Surface Design and Stitch
Date(s): 7/21/2014 - 7/28/2014
This full week course in our Textile Design Program will prepare the Program or general interest student to create their own original hand coloured and stitched textile projects. The course is for anyone who has ever wanted to step out of the box, leave the familiar and perhaps traditional behind and create one of a kind quilts or embroidery while learning the foundations of design, stitch, pattern development and finishing of quilts, home décor, wearables or wall art.
Students will explore color, support their knowledge of design principles and build all new work while spending time in the classroom divided between working into a sketchbook with art and design techniques. Students will experience hands on sampling for special effects on fabrics and the planning and successful execution of original small quilts or stitched fabrics using a wide variety of new techniques. Students are encouraged to complete several small classroom projects which are stitched by hand or machine, framed/bound and ready to enjoy. A material fee of $40.00 to cover the cost of paints and dyes, some tools and fabrics/threads for small class samples is payable to the instructor on the first day.
Colour The Quilt Artist's Way (in Kingston)
July 28-August 1, 2014
Embarking on your journey into the magical world of creating original cloth design and taking your quilts and fibre projects to a new dimension can be a time of questions, uncertainty and excited anticipation to learn all that is NEW!. In this course, Bethany will guide you toward listening to your own “voice” and finding the confidence to make independent decisions that will produce beautiful art, whether quilts, embroidery and wearables that are strong in colour and design. During our week together, you will dye, paint and develop pattern on cloth and colour complementary threads to create your very own compositions based study of the principles and elements of design at the start of our week together. Dyeing, painting, shibori, monoprint, Indigo play all included.
Plan to emerge from this class with an exciting and original collection of projects, many ideas for future projects and confidence in your ability to design! Experience with colouring cloth is NOT required and the design study is planned as serious PLAY. Students are encouraged to complete several small classroom projects which are stitched by hand or machine, framed/bound and exhibition ready. A material fee of $40.00 to cover the cost of wax, paints and dyes, some tools and fabrics/threads for small class samples is payable to the instructor on the first day.