The Turchin Center gets crafty



Article Published: Apr. 24 | Modified: Apr. 24
The Turchin Center gets crafty

In Wendy Jessen’s May 31 ‘Junque Journals’ workshop, participants will create a journal, sketchbook or scrapbook out of recycled items.

Photo submitted



Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts has released its full schedule for upcoming spring and summer workshops now open for registration.

A variety of classes for all skill levels are offered, along with discounts on these workshops to donors of the Turchin Center.

Registration and pricing information can be found at http://tcva.org/workshops or by calling (828) 262-3017.



Workshop Schedule

Intro to Portraiture
May 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Raney Rogers
Participants will learn how to accurately draw and paint a portrait. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1324

Book O’Rama
May 19 to 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. & May 23, 9 a.m. to noon
Instructor: April Flanders
This course will cover the foundations of bookmaking and beyond. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1298

Belt Buckle Necklaces
May 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Wendy Jessen
Create a necklace from up-cycled belt buckles. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1296

Exploring Color in Composition
May 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tunde Afolayan Famous
Learn to manipulate paint to get colors that contain the proper value and intensity required in painting. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1303

Junque Journals
May 31, 1 to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Wendy Jessen
Participants will create a journal, sketchbook or scrapbook out of recycled items. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1287

Gold Leaf & Acrylic Painting
June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Beth Andrews
Participants will explore the combination of metallic leaf with acrylic paint. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1318

Tuesday Afternoon Landscapes
May 13, 20 and 27 & June 3, 10 and 17, 1 to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tara Belk
Learn the basics of color mixing and brushwork, plus easy-to-master techniques for painting landscapes. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1342

Capturing the Essence of Water
June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Raney Rogers
Learn how to paint water’s many different surfaces. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1312

Salt Glazing
June 30, July 1, 2 and 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Stinson
This course will focus and explore various methods of glazing for a salt and reduction kiln. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1338

Intro to Encaustics
July 7 & Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Greg Howser
Participants will learn how to make encaustic wax, mix colors, apply it to the surface, make textures, cover a drawing, create incising fine lines and fuse the wax. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1320

Plein Air Painting – Getting Started
July 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Abernethy
Enjoy a day of painting on location while learning some of the basic principles involved in creating art outdoors. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1306

Discovering Your Inner Artist
July 21 to 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Debbie Arnold
Using painting, drawing and collage techniques to expand and strengthen one’s intuition. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1309

Mixing It Up: Mixed Media
July 28 to 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Vae Hamilton
This workshop will cover working with acrylic paints, photo transfers and multi-media expanding creative imagery. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1330

Painting Botanicals
July 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Raney Rogers
Participants will paint the beauty of flowering subjects in abstract and detailed ways. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1332

Beginning Acrylics
Aug. 4 to 6, 1 to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Welch
Participants will learn basic techniques of acrylic painting with an emphasis on landscape. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1289

Studio Figure Drawing
Aug. 11 to 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. & Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to noon
Instructor: Tim Ford
This course will focus on drawing and painting the human figure from live models. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1315

Painting Animals
Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Raney Rogers
Learn how to capture expression in wildlife and present them in a natural setting. http://tcva.org/workshops/id/1327



About the Turchin Center

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural and economic resource.

The Turchin Center is located at 423 W. King St. in downtown Boone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The center is closed Sunday and Monday and observes all university holidays. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, call (828) 262-3017, or visit http://www.tcva.org.

Additional Images

In Wendy Jessen’s May 31 ‘Junque Journals’ workshop, participants will create a journal, sketchbook or scrapbook out of recycled items.
Photo submitted

Kim Abernethy presents ‘Plein Air Painting — Getting Started’ July 12.
Photo courtesy of Kim Abernethy

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