Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thanks for a great Weekend Workshop to Pamela Allen and friends

Great students and a wonderful Instructor, Pam Allen

Our October 18-20th weekend started with a terrific evening with Pamela Allen and her "TOWNSCAPE Quilts". Stories of making art, sharing art worldwide and Pam had a lot of encouraging words to those who would spend a fun-filled weekend with her creating new small pieces to inspire creative fall and winter work.

Many playful and inspired pieces ended up on the wall and it was certainly a wonderful opportunity to network with great friends both old and new, and share in the creative process. Pam offered hugely important critique and suggestions along the way and provided a great set of handouts to move us through two great days of design play. Many thanks to Pam...

Inspired works using great artist's snippets as a starting point for some new small art "masterpieces"...all terrific.
Creating all new fibre  images from piles of scraps and bits of inspiration in Pam's handouts and under her guidance was fun. A great starting point for many small workshop samples and strong design notes. The walls were filled with free form cut outs - small pieces to stitch later and enjoy as references as design time filled the two days at St. Lawrence College.

Stretching in new directions and making work just flow off the tip of your scissors and onto a background can be challenging, but the results are always good fun. With a foundation in place for creating new fibre images that could reflect "your town", the goal of original work was met and the results speak for themselves. WE HAD FUN!

* Hope to see many of you out for KAREN GOETZINGER'S Lecture and Slide Show on Friday evening November 15th at St. Lawrence College, 7 pm. Signage will point the way to the Lecture room.
Karen's workshop "Dynamic Colour for Fibre Artists" is filled, but we will do a follow-up post for you soon. Please follow Karen at her website and watch her calendar for more opportunities for studio studies/coaching.
* There are a very few seats available in CAROL SODERLUND's Workshop "TRANSFORMATIONS" for March 21-23, 2014 and for PENNY BEREN's "MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE" Workshop scheduled for May 20 and 21st, 2014.
* See our Workshops listing in the sidebar for all of the details  for #3 and #5 -  as well as registration information.