Thursday, July 11, 2013

Join me Sept. 25-27 at ProChem in Massachusetts!

“Hope is the Thing” (2010)
I am often asked to teach wholecloth painting classes where students can do original work, but it is not just logistically possible in a one-day class. If you want a more in-depth class on my wholecloth painting techniques and approaches, and if you want to work on your own projects under my guidance, here is a rare chance!


Please join me Sept. 25-27 at PRO Chemical & Dye in Fall River, Massachusetts for a three-day workshop on wholecloth painting. You’ll learn the basics by working on a small piece based on one of my botanical subjects (above) the first day, and then you’ll have the opportunity to do original work based on your own photographs. I’ll cover:

1. selecting the right photos for great results
2. which paints, brushes, and fabrics to use and why
3. how to make a line drawing from a photo
4. how to transfer a design to fabric
5. painting and blending techniques
6. basic color theory
7. how to make tints and shades of paint colors
8. quilting considerations 
I’ve taught wholecloth painting over several days, and it is wonderful to see how much these students grow, find ways to make my techniques work for what they want to do, and create amazing original art. This is a rare opportunity to really dig into this technique and learn a lot. I’ll break everything down into easy steps, so this is achievable even for beginners. You do not have to have any drawing or sketching experience to use this technique; I promise!
Registration will close within the next few weeks, so if you are interested, sign up soon!

The three-day class is $325 plus a $15 kit fee that includes the fabric, brushes and patterns. More information is here on ProChemical & Dye’s website
Here are some more samples of my wholecloth painted work:
“Hope is the Thing” (2011)
“We All Swim Together” (in progress, 2013)
“Friso” (2012)