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August 16

with Annie Evelyn

When: August 16, 21, 22
Where: Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Owen Gallery

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Over the course of this class we will completely re-upholster a chair from start to finish. Students will learn to properly remove old fabric, minor frame repair, spring tying, material selection, webbing, cutting foam, basic sewing, stapling, tacking, etc. Please be aware that if you choose to bring a larger chair, finishing may be an unreachable goal. Each student will receive individual guidance on their chair during class hours.

Workshop fee: $260

From 2014 to 2017 Evelyn was a resident artist at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2016 was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. She received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn has taught at RISD, California College of the Arts, Parsons – The New School, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School of Craft, and others. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Agata Toromanoff’s book, Impossible Design. She has been awarded Windgate Furniture residencies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018), and San Diego State University (2020). Evelyn had a solo show at the Houston Center for Craft and in 2018 was a finalist for the Burke Prize for contemporary craft and her work was included in an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). In 2019, Evelyn co-founded Crafting the Future, a collective of artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts.


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Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine
269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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