After the response to our virtual events held in 2021, it has been decided that while the February conference has returned to its in-person format, our newly-formed event “Arts & Crafts In August” will continue as an online celebration in 2022 hosted here at arts-craftsconference.com.

This year, Arts & Crafts In August will take place from August 1st through the 7th and — similar to last year — will offer live Small Group Discussion sessions over Zoom at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Eastern daily to registered attendees. Daily seminars from the archive of the National Arts and Crafts Conference will also be released to watch on your own schedule as well as virtual demonstrations and access to recorded sessions through our Video on Demand page.

Starting June 1st, the registration fee will cost $100.00. This single household pass will get you access to all the Zoom sessions, demonstrations, and seminars starting August 1st.

The following sessions and seminars have been scheduled during “Arts & Crafts In August” August 1st through August 7th:

Arts and Crafts In August Live Sessions (Zoom) and Seminars:

Monday, August 1st

Gustav Stickley and Arts & Crafts Furniture

August 1st at 1:00 PM Eastern

For the first live Zoom session of the week, we delve into the world of Morris chairs – that Arts & Crafts reclining chair you love to settle into after a long day of work. Whether you’ve got a “traditional” or “Mission” style chair, these easy chairs are a common staple of devotees of the Arts & Crafts style and can be seen in living rooms across the country. While Gustav Stickley made the most well-known versions, other firms had versions of their own and we’ll explore similarities, differences and the small details of America’s original recliner.

August 1st at 3:00 PM Eastern

Join Executive Director Vonda Givens and Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation, for the latest updates on efforts from The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to revive Gustav’s kitchen and the restoration of its original stove. The program will include an exclusive LIVE livestreamed tour through the kitchen and you can ask your questions of Vonda and Jonathan in realtime.

Tuesday, August 2nd

Exploring Arts & Crafts Metalwork

August 2nd at 11:00 AM Eastern

via Brian Brace’s Facebook page

Live Demo

Coffee with a Craftsman

Roycroft Master Artisan Brian Brace of Brian Brace Fine Furniture returns live from his studio in Black Mountain, NC to reveal the behind-the-scenes process of a select woodworking project. This session will be cast on Brian’s facebook page and will be open to both registered attendees and the general public.

August 2nd at 1:00 PM Eastern

Come explore the similarities and differences between the early works of Onondaga Metal Studios to the later reincarnation of Benedict Art Studios metalwork — and how did they compare to the metalworks of Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Studios? Hammered & Hewn’s Bryan Mead and Stickley Copper’s Ron Ciarmello joins us to explore the metalwork from the three firms.

August 2nd at 3:00 PM Eastern

In 1912, the influential Karl Kipp left the Roycroft to form his own metalware shop, The Tookay Shop. Kipp’s The Tookay Shop was the source of some of the finest Arts & Crafts era metalwork with important copper designs; works that are still relevant with metalwork collectors and the collections of Arts & Crafts enthusiasts even today. The works of the “enigmatic” Karl Kipp and his Tookay Shop are explored in this new session with Roycroft historian, author and appraiser Robert Rust.

Ceramic Stories: Then & Now

New Day and Time: Tuesday, August 2nd at 5:00 PM EST

For every well known pottery artist whose ceramic works are adored, there’s an artist whose story is waiting to be told. Join us with discussion leader Riley Humler (Toomey & Co Auctioneers) for a session on showing works and telling the story of women in American Art Pottery who paved the way for artists in modern day. Come with a ceramic work from your collection or storytelling capabilities – or both – and be prepared to celebrate the stories of these remarkable women.

Wednesday, August 3rd

Ceramic Stories: Then & Now

August 3rd at 1:00 PM Eastern

While the invention of the lustre glaze pre-dates the American Arts & Crafts movement, it’s been an eye-grabbing addition to some of the more colorful pottery forms seen in the early 20th Century. One of the most notable examples of lustreware would be the works of Jacques Sicard, a french artist who worked for Weller Potter and was noted for his metallic lustres. Potter Paul Katrich will join us to talk about lustre glazes and answer your questions.

August 3rd at 3:00 PM Eastern

The granddaughter of Fulper Pottery owner William Fulper, writer Anne Fulper joins us for a live reading of the compelling story about how she and her sisters found her grandfather’s glaze recipes in the attic. Thus began the start of Fulper Tile, the company created by the Fulper sisters using family recipes. Anne recounts the story along with the story “Angels & Dragonflies” in an amusing live reading.

Thursday, August 4th

Printmaking and Color In Your Home

August 4th at 1:00 PM Eastern

Live Demo

The Art of Carving: A block Carving Demonstration

with Holly Bird

In this demonstration, Holly Bird of Studio Ibis joins us live from her studio to show us the art of carving your block. All you need is a black Sharpie marker and a piece of unmounted linoleum block (usually $4 at an arts materials store) and Holly will deftly show us the basics of carving!

August 4th at 3:00 PM Eastern

Color Is Everything: Tips in Choosing Color for your Arts & Crafts Home

with Karen Hovde

Karen Hovde of Interior Vision in the Craftsman Style will join us to talk about tips for choosing color for the interior and the exterior of your Arts & Crafts house. Hovde specializes in restoration, renovation, exterior and interior color palette development, lighting solutions, and custom textiles and stencils.

August 4th at 5:00 PM Eastern

“Inspired by an early morning walk in a park, when the sun rose above a heavy blanket of ground mist, and turned the treetops orange” … Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan Laura Wilder returns to our Zoom stage to present the process of creating “Morning Mist” the latest of her prints. It’s a tale of victory and pitfalls along the way as only Laura can tell it.

Friday, August 5th

The Art of Arts & Crafts Photography

Seminar release at 10:00 AM EST:

August 5th at 1:00 PM Eastern

Have any woodblock prints or fine art that you’d like to have framed, but not sure of what to ask? Tim Holton from Holton Studio Frame Makers will join us this Saturday to give the basics on what to know when selecting the woods and finishes of your frame, how to clean and maintain your framed artwork and elements to consider in this live Zoom session.

August 5th at 3:00 PM Eastern

*New Addition*

It’s coming soon to the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in the Fall of 2022, but it’s coming August 5th to arts-craftsconference.com and Arts & Crafts In August:

A new exhibition featuring an impressive collection of Arthur Wesley Dow’s eclectic artwork from the collection of the Two Roses Foundation. This collection features over 80 works including color woodblocks, paintings, and original cyanotypes from the rare Ipswich Days album. In this special session, Andrea Morgan, Director of Operations at MAACM will join us to give us an exclusive preview of select items in this collection.

Live Demo

Friday, August 5th at 5:00 PM Eastern

In this special part-discussion, part demonstration, Natalie Richards of Paint-By-Threads gives us a look into the world of how to utilize fabric in creating more beauty in your house. Natalie will lead a discussion on dressing your windows AND providing a demonstration on how to create your own stencil art!

Saturday, August 6th

The World of Print and Publication

An editor of the beloved publication Style 1900 magazine, writer, and researcher Marilyn Fish will talk about her experience being an editor, her influence on stories, and how her desire for organized research led her to take on the gargantuan task of indexing issues of The Craftsman. She’ll share the similarities between the two publications in this special recorded session.

August 6th at 1:00 PM Eastern

Delve into the research and publication process for a special Small Group Discussion session as we explore research techniques and how to get published with Turn of the Century Editions and The Parchment Press publisher Peter Copeland. Other authors will be on hand to share their experiences in writing their books and going through the process of releasing a book.

Sunday, August 7th

The Interest in Civic Improvement: Historic Preservation Today

August 7th at 1:00 PM Eastern

FREE for the public to attend via Zoom!

Click here to sign up for the Historic Preservation panel

In this live session, open to professionals, enthusiasts, and registered attendees, the victories and the losses in the field of modern day historic preservation will be explored. We’ll talk about the longstanding challenges and goals of tomorrow, volunteer the real-life case studies, and outline helpful practices moving forward in this special session.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change and we are still adding in new sessions. Please return in June to see the fully updated schedule.