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Join us on Saturday, July 27 from 2:00-4:00 PM for a special program led by the winner of our 30th annual juried woodworking exhibition, Chelsea Witt. Chelsea will be leading guests in a two-hour drawing workshop hosted in the light-filled 1956 Workshop that overlooks the valley. The afternoon begins with a guided walkthrough of Esherick’s 1926 Studio to inspire creativity. Chelsea will then give a brief presentation on their drawing and furniture making practices before leading visitors through a meditative drawing experience. Guests will be experimenting with repetitive line patterns and ways they can be manipulated to evoke movement and rhythm. This event is open to all people regardless of your experience with drawing and we welcome people to try their hand at something new! 

Visitors are welcome to bring their own drawing materials and WEM will be providing watercolor paper and drawing implements. Light fare and refreshments will be provided.


About Chelsea Witt:

Chelsea Witt is a woodworker, illustrator, and educator.

Their work utilizes rudimentary shapes to explore the way that simplicity and complexity coexist as a response to internal and external events. Chelsea has a passion for teaching those who would not typically have access to or have been underrepresented in the woodworking field. Chelsea is the Education Chair for the Chair Maker’s Toolbox as well as on the board for the Furniture Society. After graduating from the University of South Florida with a BFA they have worked and taken opportunities up and down the east coast seeking growth in furniture making specifically. Chelsea has worked for and or studied under makers such as Alexis Dold, Tyler Hays (BDDW), Christina Boy, Aaron Fedarko, and David Upfill-Brown. Chelsea ‘s teaching experience includes:  the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Peters Valley School of Crafts (NJ), Pocosin School of Craft (NC), Port Townsend School of Woodworking(WA). Their work has been shown at: Centre Gallery (FL), Messler Gallery (ME), Wayne Arts Center (PA), Peters Valley (NJ), Wharton Esherick Museum (PA) .



Tickets are Limited:

$45 per person

$30 for WEM members – Join or renew today to purchase your ticket at this special price!



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