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Fall Artists in Residence

  • Lake Logan Conference Center Wormy Chestnut Lane Canton, NC, 28716 United States (map)

Choose to work with one of five talented artists during this three day intensive instructional workshop at Lake Logan during one of the most beautiful times of the year. You will leave the workshop with your own works of art and new skills to last a lifetime.



11 AM - Noon ... Check-in
Noon ... Lunch
1 PM - 5:30 PM ... Workshop
6:30 PM ... Dinner
7:30 PM - 9 PM ... Workshop


8 AM ... Breakfast
9 AM - Noon ... Workshop
Noon ... Lunch
1 PM - 5:30 PM ... Workshop
6:30 PM ... Dinner
Evening ... Open Studio


8 AM ... Breakfast
9 AM - Noon ... Workshop
Noon ... Lunch
1 PM - 5 PM ... Optional Studio Time

Your overnight registration include three instruction days, two nights lodging, and seven meals (lunch Tuesday through lunch Thursday), and all applicable taxes.

Double occupancy: $600
Single occupancy: $725

Commuter registration includes three instruction days, four meals (dinner Tuesday, lunch and dinner Wednesday, lunch Thursday), and all applicable taxes.

Commuter: $475

Art supplies are not included in the registration fee. A complete supply list will be provided prior to the retreat.

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Pam Granger Gale
Marbling on Paper

Pam Granger Gale has been making paper since 1984 and marbling paper since 1988. She graduated from Limestone College in 1978 with a BA in Art Education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, and has been educating children for over 25 years through public education and private lessons.

Pam uses the ancient techniques of Chinese papermakers to make note cards, stationery, journals, lamps, and scrapbooking paper. She has taught a week long papermaking course at John C. Campbell Folk School and studied papermaking with Peter Sowiski and Frank Brannon.

Learn and experience the marvelous world of marbling!! This historic process has developed in Japan from floating ink on water (Suminagashi) to Turkey where it is known as ebru. We will experiment on papers of all types. You will leave with lots of knowledge, papers, and ideas for your own projects. We will make small booklets for use of your papers.

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Bee Sieburg - Artist

Bee Sieburg
Beginning to Intermediate Oil Painting

From pastoral scenes of old barns in the Western North Carolina area to interior views of a manor house in England, not much escapes Bee Sieburg’s eye or her brush. At the same time, her works show the influences of her many interests and rich life. As a long-term professional florist, Bee captures the innate beauty of blooms and petals in her still lifes, preferring, as she often does with her paintings, compositions with a variety of color, shape and texture.

Whether a beginning artist looking to gain confidence or a seasoned artist wanting to loosen up your style, Bee Sieburg’s fresh and bold approach to oil painting will inspire you. Using a process taught by her mentor, Artist Connie Winters, Bee will demonstrate her method of painting from beginning to end, teaching you each step so you can bring out your own style. Bee’s encouragement and creativity are infectious and her classes are filled with fun.

Bee will lead her students in finding the beauty in everything around them and that inspiration can be as close as the nearest window. All with the primary goal of ensuring everyone enjoys painting as much as she does.

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Supply list.


Karen Weihs 
Palette Knife Approach to Oil Painting

Using mostly palette knives and particular brushes, Weihs applies pigment in lush impasto layers interspersed with thin glazes that enrich colors and result in canvases that glow with mysterious light and form. The vague forms and evocative spaces in her paintings become magnets that draw audiences into the mystery of creation by way of human imagination.

In this workshop, Karen reveals her innovative and intuitive pairing technique that is, to quickly create imaginary landscapes defined by ethereal atmosphere and palpable textures.  Karen helps her students strive for the big breakthroughs when one finally leans to let go of outcomes to trust in the moment of their creative intuition.

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Supply list.


Megan Tichy
Painting the Figure with Imagination

From her earliest years, Megan Tichy has been inspired by the human figure.  She uses a variety of media including ink, watercolor, collage, colored pencils, acrylic and oil paint to explore the realm between realism and surrealism in her portrait paintings.

Megan specializes in portrait painting. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and her work has been exhibited in the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND and the Rose Gallery at the Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. She currently teaches portraiture and acrylic painting classes for children and adults at Majik Studios in Asheville, NC.

“Painting the Figure with Imagination”  will guide you to create a meaningful portrait or figure that combines realism with the imagination. Breaking beyond the barriers of simple figure study, we will explore imaginative ways to bring the work to the 'next level' through use of color, mixed media collage, and ink.

Learn more about Megan.

Megan’s website.

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