Sue Benner

Sun, October 19 to Sat, October 25 2025

Wild Abandon: Collage/Layer/Abstract with Sue Benner

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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Take your work to unknown places!

Sue will guide you through building abstract quilt surfaces with layers of collaged fabric and paint. The aim is to put aside your perfectionist inner critic and freely compose with intuition (and abandon). Sue will provide you with just enough structure to give you room to improvise.

Working with recycled, unusual, non-precious (and some precious) materials, expect to make a series of several experimental works and start a larger individual work later in the week. You will collage, stitch, glue, fuse, and paint your way to discovery.

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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: $960.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,677.85-$2,891.69

*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.