Come play!! Create artful map studies through creative exercises that will help you understand the basic principles of design. An art quilter’s most valuable asset is his or her creativity — and it needs to be reinforced through an understanding of design thinking.
In this workshop you’ll find creative thinking exercises. Beginning with an exercise related to the seven principles of design --work instinctively with color – explore creativity through experimentation. All works are small, enabling you to develop ideas quickly and freely. You will create paper map-like collage compositions through a series of quick "hands-on" exercises and subsequently make fabric constructions. The goal of this class is to allow you to create little spontaneous works that can become the basis for a final small quilted art map. You will develop these pieces using freehand scissor cutting, layering of varied fabrics, and other techniques to create an interesting work of art.
The primary prerequisite is a desire to have fun through the creative process and willingness to trying something new. This workshop produces mapping samples that can be used in later quilted, painted or stitched works.
In this workshop, each student will create seven mini-fiber art map collages and one 18” x 24” fiber art map of an imaginary place of their own design.