Afternoon Tea with Artist Dawn Lancaster

Dawn Lancaster photo. Source: FCAC
Dawn Lancaster photo. Source: FCAC

By Donna Campbell Smith, Franklin County Arts Council

Franklin County Arts Council invites the public to Afternoon Tea with Dawn Lancaster June 3, 2017, from noon to 2pm, at the Franklin County Arts Council in downtown Franklinton, North Carolina.

Dawn Lancaster is a self- taught artist whose medium is eco-printing on silk or paper.  Eco-printing is the process of transferring images of plants, leaves and flower petals onto silk or paper leaving beautiful prints of nature on natural fibers.  Dawn says she has been eco-printing for over three years, learning through video classes and lots of trial and error.  Dawn’s silk scarf designs are one of a kind and each comes with a beautiful printed card.

She will be talking about the process of eco-printing and show the different stages of the process at the Tea with the Artist event.

Dawn has been married for thirty years, has three children, and lives in Youngsville NC. Her scarves are sold at FCAC’s UpFront Gallery at 22 S Main Street, downtown Franklinton NC.

In addition to the Afternoon Tea, Dawn Lancaster will be teaching this summer through the Franklin County Arts Council.

According to FCAC’s Donna Campbell Smith, the Franklin County Student Arts Council is introducing a new youth program — effective June 17, 2017 — with Dawn Lancaster as instructor.

The fee for the program is $50 for 10 sessions. Class will meet from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month, starting in June at Franklin County Arts Council headquarters on 22 S Main Street, Franklinton NC. This program is open to 6th through 12th graders, and up to 10 students are expected to participate.

All supplies are included in the program. At the end of the program there will be a Student art show and fundraiser for the Student Art’s Council. Students are encouraged to attend all classes as these classes are a learning progression. The students will be able to see their growth and talent. Goal is to touch base on diverse types of mediums to expand children’s interest in art. No experience needed.

Go to the student arts council webpage to download a registration form at, or email.

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About Donna Campbell Smith 78 Articles
Donna Campbell Smith, an author based in Franklinton NC, worked in the horse industry for over thirty years as an instructor, trainer, breeder, and writer. She has an AAS Degree in Equine Technology from Martin Community College and is a certified riding instructor. Smith has written four non-fiction books on equine management: The Book of Donkeys, (The Lyons Press 2016) The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press 2005), The Book of Draft Horses (The Lyons Press 2007), and The Book of Mules (The Lyons Press 2009). All her books are available at or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at