It’s a wonderful view from my window in my studio where I’m sitting at the computer doing admin work :(. All of a sudden, I looked out and found myself in awe at the beautiful pink sky, especially since it was a really gray day. This sky makes up for it, though …
I have added a few workshops for December, most of them are ones that people enquired about. So here they are. Hope you can join me for one, two or maybe even three!
The first workshop is on December 8th at 10:00 a.m. MDT and it is “Make your quilts sing with Digital Imagery – Editing images in PowerPoint”. This is a 90 minute demo workshop – live – where I will walk you through how to use PowerPoint to edit photos – remove backgrounds, change colour, add filters, shadows, etc. and then layer the photos to create layouts that you could print directly on fabric or on Transfer Artist Paper (or any other transfer paper). Trust me … you are going to love what you can achieve with Powerpoint.
From this …
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Won’t you join me? Click on the link to be taken to the Make your Quilts Sing – Editing Images with PowerPoint
The next workshop is Monoprinting without a Press on December 10th at 11:00 a.m. MDT.. (Click on the link to be taken to the workshop)
I have been monoprinting quite a it lately trying to achieve different results to add to my work. Monoprints combine the spontaneity of printed paints and fabric, creating a surface that is unlike any other. It is the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques.
This is a 4-hour workshop, where you will learn how to use water-based paints on Gelli Plates (or other surfaces such as a plexiglass plate. Each surface will give different results)
We will spend some time creating rubbing plates to use on the Gelli Plate and also our own stencils and maks. The more you do … the more ideas you get.
I have been exploring and using various techniques such as masking, multiple drop printing, colour mixing, etc. We will play around with textures and random materials to create several pieces that can serve as underpaintings for future work or stand alone as a body of work. The fee for this 4-hour workshop includes a 30 page booklet with instructions.
There is an optional kit in the Store that has the materials to make rubbing plates. You can add it to the cart when you purchase the course.
And last but not least is another edition of “Introduction to Artist Transfer Paper” where you will spend two hours working with this wonderful product to learn how to use it, including layering, overlapping, etc. Tips and tricks to make it easier to work with the product at home. An optional kit is available with sheets of TAP with images already printed on for your use.
This is the perfect workshop to take after “Make your quilts Sing with Digital Imagery – Editing Photos in PowerPoint”.
I hope to see you soon on the other side of Zoom for one of these workshops. Get a few friends to sign for the workshop with you so you can then all explore together. It’s a great way to get creative and stay in touch with friends in times of social distancing and lockdowns.
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Stay safe and keep creating!