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Workshop: Open Studio for App State Students

Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm - Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Location: TCVA: Classroom 3200

Audience: Appalachian State University Students

Materials: All materials are provided by the TCVA.

Cost: FREE

Jemiah Williams

Elissa Paula

Join us on Thursday evenings throughout the semester to unleash your creative spirit in a community of App State student peers in the studio space at the Turchin Center. These art-making workshops are led by Appalachian State University student instructors and are open to all skill levels. All supplies are provided. Open Studio will be a time to create and explore new art making materials in a casual and welcoming setting. Experience the world of texture, color, design, and collaborative making in community with other creatives! Play with paint, collage, pastels, pen and ink, and more with facilitators who will inspire, offer helpful demonstrations and share thoughtful prompts. Registration is required and limited to current members of the AppState community.

Open Studio will be a time to create and play with art making materials in a casual and welcoming setting. Explore the world of texture, color and design. Play with paint, collage, pastels, pen and ink with facilitators who will inspire and offer demonstrations and prompts for creative art making.

Workshop facilitators:

Jemiah Williams is a first-year graduate student studying clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in expressive arts therapy. She is interested in various forms of art. Most of her experience has consisted of recreational artistry with painting, projections, film, music, and dance. Jemiah’s hope for the open studio workshops is to foster an inviting environment that allows individuals to connect with others in the community through discussion, collaboration, and creativity while utilizing art to explore themselves and their passions!

Elissa Paula Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, Elissa Paula resides in Boone, NC, working towards her BFA in Studio Art at Appalachian State University. Elissa primarily works within the medium of painting, but her passions lie in learning new methods of making and expanding herself to an interdisciplinary artist. As an open studio workshop facilitator, Elissa looks forward to fostering an uplifting and creative environment for students to create meaningful artwork.


Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm
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