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Spring One-Week Session 2:
April 8 - 14, 2018
Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.
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Books and Photography
Claudia Smigrod, Adjustment to the Light #2, silver gelatin contact
print, 5 x 4 inches
Tell Me a Story
Students will create handmade books that tell stories through photographs. Topics will include the aesthetic and technical aspects of digital photography, various forms of artists’ books, simple binding techniques (accordion, pamphlet, Japanese stab, and others), and an overview of visual artists working in book form. We’ll have group critiques and demonstrations. Photographic images may be taken during our workshop or collated from other sources such as personal archives, family collections/albums, etc. All levels. Studio fee: $45. Code S02B
Studio artist, professor emeritus from Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (DC); other teaching: Edwin Conquest Visiting Chair of Humanities at Virginia Military Institute, University of Georgia Cortona Italy Program, Swarthmore College (PA); residencies: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; collections: National Gallery of Art (DC), Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Chrysler Museum (VA), Yale University (CT).
Hayden Wilson, Olive Murrine Egg, blown glass, 15 x 8 x 5 inches
Blowing Glass, Blowing Minds
This introductory workshop will focus on the fundamentals of glassblowing. Geared toward those with little or no experience with glass, we’ll cover the proper use of equipment and tools to achieve a solid understanding of this amazing material. We’ll discuss the various methods used to achieve basic shapes and use these as a springboard to launch us into the endless possibilities of molten sand. Students are encouraged to bring an open mind as we make and break our way through a week of wonder. Beginning level. Studio fee: $25. Code S02GA
Studio artist and studio manager at the North Carolina Glass Center; visiting artist residencies: University of North Carolina-Asheville, University of Louisville (KY); representation: Blue Spiral (NC), Habatat Galleries (MI), Kittrell Riffkind (TX).
Deborah Chaney, Tangle, lithograph, 13 x 11 inches
Litho Basics & Beyond
Explore lithography through traditional techniques using lithographic limestone as well as polyester plates to create vibrant, multicolor prints. Drawing with litho pencils and crayons, painting seductive washes with tusche, and scraping away with razor blades and other abrasive materials, you’ll discover a world of mark making like no other. Create quick color work using polyester plates, whose translucency and portability allows you to make complex images using a simplified process. Whether you want to learn a new print process or hone more advanced skills, this workshop is open to all levels. Studio fee: $80. Code S02X
Studio artist, owner of Deb Chaney Editions (NYC), Tamarind master printer; teaching: Pratt Institute (NYC), Parsons The New School for Design (NYC), New York Academy of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Anderson Ranch (CO), Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (Mexico).
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