David Hornung art workshops
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:
  • • May 24-29 & May 31-June 5, 2020 | Elements of Design and Composition: Parts I & II

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    Elements of Design and Composition: Parts I & II
    • Level: Beginning to advanced
    • Zig zag sewing machine: No
    • Materials fee: $45
    • Room usage fee:
    $60

    Tuition & Meal plan for this special 2-week class with David:
    • Early | paid in full before December 1, 2019 | 10-day Tuition ($1600) & Meal plan ($530) = $2130
    • Regular | paid in full before February 1, 2020 | 10-day Tuition ($1650) & Meal plan ($530) = $2180
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    DESCRIPTION
    For anyone working in two dimensions the fundamental elements of design are always in play. Artists and designers rely upon line, shape, interval, balance, relative scale, pattern and the development of visual space to communicate their vision. This workshop is based on a course that David developed at the Rhode Island School of Design. It is an enriched version of the classic two-dimensional design curriculum that has been been a foundational study for artists and designers since its introduction at the Bauhaus in the 1920’s. It offers students an opportunity to take time out from usual studio production and concentrate on the principles of design in a supportive and relaxed studio setting with a view to fortifying their understanding and reinvigorating their work.

    In Elements of Design and Composition: Part I, we make a number of small, focused studies in black, white and gray under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Classroom work will be augmented by slide presentations and discussion.

    In Elements of Design and Composition: Part II, students will explore the design principles introduced in Elements of Design and Composition: Part I in greater depth and with the introduction of color. Specific exercises will be assigned but, over the course of the week, they will gradually be replaced by self-directed studies that will help students bring the workshop experience into line with their own sensibility. As in the preceding week, classroom work will be augmented by slide presentations and discussion.

    This workshop is recommended for textile artists, designers and painters.


    SUPPLIES
    (Please label your own supplies)

    • Xacto knife and scissors
    • 9 x 12” Alvin or Dahle “self healing” cutting mat
    • Bienfang Marker Pad (Graphics 360) 9” x 12” -This exact pad is important and is available at most art supply stores and online (Blick #10604-1003)
    • Large glue stick
    • Small bottle of black India ink (3oz)
    • Small paper palette
    • 3/4” flat synthetic water color brush (Blick #05860-4034)
    • Scotch brand removable transparent tape ½” wide
    • A steel ruler
    • Itoya 48 page “Profolio” (Blick #15271-2048) - This is a US letter sized portfolio book in which you will store your studies and printed matter pertaining to the assignments.
    • Pencil
    • 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

  • • 2020 Spring Art Retreats | Tuition and Meal Plan
    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week classes with Nancy Crow & David Hornung:
    Both weeks (10-day class) of these special workshops are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    • Early | paid in full before December 1, 2019 | 10-day Tuition ($1600) & Meal plan ($530) = $2130
    • Regular | paid in full before February 1, 2020 | 10-day Tuition ($1650) & Meal plan ($530) = $2180

    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week class with Claire Benn: (Note: Only 16 students accepted so that each participant will have their own work table for wet work)
    Both weeks (10-day class) of this special workshop are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    • Early | paid in full before December 1, 2019 | 10-day Tuition ($1975) & Meal plan ($530) = $2505
    • Regular | paid in full before February 1, 2020 | 10-day Tuition ($2025) & Meal plan ($530) = $2555

    • 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:

    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.

    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
    If booking online, please use the corporate ID code: 786931270

    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 $150 per 10-day class.
    • Cutting mats are available for $30 per 10-day class.
    • Lamps are available for $30 per 10-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, David teaching at the Crow Timber Frame Barn and student work