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

David Hornung

David Hornung is a painter and collagist who has taught color and design at art schools, workshops, and universities for almost five decades. He is the author of Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, which has been translated into six languages and is used in art and design programs throughout the world.

David’s web site
David’s 2-week class:
  • • October 16-21 & October 23-28, 2022 | Painted Paper Collage Intensive

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    Painted Paper Collage Intensive
    • Level: Intermediate to advanced
    • Sewing machine: No
    • Materials fee: $45
    • Facility usage fee: $60

    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week class with David:
    • $2530 | paid in full before June 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($1950) & Meal plan ($580)
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    DESCRIPTION
    Collage builds art out of pre-made parts. Less time consuming than other media like painting or textiles, it is the perfect format for the development of general design skills, the rehearsal of ideas and the practice of improvisation in color and design.

    In this new class, students will explore collage techniques that can include pre-painted color swatches, drawn or printed surface treatments or photographic and printed found material. Finished work can vary in size from very small to moderate or larger. Each student will be encouraged to pursue their own visual sensibility at their own pace with the goal of producing a body of work.

    Classes meet from 9-5 from Monday to Friday for two weeks. Students will work in a supportive studio atmosphere with technical help, thoughtful discussion, and productive critique.

    This class has been developed for the intermediate to advanced studio artist and welcomes quilt makers, painters, surface designers, illustrators, graphic designers: anyone who makes two-dimensional art.



    SUPPLIES
    (Please label your own supplies)
    • Paint: These matte acrylic paints are perfect for collage and are extremely affordable. They can be purchased online at Dick Blick Art Supplies (but not in stores):
    - 1 tube of Jo Sonja Colors - Naphthol Crimson - 2.5 oz. - 00722-3224
    - 1 tube of Jo Sonja Colors - Paynes Grey - 2.5 oz. - 00722-2564
    - 2 tubes of Jo Sonja Colors - Titanium White - 2.5 oz. - 00722-1704
    - 1 tube of Jo Sonja Colors - Ultramarine Blue Deep - 2.5 oz. - 00722-5134
    - 1 tube of Jo Sonja Colors - Yellow Light - 2.5 oz. - 00722-4014
    - 1 tube of Jo Sonja Colors - Burnt Umber - 2.5 oz. - 00722-8054

    • Broad, flat 1” brush with soft bristles (recommended: Blick DB Studio Synth WC).
    • 2” soft brayer (Blick #40104-1002)
    • A water container
    • Disposable palette (suggest: Canson 9” x 12”, Blick #03011-1103)
    • Bienfang Graphics 360 marker paper tablet (14” x 17”) (Blick #10604-1017)
    • Three large glue sticks (recommended: Elmer’s Extra Strength Glue Stick, 1.4 oz.)
    • ‘Offset Trowel’ plastic painting knife (suggested Dick Blick #03105-1003)
    • Pencil (2B or HB)
    • 12” steel ruler
    • Paper towels
    • Cutting tools: scissors plus a #2 or #11 X-acto knife
    • Alvin or Dahle “self healing” cutting mat (18” x 24”)
    • For burnishing, an old credit card or a bone folder (The Dick Blick 1” flat brush mentioned above has a burnishing tool on its handle.)
    • In addition to using painted papers that we will make in class, you might want to bring some printed materials such as photos from magazines, handwritten text, pages from old books, old patterned wrapping or wall papers, etc. to expand your possibilities.


    The materials fee will cover the fusing material, backing paper (which is a high quality, 300 lb paper like Fabriano or Arches), and a piece of cotton duck for a pressing surface (for each student). It will also cover extra jars of paint that participants can use to extend their palettes.


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

  • • 2022 Fall Art Retreats | Tuition and Meal Plan
    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week class with Claire Benn: (Note: Only 14 students accepted)
    Both weeks (10-day class) of this workshop are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    $3130 | paid in full before June 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($2550) & Meal plan ($580)
    + $120 materials & dye facility usage fee

    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week classes with Nancy Crow:
    Both weeks (10-day class) of these workshops are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    $2530 | paid in full before June 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($1950) & Meal plan ($580)

    Tuition & Meal plan for 2-week class with David Hornung:
    Both weeks (10-day class) of this workshop are to be taken back-to-back. No registrations accepted for only one week.
    $2530 | paid in full before June 1, 2022 | 10-day Tuition ($1950) & Meal plan ($580)
    + $105 materials & room usage fee



    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