WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Right in the middle of all that is Wildacres’ natural beauty be introduced through hands-on learning opportunities both guided and open ended to new concepts, tools, and ways to connect your creativity to nature through through the arts and sciences. Expect to harness the power of observation as you forage for supplies that can provide natural dye color, weaving materials, drawing inks, and colorful pigments from your surroundings. Turn plants into paper, and weavings, create a handmade journal, and explore botanical drawing, printing, and painting in your field book. Explore ways to incorporate traditional handmade art supplies from nature with traditional printmaking, and alternative photographic processes like anthrotype and cyanotype, watercolor, mixed media, and sketching. Relax, slow down, and get playful with nature, building small kinetic sculptures, and bringing sketches to life inspired by findings in Wildacres’ natural world. Learn to prepare dyes, inks, paints, charcoal, handmade paper, book cloth, photographic prints, print on a press, and several bookbinding techniques to hold and harness your week’s examples.

PRICE $940 | Redux members $890

*above price includes workshop tuition + accommodation + meals


LAB FEE: $60 (*must be paid to the instructor before the session starts)

Questions about payment, material costs, lab fees, cancellations and refunds? VISIT HERE

Catherine is Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Artist with a focus on environmental and social issues, traditional fine craft and sustainability. She has a clear purpose in building and crossing bridges among the arts with a deep focus and balance between artistic practice, teaching, activism and invitation for participation. Catherine spent her life’s work developing programs and teaching in the arts in the Southeast United States for all ages and abilities. She is a NC artist from Greensboro and spends most of her time in Florida where she has been actively involved with arts education at the Orlando Museum of Art for past 15 years. Catherine works with arts organizations, museums and universities including Frederick Book Arts Center,/MD, Rollins College/FL, Duke University Continuing Studies/NC, Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum/NC, Greenville Center for Creative Art/SC and the Florence County Museum/SC currently. Her love for the element of surprise and process art have lead her to working with mediums that include clay, paper, printmaking, book and fiber arts, alternative photographic processes, natural plant dyes and earth pigments, Through her museum work she has had the privilege to work with many national and international artists and works of art that have continued to scaffold her interest in being a lifelong learner and to keep the creative process fresh and invigorated with her personal art making. 

****All classes have limited spots available as class sizes are limited and available on a first-come basis.****

Registration will open on March 13th, 2024 at noon. Once your register for a workshop, you will receive an individual email from Redux confirming your registration the day of or the next business day. Registration closes June 14th, 2024 for Summer Sessions.  If a class is full when you register, you will be notified by email that your name has been added to the Waitlist should a spot become available.