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being (t) here botanical dye workshop with India Flint

Arts + Cultural Travel

The Workshop:  Since the middle ages, the region around Pescia has enjoyed a rich and respected history of papermaking. One of the paper mills in the region even…

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Peters Valley Woodworking Curt Theobald 2

Segmented Patterns: Unlocking the Process

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is for turners who want to better understand how to make segmented patterns. You will explore design concepts, learn construction tips and build patterns.

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Figuring it Out

Peters Valley School of Craft

What inspires you? What interests you? Where do your influences come from? Let’s figure it out with a two pronged approach to generating and exploring ideas in furniture and object design by building a small cabinet.

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Peters Valley Woodworking Ken Burton Rocker 1

The Rocking Chair

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this hands-on workshop, Master Craftsman Ken Burton will guide you through the process of building his take on this iconic piece of furniture.

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Relief Printmaking and the Book

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore the potential of relief prints and then make a book to house your finished images. You do not need previous experience, but if you do have previous printmaking experience, this class will allow you to perfect your technique.

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Peters Valley Encaustic Clare Murray Adams 1

Encaustic on Paper

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will focus on layering papers and imagery through collage, using stencils, transferring imagery from photocopies, and burning/branding the paper

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Peters Valley Printmaking Susan Webster 3

Words and Images

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn various low-tech printmaking techniques including gelatin-plate process, direct stencil, and monotype drawing and use a variety of tools and techniques—drawing, painting, and collage–to make image and text components.

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Get in Shape

Peters Valley School of Craft

Our world is full of interesting shapes, patterns and textures. Organic shapes, geometric shapes, repeating patterns, leading lines, they all have visual and photographic potential.

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The Documentary Photo Story

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore how to build a photo story from beginning to end. As Northwest New Jersey is an area rich with compelling untold stories, course participants will develop an original photo story based on the locality (ex. a local event like the NJ State Fair, historic location, or person).

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Silver Start to Finish

Peters Valley School of Craft

Silver is one of the most beautiful and versatile materials used in jewelry production. In this workshop, you’ll experience every step involved in transforming raw, unprocessed silver into beautiful finished jewelry.

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Forming a Pouring Vessel

Peters Valley School of Craft

The goal of this course is to introduce intermediate level metalsmiths to the world of forming metal. Participants will learn to raise/sink metal and cold forge metal stock.

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Linoleum Relief Carving and Printing on Fabric

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is a fresh approach to the art of traditional relief block carving and printing on fabric. Demonstrations and specific exercises will teach skills in working from ideas to designs to cutting linoleum blocks and printing on fabric using non-toxic, water-based, high quality textile pigments.

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Bamboo & Glass Vessels: The Light and the Shadow

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class we will explore using small bamboo and glass elements to create vessel forms that play with light and shadow. Come learn how to cut, heat bend, drill, weave, and sew bamboo together.

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Weaving 101

Peters Valley School of Craft

Start from the beginning. No experience necessary! You will learn to plan a project, wind a warp, sley, thread, and beam that warp onto a multi shaft floor loom.

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Peters Valley Ceramics Chris Archer 1

Learning Your Way Around the Potter’s Wheel

Peters Valley School of Craft

There are few things in life as satisfying as sitting at a potter’s wheel and creating a vessel using your hands and a little clay. As many people are discovering, making pottery can open up a world of experiences.

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The Big Burn

Peters Valley School of Craft

This exciting workshop offers artists the opportunity to participate in different types of firings, achieving many results in a short time. You will learn how to prepare and fire your works in a variety of kilns and atmospheres, from soda to wood, gas reduction, raku and pit firing.

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Peters Valley Blacksmithing Mace Vitale Bowie 1a

The Bowie Knife

Peters Valley School of Craft

The Bowie knife is one steeped in legend and lore. In this intensive five day class participants will create their own version of this iconic American knife. Forging, grinding/filing, heat treating, and handles/guards will be covered.

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Peters Valley Blacksmithing James Viste 1

Pattern Welded Steel for Blades or Otherwise

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course will provide a general overview of pattern development history and practice from beginning through advanced. In it, we will cover the re-purposing of materials for billets as well as processing of commonly used contemporary raw materials.

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Copper Weather Vanes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The class will cover how to design and create a personal weather vane out of copper. You will learn chasing and repoussé skills to form the copper into a custom wooden die that you will design and make yourself.

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FREDERIC CHURCH, on a quiet cove of Millinocket Lake in Maine

Evelyn Dunphy Art

Join us in this historic series of painting workshops. Stunning views of Katahdin, comfortable rustic camps, small groups with lots of individual attention. It’s an unforgettable experience in…

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Watercolor Workshop with George Politis AWS, RI in Thassos, Greece

George Politis AWS, RI

Painting holidays in Greece! Watercolor and mixed watermedia in the majestic islands Santorini and Thassos!
Combining studio and plein air painting and exploring pure watercolor and contemporary mixed watermedia!
Discover the beauty of Greece and local gastronomy! Fees include accommodation, all meals, field trips and local transport.
12 student max.

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mixed media retreat Ireland

Painting the Textures of Ireland with Jacqueline Sullivan

Arts + Cultural Travel

If you’ve ever looked at a postcard of Ireland and sighed wistfully, you’ve been sighing about Mayo County. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a perfectly pastoral, sheep-studded Irish scene, you’re in love with Mayo County. Then this is the workshop for you!

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