Improvisational Fiber Collage

June 9, 2019 – June 15, 2019

Erin Castellan

During this mixed-media workshop students are introduced to an improvisational approach to creating collaged, painted and embroidered images. Through a series of daily exercises, you will develop a dialogue with materials, color and texture, explore personal methods of making marks, and learn ways to find fresh, unexpected compositions. A range of fabric painting, fabric manipulation and surface embellishment techniques are covered. Experimentation using combinations of the most basic fiber processes are key. Participants are encouraged to approach this workshop with the curiosity of a tinkerer and to take creative risks. Never fear the “blank canvas” again. Open to all skill levels.


Erin Castellan has a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University. She was a 2012-2013 Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont and a 2016 Society for Contemporary Craft LEAP Award finalist. Recent teaching experience includes Arrowmont, Peters Valley School of Craft, Snow Farm, and Warren Wilson College.

Erin Castellan

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

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  • 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 2019. 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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