Number of Lessons: 4
Price: US$ 41.00
Tutor: Elizabeth Barton
On Demand: Start anytime
When you sign up for this on-demand class, you have 10 weeks of dedicated time with Elizabeth. You can start as soon as you register or dedicate a date you wish to start. Be sure to let us know if you dedicate a date.
Improve your skills and grow as an artist by focusing on a single idea or technique as you make a series of art quilts. Exercises in the first two lessons of this master class will help you clarify your ideas and choose a theme. By Lesson Three, you will be designing and working on your own series. The last two lessons provide examples of series work and delve into more detail on design and art tools. Award-winning quilt artist, Elizabeth will provide individual critiques and guide you through the design process. Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You must be competent with basic art quilt construction and may use whatever methods you prefer. Class material covers composition and design.
Working in a Series is consistently advocated as the best way to improve both depth and quality in one’s work. This class will explore the different ways in which this might be done.
When should you consider working in a series? When you are at a stage in your artistic development where you have explored a number of different ideas, tried different techniques and you are ready to focus on developing your own voice, themes and style. This is absolutely, positively not a beginner class!
Inspiration Notebook: a notebook, binder, old shoe box or folder on the computer. Into this inspiration notebook, put any pictures, paintings, photographs, doodles or writings you find inspiring. This will be the well to which you return time and again when your imagination needs replenishment. The first thing to do when thinking about designing your own quilts is to start collecting inspirational images:
This workshop is about developing a series of quilts. The fabric supplies are just suggestions and you will most likely have what you need at home. The non-fabric, non-sewing supplies will be used for the exercises in the first two lessons.
I hope you have a large stash, but do not run out and buy things before knowing what you need. For simplicity’s sake, I recommend that most of your stash be solid colored, or very low texture (soft nondescript designs) but the final choice will depend upon the subject you choose to focus on. It is important to have a good range of values, from very light to very dark in your favorite colors. If you have absolutely no idea what your favorite colors are, and definitely want to buy or dye something, I would recommend: white, black, and three grays: light, medium and dark. If you choose specific colors, always try to have a wide range of value, saturation and temperature.
Tools and other supplies
Both these lessons will have two parts