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Workshops/Exhibits

As you peruse the scheduled activities below, please keep in mind that I am always open to the idea of scheduling customized workshops - the topics you want on days you are available.  Costs are dependent on topics, time, and how many folks come along with you.  Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Create a Unique Journal – 3 consecutive Wednesdays, Jan 17, 24, & 31, 1-3 pm, at ArtConnections studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  The class is guided through the design and execution of each student’s unique journal.  Go home with a book suitable as a writing journal, guest book, sketchbook, letters-to-grandchildren, garden planner, and much more!    Cost: $75*   To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Longstitch  Binding – Saturday, Feb 3, 10 am – 4 pm, at Foothills Arts Council, Elkin, NC.  Longstitch Binding is a method of attaching folded pages directly to the cover that allows for unique and creative patterns on the spine.  It also lends itself well to adding decorative elements (beads, unmatched earrings, ribbon, etc).  Students will use bookcloth or repurposed leather for the book covers.  The class is guided through the planning and execution of each student’s unique spine design.  The resulting books are highly functional as guest books, journals, sketchbooks, letters-to-grandchildren, garden planners, and much more!  To register or for more info:  http://www.foothillsartscouncil.org/

Interactive Books: Design, Decorate & Build – Feb 11-16, 2018, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Pop-ups, tunnel books, flip-flops, and more!  Books with moveable parts always delight and entertain.  Learn a variety of folded and glued structures that are designed to have more interaction than simply turning the pages.  We will decorate pages using several methods and design books to best show off the story or message you wish to share.  All levels welcome.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Kakishibui (Persimmon) Dye Techniques – Feb 16-18, 2018, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Kakishibui is a Japanese dye made from the fermented juice of astringent persimmons.  This dye imparts a rich brown color and water-resistant, strengthening, and antibacterial properties to paper.  It also interacts with sunlight, allowing for a variety of artistic effects.  Join us to explore the possibilities!  Create a number of sheets of paper, along with a small Japanese stab-bound sampler book.  Suitable for all experience levels.  .  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Fabric Marbling – two consecutive Wednesdays, Feb 21 & 28, 2018, 1-4 pm, at ArtConnections studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Learn the magic of marbling with acrylic paints on cotton and silk fabrics.  Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with beautiful and unique handkerchiefs, cotton squares for sewing projects, and/or a silk scarf.  Cost:  $75*.  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paper Marbling – Saturday, Mar 3, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Foothills Arts Council, Elkin, NC.  Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'.  No experience necessary.  To register or for more info: http://www.foothillsartscouncil.org/

Introduction to Marbling – Wednesdays, Mar 21, 28 and Apr 4, 11 am – 3 pm, at Shelf Life Art & Supply Co., 2178 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC.   Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paint while learning a little of its history and science as well.  Marbling is an ancient technique that involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Over the course of the 3 sessions, students will create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the class with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame “as is”.  The final class session will teach two ways to create books specifically designed for displaying artwork.  No experience necessary.  Cost:  $225 (discount for early registration).  Bring a bagged lunch!  To register:  http://www.shelflifeart.com/

Old World Marbling – Friday and Saturday, Mar 23-24, 10 am – 4 pm, at ArtConnections Studio, 629 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Explore using watercolor pigments and patterns that were common during the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'.  Cost:  $175* (includes materials).  To register or for more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 *Receive a 10% discount if registration is paid in full at least two weeks in advance.  Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to start of class for refund.

 I would be delighted to offer a customized workshop for any group. Please contact me and let's talk about sharing my knowledge and skills.

Grade, based on criteria:

·         Selection & coverage of topic (40%) – meaningful; adds value beyond class -

·         Oral presentation skills (30%) – practiced; clearly communicated; utilizing skills covered in class -

·         Visual enhancement (20%) – appearance is high quality; absence of errors; engaging -

·         Creativity (10%) – something in oral and/or visual piece is novel (while still relating to content) - 

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