Trash To Treasure: Explorations In Thrifty Materials

July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Julia Gartrell

Using everyday materials such as string, wire, paper, scrap fabric, natural items and beyond, students in this workshop transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. You will learn techniques including crocheting, sewing, quilting and sculptural basketry to create expressive sculptural objects. Participants will interrogate the idea of collection, site and the history of materials. During the workshop, you will play, develop your own voice and challenge yourself to experiment wildly. Open to all skill levels.


Julia Gartrell is a sculptor and educator who earned an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, RISD, and at workshops throughout the country. Gartrell has participated in residencies at Arrowmont, The Fine Arts Work Center and Ox-Bow. Her sculpture has been shown nationally and internationally.

Julia Gartrell

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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