Join us as we spend three sessions focusing on the creative and expressive use of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. We will discuss the similarities and differences between representational, abstract and non-objective artwork.Each class participant will experience the freedom of deriving the essence of subject matter through the subtle use of simplification, color, contrast and space. Class members will work with a wide variety of materials to generate new ideas and fresh approaches to their chosen subject matter. Demonstration swill be done in acrylic yet students are welcome to bring their own fluid media as well as canvas or paper.
Felting Class: Wrist Warmers/Fingerless Gloves or Felted Hat
Students will have their choice: make a set of wrist warmers or fingerless gloves, or, a one-of-a kind beautiful hat! Create a work of wearable art to your own taste using the wet felting process. The cloche style hat is made flat, using merino wool and embellishments, and then shaped over a wooden hat block, to fit your head! Barb will bring some samples of different designs and everyone can have fun experimenting. Beginners are welcome. Materials fee $15 payable to instructor.
Students will learn to create functional art in the form of felting. The nuno felted scarf or table runner uses a wet process of felting wool into a fabric such as silk.This workshop will have the option of doing a more advanced technique using a resist or more advanced embellishments.Barb will bring some samples of advanced designs and everyone can have fun experimenting. Beginners are welcome! Materials fee $20 payable to instructor.
Students will learn to create wearable art with the technique of wet felting. Cobweb felting creates a very soft, lacy, feminine scarf laid out in a light and airy fashion with holes and transparent areas as a design feature. Materials fee $10 payable to instructor.