Julia Norton is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. In her art practice, research, and education work she explores the unique qualities, histories, and legacies of color materials - such as ochres, mineral pigments, and plant based inks and dyes. She holds an MFA from SUNY Purchase and an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has exhibited at galleries such as Lyles & King, The Wassaic Project, and Dread Lounge, and has participated in residencies at The Wassaic Project, Cooper Union, Mass MoCA, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, SIM Residency (Reykjavik, Iceland), and Pocoapoco (Oaxaca, Mexico). She has worked as an educator and teaching artist at the New Museum, Pioneer Works, Swiss Institute, Abrons Art Center, Dia:Beacon, and Harvard Art Museums.
Cottage Courses are artist-taught workshops created in the spirit of sharing unique methods and skills within our community. Founded by Natalie Baxter and Polly Shindler, these all-level courses connect participants with artists and practitioners who bring their own spin to learning and creating. Course offerings are related to their own practice, sharing their aideas and work throughout these casual gatherings. Hopefully these courses will empower participants to create and innovate on their own, while making some new friends along the way.