Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes
Fiber Arts Department
Instructor: Denise Labadie
The first two days are dedicated to fabric painting – how best to mix, use, and layer paint; how to create and use resists; and how to cause (and control) layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, patterning, and mottling. The two days of hands-on painting ensures plenty of time for "guided experimentation" and techniques exploration.
The following three days focus on construction techniques and “best practices” regarding turned edge appliqué, raw edge appliqué, reverse appliqué, insetting, free-form strip piecing, couching, thread shadowing (similar to thread painting), and quilt finishing. A key focus is on reliably creating different effects and textures.
Throughout the five days an additional emphasis includes Working with Photographs. Each student is asked to bring an enlarged photo (or large sketch) to act as a generalized quilt or project template to help focus and personalize their fabric painting and construction techniques instruction.
Denise’s workshops are highly interactive and very hands-on, and are focused more on the development of participant creativity, confidence, and experiential exploration and learning than on rigid, one-size-fits-all lesson plans or patterns – her goal is to teach re-useable and replicable techniques and "lessons learned" that each participant's own creativity can then confidently expand on once away from the classroom. Denise is an accomplished quilter and instructor who enthusiastically, energetically, openly, and warmly shares her knowledge, and her design and color sense, without reservation. Denise’s classes are fun.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Denise has been a featured exhibiting artist, instructor, and lecturer at national exhibitions and related venues in the United States, France, Italy, China, South Korea, Luxembourg, Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain. She is a multiple Quilt National award winner – both People’s Choice and the McCarthy Award for Overall Craftsmanship – and has been an invited landscape and contemporary art quilting instructor at Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch. She and her work have also been the subject of multiple in-depth articles in French, German, Italian, South Korean, and US magazines – including SAQA’s Art Quilt Collector, FiberArts Magazine, and Art Quilting Studio Magazine.
TUITION & FEES
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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