Kathy Furukawa Legacy Fund
Shannon Weber 2 Day Workshop – February 10 & 11, 2018
You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to work with Shannon Weber, nationally known contemporary mixed media artist whose main focus is on vessel development utilizing multi-layer surface design. From her full-time studio in Cottage Grove, OR, Shannon creates woven objects and sculptures from various fibers.
Shannon’s works have been broadly exhibited, awarded and collected nationally in places such as the Lancaster Museum of Art where she won the “Fiber Art National Award of Excellence,” and her works are part of the permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum. Shannon also held a three-month residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 2009. Her work has been seen and featured in publications about fine crafts and fiber such as the National Association of Women Artists in New York Surface Design, Encaustic Art Magazine, Fiber Art Now, American Style, Fiberarts, American Museum and NW Artisan.
Shannon will present at the February 12th, 2018 FASA meeting. She will teach a two-day workshop at the Southwest School of Art on February 10th and 11th. This will sell out quickly.
Workshop: Approaching Woven Objects and Vessels in Innovative Ways
This workshop is for those who want to push the boundaries of basket weaving concepts and processes with the use of reclaimed materials and found objects in conjunction with nature’s organic materials. Think of this class as a “Candy Box Sampler”. The workshop explores the use of many interesting materials in a “small vessel and object” format providing an opportunity to mix materials and play with techniques.
As part of the workshop materials kit, Shannon provides each attendee an array of surprising, eclectic and usually-not-thought-of organic and inorganic materials to demonstrate basketry skills such as random weave, coiling and rib construction. She will also show how to use repetitive layers of basic stitching and cold connections to create inviting textured surfaces that invoke visual movement as the layers blend together.
This is a process oriented workshop with a self-described fast-paced task-master.
Appropriate for all skill levels.
Registration opens: November 13, 2017
Registration: email Lynn Luukinen – firstname.lastname@example.org –intent to participate
Workshop Fee: $135.00 – see flyer for specific instructions – payment due by January 8, 2018
Materials Kit Fee: $70.00 – supplied by instructor – paid at opening of workshop
Supply List: Minimal – see attached
Location: Southwest School of Art – Droste Design Studio
Full details and registration information here: Shannon Weber Workshop Flyer Feb-2018
Workshop materials list here: Shannon Weber Workshop Supply List Feb-2018
Authored by Lynn Luukinen