Quilt Like an Artist - Landscapes
Friday, October 19, 7-9pm
Saturday, October 20, 9am - 4pm
Sunday, October 21, 9am - 4pm
Fernie Arts Station
Finding your artistic style is about enthusiastically and fearlessly exploring new ideas and methodology. There are many different techniques and approaches to make expressive fabric art. When art quilting, let’s think like artists!!
In this class I will teach you my process of making original fabric art landscapes. My method of teaching is learning by doing. Step by step you will learn my methods and why these techniques are important. We’ll then work together to unlock your landscape mojo, combining what you’ve learned to your own processes. It’s about expanding your creativity, not merely replacing what you do already.
My technique has evolved and grown through teachings by instructors from all over the world. I’ve combined these cool techniques with my eye for layout and design coming from 25+ years’ experience as a graphic designer. What you need to bring to the course are a few ideas for a landscape you’d like to create, a nice range of your favourite fabrics from lights to darks, a dose of courage, a leap of faith, and be ready to have a lot of fun! You will work towards an individual understanding for a process forward to create a new fabric art piece aprox 11 x 17” in size.
Start searching for photos and images you would like to recreate in fabric. Your landscape reference can be from a photograph, a painting, a drawing or versions of both, or a combination from multiple images. I encourage you to take your own photos for 100% originality. It’s good to have both close up focal points and far away studies. While you’re looking for images, think about which landscape views mean.
Narrow your choices to 5-10 photos or drawings. We will use these for exercises on day 1. I will help you develop a pattern and a plan for you to create an 11”x17”-sized landscape fabric piece, one that has meaning to you and that will encompass your abilities and unique style.
If you were able to attend the snow dye workshop in April, bring those fabrics for added inspiration!