Fabric Is Paint • April 26
Adult, Classes, Education
Friday, April 26, 9 am-4 pm
Artist Pam Collins has developed a way to use fabric like paint to create beautiful and unique art with fabric. No, we are not actually painting on fabric. Rather we will be taking many different kinds of fabric, different textures of fabric, including both new material and recycled, and creating art by a process of glueing and layering it onto a stretched fabric surface. Throughout this process, you will learn about basic color theory; how colors recede and what colors push things forward. Learn how certain fabrics make great waves or sky or prairie; how to use textured fabric; how to create texture; and incorporate different prints into specific images. While the focus of the class will be on creating a landscape or seascape, you will learn about design and have the freedom to develop your own design. You will be encouraged to play with colors and textures, and discover how a piece of taffeta can become a sky, or a small piece of upholstery fabric can turn into a rock formation or a tree. The process is simple, but the challenge, and fun, is making the textiles transform into a three-dimensional looking piece of art. Materials fee $25, payable to the instructor. **See supply list of items you need to bring with you to class**
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Pam Collins is a professional artist who lives and works in rural Minnesota. Her mediums include textiles, mosaics, and glass. She has taught workshops for 15 years in area schools, local art centers, and in her studio. The process of using fabric as a medium for creating art is something that she developed on her own, drawing on her background as a seamstress, a watercolorist, and a mosaic artist as well as simply having always loved the feel and texture of fabric. www.pamcollinsart.com
$117.00 – $130.00