Saturday, January 24, 2015

WINTER/ SPRING MASTER CLASSES IN TAPESTRY ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN!

Master Classes on Value and Shading Techniques in Tapestry

 

Remnants of The Dream  detail 
©1996 Elizabeth J. Buckley
Thursdays February 5, 19; March 5, 19, 2015 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Buckley's studio Albuquerque, NM

In this Master Class we will focus more in-depth on the correlation between value and shading techniques.  We will work with designing and weaving the illusion of three-dimensional form and creating depth of space, whether it be a portrait, a landscape-based composition, or abstract layers and planes. 

During each class, we will work with design concepts on paper and at the loom, as well as focus on questions that come up and address any technical issues.  In between sessions will be your opportunity to continue weaving and playing with ideas.  What you will end up weaving will be either a series of studies, or you can choose to focus on further developing one tapestry design. 

 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

FALL 2014 MASTER CLASSES IN TAPESTRY



Tapestry In Process with Bobbins                          photo credit:  Lany Eila

Master Classes In Tapestry Technique and Design
Thursdays Oct. 16, 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Drawing for Tapestry:  Thursdays Oct. 30, Nov. 13, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Elizabeth Buckley’s studio in Albuquerque, NM

The Master Classes provide the opportunity for in-depth study of tapestry technique and design, formatted to provide time at home in between sessions to weave and to develop ideas generated during each class.  Expanded to all day, to allow even more time for design explorations, group critiques and discussions as well as individual attention at the loom.  We will continue going deeper into how to synchronize technique with design principles around gradations, illusory space, line quality, as well as use of color.

Accompanying the Master Classes will be two drawing classes, focused specifically on drawing for tapestry.  We will further explore the use of the pencil to create shaded areas, a sense of planes and three-dimensional form, and drawing as if we were weaving. 

Teaching Fee for all classes:  $428.00 (sales tax included)
Materials Fee:  $32.10 (sales tax included) for art supplies and weft yarns
Deposit:  $100.00 non-refundable to hold place
                due ASAP or by July 31, 2014
Balance due of $360.10 by September 15, 2014

To Register:


Supplies to bring for Master Class in Tapestry:

Warped portable looms minimum of 8 inches wide, 9 -10 epi with 12/9 or 12/6 cotton seine twine.
   Suggested looms: Shannock, Mirrix, Hagen, Copper Pipe  (a few looms available to rent)
Sketches, your own photos of ideas you have for tapestry
Sketchpad
Notebook
Scissors
Glue stick
Sharpie markers
Awl
Hand beater
Bobbins, if you use them
Portable table lamp (optional)
Sack lunch


Supplies to bring for Drawing for Tapestry:

--sketchbook--no smaller than 5" x 7".  An 8" x 10" or 8.5" x 11" would be a good size.  The paper needs to be plain, with no lines, medium weight (60 or 65 pounds), lightly textured. (good brands are:  Strathmore, Canson, etc.) A spiral binding also is good.
--file folder
--notebook for taking notes
--pencils:  ebony, a soft white, HB, 2B, 4B 9B
--erasers:  kneaded or white polymer
--pencil sharpener (small, portable)