Found and Gathered with Seth Apter


Registration Deposit: $300
Total cost of Workshop: $965
Dates: Monday, October 14th – Friday, October 18th, 2024 (9am-4pm)
Location: Offsite- Pacific Rim Institute

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Deposit: $300 (includes $25 registration)
Balance: $665 (includes $15 materials, due August 15th, 2024)
Location: Offsite- The Granary at Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239
Total cost of Workshop: $965
Experience: All Levels welcome
Materials: Apter- Supply List.pdf

Found & Gathered is a 5-day retreat that will enable you to immerse yourself in the creative process. The experience begins the moment you register as you source, find, and gather your own personal collection of papers, fibers, ephemera, and other bits & pieces that will become the basis of your creation. As the workshop begins and unfolds, we will gather together, both within the workshop space at Pacific Northwest Art School as well as some outdoor locations nearby. You will spend your time transforming your treasures into a series of what might loosely be called artist books. Some will be stitched and bound, some will be loose and some will simply be scraps floating in between. See the accompanying images to get a better sense of the project.

The instruction offered throughout, to the group as well as one-to-one, will cover the range of techniques used in mixed media: surface designing, using paints and inks, hand stitching, book binding, rusting, dyeing, embossing, mark making, gel printing, collaging, creative layering, and more. The workshop is designed to alternate between focused instructional demonstrations and uninterrupted art making – allowing you to learn new techniques, styles and approaches AND offering you precious time to get into the zone. This structure enables everybody the opportunity to work at their own comfortable pace in their own comfortable space. The group share at the end of the workshop is the perfect way to ease out of the magic of our time together back into our own outside worlds.

Instructor Bio: Seth Apter is a mixed media artist, instructor, author, and designer from New York City. He came to the world of art later in life, transitioning from a career as a psychologist to being a full-time maker. His artistic practice is based on the concepts of community and collaboration, and Seth believes in the power of art to bring people together. His work has been shown in multiple exhibitions, he has published two books, taught workshops online and in-person across the world, and has designed with multiple companies, developing collections including paints, inks, stamps, stencils, embossing powders, and most recently fabric.