Instructor: Lorie McCown
CONNECTIONS IN CLOTH
May 17–20, 2019 (Friday–Monday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
SP19FB406 • All levels
You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10
Making art is all about making connections. We will explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. The students will use traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express their personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget class; it is a personal expression class. Radical self-expression is welcomed! Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks. We will endeavor to communicate the students’ ideas, stories and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. We will use machine, and hand stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying our artistic voices. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers.
Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera. Let’s tell a story with cloth. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. We will have a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching-of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever you like. Just remember, we will be cutting, marking and stitching on them.
Machines are optional for this class.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
LORIE MCCOWN is an American artist, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from California State University, Long Beach, and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program. She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, textile and fiber, and infuses her work with spiritual and biblical meanings. Her pieces are in private collections and public galleries nationally and internationally. Her work has been juried into local, national and international shows, including Quilt National, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Mid-Atlantic New Painting. Lorie's artwork has been featured in Art Quilting Studio Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine, Surface Design Magazine, Fiber Art Now Magazine and Artist's Portfolio Magazine. She has work included in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.
She teaches workshops and classes nationally in painting, mixed media and fiber arts. She’s taught at Art Quilt Tahoe, Quilting by the Lake, Gathering of Artisans, PB artist’s Open Studios and many other venues. She lives in Fredericksburg, VA.
Visit Lorie McCown's website
TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $414
Non-members: $460 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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|$505: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
|$414: Current Mendocino Art Center member
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