Upcoming classes- summer and fall

It is hard to believe July is already here and that means International Quilt Festival Long Beach is only a few weeks away! This year I am teaching three classes, doing open studios and a Make it University workshop. If you are planning on going to festival this year it would be great to see you, please stop by and say hi or better yet come dabble with some paint in one of my classes.

here’s my line up:

International Quilt Festival, Long Beach

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Thursday, July 22
Mixed Media Painted Fabric
Using textile paints, gel medium and decorative printed paper images create a fun versatile fabric that can be used to make tote bags, fabric bowls, vessels, sculptural objects or book cloth.

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Friday, July 23- 10 am-12 pm Open Studios
3pm- MIU workshop: 
Embossed Metal Origami Pop Up Book
Using aluminum craft metal, simple embossing, alcohol inks and paper we will create a fun little art book, using the fundamentals of origami to create expanding pop up pages. These are so cool, easy to make and they make awesome little gifts.

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Friday July 23, 6-9 pm
Fiesta Ornaments
Inspired by Mexican tin folk art, these fun and festive ornaments incorporate painting with textile paints, quilting, embossing and sewing metal.

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Saturday, July 24
Painting Fabric for Whole Cloth Quilts
From adding details, dimension or shadow to creating fully illustrated scenes, paint offers endless 
opportunities for creating special effects on fabric. Working with various types of fabric paints you will learn different techniques for applying paint to fabric, creating smooth gradations of color and adding fine lines and details.

Whispering Woodlands, Wisconsin

I am really excited to be teaching at Whispering Woodlands retreat center, in beautiful Verona, Wisconsin, just west of Madison this summer.

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Saturday, August 14
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks
Tsukineko Inks have a broad range of applications for painting fabrics. You’ll learn effective blending and shading techniques, working with wet and dry brush application methods. You will be amazed at what these inks can do.

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Sunday August 15
Heavy Metal Play Day
Spend a day working with craft metal and discover a variety of ways you can add flash to your mixed media projects. Learn several embossing techniques, working with an assortment of tools to create designs with dimension and texture on aluminum and copper. Methods for joining metal  to other media and adding color with alcohol inks will also be explored.

Each student will receive a Creative Metal Tool kit ($29 value) and aluminum and copper metal courtesy of Walnut Hollow.

CREATE Retreat, Rosemont, Illinois

As summer winds down and we transition into fall, get another few days of creative time in at Interweave’s first mixed media Create retreat in the Chicago area.

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Thursday August 26, 6-9 pm
Tea & Ephemera
Your mixed media cup will runneth over when you join me Thursday evening August 26th from 6-9 pm for tea. We will explore a number of ways to add visual texture and imagery to mixed media work with tea bags, yes, I said tea bags! rubber stamps, painted and printed fabric, paper scraps, paint sticks and colored pencils.

PEREZ+FiestaOrnament Upcoming classes  summer and fall

Saturday August 28, 9 am-4 pm
Fiesta Ornaments
Inspired by Mexican tin folk art, these fun and festive ornaments incorporate painting with textile paints, decorative stitching, embossing and sewing metal.  These make excellent gifts for the holidays, so get a jump start on that holiday giftmaking with this workshop.

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Sunday August 29, 9-12 pm
Tea & Ephemera  FULL
Your mixed media cup will runneth over when you join me Thursday evening August 26th from 6-9 pm for tea. We will explore a number of ways to add visual texture and imagery to mixed media work with tea bags, yes, I said tea bags! rubber stamps, painted and printed fabric, paper scraps, paint sticks and colored pencils.  

International Quilt Festival, Houston

I just heard the catalog for Quilt Festival, Houston is arriving in the mail this week, this is what I will be teaching there:

beetles Upcoming classes  summer and fall

Tuesday, Nov 2
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks
Tsukineko Inks have a broad range of applications for painting fabrics. You’ll learn effective blending and shading techniques, working with wet and dry brush application methods. You will be amazed at what these inks can do.

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Wednesday, Nov 3
Color Theory
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.

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