Intro to Improv!
An improvisational piecing workshop utilizing three shades of gray to create unique borders and negative space around the main pieced “unit”, which is comprised of a graphic print and solids. A 6 hour workshop.
Curvy Improv: Nests, Vessels, and Lines
This workshop is about acquiring skills for free-cutting with a rotary cutter. Students will learn several methods of free-cuttting: free-form lines, convex and concave curves, and learn how to piece
An Improvisational Piecing workshop that modernizes the idea of a “Log Cabin” quilt. Using large 10-12 inch squares the student will piece 1.5 and 3.5 inch strips of solid color or neutrals around each square, inserting prints and alternate colors into the strips to create a large “unit” of 9 pieced blocks. This is the basis for a quilt top with a large negative space, a throw quilt, or even a baby quilt. It all depends on what the student wants it to be! Workshop will include time for discussion on adding the borders/negative space outside class.
In this half or full day workshop students will learn how to free-cut and piece strips of fabric into unique “sections” and then piece them together into a quilt. Pieced sections may also be embedded into a large negative space to create a abstract yet modern quilt. Class time will be used to learn this fun method of piecing. Full day class may allow students enough time to piece a small quilt top. We will use a portion of the time to discuss the various ways these pieced sections can be used in a quilt.
Come release your inner ya-ya in this workshop! We will be working with a variety of sheers to create a surface worth stitching. Sheers will be pre-fused so students can spend the workshop designing, fusing, and stitching their sheers onto a muslin substrate. Students will use embroidery thread to create linear Kantha-style stitchery. The result will be a lovely textile piece that can be used in a wide variety of projects!
Instructor provides everything! All I need is YOU!
In this workshop participants will experiment on both cloth and paper to build layers using soy wax, an environmentally safe alternative to traditional wax batik. Using a variety of unconventional tools as well as a few traditional ones workshop participants can experiment with soy wax to achieve interesting and colorful layers. Warning: playing with soy wax can become habit-forming!
This workshop gives participants a chance to monoprint and make marks on paper and cloth using a gelatin plate as well as a large assortment of unconventional tools. Each student will receive an assortment of papers and cloth to work with, as well as the use of a wide variety of stamps and objects not usually associated with printing. Come play with me! We will build layers on each surface throughout the workshop. At the end of the day you will have a wonderful variety of materials that can be used to create a canvas book, cards, and more. No previous experience required. Wear old clothing and shoes!
Materials fee covers paint, tools, use of Gelli Plates, paint,& a selection of tools that will be shared by student during the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring a selection of papers, old pieces of cloth.
Wish You Were Here: Postcards from the Road
Ever wished for a unique way to remember a travel experience or event? This mixed-media class is for you!
Creating Mail Art is a fantastic way to memorialize a trip, a memory, or simply a fun way exchange art with a friend.
This workshop will provide an opportunity to experiment with a variety of mixed media and collage techniques to create unique mail art with your own ephemera, as well as paint and markers.
Playful Painting On Canvas
In this half day workshop we work together to paint a large piece of unstretched canvas.
Come paint with us as we explore the art of working together to create a one-of-a- kind collaboration.
At the end of the class the canvas will be divided and each student will receive a section to use in a quilt or other mixed-media project.
Conquer your fear of the blank canvas! In this fun class students will work collaboratively to create a large, free-spirited painting. No painting experience required.
The first half of the day is spent painting to music, changing places during musical interludes. The canvas is divided into sections and each student uses their canvas to create amazing art cards, artist trading cards, journal covers, and more!