Fabric Explorations: An Artist Workshop with Suzie Beringer

August 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am – August 4, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Beth Israel is excited to announce Fabric Explorations, an opportunity to explore and learn with Suzie Beringer, working to combine strong, simple illustrations and abstractions to be enhanced with accents and textures of lettering, all on fabric! Suzie is a freelance letter artist with over 30 years calligraphic experience and a degree in Commercial Art. If you’ve worked on fabric before, you know how adaptable and forgiving it can be. If you haven’t worked with fabric, you will be surprised and      delighted in its characteristics as a substrate. Strong layout and design will go a long way and whether you are familiar with lettering or not, the enhancements we learn will surely add an element of depth to your explorations!

A good quality muslin acts as a tightly knit canvas, priming itself with each layer. Using this as our base, the focus of this workshop will be on surface design. Suzie will guide us in preparing an effective design, whether pictorial or abstract. Previous calligraphic experience  is not necessary, but our works will also be layered with lettering as we learn to balance with the colors and movement in our layouts while adding a delicate sense of depth  and texture. Lettering can range from your own journaling script to a simple mono line,    a textured effect, or any other hand you may want to incorporate!

Suzie will share with you many different finished samples that were done on fabric to help inspire you. This workshop will enable you to dive in with confidence and walk away with enough tools in your pocket to continue that play.

Suzie Beringer is a lettering artist who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. With a degree in commercial art and a life-time passion for calligraphy, she is constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review as well as other publications. As a teacher she loves to share her passion for mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said, that if something around her doesn’t move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it! You can see more of her work on Instagram:  penstrokedesignstudio


LOCATION: Congregation Beth Israel • 229 Murdock Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804

DATES: Monday, August 1 – Thursday, August 4, 2022 • 9:30am—4:30pm

REGISTRATION: Early Bird (by May 15) registration fee is $365 including all supplies.  Registration fee (by July 1) is $415 including all supplies

Mail check payable to: Congregation Beth Israel (CBI)

229 Murdock Avenue Asheville, NC 28804.

Please include your Name, address, email, cell phone.

Follow this handy link for online registration.

For registration questions, call CBI office 828-252-8660, or email admin@bethisraelnc.org

A vegetarian lunch will be provided daily. Coffee, tea, and water available throughout each day. Participants may bring snacks to share. No meat may be brought into the synagogue.

This workshop is limited to 18 participants

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made prior to June 1 are refundable, less a $50 administrative charge. Cancellations made until June 30, 2022 are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations made after July 1 are non-refundable, however the registration can be transferred to a donation to the synagogue.

Current COVID-19 policy will be followed based on recommended CDC guidelines at the time. Social          distancing will be possible. Each artist will be seated at an individual table.

For questions regarding this workshop, please call organizer, Sally Gooze 828-772-0222.

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