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Our 2023 Workshop Series is bringing ArtIsans from our area and around the world to LPCCA.
Instructor Dustin Cecil will be in town to teach you in this fun event. Students will make a primitive cobweb broom in the traditional style. This lightweight narrow broom is great for reaching all the places cobwebs can be found- Great for sweeping the ceiling too. These brooms are functional but make great decorative items, and great gifts! In this workshop we will learn the basic weaving techniques used to make a broom, with natural broomcorn (sorghum). No experience required for this project. Everyone will go home with at least one completed cobweb broom (most make 2).
June 8th from 12p-3p
Dustin Cecil has been making brooms in the traditional style for about 4 years after taking a week long workshop at the John C Campbell folk school. He currently lives in Eastern Kentucky and has enjoyed traveling and teaching broom making workshops for the last couple of years. Dustin’s other interests Include all things related to fiber arts and textiles- especially learning traditional techniques, and their histories- he is also a weaver, quilter, and occasional painter/printmaker.
HOWDY! My name is Deborah May and I am owner of BARN QUILTER ExPRESS from Oklahoma. I’ve been a barn quilt paint coach for five years. Not only do I teach in my hometown, I offer classes all over the states. My professionally painted barn quilts span the continental USA.
About your instructor, Ann Rose
Ann Rose retired from a full time nursing career 16 years ago to live off grid and practice organic farming on her farm in Lansing. She has used knowledge of food preservation passed down from her grandmother, learned through her nursing training and career, practical experience, and some "trial and error," to use her own words. Ann has also been a grant writer for the local nonprofit, GLAD, and in conjunction with the town raised funds to purchase land and build the 77 acre Lansing Creeper Trail Park. She also started the Lansing Farmers' Market five years ago which has been a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs.
Luis Enrique Gutierrez
Luis comes from a village community and family steeped in a tradition of pottery based on the natural clays that occur in that region of Nicaragua. His father Helio has traveled the world to show off this own pottery and has pieces in the Smithsonian Museum of American Indians. Learning the basics from his father’s very creative style, Luis has taken his own path with imagery and designs that are unique. Visit www.luisenriquegutierrez.com to get an idea of his innovative style, as well as his Instagram page, @artedluis
Influenced by the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts Movements. I love uniting organic and geometric forms into designs that flow and follow the spirit of these two movements, which strive to bring beauty to the everyday. I earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1982, where I learned to take a painterly approach to clay.
Amy Bumgardner began making jewelry in 2010 when searching for a creative outlet. She picked up a beginners tool kit on a whim and instantly fell in love with the art. It was the creative outlet she needed. Her style quickly evolved from beaded pieces to metal work with silver, gold and copper. She is self taught and has spent countless hours learning as many techniques as possible.
Amy is originally from Boone, NC and has lived in Ashe County since 2001.