Finding the Soul of Forgotten Materials
This one week workshop encourages students to experiment with innovative and intuitive ways of creating a variety of structures and forms using organic, found and recycled materials. Students are invited to think about shapes and forms that hold particular interest and bring these ideas to the workshop.
Using unusual techniques developed by Geoffrey to overcome construction challenges, each student will complete a variety of forms, something they want to create. Students will be asked to bring some of their own favorite cast off materials. This class is perfect for beginners seeking an introduction to creating curious objects as well as intermediate and advanced students wishing to reach the next level and break out of their comfort zone. Students need to be familiar with using hand and power tools such as drills, band saws, and sanders.
We will look at selecting and designing pedestals and stands for artwork. We will also learn how to making patinated and painted tin to add age and color to various forms.
Here are a couple of artists from the Penland School of Craft workshop with their completed pieces. A lot was done in a short period of time!
Chelli working on a Crane. Greg next to his finished snapping turtle.
And here are several testimonials from the participants:
“Not only did I come away with a wonderful work of art — directed by the charming and knowledgeable Geoffrey — but twelve new friends. It was an amazing week!”
“Geoffrey is enthusiastic about the progress of ones project and tactful when necessary. He’s willing to share his ideas as well as his materials…its amazing what solutions he dreams up with the materials at hand. He loves spontaneity and invention. I look forward to each encounter with him so I can watch what Geoffrey will unfold!”
“I heard nothing but rave reviews for your presentation with many remarking on your wonderful sense of humor and candidness on the business of art. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that most of our attendees considered you the hit of the conference.”
Linda-Studio Art Quilt Association Conference 2013
- Penland School of Crafts, NC
- Northcountry Studio Workshops, VT
- Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, AK
- Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
- Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
- Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
- Angles Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Art in the Mountains, Bend, OR
- Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA