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  • 2019 Snow Hill - Judith Kruger

    May 16 - 20, 2019

    Medium:  Drawing, Painting, Collage
    Level: All Levels with Painting Experience
    Tuition:  $675| Lab Fee: $145 (includes special pigments and materials from Japan and equipment for making mineral paint, hide glues and silver leafing)

    "Abstract Alchemy: Black, White and Warm Metallics" - Levels 1 & 2

    In this course students will reinterpret nature’s deep imagery and essence employing matter from nature itself, within a limited palette. Paint, ink and home-made gesso will be made from inorganic and organic sources including pine soot, shells and earth minerals. Metallic leafing and alchemic oxidation techniques will be introduced for warmth and depth. These arcane processes have been employed for thousands of years on cave walls, scrolls and aboriginal works. A variety of painting and collage techniques will be covered to cultivate individualized expression in mixed-media. We will work on a variety of Eastern and Western papers as well as wood panels. Asian paper sizing, backing and mounting techniques will be covered. This meaningful, process-driven, ecological (non-toxic, water-based) work truly nurtures the heart and spirit. Abstractionists and realists at all skill levels are welcome.
    *Returning students will be brought to the next level - more intention and mastery.

    Judith Kruger is a visual artist whose paintings, prints and mixed media works address Human-Environment connectivity. She is recognized internationally for her advocacy of historic, natural painting materials and historic, ecological processes. private, public and corporate collections, which include Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, SCAD, Hong Kong, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA and Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Kruger holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of recent professional development grants from the Target Foundation and Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists program. Her studio is located in an old hosiery mill, 125 miles north of New York City, at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.


     Thursday, May 16 


     Travel to Snow Hill
     5:00 pm - Opening Wine Reception, Stuart Shils Lecture; Firehouse Studio
     7:30 - Dinner Suggestion, "The Harvest Moon Restaurant"

     Friday, May 17

       9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Upstairs Studio.
    5:30 - 6:15 pm - Judith Kruger Presentation - Firehouse Upstairs
    7pm - Dinner Suggestion "The Blue Moon Café

     Saturday, May 18


     9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Upstairs Studio
    OPTIONAL - Dinner Party at Christie Taylor and Freddy Sprock's Home
    ($25 for appetizers and dinner - BYOB) 

     Sunday, May 19
        9:00 am - 4:30(ish) pm - Workshop in Firehouse Upstairs Studio
    Dinner Suggestion - To Be Announced

     Monday, May 20 


     9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Workshop, lunch, wrap up session
                     4:30 pm - clean up, pack up, depart

    Recommended Housing in Snow Hill 
    The River House B&B 
    The Cedars B&B
    The Chanceford House B&B 
    The Mansion House B&B

    Housing in Nearby Berlin 
    The Atlantic Hotel

    Lodging List - Near to Snow Hill

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    Registration and Payments:

    • Registration is made by making a 50% deposit through our on-line secure payment system. You may use any major credit card when checking out.
    • The balance is due by 6 weeks out from the workshop start date.
    • Registration is open until the workshop is filled, at which point we open a waitlist. Often students on the wait list are able to take the workshop due to unanticipated circumstances of another enrollee.
    • All workshops have caps for attendants. In order to reserve your spot, it is advisable to enroll as soon as possible.
    • We cannot run under-enrolled workshops. Therefore, if you are planning to book a flight, we recommend waiting until we make the final call on a workshop at 6 weeks out from the travel in date. However, as soon as the workshop meets minimum we will inform all participants.

    Refund Policies:

    • A full refund is made when 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 6 weeks prior to the workshop start date receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% cancellation & processing fee.   
    • If a cancellation is made later than 6 weeks prior to the workshop, 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. 
    • Students who withdraw within 4 weeks of the workshops will forfeit their payments, even if workshop was paid in full, but can transfer the payments made 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.
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event of an unforeseen medical issue.

    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. 

    • Enrollment Options
      Payment in Full: Kruger Workshop, Lab Fee $820
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