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  • 2019 Summer Arts - Norma Hendrix

    On Location - into the Studio

    July 1 - 3, 2019
    Medium: Drawing Media, Mixed Media
    Level:  All Levels
    Cost: $400 - Includes Sunday evening opening reception, tuition & healthy, catered lunches each day
    Lab Fee: $50

    On campus lodging available - see below.

    Drawing on location is a whole sensory experience. It brings us out from  behind  our computers or i-phones, and allows us to absorb the multi-layered aspects of a site; the temperature, the sounds, the feel of the sun or cool of the shadows. These sensations all have a part in how we perceive visual information. Learning to create simple compositions can bring tremendously satisfying results. What better place and time of year than summer the Blue Ridge Mountains, to spend time drawing on location? For these 3 days, Norma Hendrix will take the class on morning sketching excursions, where she will guide you to pause and connect with the environment of the location and help you to simplify your composition to make focused manageable sketches.
    "After lunch, we will pin up our drawings and take a look at what we’ve experienced. We will then use these 'notations' as our guides to further explore our findings with color, texture and line via mixed media. After 3 days of exercises in perceptual drawing and experimentation in the studio, you will leave with a stack of works on paper that may inspire you to make this a serious practice."

    Norma Hendrix has been a teaching and exhibiting artist for over 40 years. She holds a BFA from Ohio University, an MA in Painting and Drawing from Western Carolina University and an MFA from Johnson State College, Vermont.  She has been an artist in residence and presenter at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, and Atelier Four Winds, Aureille, France. Hendrix was a professor of Drawing, Painting and Art History for ten years at Western Carolina University. She founded and directed Studio 598 – a teaching studio and exhibition space, 2006 – 2009, She was the Education Director at the Bascom Art Center, 2009 – 2011, then founded Cullowhee Mountain Arts in 2012, now in its eighth year of programming.

    Hendrix has been guest curator at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum and other galleries. She has shown her drawings, paintings and mixed media works in numerous group and solo exhibits. She recently was the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council’s “Regional Arts Project Grant” that culminated in two solo exhibits; “A Thousand Mornings” at the Fine Art Museum of Western Carolina University and Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hendrix’s artwork is held in private and public collections in the US and France and England.

    Student Supply List:

    • A drawing board with bulldog clips (can be a piece of masonite, appr. 12" x 18")
    • Drawing materials: pencils, charcoal, pigment liners
    • Blue Painter's tape or white artist tape (preferred)
    • Box of nitrile gloves
    • A sun hat or visor
    • a package of unscented baby wipes
    • some bristle brushes in a variety of sizes 
    • watercolors 
    • a couple bamboo brushes 
    • Palette
    • palette knives
    • papers for sketching and water media to use on location and the studio
    • an assortment of mixed media materials to work with in the studio

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    Refund Policies:
    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 Mountain 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 Mountain ARTS. 
    • If you are flying, we strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency.

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