AAFG 2016-17 Workshops
See the Workshop policies below.
October 8 & 9, 2016
Color is the most elusive, magical and relative factor in our visual world. The one thing we definitively know about color: it is ever changing. In this workshop we will explore the behavior of color in order to expand our vision of how we might use it more evocatively in any medium. Students will use colored papers to explore color interactions, and make quick “free studies” that challenge our notions of what any given color combination can be. Website: http://elaineswilson.com/
March 10,11,12, 2017
Alice Vander Vennen
In this workshop participants will work with a variety of textiles, including remnants of their own stitched, embroidered and/or embellished work, quilts, knitting, beads, unfinished projects, antique handwork, new fabrics, and found pieces of textiles – anything that “catches the eye”—and combine them with natural materials. Allowing the rich textures, brilliant colors and nuanced lines of stitched textiles to interact with the mysterious beauty of the imprinted stone, a gentle branch or a fragile leaf, students will create a framed (20” x 20”) stitched, three-dimensional textile assemblage. Instruction will be given for the steps used to create a fiber work composition, the techniques used to incorporate natural materials, and for finishing, mounting and framing the finished art work. Website: http://www.alicevandervennen.ca/
April 29, 30, 2017
“Screens a la Mode”
Silk screens are one of the most versatile tools an artist can use to apply repeat pattern to fiber or paper. This workshop will provide the participants with myriad options for using screens. Students will make three types of screens: temporary (the screen can be easily used again); semi-permanent (the image gradually fades away through use); and permanent. Learning these techniques gives the artist flexibility, and also allows each artist to develop their individual style. Stations will be set up so each participant may try as many techniques as they want. Though students will be making prints, this workshop is not intended for making art cloth. The goal is to develop a cohesive set of screens and to learn techniques for further exploration.
Workshop registration for Guild members will be processed first. Non-members will be included in a workshop if the limit is not reached 6 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. Registrations will be processed based on the date the registration is received. If a workshop is cancelled by AAFG, a full refund will be issued.
There will be no refunds for cancellations received within 6 weeks prior to the opening workshop date. 100% refund with 43 days notice. Non-members receive a complete refund if not accepted into a class.