W H A T ' S D O I N G
I am excited to be teaching three classes between May and August.
Easy Block Printing for Kids (and older kids)
The first one is at Headwaters Arts Center, in Stamford---
Wet Felting Class:
4/29, Saturday, 1-4
Make one or two projects in one afternoon--no previous experience is required.
--We will wet felt flat pieces with yarn embedded within for a cohesive color story or you can felt a web-like piece--you choose!
--Felt a multicolor "log" which can be sliced and turned into beads, ornaments, or garlands.
There are lots of color choices and so many ways to go with these projects. Please join us!
These are going to be held at the West Kortright Centre--
Decorative Paper Workshop
Using Methyl-cellulose (paste), we will re-engage with an old method of “fancying up” plain paper. This method was used to make book covers from the 16th century onward, when a book maker couldn’t afford to use leather. You will design many kinds of papers using a variety of techniques– all fun and easy. The instructor will share some simple ideas and written instructions for making books, tags or cards, which you can do at home with few supplies. This workshop is for all skill levels.
Block Printing for Kids (and older Kids)
Ages 7 and up
We will make printing blocks from corrugated cardboard and thin foam sheets. Students will be able to print just about anything they can think of–from big to small, from simple to complex–from one color to many! Students– prepare to get a little messy, so you shouldn’t wear good clothing or shoes, as the paint we will use will be permanent. We can print on tee shirts if you bring them, or paper and fabric that we supply.
A B 0 U T M E
When I was a kid, I loved to create--
I made dolls from scratch, candles, needlepoint projects from my own designs, papier-mâché jewelry, hooked rugs, drawings, paintings and the like.
I went to art school--Cooper Union and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
I worked at a furniture store.
I went to Hunter College at night, wanting to become an art teacher. I made baby quilts and thought I could pay my rent doing just that. When my money ran out, I finally got a textile design job. I enjoyed doing that work so much. The focus was on color.
Color COLOR color. I love color. It is so satisfying to put two colors together and have them work together, just right.
...or three colors, or more...
on walls, furniture, textiles, paper, cardboard and beyond.
I became a teacher at 40, and finally, an art teacher a few years after that.
I love kids! I love teaching them and watching them make new things.
It's all coming together.
I am lucky.