Tuesday, January 24, 2012

EXPLORATIONS OF LIGHT AND DARK: THE USE OF VALUE IN TAPESTRY DESIGN

Saturday - Tuesday, April 28 - May 1, 2012 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:  studio of Elizabeth Buckley, Albuquerque, NM
An intimate class:  Limited to 6 students

Value is not only the foundation of effective tapestry design, it also can be an expression of the universal metaphors around light and dark.  In this workshop, we will explore the theme of how light and dark enter into your own life, describe an internal place or a personal symbology.  We will look at how value comes into the use of tapestry techniques.  This is a workshop intended for weavers of all tapestry traditions:  Rio Grande, French, Mexican, and the spectrum in-between.

We will explore the use of contrast, color blending, and the illusion of 3-dimensional space.  We will work with black, white and gray-toned papers, India Ink washes, and collage as we generate designs for tapestry; moving through the stages in the design process from playing with ideas to the fine-tuning of one design to the point of launching a tapestry. We will discuss how to think in tapestry and which techniques make the most sense for weaving specific areas.  Participants also can expect to begin weaving a small tapestry, or a study section of a larger design.

Workshop Fee:  $300.00
Materials Fee:  $25.00
Deposit Due:  $100.00 non-refundable deposit due by March 1, 2012 to hold place.  A waiting list will be established for unexpected cancellations.
Balance Due:  $225.00 April 1, 2012

Supplies to Bring:
Warped portable loom:  6 inches wide, 10 epi with 12/9 cotton seine twine
    Shannock, Mirrix, Hagen, or Copper Pipe are good. (a few looms available to rent).
Sketches, your own photos of ideas you have for tapestry around the light and dark metaphors
Examples of your work (2 or 3 pieces)
Sketchpad
Notebook
Scissors
Hand beaters
Bobbins, if you use them
Sack lunch for each day

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