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Description: This year we’re going to focus on learning to make different types of fences;  Waddle fences,  fedge fences, Fences using the twinning technique and expanding on it.

Fences can be tightly woven or very open. We will work together in small groups and then work on our own fences. Fences can be for gardens, entrance ways, pathways, archways, they can be used to divide up space in your home or garden. They can be short all tall, delicate or hefty. They can create beautiful back drops in gardens or homes.

Fences have the ability to highlight and define spaces. They can create feelings of intimacy and feeling of expansion. During the workshop I will introduce you to artists through photo’s who work with the concept of fences in their art work. We can incorporate all the techniques you’ve learned in previous workshops into this workshop which is open to all!

Additional open studio time to work on your work or to collaborate with others will be available before your class starting at 12:00pm. 

Level: Beginner, Ages: 16+

Please note: Registration will close Saturday, January 27 at midnight.

Supply fee includes: 

  • Twine
  • Duct Tape
  • Looms

Students should bring: 

  • Harvested natural materials to bring to the workshop (details to be provided after registration)
  • Wear close-toed shoes
  • Garden gloves & clippers

About the Artist

Susan Raber Bray, born in New York and living in Vermont since the early 70’s, works in several media, including clay, oils, pastels and natural found materials. Her work is shown both nationally and internationally. In recent years Susan has held clay workshops in France, England, and Italy. As a visiting artist sponsored by the Vermont Council On The Arts (since 1989) she has taught in numerous Vermont public schools. Over the past 40 years she has taught at many Vermont colleges; The University of Vermont in the Art department and the Environment Program, The Community College of Vermont, St Michael’s College, Champlain College, Rhode Island School of Design and her own studio school, Springhousearts in Charlotte.,

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