Spring One-Week Session 2:
April 9 - 15, 2017


Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.


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Chuck Savoie, Zanfirico and Reticello Goblets, blown glass,

14 x 7 x 7 inches


Chuck Savoie
Color 101

This will be a hands-on workshop on making and using colored glasses and various way to opacify glass. The focus will be on practical glass melting and the chemistry behind it. Students will gain an overall understanding of how to make a spectrum of colored glasses and formulas that produce different effects. We’ll cover the use of a color furnace, color charts and glasses appropriate for incalmo, multiple overlays, cane, and other glassblowing techniques. Some glass melting experience and a basic knowledge of the constituents of glass will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Code S02GB

Studio artist; teaching: University of Sydney (Australia), visiting lecturer at Bay Area Glass Institute (CA) and Cleveland Art Institute; Best in Show at Smithsonian Craft Show (DC), Judge’s Choice Award at Philadelphia Museum Craft Show; exhibitions: SOFA Chicago and New York, Art Palm Beach (FL), Montreal Museum of Fine Art; collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC); representation: Okay Spark Gallery (VA).






Painting & Books

Erin Keane, Vignettes, journals with encaustic covers,

3-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 3/4 inches

Erin Keane
Encaustic Books: Wax, Paper, Thread

Wax nostalgic, wax poetic, wax philosophical, and wax creative. We’ll explore the use of encaustic painting in the creation of books and journals. Thin wood panels will be transformed into richly-layered and textured book covers. Papers infused with beeswax, imagery, and words will become journal pages, and these pages will be bound into tactile, tantalizing books. Daily demonstrations in encaustic, journaling, and bookbinding (Coptic/longstitch) will guide experimentation. Your books can be thematic, conceptual, or simply full of creative meanderings. All levels. Code S02D

Studio artist; teaching: EncaustiCamp/OPENstudio (WA/KY), Campbell Folk School (NC), River’s Edge Studio (NC); published in Encaustic Arts; collections: Mission Health (NC); representation: Southern Highland Craft Guild (NC), 310 Art Gallery (NC).







Mark Tucker, Girl With Dog, digital photograph

Mark Tucker
Natural-Light Portraiture with Digital Cameras

This portraiture workshop will increase students’ skill in working with people—how to approach people to gain permission to photograph them, and how to work with and guide subjects to get the photo you are after—and cover the techniques needed for making a compelling image. We’ll also explore previsualization of the image, and how to be technically prepared to make that picture. We’ll cover finding good light, bounce lighting, composition, camera settings, color balance, and digital printing. Intermediate/advanced: students should have working knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom and the operation of a DSLR camera including manual mode. Code S02P

Commercial lifestyle and portrait photographer; teaching: Penland; clients: Amtrak, Jack Daniels, Eli Lilly, Novartis AARP, State Farm Insurance, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Books, Colonial Williamsburg, Alabama Tourism.