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Fiber Arts Department

Martha Wolfe

Martha Wolfe

Martha Wolfe

Martha Wolfe

Martha Wolfe

Instructor: Martha Wolfe
June 28–30, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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In this three-day workshop, students will learn techniques to create their own animal portraits from wildlife photos. On Day 1, students will practice techniques with instructor-supplied patterns and create a koi portrait using raw-edge appliqué techniques. On Days 2 and 3, students will create their own portrait* from a personal choice of image. Principles of value and fabric selection, composition, and background elements will be discussed. We’ll also discuss selecting images and ways to convert them into patterns using Photoshop and other techniques. This class does not require a computer or photo-editing software, however, for those who would like to bring their own computer, basic instruction on how to edit photos to create patterns will be provided.

*Please note – you will need to contact the instructor prior to the workshop to coordinate which photo you will use to create your pattern. Photo choice must either be a personal photograph or one you have permission to use.


MARTHA WOLFE is an award-winning studio quilter and founding member and curator of the international group, Viewpoints 9. Her work is inspired by her experience as a marine toxicologist and a love of nature. Using photographs from travel and backyard, she interprets the natural and man-made world in her graphic, representational style. Birds, bicycles, and fish are frequently celebrated in her artwork.

Currently she serves as a Board Member and Secretary of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQO).

Visit Martha Wolfe's website

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: $20 (see materials list for items the kit contains)

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