2017 COLOR & TEXTILES: RUG WEAVING MICHAEL RADYK JUNE 9-13, 2017
Peters Valley is pleased to offer an intensive five day Rug Weaving Workshop for beginning and intermediate weavers. Learn to set up the loom and experiment with a variety of rug making techniques using plain weave, pattern, twill and pile weaves. Focus on sample weaving using an array of techniques that will allow you to investigate color and material explorations on the loom. Generate color, pattern and complete woven samples for a proposed rug project. Rugs and floor coverings from different cultures, both historical and contemporary, will be shown as examples of how material and design are developed within a cultural and functional context. This will serve as a foundation for you to develop your own vision and color sources while using a favorite "place" as inspiration.
ARU/CFT 542 COLOR & TEXTILES: GARDEN PAPERS- Papermaking Workshop for Teaching Artists and Studio Artists
With-Mary Hark and Michael Radyk Kutztown University
June 29 - July 3, July 6 - 10, 2015
Workshop participants will produce a portfolio of beautiful, high-quality papers, appropriate for book arts, collage, printmaking and simple sculptural applications using common bio-waste found in your yard or your garden, along with Asian fibers. Starting with a thorough discussion of the many qualities handmade papers can carry, students will consider how different fibers and processing decisions influence the physical properties of the final sheet. A simple approach to Asian papermaking, as well as affordable ways of setting up a papermaking studio in your classroom capable of producing strong, well-considered papers without expensive equipment will be the basis of this week long investigation. Simple plans for building equipment as well as many samples of garden papers will be shared. Soft, ephemeral and airy, or tough and bark-like; paper can be an absorbent material that carries fluidity with ease or possesses a dense impenetrable face. Paper has potential to carry a “smooth as glass” surface or become a field of lush texture. Skin or substrata, this wonderful material has endless possibility. All levels of expertise are welcome. Students will leave with the information necessary to create pop-up guerrilla papermaking in their own classrooms, backyards, and studios!
ARU 525 Craft in America Summer Studio Workshops Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft
With- Dr. Marilyn Stewart, Dr. Amy Bloom and Michael Radyk Kutztown University
July 14 - 17, 2015, with additional on-line coursework
Kutztown University, in partnership with Craft In America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work, is pleased to offer “Craft in America Summer Studio Workshops: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft.” This four-day series of workshops will provide unique opportunities for participants to deepen their involvement with craft mediums and processes while working with artists featured in the award-winning PBS series, Craft In America. Each day will consist of presentations and demonstrations, focused studio work, and mini-sessions devoted to taking ideas and craft sensibilities back to the classroom. An overarching theme will be the role of craft in contemporary society, as seen through the range of perspectives provided by our special guest artists.