Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MARY PAL will also be teaching at the Black Sheep Festival in Elora - on Sunday, July 8, from 10am - 4pm.

This introductory one-day workshop covers a unique method of manipulating fabric combining “sculpting” and “painting” with fibres that employs the use of transparency, to teach students how to create effective portraits with cheesecloth.

Working from a simple photo that Mary provides, you will explore the various options for using this technique, learning all the skills required to create stunning portraits out of simple cheesecloth. The class covers sculpting, machine appliqué, and possible methods of finishing and mounting.

Students who bring a machine to class can complete the portrait; others can have the portrait ready to complete quickly at home and can experiment with sculpting other shapes in the afternoon. For all skill levels.

Workshop Supply List on website: www.blacksheepfestival.ca

Mary is a Canadian textile artist whose work defies easy classification: art quilt, mixed media, stitch and paint on textured textile. She has served SAQA for many years, first as a regional rep and then as a Director on the Board, so her name will be familiar to many of you. 

A popular instructor, she teaches her cheesecloth technique at the Haliburton School of Art & Design and for fibre groups across Canada and the US, and in such far-flung locales as Taiwan, China, Brazil and New Zealand.