3 Full day Master workshops with Angela Cartwright, Seth Apter and Connie Freedman.
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 art 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 a true 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 arts, who thought that soldiers might find quilting or needlework a great distraction while far away from home or recovering from injury. During World War 1 British Soldiers created beaded pin cushions to send home to their mothers, sisters, wives & sweethearts. They were filled with saw dust and embellished with beads, sequins, felt, ribbons, terms of endearment and a snippet from their unit and regiments 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.
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I'm very excited to be teaching a Cocoon in Stowe, Vermont this year with these two other talented teachers. This very special Mixed Media Cocoon takes place in the quaint Vermont town of Stowe at one of My favourite places, the stunning Trapp Family Lodge. The Trapp Lodge is owned and run by the original von Trapp family that the movie The Sound Of Music was based on. Here we will host our very special Cocoon with artists Seth Apter, Connie Freedman, and myself.
Each participant will take place in a Master workshop with each teacher. No art experience is necessary, just an open mind and heart to be able to express yourself. We will be showing The Sound of Music one night, and there will be a Q&A with me. Seth Apter will also have an art discussion. he is an amazing teacher, writer and person. COnnie Freedman expresses her art in a very special way, and I know you will enjoy participating in the project she will teach you that is close to her heart.
I am so looking forward to spending this time with you in such a beautiful place. For more information CLICK HERE. I hope to see you there.