Learn the art of piecing free form curves without pinning, marking or clipping. Add interest by incorporating multi-directional and 3 dimensional elements. Create your own lace and learn to insert it into your quilt. Embellish your work with yarns and threads of different weights. Finish off your piece using a clean and elegant facing technique. You will piece, quilt, embellish and face your quilt in class.
Size of finished work is approximately 20" x 20".
Inspired by a photograph, sketch or mental image, create your own abstract or representational forest scene using free-form and curve-piecing techniques. Study light and shadows and achieve depth by playing with shapes and color gradations.
This class builds upon my beginners CURVES AND MORE class, taking the curved piecing to the next level where we create multiple curved sections and join them into one coherent piece, your own forest.
Collect the essence of a favorite place based on your own impressions. Design and create your own vision of a town, neighborhood, village, cityscape or skyline … detect common visual elements, highlight details, create building blocks and put them all together using improvisational piecing techniques.
Add character to your town by experimenting with different surface design techniques (add texture, discharge color, incorporate 3D elements). Consider creating an irregularly shaped piece and finish off your work with an elegant facing technique.
Recommended size of work is 36” or less on each side.
Curves make an image easy to look at. They lead the viewer’s eye through the entire piece, almost as if they where pointing the way. Curves are rhythmic, graceful and add energy. They can separate or connect sections and add balance. That’s what this class is all about, designing and creating your own abstract piece using free-form curves and circles.
This class builds upon my basic CURVES AND MORE class, which focuses on techniques to create one single section of curves. In ABSTRACTING WITH CURVES AND CIRCLES we will create multiple curved sections and then join them into one coherent design.
Create a three dimensional art piece in the shape of a bowl. Starting with heavy duck canvas, you will shape a bowl and then decorate with your own design and embellishments.
Size of finished bowl is approximately 16" diameter.