Monday, July 28, 2008

Workshop Registrations Open for....

Workshop Registration Open for.....
Guest Artists for the rest of 2008!

I feel pretty lucky with the artistic talent that comes to The Artists'
Nook each year to teach!

As I was adding the rest of
2008 workshops with Guest Artists:

Cas Holmes from the UK
Cathy Tayor from North Carolina
Kathyanne White from Arizona
Kelly Kilmer from California
Cory Celaya from Arizona

I got excited about the upcoming variety of workshops with these wonderful

You really cannot go wrong with any of these selections!

REMEMBER: Register Early to receive the Early Registration Discount
Pricing listed in each workshop description.

Also, by registering early you will secure your spot before the workshop
fills up!

Cas Holmes from the United Kingdom
Thursday Sept 11th - Sunday Sept 14th, 2008

From The Land w/ Cas Holmes (9/11)
Paper & Stitch w/ Cas Holmes (9/12)

The Sketchbook w/Cas Holmes (9/13)
Of Cloth, Pattern & Clothing w/ Cas Holmes (9/14)

Cas Holmes Bio:

My work relates to the natural and built world around us and the elements
that make it up.

I like to use found materials as part of this process and am always
looking at the environmental links and sustainable practice.
This year I am collaborating on several projects including work with
another artist as a means to develop my studio practice and produce new
work using a range of themes.

I am also exhibiting new work in two main projects this year, 'Traces' and
a collaboration, with four other artists, 'Transitions', touring from
Bilston Craft Gallery. Both theses exhibitions are touring the U.K.

As part of my practice I work in the public context, teaching, consultancy
work, commissions and workshop based projects.

Cas Holmes Website

Cathy Taylor from North Carolina
Friday Oct 3rd- Sunday 5th, 2008

Making Your Mark w/ Cathy Taylor (10/3)
Anthologies, Rescue Book Collage w/ Cathy Taylor (10/4)
The Nature of Art w/ Cathy Taylor (10/5)

Cathy's Article about her Anthology books was in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of
Cloth Paper Scissors.

And Nature of Art article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors July/August 2008

Cathy's Bio:

Cathy Taylor is an award winning mixed media artist and national workshop
instructor. Her mixed media artwork is a celebration of the patterns,
textures, and color found in the natural environment and reflects the
essence and vitality of a subject.

Cathy is known for her ability to interpret a subject in a variety of
styles. From her colorful, detailed alphabetical designs including the
Florida “shell-a-bet” to her whimsical collages and multi-dimensional
abstracts, Cathy’s work is represented in museums, nature centers,
corporate collections, and private collections throughout the U.S. and

Cathy is an exhibiting artist at Sanibel Art and Frame on Sanibel, FL. The
Nature of Art Gallery in St Petersburg, FL., and Main Street Art Gallery in
Blowing Rock, NC.

She is a popular workshop instructor offering classes including, “No
Mistakes Water Media”, “Monotype Printmaking”, “Mixed Media
Collage”, and “Special Effects in Water Media”, and
“Anthologies”…creating collages with “rescue” books.. She has
studied with well known artists including Mary Todd Beam, Carole Barnes,
and Frank Webb, and was the 2000 winner of the Robert Rauschenberg award.

Her work was represented by a licensing agent in N.Y. City who secured
rights for a fine art print of a collage to be distributed nationwide, and
designs by Cathy are represented by Window of the Eye for use on garments
and gift items.

She has written a newspaper column “Art Directions” and has been
featured in Cloth, Paper, Scissors art magazine. She is a member of The
High Country Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The
International Society of Experimental Artists, and The National Collage

Cathy's Website

Kathyanne White from Arizona

Friday Oct 17th- Sunday Oct 19th, 2008

Beginning Digital Printing on Fabric and Speciality Papers w/ Kathyanne White (10/17)

Digital Mixed Media Art Journal w/ Kathyanne White (10/18)

The Textured Surface w/ Kathyanne White (10/19)

Kathyanne has an article in the recent issue of Surface Design Magazine
Summer 2008

And soon to be released issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors

Here is what Christine says about Kathyanne:

"Pictures cannot describe the techniques and inspiration that Kathyanne
will show us in these workshops.

Trust me this will be an pivotal turning point in your artwork for those
who want to incoorporate their own imagery and others into their artwork.
Kathyanne is the up and coming forerunner in this art medium. A sure treat
for all."

Kathyanne's Bio:

The textile assemblages of artist Kathyanne White have been exhibited in
solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United
States and abroad.

White’s work has been shown in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana;
the Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia; the Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago;
the Obsidian Gallery in Tucson, Arizona; the Eklecticos Gallery of Art in
Washington, D.C.; and the Nickle Art Museum, in Calgary, Alberta Canada. In
New York alone, White’s work has been shown at the Museum of Art and
Design, the Museum of American Folk Art and the Archives of American Art of
the Smithsonian Institution. In addition, her artwork is in numerous
private, public and corporate collections, including those of The Museum of
Art and Design, New York City; J-Tron, Inc. in Anaheim, California; the Los
Abrigados Resort in Sedona, Arizona; and the St. Francis Hospital in
Evanston, Illinois. White has been featured in a variety of arts
publications including Fiber Arts, Surface, American Style, Folk Art
Magazine, The Metropolitan Spirit, and Log Home Design Ideas.

She has been named a “trendsetter” in Art Business News. White has
also authored articles for American Quilter Magazine and Threads Magazine.

For more than 20-years, White has conducted workshops sponsored by
professional arts organizations including the Quilters Surface Design
Symposium in Columbus, Ohio; Maine Quilts; the Off the Wall Fiber Art and
Wearable Guild in Atlanta, Georgia; Quilt Auckland and The Auckland
Quiltmakers in New Zealand.

“My work is about opening up and going forward with the wealth of
possibilities that flow from within. The interplay of the shapes and hand
dyed colors are endless; the process of exploration leads me on
unpredictable journeys.” Kathyanne White

Kathyanne's Website

Kelly Kilmer from California
Friday November 7th - Sunday November 9th, 2008

The Storyteller w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/7)
Little Book of Faux Monoprints w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/7)
Snippets- A Unique Artist Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/8)
Goin' Postal w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/8)
Fukoro Toji or Little Bound Book w/ Kelly Kilmer (11/9)

If you have never taken a workshop with Kelly, you are in for a treat.
Not only is she generous with providing lots of supplies- paint, mediums,
paper, etc for the workshop.
She also, gives so many ideas, techniques and inspiration!

Kelly's Bio:
Kelly T.M. Kilmer is a mixed media book artist living in Southern
A New England native who studied on her own and at Mass College of Art,
she believes that there is an artist in each and every one of us.
Kelly’s classes are designed specifically to bring that artist out.
Her work has appeared in the books “In This House”, “Signatures”,
“Transparent Art” and in the magazines: Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset
Studio, Artist’s Sketchbook, The Studio, Dogeared, Artitude and others.
Kelly’s art is in the home of several private collectors and has also
been sold in various galleries across the U.S. She teaches all over the
U.S. and abroad.
Her current passions are spending time with her family, reading,
collecting (and using) paper, watching foreign and independent films,
journaling and frequenting used bookstores.
Kelly is always exploring new ways to create and how to better herself as
an artist.
Kelly's Blog:

Cory Celaya from Arizona
Friday November 14th - 16th, 2008
Exploration in Mixed Media w/ Cory Celaya (11/14-16)

This is Session 3 in Cory's Mixed Media series.

Anyone can start the series at anytime.
It is a time to grow as an artist and push yourself artistically.

We will continue to offer the series into 2009!

Cory's Bio:
Cory gets bags of “stuff” that normal people would toss in the trash.
Images from magazines, newspapers, printed text, numbers, letters, bills,
receipts, sheet music, wallpaper, envelopes, junk mail, catalogs, tickets,
menus, announcements, invitations, documents, are all fair game when it
comes to art!

“All this stuff makes me happy and happy is what “moxie art” is made
Yes, be mindful of copyrights, if you plan to show, sell, teach, or
publish, but…if you crave the rush of creating for yourself, go for it,
and learn to love what you do.” Cory says.

Cory teaches nationally and internationally for 25 years, offering classes
in watercolor, mixed media collage, encaustics, faux resin techniques for
art objects, jewelry, and much more.
She is passionate about teaching and about creating art, whether a large
painting or a small piece of art to wear or display.
Cory's Blog:

The Artists' Nook's
Guest Artist Line up for 2009
Guest Artists for 2009

This list is subject to change

Trish Seggebruch February 2009
Jacequline Sullivan March 2009
Cory Celaya March 2009
Stephanie Lee April 2009
Keith Lo Bue April 2009
Kelly Kilmer May 2009
Richard Salley May 2009
Jayne Wynn June 2009
DJ Pettitt July 2009
Tom Ashman July 2009
Cory Celaya July 2009
Laurie Mika September 2009
Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione October 2009
Katie Kendrick November 2009
Cory Celaya November 2009

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