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Painting Imagery on Fabric with Textile Paints
While working with textile paints, students learn techniques for creating smooth gradations of color, glazing paint to create more visual depth, covering large areas and backgrounds smoothly, avoiding blotchiness, control paint bleeding, how to working with freezer paper masks, and paint smooth lines and fine details.
This is an information packed class geared to help students gain confidence painting on fabric for art quilting and can be expanded to multi day format.
Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create helpful charts, all providing you with the tools you’ll need to see color in a whole new light.
This class also incorporates an in depth and informative power point lecture with numerous graphics and examples to illustrate key theories and color families to increase overall comprehension.
10 Textile Techniques using Acrylic Inks
Explore layering washes of color and imagery, by creating masks with freezer paper and make simple resists from common items found in the office supply store.
Learn to paint imagery opaquely and with
a transparent watercolor look.This class is packed with tips and ideas of different ways to work with these versatile inks on fabric.
This class makes an excellent multi day workshop and can be expanded into a week long workshop incorporating construction, stitching and binding techniques.
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks
I teach two different methods for working with the inks. One uses the Fantastix tool with a dry brush method that feels more like traditional drawing, and the other method is working wet with paintbrushes that give a more painterly quality.This is a techniques class where you will master blending and shading, mixing colors, creating light and dark colors, learn how to control bleeding on fabric and creating fine lines and details.
Tea & Ephemera
Using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermo fax screens, colored pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating a mixed media fabric collage that you can stitch or quilt.
You’ll love making these fun, festive ornaments inspired by Mexican folk
art…and learn lots of decorative techniques in the process!You’ll
paint, do a little quilting and decorative stitching, sew metal and do some beautiful decorative embossing. You’ll leave with a wonderful ornament and the inspiration to put the pedal to the metal and stitch lots more at home.
Heavy Metal Play Day
Learn multiple embossing techniques to create beautiful designs with dimension and texture on aluminum and copper metal. Several methods for enhancing metal with color using alcohol inks and markers will also be explored in this fun and relaxed class.
Jan 14-15 Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, Folsom, CA
Lecture: It’s All in the Process
Workshop: Tsukineko Inks
March 1-3 Austin Area Quilt Guild, Austin, TX
March 1 Acrylic Inks
March 2 Fiesta Ornaments
April 8 The Pointless Sisters, Santa Rosa, CA
May 8-10 San Joaquin Valley Quilters’ Guild, Fresno, CA
lecture- It’s all in the process
Painting imagery with Textile Paints
June 11-14 Quilt Canada, Niagara
June 23,24 St, Prairie Star Guild, Charles, IL
Tea & Ephemera- 1 1/2 day workshop, lecture
October 1-4 AQS Des Moines
October 12-18 Arrowmont
Acrylic Inks Adventure
January 24-26 East Bay Heritage Quilters
Jan 24 Tea & Ephemera
Jan 26 workshop TBA, Lecture: It’s all in the process
April 10-12 Hudson River Valley
Acrylic Ink Adventure
April 21-22 Quilt Guild of Greater Houston
Tea & Ephemera
I would love to teach in your neck of the woods in 2014, please drop me a note in the box below and I’ll send you information on classes and scheduling.