Impressionistic Fabric Collage (Small brush) using a gray scale method
September 25, 26, 27 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am – 12:30pm Member Cost: $95 Non-member Cost: $105 Instructor: Joy Carter
This is a class for all skill levels. You will learn the basics of using a gray-scale ruler to determine a color scheme for your project. Using what you have learned, you will discover which light, medium and dark fabrics will enhance your own “textile painting”. You will learn cutting techniques to give your fabric art a painterly feeling of small brush strokes. This is a 3-day workshop. Your collage will be ready to frame or quilt at home. An outline and supply list will be provided before class
16” x 22” Foam board/felt/pins (Use 1 “thick insulation foam. Cover with white or light felt and pin to sides.) I have a limited supply you can buy from the teacher for $10 during class. Otherwise, please bring it ready to use.
Prepared cotton fabric pattern (Teacher will provide)
Tracing paper (2-3 sheets)
1 package (5 sheets) Steam a Seam (double fusible: if you can’t find it at fabric/quilt shop; Amazon has it.)
1 fine point sharpie
White and darker chalk fabric chalk pencils (for marking pattern)
Applique scissors (3-6”) Karen Buckley Blue handle scissors work great. (Amazon)
Small package of pins.
Cell phone with photo feature that shows pictures in B/W
8-12” cuts of same color/different shade fabric (For example; If making a turquoise flower, find at least 3-5 different shades of turquoise/blues including printed fabrics. Think, light, medium, dark shades.)
*No sewing machine needed during class.
JOY CARTER: INSTRUCTOR PROFILE
I am an experimenter of all things art! Painting, mixed media and quilting are my favorites so it was natural for me to combine those arts into what I call “Collage Fabric Painting.” I recently retired from a career of teaching all ages various subjects. I am now excited for the opportunity to use both my skills as a teacher and an artist to introduce others to this fun way of experimenting.