DESIGN OUTSIDE THE LINES - ASHLAND, OR - March 15-19, 2020
- Retreat Cost: $1,895.
- Deposit: $500. due upon registration
- Includes 5-day workshop, tea & coffee in the studio & 1st nite dinner. Our workshop venue will be in the Crystal Room in the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. See link below for on-site rooming options.
Guest teacher, Merill Comeau will join us to the spring Design Outside the Lines Retreat in Ashland, OR., Merill is an award-wining installation & textile artist.
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The Textile as Narrative -Guest Teacher: Merill Comeau-
"I work slowly and focus on process. I tell tales of common human challenges: individual and communal. I puzzle through and arrange hundreds of snippets. Each is important to the whole like the sum of the many small moments that make up a lifetime. Our mutual narratives take shape in installations, murals, garments, and paintings".
"I am drawn to the discarded: clothes from friends and relatives, paper ephemera, and vintage linens. These disparate materials were all once utile; they show the wear and tear of well-loved objects and scars and stains of lives lived. I alter my materials through deconstruction, rending, rusting, and composting. I embellish my materials with block printing, thermo-fax, embroidery, and paint. I employ traditional methods of sewing construction in a contemporary way probing the tension between old and new and art and craft". Merill Comeau
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JOIN US IN THE STUDIO WITH Merill-
Sharing our design skills, we will guide you in growing your process. We are looking forward to sharing with each participant. This workshop is an opportunity to explore your roots & create a new way to express your story through your passion for textiles.
A $500. deposit will hold your space, with the balance due 60 days out from the event. Below are links to make payments, or checks can be mailed to:
Diane Ericson- 258 A Street Studio #10 • Ashland, OREGON • 97520
Cancellation policy: Your deposit is non-refundable. You may transfer your reservation to another person or to another retreat within the same year if unable to attend.
LODGING- Lodging is not included. A special rooming rate is being offered to retreat participants at the Ashland Springs Hotel, until 60 days out for the event. Contact the hotel or go online to make reservations:For Online Reservations:
- Visit the hotel booking site at https://www.reseze.net/servlet/WebresResDesk?hotelid=1513
- Enter the date of their stay and number of nights (March 15-19, 2020)
- For our retreat: Enter this GROUP ID #329664 in the Group ID field
Located in Southern Oregons beautiful Rogue Valley, this Design Outside the Lines Retreat might just be the perfect inspiration for spring design work!