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  • 2019 Summer Arts - Sandee Johnson and Lynn Bland

    Sandee Johnson 

    Mixed Media Marathon
    Team Taught by artists
    Sandee Johnson & Lynn Bland
    July 1 - 3, 2019
    Medium:  Mixed Media
    Level:   All Levels 
    Tuition: $450 Includes Sunday evening opening reception, tuition & healthy, catered lunches each day
    Lab Fee: $75  

    (on campus housing available - see below) 

    This workshop will offer artists experimental approaches to combining paint, textural mediums, rust, ephemera and collage to your work to make a successful composition. Besides the basic introduction to substrates, acrylic texture mediums and the techniques of combining processes you will make your own stamps for decorating papers to use in your work. Some of the processes will include stamping, layering, texturing, stenciling, collage and simplified printing using a Gelli Plate. 
    The workshop will be high energy, encouraging your spirit of adventure while bringing new life to your paintings through experimenting and sharing. You will learn important methods to critique your own work and develop your own personal style. Think of it as an artistic journey with unlimited inspiration.

    A word about team-teaching: Students receive an added benefit when two teachers bring their individual knowledge and teaching skills together in a workshop. Lynn and Sandee have been collaborators for many years and bring a rich tapestry of expertise to the classroom. Students receive individual attention and two perspectives as they learn from this dynamic duo – artists Lynn Bland and Sandee Johnson.   


    Lynne Bland

      Lynn Corsi Bland, holds a BFA degree is from Florida State University. She works in painting, drawing, sewing, and encaustic with found objects. She has exhibited in numerous shows including The Arrowmont School of Arts Biennial juried exhibition, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, The National Collage Society Annual Exhibitions, Hudson, Ohio, The Jack Art Gallery Juried Encaustic Show, Atlanta, Georgia, The National Collage Society Postcard Show, New York, New York, The 2011 Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, New York, Mason Maurer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, and Encaustic Art Institute Annual juried exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM and the Brooklyn Art Library, NY,NY.  She has received awards and been featured in numerous magazine publications. Publications include: Material Visions, Signatures, Art Doll Quarterly, Best of Stampington and Company: Hancrafted.


    Sandee Johnson holds an MS from Florida State University and has done postgraduate work at McGill University in Montreal, Universidad de las Americas in Mexico. Sandee has worked as had a serious studio practice for over 40 years as an an artist, art teacher & tutor, free-lance photographer and writer for over 40 years. She has lived and/or exhibited in 30 different countries, including; Pairs, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Seoul, Moscow, Shanghai, Geneva, Spain, Amsterdam, Rome, Budapest, Luxembourg, NYC, Stockholm, London, Bulgaria, Mexico, Seattle and Portland. She has attended artist residencies in the slums of St. Louis, Baupres Gallery in Mazatlan, Mexico, Hungary, NYC, Berlin, Germany. Her work can be found in public and private collections in continental Europe, England, Israel, Russia, Columbia, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Mexico and the Caribbean. Sandee currently lives and has her studio in Asheville, NC.

    • Apron
    • Water container (empty, large cottage cheese or yogurt container)
    • One package of white tissue paper or thin rice paper.
    • Inexpensive craft paint (Walmart or Michaels)
    • Disposable foam rollers. 3-4 inch sizes (at least 4)
    •  Brushes (should include a one inch acrylic flat, and a 1/2 acrylic flat.
    • 3inch wide inexpensive chip brushes for spreading glue, etc
    • 1 package Fun foam with adhesive backing (craft area Walmart or Joanns)
      Packaged in sheets
    • A sharp utility knife and scissors
    • Package of small plastic spoons or palette knives.
    • Several different weights of plastic bags. Not many, we will cut these up.
    • Collage materials, such as magazine pages, asian papers, photographs, and decorative papers.
    • Palette or Paper plates
    • Photo copied images to use in work. Must not be ink jet copies as they do not hold to water
    • Paper towels
    • 1 8oz bottle or jar of gesso
    • 1 roll of wax paper for transporting work home
    • pencils, pens or markers
    • Stencils bold open stencils work best, many will be available from instructors to share
    • Any artist acrylics, gels or mediums you like to use.
    • A Gelli Plate (if you have one) instructors will have one to share
    • 1 8oz. Bottle of fluid matte or gloss medium - any brand
    • 3 Supports: cradled panels, heavy illustration board (not matboard), 140lb or higher watercolor paper, or stretched canvas.

    *most of these materials can be found at Jerry’s Artarama, Cheap Joe’s (Cheap Joe’s in Asheville will offer a 10% discount at the store with proof of class participation), Jerry’s Artarama or Dick Blick

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    Summer Workshops
    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full. 
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a   tax deductible donation   to Cullowhee Arts. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email.
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive   no refund   but can transfer to another workshop during the calendar year or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a   tax deductible donation   to Cullowhee Arts.
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