I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. (Anne Lamott) Anne Lamott’s words sum up two things that are near and dear to my heart – the concept of grace and the practice of art.
To me, grace in art is the result of the nuances and little pieces of the self that we put into our work.
In this class we will use quotes as a jumping off point to uncover grace and improve our skills as artists. We will use quotes about art, quotes by artists and quotes about the act of creating to arrive at our own set of grace notes.
Some of the activities, techniques and concepts we will employ, explore and experience include:
a group paint project
For it was precisely this she sought: THE GRACE OF GREAT THINGS. (After Rilke)
|Navigation – Charting a Course to Your Soul
Life is a constant search for answers, for an understanding of life’s secrets and wonders. Occasionally you can catch a fleeting glimpse of a universal truth, in an artfully crafted phrase, an image that draws you in or a work of art that touches your soul. What if you could plot a course that guided you to discover your own unique path to life’s magic and wonder?
TAP That Journal
Images and photographs, text as design, as line, as poetry. They hook and reel us into art, to books, to life. This class is an exploration of image and text as it applies to surface design – primarily, but not limited to quilts and fabric collage. (All the techniques covered can be used on paper and canvas). In tthe morning you will paint and color fabric as well as explore direct application and transferring of TEXT onto fabric along with image transfer on fabric using TAP Transfer Artist Paper. Techniques will include TAP transfers, resists, and syringe writing.
Individual attention will be given to each student with an emphasis on combining techniques to create eye-catching design and stunning works of art. This class welcomes artists from different backgrounds who want to learn how to work with fabric, text and image. No sewing/quilting experience required. Some art or design background is helpful, but not required. Beginners are welcome and encouraged in all of my classes.
|Fragment Fabric Journal
Use your fabric scraps, transferred images and quotes to create a unique Fragment filled fabric journal. You’ll learn how to transfer images with TAP Transfer Artist Paper, use design elements and principles to create fabric collages and how to create mood and mearning through the use of color, pattern, image and text.
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