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© 2019 Highland Arts Academy      photos by Michael Bedwell and Karen Milnes

WORKSHOPS.

POTTERY: CHECK-IN ON JULY 21st at 3pm. Workshops run July 22-24th from 1-5p and again July 31-Aug 2nd from 1-5p. 

Basketry & Stained Glass: July 29-Aug 2nd with classes running from 9a-5p with a lunch break. 
 

Barn Quilt Painting:  July 29-Aug 2nd with classes running from 9-12 with additional afternoon workshop activities planned. 

BASKETRY WITH JUDITH SAUNDERS

Explore traditional and non-traditional materials used in basket-making with mixed media artisan Judith Saunders.

Create baskets using a variety of techniques suited to your individual interests and experience level, whether this means you are making your very first basket or adding depth to your current level of expertise. You help determine whether you want to spend your time making one or two larger more complex baskets or whether you prefer to make more smaller baskets allowing for more experimentation. Judith will guide each participant so that individual goals can be met. If your hands need a rest, you can spend time enjoying Judith’s extensive collection of baskets and books that will be available.

A Norfolk, VA native, Judith retired from the Norfolk Public School System, following thirty years as an art educator. She is currently a member of the National Basketry Organization, the Handweavers Guild of America, as well as several regional associations and guilds. She has participated in annual conferences and conventions, taking classes with nationally known weavers from across the country. She has taught basketry workshops in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania including most recently at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

Judith has had work accepted in the following juried exhibitions: Basket Trends at the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center in Athens, OH in 2004; the “New Waves” Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center of VA in 2005; Basketry International 2006 at the Dairy Barn and the Northeast Basket Guild’s “Waves of Tradition” Exhibition at Pawtucket, RI 2006, receiving their Handweavers Guild of America Award; and the 2010 HGA Convergence Small Expressions Exhibition. Judith received an invitation to have her work included in the National Basketry Organization’s “All Things Considered IV” Exhibition held in conjunction with the 2008 NBO Convention at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and she was juried into the 2015 NBO “All Things Considered VIII” Exhibition in St. Paul, MN.

Judith’s work is included in the Contemporary Basketry Artists section of the book Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark by Vladimir Yarish, Flo Hoppe and Jim Widess and in the NBO 2016 Winter Quarterly publication where her work is featured on the cover and includes her member profile.

BASKETRY WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE ARTS COUNCIL ROOM OF THE HIGHLAND CENTER IN MONTEREY

61 Highland Center Ln. Monterey, VA

​BARN QUILTS WITH MARGIE BOESCH

 

Students will learn to design, draft and paint a 2’ x 2’ barn quilt. We will also tour Highland County Barn Quilts, including some of which are not seen from the road.

Margie Boesch has been painting barn quilts in her studio in Highland County since 2010, She combines her background as a quilt maker with an enjoyment of using color in paintings in order to create barn quilts that bring attention to the old barns and other structures in this beautiful county.

Afternoon activities include: Barn Quilt tours and a special guided tour at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA 

BARN QUILT PAINTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT

2806 Meadowdale Rd., Monterey, VA

​STAINED GLASS WITH LIZ DEVENNY

Using the copper foil method of stained glass construction, students will select a pattern; cut, grind and shape glass pieces, apply copper foil, solder and finish one or more projects.

Liz DeVenny has been a stained glass artist and teacher for 13 years, eight of which have been in Highland County.  Anna Maria Weierick, Liz’s former student and experienced assistant has four years of experience with stained glass.

STAINED GLASS CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT

9145 Highland Turnpike, McDowell, VA