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2016 Class Summary by Session

NOTE: The following classes are now full. Please choose other classes. To be added to the waitlist for a class, please email education@ohiocraft.org.

Session 2:

Class 8, Dizzy Circles with Rosalie Dace
Class 11, Experimental Dimension in Textiles with Andrea Myers
Class 12, Artful Log Cabins with Katie Pasquini Masopust

Session 3:
Class 17, Translating your story to fabric with Laura Wasilowski

Session 4:
Class 20, Endless Design with Rayna Gillman
Class 23, Couching Thread, Hidden Needle with Laura Wasilowski
Class 24, Screen Play 101 with Marie Wiley

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 1: May 30–June 3, 2016 (five–day classes)

1. Art Quilt Master Class
Instructor: Sue Benner

Make your art and enjoy the community of other artists. This is an independent study workshop with facilitated discussions and critiques. Participants can opt to start a new direction in their work or bring works in progress.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Independent Study, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Collage

Student Level: Advanced

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2. Dancing on a Tightrope
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Are you ready for a totally new start to your work but are not sure how and where to begin? Then this class is for you. After looking closely at a variety of contemporary artworks, from street artists to new fabric designers, we will start on exciting new approaches to design that reflect the changing world aesthetic. Discussions and practice will include keeping a balance in the excitement of the new as you try novel ways and materials to bring new life and vitality into your work. You will make several small experimental studies before embarking on a larger piece.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Mixed-Media

Student Level: All Levels

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3. Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers
Instructor: David Hornung

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

For 20 years, David has taught this course to designers, painters and fiber artists. This is an intensive, compressed version of the curriculum he developed while teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. It combines a study of color perception with practical exercises in color mixing and application. Students paint and collage a series of small projects that establish key color principles, explore several modes of application, and end with "free studies" wherein they get the opportunity to experiment in ways related to their own design interests. Studio work is supplemented with daily PowerPoint presentations and classroom discussion.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory, Paper, Collage

Student Level: All Levels

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4. Five-Day Encaustic for the Fiber Artist
Instructor: Clare Murray Adams

Experience the versatility of encaustic paint in this workshop. Students will explore painting with warm pigmented wax on wooden supports in thin as well as heavily textured layers. Collaging, incising, scraping, stenciling, transferring imagery and working with found objects will be covered. Experimental approaches will include the use of fabric as the initial surface and/or as a collage element, along with incorporating found objects.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $80

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, Collage, Encaustic Painting

Student Level: All Levels

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5. Stitched Paintings
Instructor: Katie Pasquini-Masopust

Combine painting and quilting. Using acrylic paint, students will create layers of imagery onto thin canvas, applying fused fabrics and many layers of thin fluid acrylic paint. After a color scheme is chosen, two to three canvases are painted within that color scheme. These canvases are then cut apart and combined to create a complex composition. The reconstructed canvas is then layered with batting and backing and stitched. These stitched pieces can be stretched on a frame ready to hang or inserted into a quilt of the same design to create a multi textured creation. **Class fee will depend on how many treated and untreated pieces of canvas you use.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: Variable

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

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6. Multimedia Quilting
Instructor: Betty Busby

The various nonwoven materials available today can be a wonderful addition to traditional fabrics, extending your range of expression. Betty has developed new ways of painting fabrics. We will paint, fuse and cut out these materials, making samples and coming up with many exciting ideas for your own designs and patterns. We will also explore the use of electric cutting machines, creating designs and programming them into the machine. This is a chance to experiment with ways to produce images with nonwovens, and methods for incorporating them into art quilting.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Independent Study, Mixed-Media, Fabric Painting and Stenciling

Student Level: All

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To learn more about this class, view this video on PBS.

Session 2: June 4–5, 2016 (two-day classes)

7. Art Quilt Master Class (continues from session 1)
Instructor: Sue Benner

Make your art and enjoy the community of other artists. This is an independent study workshop with facilitated discussions and critiques. Participants can opt to start a new direction in their work or bring works in progress.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Independent Study, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Collage

Student Level: Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


8. Dizzy Circles
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory

Sewing Machine: Optional

Student Level: All Levels

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Add vitality and energy to your work with eccentric circles. Used symbolically in all cultures, circles are a strong design element and focal point. Now discover what happens when you move from perfect whole circles to the unexpected excitement of eccentric circles. Learn to use them confidently by fusing, appliqueing, piecing or stitching them to add movement and direction to your work. Working with a variety of spirals, helixes and other broken circles, you will learn how to add a new graphic quality by stitching or overlapping eccentric circles to make an individual free-wheeling composition. You may choose to work by hand or machine or both.


9. Beadify your Universe
Instructor: Becky Hancock

Explore the use of beads to enhance your self, your environment, your art, your life! You will learn basic jewelry assemblage techniques, such as bead stringing, turning and wrapping loops, and Becky's famous Bead Kabobs, as well as techniques for surface embellishment on fabric using beads. You will be able to choose from several projects to work on, including jewelry and bead encrustation on fabric. All tools and materials are included. There will be tons of beads to choose from!

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, Collage, Hand Beading, Wire working

Student Level: All


10. Two-Day Encaustic Intensive for the Fiber Artist
Instructor: Clare Murray Adams

Encaustic painting offers the artist versatility and the ability to rework the surface. Experiment with encaustic painting in a two-day workshop that covers layering in both thin transparent glazes as well as heavy impasto. Techniques include collaging, incising and creating textures on wood panels that can be prepared with gesso or fabric.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $60

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, Collage, Encaustic Painting

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


11. Experimental Dimension in Textiles
Instructor: Andrea Myers

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

In this experimental two-day workshop, participants will push the boundaries of their practice by exploring dimensionality combined with existing interests of fabric collage and quilting.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: Variable, will depend on usage of teacher's materials.

Medium/Technique: Mixed-Media, 3-D, Collage

Student Level: All

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12. Artful Log Cabins
Instructor: Katie Pasquini-Masopust

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

The log cabin block is so very versatile. We will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts, starting with a painting or photograph that you crop into a strong personal composition. Then we will overlay a grid, which can be even, uneven, curved or random. This linear drawing becomes the map when it is laid over the inspiration photo or painting. Log cabin blocks sewn from the colors found in each unit of the grid will be constructed and assembled into a quilt. The emphasis is on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

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Session 3: June 6–10, 2016 (5 day classes)

13. Handstitching for Texture and Touch
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Explore the possibilities of adding texture, depth, pattern and excitement to your work with stitching. Working by hand with a variety of stitches and threads, discover numerous ways in which layering with threads can add richness and mystery to your textile pieces. We will explore and study mark and pattern with thread by artists and groups from around the world via slides and by seeing actual examples that you can touch and study up close. By the end of five relaxed days, you will have a working knowledge of numerous stitches and threads, a "book" of stitches for future reference and a larger optional piece of your own stitched work.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Mixed-Media

Student Level: All

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14. Print Original Cloth – Make Original Quilts
Instructor: Rayna Gillman

If you've ever printed fabric but have had a hard time using it, this workshop is for you!! You will print original fabric, then actually use it. Try free-spirited screenprinting with textile paints and resists, including paper, tape and glue. Combine spontaneity and forethought as you create cloth as complex and individual as your fingerprint. Then combine it with other fabrics to create new work. Let your newly printed cloth "tell you" how it wants to be used. As a focus fabric? Cut into small pieces? We'll brainstorm design options, discuss composition and share ideas. This intensive print/design/create workshop will let you imprint your unique aesthetic on your work from start to finish!

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Screen Printing

Student Level: Intermediate-Advanced

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15. Master Class/Independent Study (continues in session 4)
Instructor: David Hornung

This is an opportunity for the quilt artist who is involved in an ongoing studio practice to share in a workshop with other artists of similar ambition and experience. David will focus primarily on your work, working methods, ideas and concerns. Bring examples of past work and a piece in progress or plans for something that you can begin that week. In addition to individual conferences, we will convene, at both ends of each day, to view a Power-Point presentation or discuss a variety of art-related issues. This class will focus on your work as art and its place in the contemporary art context.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Sewing, Mixed-Media, Collage, Any 2D medium

Student Level: Intermediate - Advanced

 

16. All About Shape
Instructor: Terry Jarrard–Dimond

Masterful use of shape can take your work to new heights, and that is the goal of this workshop. Exercises will focus on sharpening your awareness of the role shape can play in your work. Ideas will be developed using paper and fabric studies. You will explore the use of natural, geometric and abstract shapes. Fabric compositions will be developed using piecing and raw edge or fused appliqué.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: Beginner-Intermediate

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17. Translating Your Story into Fabric
Instructor: Laura Wasilowski

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

Do you have a treasured poem or story you want to illustrate in cloth? Is there a motif or image that captures your imagination and begs to be put to fabric? Story quilts are a personal way of relating a family legend, of celebrating a special event or honoring an iconic image. Please join me as I show you how to translate your idea into a fused art quilt. You'll learn about selecting a story or motif, sketching the design, and making custom patterns for the fused fabrics used to illustrate your design. Techniques for fusing, hand embroidery and machine quilting are also covered.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $20

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Hand Stitching, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Collage, Fusing

Student Level: All

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18. Stitch Resist Shibori
Instructor: Sue Cavanaugh

Are you intrigued by the beautiful and somewhat mysterious patterns of stitch resist shibori? Creating these hand-stitched patterns can be slow and meditative or fast, large-scale and physical. We will explore the extremes, and each participant will choose the styles and methods they like best. Students will master the basic patterns, including mokume (wood grain) ori-nui (teeth) karamatsu (Japanese larch), and spider web. Discover the different effects to be gained by immersion dyeing or by painting on the fabric or the dyes for more control of the color placement.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $20

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing, Hand Stitching, Sewing, Shibori

Student Level: All

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Session 4: June 11–12, 2016 (two-day classes)

19. Walking the Line
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

This class celebrates the magic lines and colors painted by Friedenreich Hundertwasser. The much admired work of this artist offers us a glimpse into the secrets of his treatment of line color and how he made them sing. Discover how you can imbue your work with the vitality he achieved. You may choose to piece, fuse or applique by hand and/or by machine.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Sewing

Student Level: All

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20. Endless Design
Instructor: Rayna Gillman

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

It's back to basics with a modern twist! You'll discover simple and exciting variations on stripes, squares and rectangles. Experiment! Keep 'em simple and "modern," or make them complex and contemporary. Vary the size and personality: use neutrals or a rainbow; solids or prints. Piece them together or space them apart. Using your instincts and cutting without a ruler, you'll quickly and easily create one-of-a-kind units to use in endless combinations for an improvised quilt that can go in any direction. This way of working is just too much fun and gets great results. Like eating potato chips: you won't want to stop!

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

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21. Master Class/Independent Study (continued from session 3)
Instructor: David Hornung

This is an opportunity for the quilt artist who is involved in an ongoing studio practice to share in a workshop with other artists of similar ambition and experience. David will focus primarily on your work, working methods, ideas and concerns. Bring examples of past work and a piece in progress or plans for something that you can begin that week. In addition to individual conferences, we will convene, at both ends of each day, to view a Power-Point presentation or discuss a variety of art-related issues. This class will focus on your work as art and its place in the contemporary art context.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Machine Quilting, Surface Design, Sewing, Mixed-Media, Collage, Any 2D medium

Student Level: Intermediate - Advanced

 

22. Amazing Space
Instructor: Terry Jarrard-Dimond

This class focuses on the organization of two-dimensional space and the creation of the illusion of three-dimensional space in your artwork. You will learn classic design methods to add drama and mystery to your compositions. Work will be developed using cut-paper exercises and machine-stitched fabric.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Sewing, Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: Beginner–Intermediate

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23. Couching Thread, Hidden Needle
Instructor: Laura Wasilowski

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

A well-placed embroidery stitch brings a quilt to life. It lends the quilt surface color, pattern, definition and texture. You'll create several small art quilts while learning an improvisational method of constructing with fused fabrics. These fused quilts act as your canvas for hand stitchery and take your work from flat to fabulous! With the emphasis on basic embroidery stitches like running, seed, French knots and lazy daisy, students will also learn more complex hand stitches, stitch combinations and stitch variations. Learn about embroidery stitch choices, placement and inventing new stitch ideas. Create new work with the ease of fusing and entice the viewer closer to your art with free form, unfettered embroidery.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $25

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Fusing

Student Level: All Levels

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24. Screen Play 101
Instructor: Marie Wiley

This class is full. Email education@ohiocraft.org to be put on the waiting list.

Using Procion MX dyes, we will explore screen printing, stamping and direct application. The focus will be on "breaking the grid" and bringing pieces to completion. We will be working fast and small.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: To be determined

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing, Screen Printing

Student Level: All Levels

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