Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Kim Buchheit

Kim Buchheit

Kim Buchheit

Kim Buchheit

Kim Buchheit

Kim Buchheit

Kim Buchheit

Instructor: Kim Buchheit

February 15–16, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This hands-on workshop will teach participants the skills necessary to create a small felted-wool vessel using an 8.5" round plastic resist, loose fibers, and pre-felt cut-outs. On day one, students will learn how to develop their own surface design motifs and sketch up their own botanical-inspired designs and layouts (no drawing skills necessary). They will also create a small, flat piece using only pre-felts, in order to understand how pre-felts behave during the felting process.

On day two, students will learn how to felt a 3D vessel using loose wool fibers, and also how and when to apply their pre-felt surface designs. In this two-day immersion class, participants will gain the confidence to create additional 3D felted pieces at home and understand how to work with pre-felts. A detailed wet felting instruction handout will also be provided.


KIM BUCHHEIT received her art degree from the University of Iowa, was a recipient of a design fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, has taught college-level design courses in Phoenix, has juried numerous art festivals and art-related programs, and has served on art committees for the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Grand Canyon Conservancy. Her felted work has won awards and been included in group shows and galleries in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson, AZ.

Kim is a certified art teacher for grades 6-12 and recently completed ASU's inaugural Teaching Artist Program. Kim has taught several adult fiber arts workshops annually for various organizations and institutions. She also operates her own design business, makes art, and lives in Grand Canyon National Park where she has resided for the past 25 years.

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Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 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: $25

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