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  • 2019 Summer Arts - Susan Stover

    Fiber and Wax Intensive

    June 17 - 21, 2019

    Medium: Fiber and wax
    Level: All Levels
    Tuition: $745
    Lab Fee: $55

    This workshop will explore the physical properties of fabrics and fibers, ways they can be manipulated and colored, and how they can be incorporated with encaustic. We will focus on learning various surface design techniques on fabric, such as batik, silk painting, shibori, rusting and eco-dyeing along with dipping and manipulating different fibers and fabrics. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own voice in relation to the presented materials and methods. Topics to include other artists and examples, exercises and experimentation embedding fibers and fabrics in wax, layering and creating depth, mixed media, pattern, compositional and conceptual concerns. Students have the option of individual critique if desired.

    Susan Stover is a San Francisco Bay Area artist who creates paintings and sculptures that explore themes of cultural identity and mythology. With the study of ethnic patterns and of utilitarian and sacred objects in non-western cultures, her work embraces ritual, tradition, and meditation through repetitive labor.

    Susan received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, California and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her paintings are in many private collections and in 2016 was commissioned for several pieces for the American Ag Credit headquarters in Windsor, CA. Her work was featured on the cover and in the lead article of the Surface Design Journal Winter 2016 issue and has been included in The Art of Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, Studio Visit, and Gathering Clouds – A Magazine of Contemporary Art. She teaches workshops in her northern California studio, other locations in the U.S., and internationally.

    Student Supply List:
    • Soft paint brushes for water-based paints, a few different sizes
    • 1” and 2” foam brushes
    • Gloves
    • 2 yards of white 8mm silk habotai and 2 yards of white 5.5 oz. silk organza
    • Scissors
    • Favorite wax tools (for scraping and incising)
    • Exacto knife
    • White plastic ice cube tray
    • Roll of freezer paper
    • Travel iron for wax (if you have one)
    • Bag of newspapers (if you are local and can bring some)
    • 4-6 cradled or flat panels to work on (up to 12” x 12”)
    • Cutting surface (self healing mat, matboard or cardboard)
    • String or yarn of various thicknesses - natural fiber only
    • 1 pound of encaustic medium
    • Rusty items and bits (for rusting fabric)
    • Sketchbook or notebook
    • Apron
    • Torch and butane (if you use a torch and can bring it)
    • Optional: Pan pastels, stencils, oil sticks, drawing materials

    Refund Policies:
    Summer Workshops
    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled by Cullowhee Arts or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter of 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).
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency. 

    Photo Policy

    • Cullowhee Arts may at times use photographs and/or video recordings of employees and students for purposes of publications and other media. Names and other identifying information will not be published.
    • Should an individual NOT want to be photographed or recorded they must contact Cullowhee Arts, and are responsible for removing themselves from areas in which photography is taking place, or notify the camera operator of their opt-out status. 

    Workshop package #1  
    On campus Lodging: single room/bath housing in shared townhouse, opening Sunday evening reception, daily healthy catered lunch buffets, and two group dinners - (more on lodging/meals)
    Workshop $745
    Lab Fee $ 55
    Single Lodging: W/ Daily Catered
    Lunches, Sunday Evening Opening Reception, 2 Group Dinners

    Double Occupancy listed in Purchase Options below (must have roommate pre-arranged) 

    Workshop package #2 
    Commuter price includes:  Sunday evening opening reception, daily catered lunches and two group dinners

    Workshop $745
    Lab Fee $ 55
    W/Daily Catered Lunches, Sunday Evening Opening Reception, 2 Group Dinners
    • Enrollment Options
      50% Deposit Stover Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Single Lodging and Meal Plan $747.50
      50% Deposit Double Stover Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Double Lodging and Meal Plan $682.50
      50% Deposit Stover Commuter Workshop,Lab Fee, Meals $490
      Payment in Full: Stover Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Single Lodging/Meal Plan $1495
      Payment in Full: Stover Workshop,Lab Fee, On Campus Double Lodging/Meal Plan $1365
      Payment in Full: Commuter Stover Workshop, Lab Fee, Meal Plan $980
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