Channel Inspiration, Creativity and Exploration this summer on an Acrylic Ink Quilting Adventure

acrylic ink flowers

I find my best work comes when I have uninterrupted time to delve deep into the process and explore ideas and techniques. Opportunities to focus on our art making can be so rare, but it’s incredibly important to make time for it in our over scheduled hectic lives.

I’d like to invite you to take the opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment that nurtures creativity and inspiration with a small group of like minded creative explorers


amongst towering pines and mountain vistas, pushing boundaries and opening new frontiers of creative expression at Idyllwild Arts in the tranquil mountains of Southern California.


idyllwild nature
While filling your creativity tool kit with loads of new skills and surface design techniques,

Acrylic Ink

we’ll dig deep and explore imagery and symbolism with layers of paint, and multiple processes,


to create a final complex painted surface with acrylic inks and textile paint.


Our exploration will continue with decorative free motion stitching to enhance the painted imagery.


Over the course of 3 days, I’ll teach you at least 10 different techniques using acrylic inks;


creating colorful textured backgrounds, exploring mark making with different kinds of stamps, drawing with quill and ruling pens, painting imagery opaquely and with a transparent watercolor look, working with simple resists and masks while layering washes of color.


This class is packed with tips and techniques for working with acrylic inks on fabric and will leave you bursting with new ideas to explore. Space is limited so sign up now!

6 Responses to “Channel Inspiration, Creativity and Exploration this summer on an Acrylic Ink Quilting Adventure”

  1. Valerie says:

    Hi Judy, I have signed up for your course at Idyllwild and I am so excited. I can’t wait to meet you and spend some time in this beautiful looking place.

    • Hi Valerie,
      Sorry to be so slow in responding, I just got back from Australia and am thrilled to have you join the class. We are going to have so much fun. Please let any friends know who you think might be interested in joining the class, theres several open spaces right now.


      • Valerie says:

        Judy, I am wondering what other preparations I should make for this workshop. I received the supply list, but am wondering if I should be thinking about what I wil be painting/planning images to bring etc. Can you give me some guidance about this?

        • judycoatesperez says:

          Hi Valerie,

          If you’d like to bring images for inspiration that would be great, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Basically you do not need to come with a planned out design or anything, but if there is a theme you would like to work with, bring images that might be good reference to support that.

  2. Hilary G says:

    Sadly, very sadly indeed, there is the small matter of the Atlantic Ocean, or I would be there. I know that you guys across the pond think nothing of travelling great distances for your art, but I think that’s a bit of an insurmountable problem. Those colours sing.

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