Dates: June 19-23, 2015
Instructor: Liz Alpert Fay
Level: Beginner and Beyond
Class Description: This workshop is perfect for those who want to develop their work in textile arts. Whether you have confidence in your drawing ability or not Liz will lead the group through exercises to help you develop ideas and directions that can be executed in your desired materials. Each morning will begin with a walk through the beautiful Peters Valley campus, gathering materials for inspiration, and using digital cameras to record what we see. Then you will be presented with challenges to explore composition, color, and texture as they relate to designing for textiles. We will also explore using all of our 5 senses to portray emotion. Liz's presentations will provide further inspiration, and will illustrate various ways of translating what we see into what we make. Various techniques for designing will also be discussed. No matter which textile medium you prefer you will be encouraged to find your voice while developing your own visual language.
Instructor Bio: Liz Alpert Fay holds a BAA in Textile Design from The Program in Artisanry at Boston University and is a certified Master Teaching Artist through the State of Connecticut. For seventeen years she created art quilts, exhibiting nationally, in Japan, at the American Craft Museum in New York. Her quilts, contemporary hooked rugs and textile sculptures are exhibited nationally and internationally, are featured in publications such as The Art Quilt by Robert Shaw, Country Living magazine, Fiberarts Book 7 and The Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs by Jessie Turbayne and are held in private and public collections including The White House permanent collection. Liz has been Co-chair and Artistic Director of the Newtown Hooked Art Shows presenting and promoting innovation in the hooked art of contemporary artists. www.lizalpertfay.com
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $0
A $30.00 Registration Fee will be added to your course total(It will show up as
"shipping fee"). This is a one-time annual fee for non-members. If you are a
current member it will be removed before credit card processing.