Workshops

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'Hare Raising' Workshop in Montana, 23rd-30th September 2018

Join British “textile taxidermist,” Donya Coward on a witty exploration of crafting three-dimensional animal sculptures using upcycled vintage, modern and antique fabrics and haberdashery.

 

Workshop Description

This workshop is about experiencing and working within the realm of paradox — the mythological

essence of rabbit — in fiber. Additionally, in many cultures and traditions these animals were

archetypal symbols for the feminine and female deities, as well as associated with the lunar cycle,

fertility, longevity and the transformational cycle of life, and rebirth.

 

Using Jack Rabbit as our inspirational totem animal, you will shape yours from plastic molds. Then,

using wadding position its head and sculpt its feet and body before applying a first layer of skin,

which you will be encouraged to personalize by embellishing it through hand-stitchery.

 

During our time together, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park to learn from a naturalist guide

more about Jack Rabbits and their habits and experience first-hand the diversity of their habitats. As

we delve deeper into the world of Jack Rabbit, you may find your sculptures evolve in exciting and

unfamiliar directions.

 

Throughout the workshop Donya will share the essence of her work, which involves preserving

materials as much as it is about the animal forms she creates, and the inspiration she receives from the

imperfections and histories of the materials she chooses that add character to her animal sculptures.

 

Workshop Includes:

• Arrival and departure

transfers

• 8 nights accommodation at El

Western Cabins & Lodge

• All meals and wine with

dinner (except field trip tour

day) — delicious homemade

cooking by a local chef

• Workshop tuition

• Transportation and entrance

fees for Yellowstone Park field

trip

• Some materials — plan to

bring your own specialty

fabrics such as embroidered

table linens, quilts, samplers,

sewing supplies, photos,

objets d’art to use as

embellishments

 

 

Workshop Exclusions:

• Airfare to and from Bozeman

Yellowstone International

Airport

• Cancellation & medical

insurance

• meals and drinks, not

specified

• Yellowstone National Park

guide gratuity

• Any items of a personal

nature such as laundry,

telephone calls

• Any item that is not

specifically detailed in the

final workshop itinerary

 

 

Workshop Price:

Space is limited to 10

participants.

$2,700 USD/ per person

Deposit & Refund

Policy:

Non-refundable deposit of

$500 USD is required by to secure

your place. Balance is due 12

weeks prior to the start of the

workshop (July 1, 2018). There

are no refunds after the entire

balance has been paid. No

exceptions.

 

Deposit & Refund Policy:
Non-refundable deposit of $500 USD is required by November 25, 2017 to secure your place. Balance is due 12 weeks prior to the start of the workshop (July 1, 2018). There are no refunds after the entire balance has been paid. No exceptions.
Payment:
Pay via credit card through Square: https://squareup.com/store/HareRaisingWorkshop
Or call Blue Bird Studio: 1.406.579.7284 for further information or to make a reservation
Please click on the link below for additional info.
http://www.petuniagirl.com/hare-raising-workshop-with-donya-coward/