Joan has been teaching classes in shaped-resist dyeing since 1989. Since then she has taught widely in the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2016, she began teaching in her own studio space: a capacious, three-season, newly renovated textile studio at The Barn in Norwich, Vermont. This 200-year-old architecturally remodeled barn, located near the Connecticut River in pastoral east-central Vermont, is in the Jericho Rural Historic district—a late 18th century agrarian community located five miles from Dartmouth College and Hanover, New Hampshire. (http://www.hartford-vt.org/DocumentCenter/View/270). Once the domicile of a large dairy herd, The Barn is now the steward of perennial gardens, meadows, and a large, certified organic blueberry orchard that hosts twenty-five varieties of the fruit. Sited high up, vulnerable to weather and with expansive views encompassing forested mountains and a valley holding almost 800 acres of fields and old farmsteads, it is a perfect place to investigate plant-based dyes.
Visit the Upcoming Classes page for details about when and where Joan will be teaching classes in the future.
Visit the Past Classes page to see past classes, venues, and dates.