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Fiber Arts Department

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Ursula Partch

Instructor: Ursula Partch
April 11–12, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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Felting is a wonderful art medium. Felted art speaks to our visual sense, but, in addition, it invites touch. In this wet felting workshop, you will be able to develop your personal ideas and designs into felt. I will show lots of examples and you will create artistic and useful items of your choice, such as wall art, coasters, place mats, scarves, wrist warmers, jewelry, collars, belts, journals/sketch books, bags and sculpture. You can 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.


I am constantly moved and inspired by the patterns, textures, colors, and moods of the natural environment. My goal is to foster strong connections between humans and their environment and therefore, I have chosen plant and animal fibers as my main artistic medium. I almost exclusively use wool fiber from local sheep which I process myself. I love how each sheep makes its own individual contribution to my artwork.

My artwork has been part of various juried exhibits throughout Mendocino and Sonoma counties and it is in private collections in California, Oregon, Washington, New York, England, Scotland, Germany, and Austria.

I have been teaching fiber arts courses at Mendocino Art Center, Willits Center for the Arts, Willits High School, Emandal Art Stays, Mendocino County Art Association, Willits Kids Club, Mendocino College Community Extension Program and in my studio.

– Ursula Partch

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Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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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: $30

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