Friday, June 17, 2016
HOT time at the Workhouse Art Center
(Above: Two of the participants in last weekend's HOT workshop taught at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, VA. Click on any image in this blog post for an enlargement.)
It's Friday. I've been back home in Columbia, South Carolina since midnight Sunday ... driving all the way after last weekend's HOT workshop at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, Virginia. I'm always on a "high" after teaching. This particular workshop was most wonderful ... very inspiring and truly successful. Most, if not all the participants, are already fiber artists working on a professional level. Several share the cooperative fiber space at the Workhouse Art Center. That area is literally beside the large space for workshops. The Workhouse Art Center is an awesome place, and the Fiber Arts Studio is one of the best spots on the expansive grounds.
Last weekend was also the opening of Fiber National 2016 ... in the building next to where the Fiber Arts Studio is located and where my workshop was held. I was very pleased to win an honorable mention with The Virgin of Gone and Forgotten.
The opening coordinated with the monthly "Second Saturday" Open House. All the buildings at the Workhouse Art Center were open and hosting a solo show for one of the artists with studio space there. It was so much fun to browse through the ceramics building, the glass workshop, and especially the museum dedicated to the building's former use as a prison ... including the location at which the Suffragettes were imprisoned and held their famous hunger strike.
(Above: Sandi ... the nice lady who hosted me for the weekend.)
The workshop went very well. I stayed with Sandi and Steve in their lovely home.
I was also interviewed by Marisela whose website is as amazing as her gorgeous work. The interviews are in both Spanish and English ... and obviously I spoke only one of these! LOL!
Everyone went home with more than a single, finished project.
I made many new friends.
I hope to return to the Workhouse Art Center and highly recommend a stop if driving near I-95 just south of the DC area. It's well worth the visit! I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Fridays", a site for sharing fiber arts.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 1:04 PM