Snow Farm 2017

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Many moons ago, when I worked at the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (now CERF+), I attended a board meeting that was held at Snow Farm. Located in Williamsburg, MA, Snow Farm offers craft and fine art workshops.

I don’t know why, but they’ve never stayed on my radar – and this is unfortunate. I recently visited their website and discovered that they have an amazing selection of workshops coming up this year – and the instructors are seriously fantastic. I can only imagine how many awesome workshops I’ve missed over the years.

From June 9 – 11, Béatrice Coron is teaching A Cut Above: An Exploration in Papercutting:

Both beginners and advanced students alike will delight in learning about the long multi-cultural history of papercutting as well as the world of paper-cutters today. Explore the unique possibilities of papercutting techniques while making black and white, and color artwork. Demonstrations will include stenciling and working in 3D. Tips, tricks, and resources will be provided. To take a workshop with Béatrice Coron – she’s on my Book Arts Bucket List. She’s just beyond amazing. I would love to learn from her.

From October 1 – 7, Natalie Stopka is teaching Fiber Techniques for Book Artists:

Add fiber arts techniques to bookmaking and bring a world of color, pattern, and texture to your work! Learn to prepare and fix natural dyes to fabric and paper for accessible, sustainable color. Use these fibers to create a bound book exploring the synergy of fiber arts, book arts, embroidery, and needle weaving. Bring materials to test in the dye pot or incorporate into your binding.

Natalie is also on my Book Arts Bucket List. She’s a master at marbling and manipulating textiles. Just look at her books. Drooool…

And lastly, from October 7 – 9, Colette Fu is teaching Demystifying the Pop-up Book:

Pop-up book structures can be used to make engaging works of art for any age, from greeting cards to animations to kinetic sculptures. Learn some of the many basic structures of pop-up paper engineering including angle folds, parallel and angle lifting platforms, and 3 dimensional shapes, and how to incorporate them into unique pop-up books, cards, and works of art.

Ever since I attended the Movable Book Society conference in September, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about pop-ups. I could just go on and on about Colette’s work. The way she gets the layers of imagery to work together – damn.

I’m glad that I’ve been reacquainted with Snow Farm. In addition to offering wonderful classes, they’re located just a 2.5 hour drive away from my house. I can take classes there without flying. Bonus!

If you’re interested in learning more about the classes at Snow Farm, you can view the full 2017 schedule on their website.

Many thanks to Snow Farm for giving me permission to use their logo.

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