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New Workshop dates for January to March

Good afternoon. My apologies for being a bit late with this post. Busy morning. At least it’s warmer today in Calgary. The Chinook arch can be seen across the sky and the temperature is a balmy 5 degrees Celsius. After a few weeks of freezing temperatures and extreme weather warnings, it feels positively warm!

I have set up dates for workshops for January, February and March. Here’s what’s coming up:

Rocks, Pebbles & Stones, Oh My!

On Friday, January 21st at 9:00 a.m. Mountain time. This is the perfect workshop to relax with: no sewing machines needed. I will show you how to make 3-D rocks and two different techniques to add them to your work. Let me tell you … these are addictive!

I offer an optional kit, and you still have time to order it to reach you in time for the workshop. Below are a few examples of my work where I’ve used the rocks, This is the link if you’d like to register for the 3-hour workshop.

I am teaching at Quiltfest Virtual Schoolhouse

There is still room in my classes for the Quiltfest Virtual Schoolhouse at the end of January. I am offering three workshops:

Text on Textiles – adding words to your work

Wednesday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. It is a 6-hour workshop.

Introduction to Transfer Artist Paper

Thursday, January 7th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern – this is a 3-hour class.

Monoprinting in Layers

Saturday, January 29th at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. It is a 6-hour workshop.

Then on to February, we have the following:

Paintstiks on Fabric

It is a 3-hour workshop taking place on Thursday, February 17th at 9:00 a.m. Mountain. In this class, you will learn how to make your own rubbing plates, and then use them on fabric with Paintstiks. It’s a great way to create some unique one-of-a-kind fabrics to use as standalone or in your work.

And here some examples:

And for March, we have the following classes:

Make your quilts sing with digital imagery – Editing photos in PowerPoint

March 10th at 10:00 a.m. Mountain.

This is a 2-hour demo workshop where I share my screen and show you how to edit photos in PowerPoint simply: remove backgrounds, change colours, adjust saturation, turn into black and white and all about layering. I hope you’ll be able to join me.

NEW!! From Sketch to Stitch with Inktense Pencils

This is a new online virtual 3-hour workshop scheduled for Thursday, March 17th at 9:00 a.m. Mountain.

Using a design as a starting point, It will be free-motion quilted and then painted using Inktense Pencils. Different techniques will be demonstrated.

If, once again, I lost you at “free-motion”, read what I wrote above, as it still applies. :)

Sophisticated Monoprinting with Stencils and Masks

This is a 3-hour workshop. It will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain. You will learn how to use Stencils and Masks combined with a gelli plate and paint to create unique works. I love the simplicity of these designs, as you can use any shape you’d like.

There you have it! A whole array of workshops to choose from. I hope you’ll find one, two or a few that intrigue you. I look forward to seeing you there.

Drop me a note if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to help. Have a great week!

Thanks, once again, for reading. Keep creating!

Ana

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