Classes

Alegre Retreat 2018 Classes

Alegre Retreat

 


Fran Skiles

Paper Collage – Printing/Painting

Paper Collage – Printing/Painting (all levels):

This five-day workshop emphasizes the process involved in creating semi rigid paper collages. Participants are encouraged to work intuitively using a sewing machine, watercolor paper, Japanese and Chinese paper, acrylic ink, photography and acrylic paint. Students will work with and have demonstrations in painting, mono-printing, silk-screen, copy paper bonding, plus other techniques. These studies may become completed projects and/or works-in-progress. The class includes demonstrations, group discussions and individual critiques.

(Materials fee: $40)

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Susan Carlson

Fabric Images

Fabric Images (all levels):

Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. Individual design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the collage piecing process. Patterns or templates will not be used. Instead, students will sketch their design onto a foundation fabric and fill in the design with fabrics of their choice. Susan starts each morning with an hour-long demonstration that will lay out the basics of fabric collage and will give you the information you need to start your work day. She then visits each student in turn to address individual needs and their project’s unique challenges.

(Materials fee: none)

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Jane Sassaman

Abstracting from Nature

Abstracting from Nature (all levels):

Nature is an endless source of inspiration. In this class we will examine a wide variety of artists interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. Through a series of exercises we will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. We will then translate these ideas into fabric in the 2 to 5 day workshop.

Drawing skills are not needed but participants should have a strong interest in developing their own design language and unique visual symbols.

This class is especially beneficial for the drawing impaired and the tragically literal .

(Materials fee: none)

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Katie Pasquini Masopust

Fractured Landscapes

Fractured Landscapes  (all levels):

Create a beautiful landscape using a photo of a “special place.” Find your personal, stylized version of reality. Fracture the finished drawing to create different shapes for color choices and add a surrealistic quality. Work with a stabilizer or foundation, blind machine applique, machine satin/straight quilting in a quilt-as-you-go format. Easy techniques that create a complex looking landscape.

(Materials fee: none)

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Independent Study

Participants in Independent Study will join in on the festivities, the good food, the lecture series and everything else that goes along with attending Alegre Retreat and will work unsupervised in a class room having a set time for self critiques within their group. Each teacher will set aside one hour of class time to share their critiques of your work if desired.

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