Workshop series brings art to the masses

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is offering weeklong workshops through Aug. 3 as part of its Summer Visual Arts Series at Western Carolina University.

Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The workshops for the week of July 9-13 include:

In “The Figure in Context,” Susan Lichtman will guide students to arrange settings for figures by adjusting light, point of view and still life elements. The class is for painters who are comfortable working with the figure.

Artist Randall Stoltzfus will show students how to “Expand their Palettes” with mixed-media techniques and ideas including stenciling and gilding. Recommended for any level.

• Book artist Karen Hanmer’s “Biblio Tech” workshop will instruct students to create a dozen small book models representing different historical and modern binding methods. For students with basic book binding skills.

Rebecca Crowell’s “Oil and Wax” workshop is for exploring abstract painting using cold wax medium with oil paint, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and other materials and to discover new ways to create textures, lines, and color fields using a wide variety of tools and techniques. For intermediate to advanced painters.

Lisa Pressman’s “Encaustic and Embellishment” workshop will teach students about the ancient art of painting with melted wax and pigment and how to use this medium in a fresh contemporary way. Open to any level.

The Summer Visual ARTS Series runs through Aug. 3. For a complete calendar, costs and full descriptions visit or call 828.342.6913

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