New Workshops Are Ready For Registration!

Safety concerns made the cancellation of our 2020 workshops necessary but the interest in creative learning did not stop. The Highland County Arts Council, along with several instructors, began conversations on how they could be re-imagined in this time of change. With a focus on safety for participants and instructors, workshops that could be conducted outside or online were explored. We are proud to announce the following workshops:


Ecoprinting on Silk Workshop

August 6 – 7, 9 am – 5 pm

Mill Alley Fiber Studio

Monterey, VA :

Instructor Theresa Brown

Learn the art of collecting of Nature’s plants, leaves and flowers and through a natural steaming process, imprinting them onto the fabric to create colors, designs and faux textures. Natural pieces are the actual colors released by the tannin in the plant on that day.  Those Colors vary with the plant, time of day, moon cycles, weather patterns and seasons of the year.  Participants will create two silk scarves.

Materials Fee $25


Basketry Workshop

August 12 – 13, 9 am – 5 pm

August 14, 9 am – 1 pm

The Highland Center Pavilion

Monterey, VA

Instructor Judith Saunders

Create baskets using a variety of materials and techniques suited to your individual interests and experience level while you explore new designs. Choose to spend the workshop creating one larger more involved basket or you may choose to create several smaller baskets. The choice will be yours. This workshop is limited to weavers with some basket experience. Tools will be provided or you can bring your own. The most important items for you to bring are enthusiasm and willingness to experiment

​Materials Fee $50


Cell Phone Photography Workshop

August 21 – September 4


Instructor Elizabeth Larson

Learn the best way to take photos with your cell phone through online instruction with a professional photographer. Elizabeth will lead participants through techniques in lighting, perspective, filters, and apps to use to enhance images. Following the initial instruction on line, participants will be given “assignments” and will submit their images to her for critique and suggestions for improvement.


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