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Layering is the magical component that brings a collage to life, adds depth, emotion and allows it to tell our story. However, layering does not always come easily. In this class we will explore the concepts of layering: both visual layers and physical layers. We will have a crash course in collage design and composition with a focus on exactly what makes a great collage. This class is textile based and will include a little stitching but artists in all mediums are welcome to play.
The Stitch Inspiration pieces are all from Ruth's book "Modern Hand Stitching". Ruth is offering classes for each of the Inspiration pieces. Inspiration #4 is on pg 58. Ruth plays with using a single type of stitch to create this beautiful piece.
Think of the night sky; its colors are varied, rich, and luminous. In this class will explore the "dark side" of color, painting on black paper and using all sorts of mediums to capture the magic and midnight, including pencils, bleach, paint, watercolor, acrylics and various other products. Experiment with paints you have never tried, make pictures, textures, and dream imagery on the velvety surface of this paper. When our experimenting is done, we will bind the pages into a four section book with no beginning and no end. The book will fit into a small painted case, and will be filled with samples woven into the pages. The final treat of this class is that you will not use glue! All the parts and pieces will be woven, stitched and folded into our book of the night.