Grids: Exploring Pattern, Structure, and Multiple Units with Susan Stover

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Grids: Exploring Pattern, Structure, and Multiple Units with Susan Stover

480.00

Wednesday, Thursday
June 6, 7
10am – 4pm

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Wednesday & Thursday
June 6, 7
10am – 4pm

Grids are integral to the building of our homes, streets, and cities. We see them as calendars, ledgers, fences, windows, puzzles and games. Grids and variations of the grid form the basic structure of decorative patterns. This class explores how, in artwork, grids can provide an underlying structure, be involved conceptually, and present options for groupings and installations. Participants will explore different layouts for creating patterns, how grids can be used compositionally, and the flexibility of working with individual modules to create larger pieces. Discussions and slide presentation to include other artists and inspiration from the environment. Using encaustic and mixed media techniques on panel, participants will be encouraged to investigate their individual interests in response to the presented material.


Susan Stover received a MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, CA and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with both degrees concentrating in a combination of textiles and painting. Among her professional experience is faculty at University of CaliforniaDavis, lab technician at CCA, and 10 years at Jacquard Products, a manufacturer of textile pigments and dyes. She teaches workshops nationally and internationally and recently presented at the Surface Design Conference in Portland, OR. Her paintings are in many private collections. In 2016, she was commissioned for several pieces for American Ag Credit headquarters in Windsor, CA. Her work has been included in Encaustic Revelation by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Studio Visit, Wax and Paper Workshop by Michelle Belto, Expressive Collage by Crystal Neubauer, Gathering Clouds - A Magazine of Contemporary Art, FiberArts, Surface Design Journal and American Craft magazines.