There are many beautiful mountain towns in Colorado, and then there’s Telluride, CO. Perched at 8750 feet above sea level in a box canyon with mountains all around, Telluride has to be one of the most beautiful (and cleanest) places on earth. Spending a week there, teaching an art cloth workshop was heavenly. Words and even pictures really can’t describe it. Every morning, I was filled with quiet appreciation as my eyes tried to absorb all the surrounding glory.
And in this most beautiful place, I was gifted with working with a wonderful group of artists, in an amazing facility – the Old Stone building, which houses the American Academy of Bookbinding / Aha School for the Arts classes.
For 3 days we played, making art cloth using various impermanent silkscreen techniques. My students were off and running after the very first technique demo – no fear here, just wind them up and watch them go – they dove right in and achieved incredible results. I think it’s safe to say that the discharge/color removal techniques were a group favorite!
By the end of the 3 days, my students were all rockstar printmakers and every one of them had a good variety of unique art cloth pieces to take home and incorporate into their art projects. Here’s some more photos of the great cloth pieces they made:
It really was a special week, visiting a beautiful new place, teaching at a great school and meeting and working with some new artist friends. Thanks to all for a great time – Can’t wait to go back again next year and play some more!