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Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell

 

Instructor: Deborah Fell
COLLAGE AND QUILTS
November 17–19, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
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All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to the class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Collage – from the French word 'to glue' – is a visual composition made of several pieces. 'To glue' in this context is to stitch fabric elements on top of each other to form a balanced composition. Collage can be a very strong design tool and is an excellent way for an artist to explore their inner voice. Students will use duck cloth as a base and build from there. Presentations will focus on how collage can be used effectively to enhance your design skills. Mixed media supplies such as paint, paper, found objects and gel medium will be used to create small design studies. These design studies are used to help clarify one’s design voice and style. Techniques using layering, painting and collaging will be taught. The workshop includes a design presentation and demonstrations for mixed media materials. This mixed media play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment!

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
DEBORAH FELL is a full time studio artist committed to the quilt medium. She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Surface Design Association and Art Quilt Network. Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric, photography and reclaimed materials. Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years. Besides teaching at risk high school students in a public high school setting, Deborah has taught various art workshops at national symposiums such as QSDS, Quilting by the Lake, Front Range Contemporary Quilters and community college, and continuing education. Deborah obtained a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University.

In 2010 Deborah was asked to assist the host of CBS’s television show, Extreme Home Makeover, in creating the art piece for the master bedroom project for the new house build in the east central Illinois area. The fall of 2011 Deborah was an Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center. In 2012 Deborah started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program. The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio featured Deborah’s work on the front cover. In 2013 Deborah completed an Artist-in-Residency at the University of Illinois Figure One Gallery in Champaign, Illinois. Deborah was an artist-in-residence at the Nantucket School of Design and the Arts in the summer of 2016. Deborah will be doing an artist residency in Vermont in the fall of 2017. She also teaches workshops in her studio, Raintree Woods Studio, in northeast Urbana, IL. Deborah was a featured artist for the January 2017 Patchwork Professional in Germany and will be teaching in Switzerland in 2018. Art exhibit openings in South Africa in 2014, Holland in 2015, and France and Cape Town in 2016, continue to strengthen Deborah’s art visibility at the international level.


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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.


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