Join me for a week of ultimate creative exploration at Arrowmont this fall


I think it’s a tremendous honor to be asked to teach at a venue with such a long history of teaching fine craft. The original settlement school, that became Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, was founded in 1912, in the Great Smoky Mountains.

For years, I’ve heard  wonderful things about Arrowmont from other artists. I see this as an amazing opportunity to learn and grow, expand ideas and push the creative envelope right along with my students. This quote is from the Arrowmont website about the student experience:

“It has been described as magical, life-changing, inspiring, invigorating and more.  It is different each day and for each individual. The essence of the experience is grounded in exploration and discovery – conscious and subliminal. Whether walking through gallery exhibitions on the way to a studio, sharing meals and laughter, struggling to refine an idea, discovering new materials or collaborating with others, students are inspired by the time spent here.”

October 12-18, I will be teaching an  Acrylic Ink Textile Adventure

Acrylic Ink Adventureacrylic Ink 5dayThis is a week long exploration using Acrylic Inks, taking it all the way to the finish!


I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work with my students through every step of the process.


Just a run down of the things we’ll cover over 5 days;

creating textured backgrounds

explore mark making with a variety of tools;

ruling and quill pens, paint markers, etc.

carving and printing different types of stamps

incorporating printed imagery with collage techniques

building layers of color by cutting masks

making simple resists from common items

painting imagery in an illustrative way while learning techniques to control bleeding

the ultimate fool proof basting method

breaking out of the free motion rut

sampling alternative binding methods

and more…


Each portion of the class will add another level of complexity to the image-making process, culminating in a painted whole cloth piece.

Click here to get a taste of what has been done in just a two day class, and click here to see how I painted my quilt 8 of Cups with acrylic inks.


Visit the Arrowmont website to find out all the details on how you can join me in this hands on, pushing the limits art making  Acrylic Ink Textile Adventure.

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