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Retreats & Workshops

Shannon Weber

Shannon Weber sculptural boatsSculptural Boats

Explore the ever expanding vocabulary of the Mixed Media Vessel form while combinding sculptural concepts of vessel construction. Students will learn applying different methods of stitching, weaving, and cold connection to various fibers from fabric, paper, along with reclaimed materials. After the vessel is constructed the focus will shift next to applying encaustic medium and paint layers to your vessel allowing the beginning of embellishment apporches such as mark making techinques with oil sticks, thread, wire, found objects, or collected items in nature. Take your encaustic or sculptural experince to the next level, this is a highly process driven workshop.


"Rusty Vessels" Gig Harbor, WA USA

Shannon Weber and Pam Nichols "Rusty Vessels" with Bellissima Art Escapes.
This is our second time of playing together and you don't want to miss this. You will get all of my Sculptural Boats and Objects approaches with a twist! Pam will be teaching her Rusted Paper Skills with her huge collection of rusted metal stash. Then Pam will light up the torches and show you how to apply your rusted paper onto wood panels with encaustic medium and paint. Surface design options will be addressed.

July 13-17 2020
www.bellissimaartescapes.com


Sculptural Boats Australia 2020

Join me in Australia for Glenys Mann's famed programs "Fibre Arts Australia"

Ballert, Australia Spring September 21-27, 2020

Toowoomba, Australia Spring September 29-October 5, 2020
www.fibrearts.net.au

Shannon Weber workshops

Conversations with Nature

Whether you're an artist, writer, gardener, naturalist, skinny dipper, or day tripper, our relationships with nature are vital to the understanding of our world and ourselves. It is the connection of place that can drive and influence creativity of all kinds. We will engage nature by listening, watching, and gathering items of the land which will then be bound, stitched, woven, assembled, painted and transformed into vessels, talismans, or journals. While all the materials will be provided, students are highly encouraged to bring their own collections of nature, paper, threads, or artworks that can be taken apart, added to, reassembled, transformed or used for embellishment.

August 12-16 2020
IslandWood - Bainbrige Island, WA USA
www.bellissimaartescapes.com


Shannon Weber Woven objects

Approaching Woven Objects and Small Vessels in Innovative Ways

This is process driven experience were students will engage in constructing different small scale mixed media objects and vessels using repetitive laying techniques. These processes will included cold connection, stitching, binding, to various forms of basketry. Students will be using unusual tactile materials as metal tape, bike tubing, various kinds of nature and reclaim.

April 4-5 2020
Shannon's Studio / Cottage Grove, Oregon USA
Contact Shannon at-www.shannonweber1@hotmail.com


Shannon Weber sea kelp pouchesBullwhip Sea Kelp Pouches & Vessels

March 7 2020 Oregon USA (FULL)
March 14 2020 Oregon USA
May 2 2020 Oregon USA
June 6 2020 Oregon USA
June 19 - 20 Oregon USA (Waitlist)

Contact Shannon at-www.shannonweber1@hotmail.com


Ongoing Classes

EMU Craft Center University of Oregon
http://craftcenter.oregon.edu

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