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Fiber Arts Department

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch


Instructor: Ursula Partch
October 20–22, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (no prerequisite)

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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


Texture is all around us. Felted art speaks to our visual sense, but, in addition, it invites touch. In this wet felting workshop, you will be able to explore ways to create texture while exploring the wet felting process. Multiple examples will be shown demonstrating what opportunities are available to you as you use both artful and or utilitarian objects of your choice, such as wall art, coasters, place mats, scarves, wrist warmers, collars, belts, journals/sketch books, and bags. Expect to complete one to two projects per day, depending on size and complexity. We will be utilizing wool fiber combined with sheer or handwoven fabrics, cording, wool locks, silk, plant material, and/or resists. Expect to have a lot of fun playing with color and texture and experience the magical transformation of fibers into a solid piece using only soap, water and agitation. This workshop is for felters of any level of experience, from beginner to advanced.


URSULA PARTCH is constantly moved and inspired by the patterns, textures, colors, and moods of the natural environment and how they transform themselves throughout the day and the year, as seen in water, fire, clouds, animals, plants, and rocks. Her goal is to foster strong connections between humans and their environment and therefore, she has chosen plant and animal fibers as her artistic medium. She is especially drawn to local art materials.

Her artwork has been included in multiple juried exhibits throughout Mendocino County and is in private collections throughout California, Oregon, Washington, New York, England, Scotland, Germany and Austria.

She has been teaching fiber arts courses at Willits High School, Emandal Art Stays, Mendocino County Art Association, Willits Kids Club, Mendocino College Community Extension Program and in her studio.

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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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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.

Instructor materials fee: $55

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