David Hornung art workshops
David Hornung art workshops
David Hornung art workshops
David Hornung art workshops

David Hornung

David Hornung is a painter, former quiltmaker and professor of art. Over the course of his career he has taught at a number of art schools and universities including, Indiana University, Parsons, Pratt, Skidmore, Brooklyn College, and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently on the faculty of Adelphi University on Long Island, NY.

David teaches color, collage and design workshops in the US, Canada and the UK. The second edition of his book, Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, has been translated into five languages and is distributed in the US by Chronicle Books.  

David’s web site
David’s 2 week class:
  • • June 3-8 & June 10-15, 2018 | Composition Studies for Quilts: Part I & Part II

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    Composition Studies for Quilts: Part I & Part II
    • Level: Intermediate to advanced
    • Zig zag sewing machine: No
    • Materials fee: $75 for 2 week workshop
    • Room usage fee:
    $60 for 2 week workshop

    • SORRY, class is full To be placed on waiting list, please send in registration & deposit ($500). If space does not become available, a full refund will be issued.

    Tuition & Meal plan:
    • Both weeks (10-day class) of this special workshop with David are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    • $945 x 2 weeks | paid in full by February 1, 2018 | Tuition ($695 per week) & Meal plan ($250 per week)
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    DESCRIPTION
    In both parts I and II of this workshop we will assemble small “quilt tops” by gluing paper together using painted swatches to simulate colored fabric. On the first day there will be an in depth tutorial on color mixing - no painting experience required.

    Workshop I will explore color and design in a series of small studies that may ultimately result in a full sized quilt. Color combinations will begin simply and, as the week moves on, evolve into more complex combinations. Designs will also begin simply and progress toward complexity. By the end of the first week, each student will complete a number of small, but resolved design studies. An important part of this workshop will be the study of quilts, textiles and other pertinent art objects with discussions centering around their formal strengths. The instructor will coach students in the pursuit of their own personal design interests as they work through this series of studies.

    Workshop II is a follow up to Workshop I. We will take studies made in the first week and develop them at a larger scale, adjusting, refining and getting them closer to quilt designs that could ultimately be translated into cloth.

    These workshops are recommended for anyone with studio experience.



    SUPPLIES
    (Please label your own supplies)

    • Exacto knife and scissors
    • 9" x 12” Alvin or Dahle “self healing” cutting mat
    • Bienfang marker pad (Graphics 360) 11 x 14” (This exact pad is important - available at most art supply stores and online)
    • Uhu or Skotch Brand glue stick
    • Small paper palette
    • 1” flat synthetic water color brush
    • Scotch Brand removable transparent tape 1/2” wide
    • Ruler, pencil, water container and paper towels

    The materials fee covers paints & paper used in class.

    If you have any questions about the materials list or the course in general, please
    contact David

  • • 2018 Spring class tuition and Meal plan
    Tuition & Meal plan per 5-day class with Carol Soderlund:
    • $945 | paid in full by February 1, 2018 | Tuition ($695) & Meal plan ($250)

    Tuition & Meal plan for special 2-week classes with David Hornung & Nancy Crow:
    • Both weeks (10-day class) of these special workshops are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    • $945 x 2 weeks | paid in full by February 1, 2018 | Tuition ($695) & Meal plan ($250) per week


    • Note: Some of the workshops have an additional fee for materials & facility usage. Each class description indicates whether there is an additional fee. Material/facility fees are due with the final payment.

    Meal plan
    During the art retreats, Margaret Wolf, will prepare fabulous gourmet lunches and dinners plus a coffee/snack break daily during each week of class. The meal plan is provided so participants may concentrate fully on their work without being bothered by the interruption and inconvenience of cooking for themselves. The break times present a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students, share ideas, and just relax together in this wonderful environment.

    The meal plan includes an opening night welcome dinner, five lunches, five afternoon coffee/pastry breaks, and four more dinners during the duration of the workshop. Coffee, tea and water will be served during these break times. Participants are responsible for any other beverage choices, such as soda pop, beer, wine, milk or bottled water.

    Please keep in mind that if anyone chooses not to participate in the meal plan, they are solely responsible for all of their meals, snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages. The kitchen facilities are reserved for the resident chef. There is a microwave and a refrigerator in the wet studio for student use. Most restaurants are at least a 20 minute drive away from the barn.

    Please note: Due to facility limitations, meal plans are available only for workshop participants.
  • • Accommodations
    Recommended accommodations & offering special rates:

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Reynoldsburg (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    Please ask for "Crow Barn Workshop" special rate (includes breakfast) using the local phone number 614-861-8888 or Email the manager

    Hampton Inn, Pickerington, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    This clean, comfortable hotel is offering reduced rates. Please ask for "Nancy Crow Workshop" special rate (includes breakfast) using the local phone number 614-864-8383 or book online

    Best Western, Pickerington, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    All suites hotel with separate living area and bedroom. Offers complimentary full hot breakfast, free wifi, heated indoor pool, exercise room, & business center. Call 614-860-9804 to book and ask for “Nancy Crow Workshop” special rate.

    The Morgan Theater Home, Baltimore, Ohio (5 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn, mention Crow Barn)
    Former silent movie theater converted into a private residence. Three rooms for rent include free cable TV & free high speed internet access. Kitchen/refrigerator/stove & all "kitchen stuff" available. Phone: 740-862-4765 or Email

    Rosabella B & B, Millersport, Ohio (10 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn; mention Crow Barn)
    Beautifully restored 1850s Italianate farmhouse is surrounded by farm fields. Breakfast included. The grounds include a wrap-around porch, hammock, patio, pool, hot tub, and fire pit. Phone: 740-467-3580

    Other accommodations, please negotiate your own weekly rates:

    AirBnB options in the area near the Crow Timber Frame Barn

    City of Lancaster, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    • Hampton Inn, 740-654-2999, clean and quiet
    City of Reynoldsburg, Ohio (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    • Fairfield Inn, 614-864-4555

    Campgrounds near the Crow Timber Frame Barn
    Rippling Stream Campground, Baltimore, OH, 740-862-6065, (5 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
    KOA Campground, Buckeye Lake, OH, 740-928-0706, (15-20 minute drive to the Crow Timber Frame Barn)
  • • Miscellaneous information
    Roommate
    • Please let us know if you would like a roommate. We will try to match you with another participant to share accommodations.

    Travel to and from the Crow Timber Frame Barn
    • The Barn is located near Baltimore, Ohio (southeast of Columbus, Ohio)
    • Please keep in mind that there is not a shuttle service to and from the motels to the farm, therefore please arrange a rental car or carpool with another participant.
    John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Columbus, Ohio, is the major airport serving the area (30 minute drive to the Barn)

    Rental sewing machines, cutting mats & lamps
    • Bernina sewing machines are available for $75 per 5-day class.
    • Cutting mats are available for $15 per 5-day class.
    • Lamps are available for $15 per 5-day class.

    Formal class hours
    • Monday-Friday: 9-12 and 2-5 daily
    (Classrooms are open 7 am-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 7 am-5 pm Friday)

    Professional facilities
    Each student is provided with a large work table, an 8’ x 8’ work wall, and a comfortable chair. Classrooms are well illuminated and are open from early morning until late in the evening, plus the classrooms have air conditioning & heating. The surface design/dye studio at the Crow Timber Frame Barn includes large padded tables, lots of light (natural and color-corrected bulbs), 3 commercial stainless steel sinks, & washer/dryer. All facilities are non-smoking.

    Mailing list
    If you would like to be placed on a mailing list for information about upcoming art retreats, please send your contact info.

    Questions? Email
Images of David Hornung, David’s work “Moonrise” (18” x 24”, matte acrylic, 2017), David teaching at the Crow Timber Frame Barn and student work