5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Friday, September 24 – 28, 2018 9-4 pm
Come play!! Create artful map studies through creative exercise that will help you understand the basic principles of design. An art quilter's most valuable asset is his or her creativity--and it needs to be reinforced through an understanding of design thinking. In this workshop you'll find creative thinking exercises. Beginning with an exercise related to the seven principles of design--work instinctively with color--explore creativity through experimentation. All works are small, enabling you to develop ideas quickly and freely.
You will create paper map-like collage compositions through a series of quick "hands-on" exercises and subsequently make fabric constructions. The goal of this class is to allow you to create little spontaneous works that can become the basis for a final small quilted art map. You will develop these pieces using freehand scissor cutting, layering of varied fabrics, and other techniques to create an interesting work of art.
The primary prerequisite is a desire to have fun through the creative process and willingness to trying something new. This workshop produces mapping samples that can be used in later quilted, painted or stitched works.
*There will be a materials fee of $10 per person to offset costs of instructor provided supplies. You will be making relatively small pieces, therefore you will not need large quantities of fabric, but you will need an assortment of colors and values with which to work.
Balance of workshop fee is due six weeks before the workshop begins.
(Workshop price includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee.)