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)
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

SHADING TECHNIQUES IN TAPESTRY




Friday, October 31 - Monday, November 3, 2014
At Elizabeth Buckley's studio in Albuquerque, NM
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Use of shading techniques can expand the yarn palette without having to dye so many colors. In this workshop, we will work with how to create value changes using woven techniques based on gradations of dots and lines.  We will engage in a deeper exploration of how to create areas of transition in value, color, and shape.  Whether weaving from the front or the back of the tapestry, the possibilities are endless for creating depth in space, three-dimensionality, and shapes merging into other forms.   Intermediate level.  Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques.
An intimate class:  limited to 7 students

Workshop Fee:  $375.00 (sales tax included)
Materials Fee:  $32.10 (sales tax included)  for art supplies and weft yarn
Deposit Due:  $100.00 non-refundable deposit to hold place; due ASAP.
Balance Due:  $307.10 by September 30, 2014

To Register:

Supplies to bring:
Warped portable looms 6 - 8 inches wide, 9 -10 epi with 12/9 or 12/6 cotton seine twine.
Suggested looms: Mirrix, Hagen, Shannock, Copper Pipe  (a few looms available to rent)
Sketches, your own photos or ideas you have for shading in tapestry
Examples of your work (2 or 3 pieces)
Sketchpad
Notebook
Scissors
Glue stick
Sharpie markers
Awl
Hand beater
Bobbins, if you use them
Portable table lamp (optional)
Sack lunch each day