New Date! Work through a variety of sample pieces to understand and explore some of the Contemporary Geometric Beading forms and techniques. More information below.
Contemporary Geometric Beadwork De-mythicized
About Contemporary Geometric Beadwork De-mythicized
Students will work through a variety of sample pieces to understand and explore some of the Contemporary Geometric Beading forms and techniques. In exploring forms students will look at simple triangles and learn how to use them as a tool to detonate / create negative space frames. Students will also explore warped squares and their relationship to the creation stars; 5 point and 6 point, and other possibilities. If time allows, students may have time to also explore wings and horns. This will lead us to the project work which will be to explore triangles, their relationship to tetrads, and, next to explore tetrads in pairs and the pairs relationship to kaleidocycles and to cycle bracelets. Students will be equipped to complete their projects as kaleidocycles, cycle bracelets or necklaces. See a video of Sam Norgard’s work.
Technique: Contemporary Geometric Beading
Skill Level: Intermediate
Fees: The fee for this program is $825.00. Admission to the Historic Area, special programs and kit fee are all included.
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Peyote
Learn more and Register: Download the Brochure
Date: Arrive on November 7; depart on November 12.
Fees: The fee for this program is $825.00. Admission to the Historic Area, special programs and kit fee are all included. Send the deposit of $100.00 and the completed, signed registration form to EGA Headquarters to reserve your space. Non-participants may join us for the reception, breaks and the Concert and Museum activity for $125.
Lodging: The Woodlands Hotel
The Hotel is conveniently located next to the Visitor Center. These rooms are available for $149/night plus tax. Deadline for hotel reservation is October 1, 2021. Identify yourself as part of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America to receive the group rate. Attendees are required to stay at the hotel. EGA will assist participants seeking a roommate. You will also have free unlimited use of our shuttle, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
We are working on two extra non-beading related programs for your education and enjoyment. More information will be available shortly.
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 6:00 pm
Arrival & Welcome Reception at Woodlands Hotel at Colonial Williamsburg
Monday and Tuesday, November 8 & 9, 2021
Working through a variety of sample pieces to understand and explore some of the Contemporary Geometric Beading forms and techniques.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:30pm
To be announced
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
To be announced
Thursday and Friday, November 11 & 12, 2021
In depth exploration of explore triangles, their relationship to tetrads, and, next to explore tetrads in pairs and the pairs relationship to kaleidocycles and to cycle bracelets.
About Sam Norgard
Sam Norgard grew up working in her family-run flower shop. By her grandmother’s side, she learned design, quality crafts (wo)manship and humor. She attained a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking, and an M.F.A. in ceramic sculpture. A long career of teaching as well as working in a number of design related industries, including fashion in NYC in the 1980’s, she has assembled an unusual array of skills in a variety of media. It has been said that “Sam has never met a medium she didn’t like”. Sam’s studio work crosses dimensions: working in 2-D, 3-D and 4-D she is just as likely to create an immersive installation as she is to create a work that fits in your pocket. Sam’s jewelry focuses on bead technique providing a forum where she is currently exploring contemporary geometric beadwork. During the past several years she has been honored to work with Kate McKinnon and team. This work has connected Sam to a network of thousands of beaders worldwide. Sam is a professor at the prestigious university for creative careers, the Savannah College of Art and Design. At SCAD she is honored to teach what very well may be the only University bead level courses that apply to a degree. Sam teaches bead classes in the Jewelry and Fibers Dept. and is always ready to share the amazing work her students create. Sam delights in the adventure of learning, teaching and creating and is grateful to the women who, by wearing her jewelry, provide a forum for her work.
About Extended Study Programs
Extended Study Programs(ESP) feature outstanding teachers for a few days of concentrated study and learning, allowing students to enjoy an in-depth exploration of one area of needle art while experiencing the culture and community of the selected site — a unique immersion.