Needle Felting Master Classes For All Levels Featuring Anna Potapova Offered At Sparks! Creative Arts Studio In April In Rogersville, TN

Sparks! Creative Arts Studio in northeast Tennessee is bringing internationally renowned Master Needle Felting instructor/artist, Anna Potapova from Russia to teach three workshops on Sunday, April 28 (Red Fox class), Monday, April 29 (Sunshine class), and Tuesday, April 30 (Bunny class).  Famous for her delightful dolls and animal figures, Anna is eager to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with students of all levels.  Pat Palowicz and her “flerd” will make students from near and far welcome, as she hosts Anna’s few U.S. stops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, plus information about things to do near Rogersville, TN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S P A R K S !  CREATIVE  ARTS  STUDIO

293 Fork Branch Road    Rogersville, TN 37857

 423.921.7415     email:patpawlowicz@gmail.com

FB: Pat Pawlowicz    www.aFistfulofFelt.com

PRESENTS:

Three one-day Workshops

with

International Needle Felting Master

Anna Potapova 

Sunday, April 28   Red Fox Class

Monday, April 29   Sunshine Class

Tuesday, April 30  Bunny Class

 

 

Each class is $130 and includes all materials

 

 

Needle Felting Master, Anna Potapova with one of her creations

 

 

Pat Pawlowicz, fiber arts instructor, author, artist, and owner of Sparks! Creative Arts Studio tells The Rickie Report, “We are very excited to be able to offer Needle Felting Master classes for all level and abilities.  Even if you have never picked up a felting needle before, you will be immersed in this amazing art form.  Come, learn from the best!  Anna Potapova, internationally known and respected artist/instructor, will teach three intensive needle felting classes at our studio”.     

 

Anna Potapova dolls

Anna Potapova lives in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and teaches world-wide. She is most famous for her charming dolls and animal figures.  Some of the techniques participants will learn include: gauging proportions, facial expressions, how to perfect density, blending wool to create new colors, and how to achieve a smooth flat surface on your creations. Classes are 9 hours, with breaks for snacks and lunch. All materials will be provided and are included in each class fee.

 

Anna Potapova Bunny

 

 

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in northeast Tennessee, Sparks! Creative Arts Studio is near airports, overnight accommodations, and restaurants.   The area is filled with history, art, and charm.  Browse the Local Artists Gallery on Main Street after a lovely meal at the historic Hales Springs Inn.  One of the oldest towns in the state, it’s surrounded by peaceful farmland, yet close to arts-centric Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC.  The Biltmore Estate, Dollywood, The Allandale Mansion, Bristol Motor Speedway, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, the Tennessee Hills Distillery, and the music center , Nashville are all just a drive away.

 

 

Anna Potapova Sunshine

 

 

 Classes will be held at Sparks! Creative Arts Studio, the private work space of Pat Pawlowicz, arts instructor, author, and artist.  Her studio features a shop filed with needle felting and hand-weaving supplies plus one-of-a-kind artworks for sale.  This quiet location shares space with Pat’s fiber “flerd”.  A group of sheep are a herd and a group of goats is a herd, so Pat oversees her “flerd”.  She shears the wool herself, which she uses in her artwork and sells on line, at shows, and in her shop.  Pat teaches all over the country and internationally.

Anna Potapova Red Fox

Classes begin at 10 am.  The classes are very limited in size, a non-refundable deposit of $25.00 per class is required at time of booking, the remainder due by April 1st. Cancellation after deadline will only be honored if your spot is filled.

 

For more information about Anna Potapova:

Instagram: https://instragram.com@potapovaanna.doll

FB: www.facebook.com/potapovaanna.doll

Etsy: AnnPot

website: http/potapovaanna.com

email: anna-pot@mail.ru

View her portfolio on the National Institute  of American Doll Artists website: https://www.niada.org/anna-potapova/

 For more information about Pat Pawlowicz, classes, workshops, and wool:

Sparks! Creative Arts Studio

293 Fork Branch Road  Rogersville, TN 37857

phone: 423.921.7415

email: patpawlowicz@gmail.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pat Pawlowicz

website: www.aFistfulofFelt.com

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Center For Creative Education Presents Teaching Artistry Workshop By Susan Thomasson Of The Lincoln Center Education

The Center for Creative Education presents a “Teaching Artistry Workshop” by Susan Thomasson, of the Lincoln Center Education, NY on Monday, May 2nd in the evening. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry can be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up – and share this with another teacher!

 

 

CCE Logo (2)

425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

“Teaching Artistry Workshop”

by Susan Thomasson,

Of the Lincoln Center Education, NY

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

5:30  to  8:00pm

 

 

 

 

CCESusan-Thomasson_Workshop

Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

About the Workshop:

What is a teaching artist? Where and with whom do they work? What are the skills, processes, and perspectives teaching artists bring from their art forms to a broader public? Since the term “teaching artist” was first used at Lincoln Center Institute in the 1970’s, teaching artists have been working in varied settings around the world, and teaching artistry has emerged as a profession with an international community of practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will illuminate the fundamental artistic and creative skills used by teaching artists and identify the various contexts in which they work. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry could be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop Leader:

 

 

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre. She has performed a wide variety of modern dance styles, dancing and touring with the companies of Kathryn Posin, Raymond Johnson, Bill T. Jones, Bill Evans, and Rosalind Newman. She was a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project, performing nationally and internationally with the company, and assisting in reconstruction of Ms. Sokolow’s repertory. Susan also tours a solo/duet concert of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s work, originally created for Lincoln Center Institute. In addition to her own work, she performs with Claire Porter, Elissaveta Iordanova and Mark DeGarmo.

 

 

 

 

She was among a group of artists who pioneered aesthetic education at Lincoln Center Institute (now Lincoln Center Education), and has been involved in the development of many of the Institute’s national affiliates as a performer, teaching artist, and consultant. She has been a faculty member of Brooklyn College, the Rutgers University system, Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Northern Iowa and Brooklyn’s Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to Lincoln Center and many independent teaching residencies, she is a teaching artist and master teacher for the 92nd St. Y, NY City Center, the Joyce Theater, the NY and NJ State Councils on the Arts and Theater Development Fund. Susan has served as a mentor for Arts Achieve, a Federal arts innovation research project for the NYC DOE, and mentors Lincoln Center Scholars at Hunter College. Currently, she is also education director for Mark DeGarmo Dance. Susan is a faculty member of the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College and the Hunter College graduate program in dance education (Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan’s choreography ranges from work incorporating live percussion to literature-based dance/theatre pieces, to work blending movement with poetry and text. She received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for 2011/12. Her work has been presented at DanceNow, NY’s 40Up Series, Dance Theater Workshop, the 92 Street Y’s Harkness Dance Series, the American Dance Guild, the Barishnikov Arts Center, NY International Fringe Festival, Flea Theater, New York’s Riverside Dance Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Hopkins Theatre at Dartmouth College, and Iowa’s Cedar Arts Forum. Recent projects include a commission from the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for an evening-length dance/theatre/music work, dances inspired by her grandmother’s baking, hand gestures, and comic work based in the struggles of modern life – traveling, getting lost, power, language.

 

 

 

 

 

She was a contributing writer to a biography of Ms. Sokolow, which won the 1992 Torre del Bueno literature prize. A frequent master teacher and panelist, she writes arts and arts education materials for Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and music publisher Silver Burdett. In 2006, Susan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Teaching Artists and the New York State Council on the Arts and a Governor’s Award in the Arts from the state of New Jersey.

 

Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

 

 

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