Saturday, May 4, 2013

Fused Quilt Blocks class

This class is for ages 8-13.  I have done this project several times with my students, and they have really enjoyed it.  It is more based on traditional quilt blocks versus art quilting, but there is no sewing involved.  These are a few examples:

Fiber Portrait Class

Here is the example for my Fiber Portrait Class.  I have done this several times before, but usually I simplify the face and do free motion quilting on it.  No quilting this time, but more details on the image.  This is the year of experimentation and learning experiences.  I really like this one, too.  I am already planning others. 

Mini Abstract Fiber Art Class

Here is the example for my Mini Abstract Fiber Art Class.  Students will create their own original fabric painting and embellish it.

It has been embellished with hand stitches and beads.  I liked the way it turned out.  So what do you think?

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

As many know, I spend my weekdays teaching art to middle schoolers.  I love it because I get to make art all day long and show others how to express themselves.  Well, the art teachers in my school district were extended to invitation to teach some weeklong classes at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts.  I have always wanted to teach some beginner fiber art classes to adults, but that goal had yet to come to fruition.....Until now.  I proposed three classes, and they were all accepted and put on the calendar!  Here they are:

  • June 10-14 from 1:00-3:00
  • Fiber Portraits

  • July 15-19 from 1:00-3:00
    Fused Miniature Quilts

  • August 5-9 from 1:00-3:00
    Mini Abstract Fiber Art
I am so excited about it, I am making new work to use as examples.  Now I just have to hope that enough people will sign up that I will actually be able to hold the class.