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Session 1: May 31–June 4, 2021 (five–day classes, $610)

1. Collage with Stitch
Instructor: Clare Murray Adams

Applique with fabric and collage on paper have lots of common ground.  Through guided exercises you will discover the similarities and differences in these two approaches. Fabric will be applied to paper and paper will be adhered to fabric.  Blending the two techniques together students will create works with visual texture and depth through layering and stitching, either by hand or on the machine.  We will explore using stitch as a drawing line and the use of nontraditional embellishments.  For the embellishments think beyond buttons and beads.  There are lots of interesting objects that can be used that  add creativity and interest to your pieces.  This mixed media approach to creating collages can incorporate colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint on the paper and fabric substrates. Composition will be emphasized and presentation issues will be addressed.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

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

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


2. Independent Study (7 days)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Take his wonderful opportunity to work independently with aesthetic and technical support when you need it in a non-threatening and respectful environment. Bring whatever you are working on, or wish to start. Bring images of work that you have done, may be working from, or wish to share. You may choose to bring these as printed images, on your computer / tablet or on a flash drive. Our class always starts with an optional general lively discussion of art and quilt-related subjects, so feel free to bring any articles, books or web addresses of subjects that you may wish to discuss with other class participants.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Independent Study

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


3. Hand Stitching: Forming Discarded Fabric Into Intimate Sculptural Art
Instructor: Deborah Griffing

I turn to sewing  as a means of sorting through, mulling over, and adjusting to an ever-changing existence. In this class I will demonstrate simple methods of forming shapes using basic stitches. We will alter fabric through dyes, paint, and direct drawing.

I spend a great deal of time with a diverse population of individuals with developmental disabilities, including those at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery in Columbus. I am well aware that what we perceive as our reality is not a static certainty but a delicate landscape that can shift unexpectedly. This is unsettling to say the least.

Stitching is not only a means to make something meaningful and beautiful, it is also meditative, and good for the environment--no longer will you be adding to the landfills with old sweaters and frayed towels!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


4. On Your Mark - Print (This class is FULL)
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Take a favorite mark and use that motif in various print methods from direct dying and dye painting to layering print techniques wet and dry. We’ll create variety of fabrics that relate, contrast, and become the center of attention in a piece. Starting with a notebook of linear designs and shapes, we’ll center on how to use a mark and define that motif simply and dramatically. Experiment with underlaying color for a background, applying a printed texture to the fabric, and adding a graphic element through the use of silkscreen, monoprint, and stencils. Using thickened dye as our medium, we’ll add color and pattern, repetition and scale to design a fabric that will result in cloth that has layers of images, bold, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind. This class will leave you with a notebook of real experiences that use the surface design printing tools, and you’ll know well how to Make Your Mark!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique:Surface Design, Dyeing, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Screen Printing, Monoprinting, Graphics

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


5. Abstracting from Nature
Instructor: Jane Sassaman

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. We will be making one quilt top during the week. They will range from about 24" to 36". We let them grow and shrink, as needed. In 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.

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 .

On the first day of class you will choose a plant subject to work through a set of design exercises. This subject needs to have a variety of elements to work with... like a blossom, stem, leaves, buds, etc. to make the exercises successful. You don't have to be in love with the subject, because at the end of the day you can jump ships and work on any subject you'd like, but many folks keep working on their original plant.

So if you have a couple plants in mind, bring as many views and detailed(leaves, blossoms, overall, etc) pictures as you can for each one. Our goal is to discover as much about the plant as we can before simplifying and exaggerating it for our own interpretation. Many folks bring their inspiration on a computer or iPad, which also allows us to look up images on the internet. Others bring 8.5" X 11" prints, or snap shots. Personally, I prefer prints because you can spread them out and look at them easily and you don't have to keep scrolling  back and forth. Books, of course, are another way to go. For example, if you wanted to work on Orchids, a picture book of Orchids would do the trick. Seed or bulb catalogs can be helpful, too.

If you were doing an Orchid, again, the fabrics you bring should correspond to your subject. If your orchid was yellow and pink (it can be any color, not necessarily the real ones) I would bring a stack of yellows, a stack of pinks, plus greens, and probably some purples for contrast, and perhaps some light or dark for possible background fabric. Fat quarters are OK, but we work with big shapes, so 1/2 yard cuts are even better. But as quilters we make do and the fabric gets shared and traded all the time. If there is a store you can fill any gaps.
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. We will be making one quilt top during the week. They will range from about 24" to 36". We let them grow and shrink, as needed. In 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.

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 .

On the first day of class you will choose a plant subject to work through a set of design exercises. This subject needs to have a variety of elements to work with... like a blossom, stem, leaves, buds, etc. to make the exercises successful. You don't have to be in love with the subject, because at the end of the day you can jump ships and work on any subject you'd like, but many folks keep working on their original plant.

So if you have a couple plants in mind, bring as many views and detailed(leaves, blossoms, overall, etc) pictures as you can for each one. Our goal is to discover as much about the plant as we can before simplifying and exaggerating it for our own interpretation. Many folks bring their inspiration on a computer or iPad, which also allows us to look up images on the internet. Others bring 8.5" X 11" prints, or snap shots. Personally, I prefer prints because you can spread them out and look at them easily and you don't have to keep scrolling  back and forth. Books, of course, are another way to go. For example, if you wanted to work on Orchids, a picture book of Orchids would do the trick. Seed or bulb catalogs can be helpful, too.

If you were doing an Orchid, again, the fabrics you bring should correspond to your subject. If your orchid was yellow and pink (it can be any color, not necessarily the real ones) I would bring a stack of yellows, a stack of pinks, plus greens, and probably some purples for contrast, and perhaps some light or dark for possible background fabric. Fat quarters are OK, but we work with big shapes, so 1/2 yard cuts are even better. But as quilters we make do and the fabric gets shared and traded all the time. If there is a store you can fill any gaps.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

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

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


6. Big Botany—Abstraction Through Color, Pattern, And Repetition
Instructor: Maria Shell

Working from several sources of inspiration grounded in the natural world, students will work through a design process that emphasizes sketching, developing color palettes, creating pattern, and problem solving organic construction issues. Students will create one large quilt composition during the course of the workshop.
Images shown here are student work, left to right: Laura Rudolph, Lisa Hardy, Missy Bauer, Nancy Goodman

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Images shown here are student work, left to right: Laura Rudolph, Lisa Hardy, Missy Bauer, Nancy Goodman

Session 2: June 5-June 6, 2021 (two-day classes, $300)

7. 2 day Collage with Stitch (This class is FULL)
Instructor: Clare Murray Adams

Applique with fabric and collage on paper have lots of common ground.  Through guided exercises you will discover the similarities and differences in these two approaches. Fabric will be applied to paper and paper will be adhered to fabric.  Blending the two techniques together students will create works with visual texture and depth through layering and stitching, either by hand or on the machine.  We will explore using stitch as a drawing line and the use of nontraditional embellishments.  For the embellishments think beyond buttons and beads.  This mixed media approach to creating collages can incorporate colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint on the paper and fabric substrates.

Applique with fabric and collage on paper have lots of common ground.  Through guided exercises you will discover the similarities and differences in these two approaches. Fabric will be applied to paper and paper will be adhered to fabric.  Blending the two techniques together students will create works with visual texture and depth through layering and stitching, either by hand or on the machine.  We will explore using stitch as a drawing line and the use of nontraditional embellishments.  For the embellishments think beyond buttons and beads.  This mixed media approach to creating collages can incorporate colored pencils, watercolor, and acrylic paint on the paper and fabric substrates.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique:Design/Composition/Color Theory, Paper, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


8. Independent Study (7 days)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Please see description from class 2. This class must be taken in conjunction with class 2. This class is offered only as a 7-day class.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Independent Study

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


9. Colors, Textures and Imagery: An Experimental Approach to Painting
Instructor: Deborah Griffing

I will demonstrate my process of using multiple painting techniques on the porous surface of Ampersand Clayboard panels. This absorbent, ultra smooth surface is perfect for thinly applying and removing colors. We will experiment with scratching into the surface to create textural areas and varied line qualities. We will also use fabric and paper for an indirect monoprinting technique. The resulting transfers can be applied to the boards. Then, the remaining altered fabrics and papers can be added as collage elements on the clayboards. There will be an emphasis on experimentation and exploration of the materials.

My approach to creating is to have no destination in mind  I prefer to start with documenting my thoughts through drawing, creating a visual journal, a skeleton of shapes and ideas. This becomes a conversation of sorts between myself and the surface I am working on.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Mixed-Media

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


10. Trio of Mojonators
Instructor: Becky Hancock

Spend a relaxing weekend creating three different mixed media assemblages from fabrics, fibers, beads and positivity. Becky will send kits brimming with fabulous treasures, waiting for you to personalize. You will learn her tricks for making tassels, stringing beads on memory wire and assembling mixed media components. Mojonators are scientifically shown to keep joy particles resonating in your environment!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: $60

Medium/Technique:Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, Hand Beading, Jewelry Techniques

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


11. Line, Shape, Setting
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Learn to make a sleek, strong, clean pieced line to accent a form, split a shape, or strike though a construction. Pat Pauly takes the simple line, whether curved or straight, and shows how to use this valuable design element. Both a class for learning the technique of piecing as well as one that offers work in design and composition, it adds the language of the linear form to your work, and you’ll learn to place and piece lines confidently.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


12. Pattern Play
Instructor: Jane Sassaman

Pattern and repetition have been used to advantage in the fine and the decorative arts. Let’s explore some of the many classic and nontraditional ways of using shapes and pattern in design. We will examine pattern in historic ornament, decorative design and contemporary fine art in the introductory lecture. Then we will do several design exercises on paper that can evolve onto unique fiber projects. We will start with simple shapes to create horizontal pattern and gradually add extra characters in the mix. Eventually, your shapes will grow into abstract compositions which will be turned into small appliqued quilt tops. The fun is discovering the unexpected relationships along the way as your shapes begin to interact. It is also a painless way to learn Jane’s very accessible applique technique and perhaps even try some of those unused stitches on your sewing machine. This course strives to stimulate new ways to add energy and excitement to your work by playing with shapes for collage compositions. It will also supply you with a collection of unique motifs to apply later to your surface design or fiber art.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: none

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

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


13. Circle & Curve Sampler
Instructor: Maria Shell

A complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. While learning these new techniques, students will also be given information about improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the class, students create a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


14. Printing Possibilities
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Prepare to be amazed at the versatility of the silkscreen. In this fun, process-oriented workshop, you will explore the varied ways of applying patterns to cloth using this valuable surface design technique. Kevin’s will stress spontaneity with an emphasis on improvisation. Working with fabric paint, screens and a few tools he will demonstrate multiple methods of producing complex imagery. Kevin will help you master the basics and encourage your design spirit to soar. Come prepared to have fun, get messy and discover the possibilities!

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

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

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


Session 3: June 7–11, 2021 (Five-day classes, $610)


15. Earth, Wind, and Fire
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

We will begin with a general interactive discussion on color theory and how this applies to color in nature. After viewing slides and other visual materials, students will make a series of small abstract studies based on the images they have seen. They will then make their own abstract color-rich quilt tops. Piecing and stitching techniques will be demonstrated and discussed where needed. Emphasis in this class will be on color variation and choice, contrasts and subtlety, tonal value, texture and pattern, and finding inspiration from the natural world.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Design/Composition/Color Theory

Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


16. Boro Reboot: A Mindful Practice
Instructor: Deborah Fell

Our world moves very fast.  This retreat-like workshop focuses on slowing down and relishing in process rather than product.  Supplies are minimal and no machine is necessary. We will create small compositions with an emphasis on how to use the hand stitch as a major design element.   So grab a bag of fabric scraps and your favorite hand sewing tools, and jump on board.  This is not a technique workshop where you learn how to hand stitch.  The focus is on using the stitch line as mark-making on cloth.  The stitch marks are the brush strokes that make the composition complete.  Each day opens with a design presentation.  Students will explore personal mark making preferences, with the power of parallel play in groups.
 Goals:                                                                  

  1.      To learn about the power of the hand stitch as mark making
  2.      To make a stitch sampler
  3.      To create 10—20 small compositions using hand stitching
  4.      To apply newly learned skills to the final project
      1.     Choices for final project:
        1.      1—2 compositions that relate
        2.      Banner/flags
        3.      Journal
        4.      Scroll
        5.      Accordion book

Sewing Machine: Machine is optional & might be helpful for final project

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing, Hand Stitching, Design/Composition/Color Theory, Shibori

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

   

17. Experimental Embroidery with Water Soluble Stabilizer
Instructor: Amanda McCavour

Participants will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces using machine embroidery and three types of water soluble stabilizer. Create lace-like artworks held together by free motion embroidery techniques and a variety of stitches. You will be encouraged to experiment with an assortment of materials, including plastics, papers, and yarns to create a variety of samples exploring different texture and colour combinations. These samples will be developed into larger pieces where you will further explore colour, texture and line.

Students can expect to make a range of samples that can be incorporated into quilts, mixed media pieces and garments. We will experiment with  combining soft materials and layers to create new fabrics full of texture and line. I will generalize the procedure of using water soluble fabric so that the knowledge can be applied to a variety of projects.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


18. Go Big, Go Bold: Prints Galore (This class is FULL)
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Prints Galore! Take printing to the next level with larger prints using larger pieces of cloth. We’ll use all the tools in the printing tool box from monoprints to screen printing (and lots of ways in between) using fiber reactive dye to print fabric that is unique. What’s more, we’ll print as a whole cloth with an emphasis on using printed images as the finished design, destined to be finished without cutting apart. Large scale graphics are encouraged as well as underlying texture, adding line and secondary graphic elements. Along with printing, we’ll develop a color palette and keep an eye on design so that these prints are complete in themselves. It’s textile printing for prints that go large and bold.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Dyeing Design/Composition/Color Theory, Screen Printing, Other: monoprints, direct dye, stenciling

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


19. Creature Development in Needle Felting (with Armature) (This class is FULL)
Instructor: Judy Rush

What is a needle felted creature? How can we bring them to life? This workshop will explore how to build creatures living only in your imagination using wool and the technique of needle felting. Participants will construct their own unique being using a simple armature. This is a fun workshop, lots of laughing. Come join the fun. Your creature will thank you!
See Supply List for even more information

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Hand Stitching, Mixed-Media, 3-D, Other: Felting

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


20. Color Explorations
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Are you unsure when choosing colors for your projects? Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone to try new and exciting color combinations? Join me on an explorative journey into color theory to help demystify the color wheel. Use your own stash of fabric and/or paper supplies to construct small collaged or sewn works that demonstrate eight different color theories. There will be no paint or dye mixing. You will be learning how color interacts in materials that you normally use. This colorplay class will leave you inspired to explore new worlds of glorious color!

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: none

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

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 4: June 12–13, 2021 (two-day classes, $300)


21. Slow Stitch Satisfaction
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Relax as you slowly stitch a thoughtful meditative scroll or journal cover using your name, initial or other personal emblem. Using your variety of threads and hand stitches in a peaceful atmosphere, discover innovative ways with hand stitches to make your enriched individual textile treasure. No machine necessary.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


22. Embroidered Botany & Water Soluble Stabilizer
Instructor: Amanda McCavour

Learn the process of working with mixed media materials and water soluble fabrics. Flowers, leaves and branches will be your inspiration. We will create embroidered botanical designs, exploring different applications for machine and hand stitching with two types of water soluble fabrics as the stabilizers. We will explore texture, pattern and line, adding hand embroidery to create samples that will lead to a one of a kind piece. I will provide source images, along with activities that will encourage participants to venture out, away from their screens, to go on walks to find their own specimens. This will allow us to explore the botany found around us in different locations. Students will make a range of samples that can be incorporated into quilts, mixed media pieces and garments. We will experiment with ways to combine soft materials, and layers into new fabrics full of texture and line. I will generalize the procedure of using water soluble fabric so that knowledge can be applied to a variety of projects. Both 2-D and 3-D applications of embroidery and water soluble fabric will be explored.

Day 1: Leaves and branches. Working with Density and collage.
Day 2: Flat and sculptural floral forms.

Sewing Machine: Yes

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Hand Stitching, Sewing, Mixed-Media, Collage

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


23. Creature Development in Needle Felting (This class is FULL)
Instructor: Judy Rush

What, exactly, is a needle felted creature? Come with no expectations because the shapes we will create will make no sense at first but quickly develop into the creature you always had tucked away in your imagination. The workshop explores basic needle felting techniques without an armature. This is fun, quick moving workshop. Plan on a lot of laughing.

Sewing Machine: No

Class Fee: none

Medium/Technique: Surface Design, Hand Stitching, 3-D, Other: Felting

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


24. Surface Design Shuffle
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Have you been creating or purchasing one of a kind fabrics and are stumped as to how to begin using them in your quilts? Are you afraid to cut them up? Let’s work together to create a simple-to-sew quilt that makes the most of those beautiful fabrics. We will explore design basics while following a set of easy steps. You will learn to use those unique surface-designed fabrics in an artful way that makes the most of their relationships and interactions.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: none

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

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

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