Susan Lenz

Sun, August 18 to Sat, August 24 2019
HOT with Susan Lenz
Medium: Fiber
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: 9 Spots Left
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HOT is a five-day workshop exploring heat-activated processes for contemporary fiber arts. Participants are encouraged to work intuitively with a wide range of polyester stretch velvets, metallic foiling sheets, chiffon scarf overlays, Angelina fibers, feathers, iron-on adhesives, and snippets of other novelty materials. Susan’s style of instruction is a series of in-depth demonstrations followed by ample time for experimentation and discovery. Demonstrations will include painting the adhesive, fusing layers of synthetics, surface design, hand embroidery, self-guided free-motion stitching, melting techniques, and matting/mounting fiber arts for framed presentations. Time will be spent on individual critiques and open discussions on inspiration, professional development, and the working life of a studio artist. Susan’s thirty-year background as a certified custom picture framer will enhance the workshop.

Susan’s approach to conducting a workshop is simple: demonstration followed by work time, demonstration followed by work time, etc. Many of her past workshop participants have expressed interest based on the work she creates and sell through gallery representation and high-end fine craft shows. For that reason, Susan finds importance in “working like an artist” when conducting a workshop. Her demonstration pieces always end up as finished, framed pieces, with a price tag, and eventually a buyer. She encourages her participants to do the same! This workshop is all about “making art”, not making samples or another demo piece.

Please note this workshop includes a material fee of $40.00 which includes all materials and equipment you’ll need for the workshop.

About Susan Lenz

Using needle and thread for self-expression and heat-activated processes, Susan works reflects her passion for historic buildings, especially stained glass windows and the colors and eco-friendly ideals of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a 20th c. Austrian artist and architect. Susan’s work is regularly accepted into national and international juried exhibitions.  She is a professional level member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and an affiliate member of Through Our Hands in England. Her work has been presented in solo shows across the country. Susan is represented in several galleries including the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $680.00 + $40 material fee

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,704.00-$1,872.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*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 find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

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