woodworking and graduating in 2020. She has spent half her life on either side of the Atlantic and recently relocated from Seattle to Stockholm where she works out of her garage.

@sharptoolsfullheart

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Hand Designing Running Borders with 90° Angles/ Designing in the Round

Joshua Cosimo 

September 25, 2021
12:00  2:30 p.m. ET

Tuition: $90

 Designing Running Borders and circular borders by hand, utilizing manual techniques in the print development process. Students will learn various methods to develop interlocking angular borders and circular border patterns.  Simple and measured techniques to facilitate focus on the design process. How to use templates provided and create new ones to formulate and execute interlocking with ease. Students will exit the class with design transparencies that can be used in the textile printing process both manually (silkscreen) and digitally.

  • 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 Pamela questions. Participants will receive a recorded demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Instructor of textile and silkscreen printing for various study abroad programs (SACI, Syracuse, Santa Reparata) via Art Studio Fuji, Florence Italy; other teaching: Private summer classes at a personal studio, Punta del Este Uruguay ; collections: Almost 20 years experience in the fashion and style industry as a textile designer and artist. Clients include Alex and Ani, Badgley Michka, and Pitti Immagine. His textile art work has been shown in Museums in Europe, and Asia, as well as being featured in ELLE decor via homes where his art is displayed. 

Joshua Cosimo was raised in Texas in a household where decoration was omnipresent. After graduating with his BFA from Texas Woman’s University in 2004, and a brief stint in Nyc in 2005 he moved to Italy in 2006, studying the artisan process of textile printing and design at the small craft school Art Studio Fuji in Florence. Opting for a more traditional, hands on and immersive education he has remained involved with the school in the capacity of instructor.

cosimocollection.com

@cosimocollection

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Wrapping Wild: Making Textile Sculptures out of Recycled Materials

Bryant Holsenbeck

October 6, 13, & 20, 2021
4:00-6:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190 

This is a workshop about making textile sculptures out of the STUFF of our everyday lives. Nothing bought, nothing ordered except for some wire for the 3rd class)—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 30 days.

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.

bryantholsenbeck.com

@bryant_holsenbeck

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Wax + Paper

Fay Davis Edwards 

November 7 & 14, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET

Tuition: $125

Wax + Paper is a two-day course that will explore the basics of working with encaustics on paper using a variety of materials to create dynamic and exciting paintings. Covered in the class will be techniques for incorporating collage, paint, handmade paper, found objects, sewing, and photography with encaustic medium on watercolor paper. We will cover composition and design as well as basic safety for working with encaustic medium. There are plenty of live demos, with lots of time for making in between. There will also be a Facebook group for questions outside of class time, as well as a place to share our work. This workshop is open to artists of all skill levels.

  • 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 Pamela questions. Participants will receive a recorded demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Fay Davis Edwards is a native of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, who works with coastal residents collecting narratives and sharing visual stories of hurricanes, climate change, and sea
level rise. An interdisciplinary artist, she employs painting, photography, installation, projection, and community engagement projects to chronicle these personal narratives. Fay earned her BFA in Painting from East Carolina University (NC), her MFA in Studio Art from Maine College of Art (ME), and is an instructor with College of the Albemarle. She maintains her studio and home on Roanoke Island, which she shares with her husband, a lively flock of chickens, and four very opinionated cats.

faydavisedwards.com

@faydavisedwards

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