Hosted by: Peters Valley School of Craft
June 22-26, 2018
19 Kuhn Road, Layton NJ 07851

Here Comes the Sun: Dimensional Paper & Fabric Paintings

Leisa Rich

June 22-26

Join this exploratory paper and textiles-based intensive and learn solar 2-D processes and fiber techniques that can be applied to a variety of materials. Explore a myriad of ways to use nature as method and inspiration for solar dying, and embellishing methods such as mono-printing, oil pastels, image transfers, heat, and hand stitching to create elements of dimensional texture. In-studio sewing machines will provide opportunities to do free motion machine embroidery on pieces. Work with solar film transparencies, found objects and items from your collections to create patterns that will resist natural light and sun to print on surfaces.  Your projects and ideas can include representational: landscape compositions, portraits, or defined solar printed objects, and the conceptual: abstract compositions, collages and more.  This class is suitable for artists and fiber artists, designers and crafters who want to expand their repertoire. Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Leisa Rich is an experimental artist working in 2D, sculptural, installation and viewer interactive format. Using the detritus of society, unique methods on common materials, fiber art-based techniques including Free Motion Stitching — a method of “painting” with thread using a sewing machine — and 3D printing, she engages the viewer tactilely and visually. Rich holds Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Education in Art degrees and teaches in universities and arts centers around the world, and her studio at The Goat Farm, in Atlanta. She is in many books, most recently The Art of Nature, Textile Art Around the World, Mastering the Art of Embroidery, The Best of American Sculpture, and Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape, and featured in numerous magazines, on-line, and in televised interviews that include PBS. She has pieces in the permanent collections of Delta Airlines, Inc., Emory Healthcare, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Kamm Foundation, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas- Pan American and in private collections. She recently published her first children’s book, Animal Alphabet Traveling Twisters.

Tuition: $605

Studio/Materials Fee: $35

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