Sue Benner

Sun, October 15 to Sat, October 21 2023

Driven To Abstraction with Sue Benner

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: 2 Spots Left

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The exploration of abstraction in the art quilt medium is the theme of this workshop, both objective (abstracted from an actual subject) and non-objective. Through exercises, slide shows, individual discussions and a review of the history of abstraction, Sue will lead you through methods for developing abstract imagery. Each student will create a series of works based on source materials brought to class for inspiration. Instruction on using fusible collage as the construction technique will be presented, but these concepts can later be applied to other techniques as well. This is a great class for pushing your personal work.

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Student Feedback

“I have taken classes from Sue before, so I knew that I’d enjoy and learn from the workshop, but this was even better than I had anticipated. She opened lots of doors in my mind. One of the best workshops ever.” 


About Sue Benner

While pursuing a degree in molecular biology and a master’s in biomedical illustration, Sue Benner created her vision of the microscopic universe in painted and quilted textile constructions. Her early work propelled her to become a studio artist in 1980, working primarily in the medium that later became known as the Art Quilt. Sue began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she has gone on to add other techniques and develop a large series of work inspired by wetlands and prairies in her childhood home state of Wisconsin.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $820.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,331.14-2,552.10

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.