Barn Quilts in Appalachia
Registration deadline: January 24
Although their name conjures images of pieced fabric draped over a stall door, barn quilts are actually large pieces of wood painted to look like a single quilt block. Made up of geometric shapes in bright, solid colors, barn quilts often employ complex geometries and symbolism. In this workshop, learn about the history of barn quilts in Appalachia and create your own.
Instructor Kourtney Yelton has been teaching art in a variety of media to students of all ages for a decade. A multimedia artist, she holds both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in art education.
Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now!
The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, email Kristi McMillan, adult programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.