Enriching lives through art and craft

Cultivating Creativity

June 13 - 18, 2021

Heather Allen Hietala  ·  heatherallenhietala.com

Workshop at a glance

Invigorate your creative practice using daily rituals and a variety of techniques and media including collage, stitching, and mark making. Tap into your unique and playful creativity.


  • Honing and creative, artistic practice with mixed media
  • Collage, book arts, and fiber arts


  • Papers, inks, Gesso, and mixed media
  • Collage and book arts techniques


  • A new approach to the creative practice
  • Working intuitively with mixed media

Artist Bio

Heather Allen Hietala is a studio artist, adjunct professor and permaculture gardener in Asheville, North Carolina. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA from the University of New Hampshire. Hietala has taught at art schools, universities, and conferences over the past 25 years. Her awards include two Centrum Artist Residencies, a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship, and a Tennessee Arts Commission Fellowship.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Heather Allen Hietala

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed to invigorate and deepen your artistic practice. Using daily routines and a variety of techniques and media, including collage, stitching, walnut inks, gesso, and mark making, you will tap into our unique and playful creativity. The workshop will center on working in an intuitive and nonlinear approach, straddling the fence between cognitive and intuitive. Participant’s creative explorations will be collected and bound into books for continued investigation. The class will include demonstrations, discussions, and hands on imaginative processes. Open to all skill levels, especially those who want to expand and enrich their creative practice.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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