Summer Workshops at the Turchin Center

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Article Published: May. 22, 2013 | Modified: May. 22, 2013
Summer Workshops at the Turchin Center

'Peacock' by Cathy Taylor

Fresh from celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a summer packed full of arts workshops for kids, older teens and adults.

From learning a completely new skill to honing an existing one, the Turchin Center’s workshops are open to people of all skill levels. Space is limited and registration must be made in advance.

More information on these workshops, including cost and how to register, can be found online at

May 2013

Beginning Watercolor
May 23 & 30; 6 to 9 p.m.
Instructor: Jeri Allison
Learning the process of working with watercolor gathering inspiration from nature. More information:


Mixed Media Workshop
June 4, 11 & 18; 6 to 9 p.m.
Instructor: Jeri Allison
Participants will mix different medias to create a one of a kind work of art. More information:

The Art of Making Paste Paper to Create a Collage Inspired by Artist Rex Ray
June 14 & 15; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jeri Allison
Participants will create colorful, textured papers to create a collage. More information:

Artist Intensive
June 24 to 28; varying times, locations and instructors
“Artist Intensive” is a weeklong experience that allows participants to be fully immersed in the topic of their choice, while taking part in opportunities to network with other artists. Some workshops are available for college credit. Visit for more information.
“Artist Intensive” topics include Elegant Connections: Metals and Jewelry Making with Angela Bubash, Monotype and the Responsive Print: Print making with April Flanders, Portrait Sculpture with Steve Eingorn, Figure Drawing with Tim Ford and Drawing with Paint with Marsha Holmes


Multimedia Stretch
July 1 to 3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Vae Hamilton
Combination of painting, sculpture, collage and photography. More information:

What’s Up with Yupo?
July 8 & 9; 9 a.m. to Noon
Instructor: Anne Welch
Create bright colorful abstract watercolors on yupo. More information:

The Contemporary Figure Layering Watercolor and Gouache
July 10 to 12; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kate Worm
Participants will explore various ways of applying watercolor and gouache to paper working with a nude model. More information:

Children’s Camp
July 15 to 19; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Rosa Dargan-Powers & Kelly Snider
Ages 7-12
It is all about mythological stories and creatures from around the world! Participants will explore the imaginative worlds and create their own! More information:

Photography in the Gallery
July 19; 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Appalachian’s Commercial Photography Program Faculty Members
A lively and interactive group discussion about the successful elements at play in the photography of the 10th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. More information:

AppState Photo Workshop
July 19 to 21
Instructors: John Latimer and Chip Williams
Schedule varies. Please check the website for details.
For the outdoor enthusiast who likes to photograph landscapes in less traveled areas and is willing to participate in moderate hiking with their photography gear to reach these destinations. More information:

Creative Freedom Through Intuitive Painting
July 22 to 26; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Instructor: Debbie Arnold
Using acrylic paints and pouring techniques to create imaginative works. More information:

Inkalicious: Creating with Alcohol Inks
July 29 to 31; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Cathy Taylor
Create beautiful works using alcohol inks. No painting experience necessary. More information:


Mixing It Up- Mixed Media
Aug. 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Welch
Create one of a kind artwork with paper, brushes, gesso, watercolor and items around your home. More information:

Flag Books: Content in Motion
Aug. 2; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharon Sharp
Learning the process of creating flag books and learning to present content in highly imaginative ways. More information:

Memory Collage Inspired by Artist Romare Bearden
Aug. 5 to 7; 6 to 9 p.m.
Instructor: Jeri Allison
Participants will create a collage of their favorite memory inspired by the work of North Carolina artist Romare Bearden.

About the Turchin Center

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 about the Turchin Center, call (828) 262-3017 or visit

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