Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cocoon With Me

I am beyond thrilled to be teaching in Vermont for the first time at a very special, one-time-only  event.

I am joining Angela Cartwright (mixed media artist who played Penny on Lost in Space and Brigitta in The Sound of Music) and Connie Freedman (mixed media artist who has been on the cover of Somerset Studio) for a Mixed Media Cocoon Retreat at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont from November 5-9. Registration is now open.

Every participant will take a full day workshop with each of us. And there are some extra special events as well: welcome reception and dinner, optional private lunch and presentation with me, private viewing of The Sound of Music, presentation and Q&A with Angela, graduation dinner, and more....


Angela Cartwright -Artists Do Tell Tales

Join me on a journey to alter your photographs by painting, coloring and stenciling. We'll use our imagination on our quest to push the envelope in this safe environment of exploration and storytelling. We'll combine mixed media with photography, water color, inks and pens. Experimenting with text, music, and ephemera. We'll play with my new line of stencils, dress shadows in our stories and we won't be afraid to spread our wings. No artist experience necessary...just a will to explore the art within you with an open mind and heart. For the experienced artist, enjoy the metamorphosis.

Seth Apter - A Book of Windows

A cocoon is a covering that protects what is inside and, in the art world, perhaps the ultimate cocoon is a book. In this workshop, you will transform the most basic of materials - book board and paper - into a memorable and unique handmade page-turner. The focus of the class will be on learning a no-sew binding technique that is easily completed by the beginner but will also likely be a new approach to bookbinding for the seasoned pro. Our cocoon theme continues between the covers as well, as we will create pages that serve as frames, waiting for the perfect images to slip inside. Once the book structure is complete, we will decorate the cover mixed media style. Each attendee will leave the class with a unique, completed book that will hold all the memories of your retreat experience within.

Connie Freedman - Affections of the Heart

The tradition began in the nineteenth century with Queen Victoria. The Queen was an amateur practitioner of the textile ares, who thought that soldiers might find quilting or needlework a great distraction while far away from home or covering from injury. During World War I British soldiers created beaded pin cushions to send home to their mothers, sisters, wives & sweethearts. They were filled with sawdust and embellished with beads, sequins, felt, ribbons, terms of endearment and a snippet from their unit and regimen colors. Join me in creating your own masterpiece using the techniques British soldiers used so long ago. Each beautiful token of affection will be your very own one of a kind creation to treasure as they have been in the past. Only basic sewing techniques needed.

For more information and to register, click here.

1 comment:

Lorraine A said...

How I wish I lived on your side of the pond! I would have loved to come to this retreat :-)
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, of course I would be thrilled if you featured my card on your blog! :-)

thanks so much
Lorraine XXX