The Traveled Landscape: Connecting Art, Nature and Surface Design

July 21, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Susan Fecho

Utilizing the surrounding environment, students in this workshop will discover observed and collected forms to develop designs connected to a vernacular “place.” Found patterns and textures will inspire you to create abstract and nature-based designs on cotton, linen, and/or silk including repurposed and vintage fabric. Participants will explore various surface-design techniques that include eco-dyeing, takbon printing, heliographic sun-prints, relief-stamping and mono-printing with reactive dyes to embellish their fabric collages. The class includes guidance and informal critiques to help students complete several pieces. Open to all skill levels.


Susan Fecho is a printmaker and surface designer with an MFA from East Carolina University and postgraduate studies from Humboldt Field Research Institute, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University and Penland School of Crafts. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally and has published images in the Smithsonian Institution’s American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library, Washington, D.C., the Word and Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England and the Museum of Women Artists in Washington, D.C.

Susan Fecho

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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