Hi to all! I have returned from my first teaching job in what seems like forever!! I taught watercolor to quilt in Santa Fe New Mexico for MISA, Madeline Island School of the Arts. It was great! The students were delightful. I enjoyed it very much and since I lived in Santa Fe for 25 years it was great to be back and see all my friends and family. Lots of hiking by myself around town and a beautiful hike in the Mountains with my two Granddaughters, a visit through the window with my two grandsons, window shopping and photos along canyon road of sculptures and doors. Pictures are at the end of the newsletter.
Two Online (Email-Based) Classes Starting
Color and Composition, begins June 7, 2021
Join me and 10 participants for a dynamic online class focusing on color and composition. This is a personal in-depth study.
Working in a Series, begins June 17, 2021
A series is a group of works that continues an idea from one piece to the next. It is a way to create unified pieces that give an individual voice to your work and to get deeper into your work through technique, design and color.
Hudson River Valley Workshop, June 6 to 11, Hudson River Valley New York
Next month I will be teaching at the Hudson River Valley Workshop. I have taught here every year for years and just love it . A beautiful B&B with gourmet food and a big classroom.
I will be teaching a class based on paintings, this one being with acrylic paint. We create several canvases in a chosen color scheme then cut them up to make a composition. We then transform that composition with fabric to create a wall quilt. Here are some sample stitched paintings.
Here is the link to learn more about the Hudson River Valley workshop: Learn more and signup.
Virtual Zoom-Based Class
Jumpstarting Your Creativity, 4 Sessions: July 3, August 7, September 4, and October 2
This is my one and only Zoom Class. I am in the middle of the first one that started in February and I will be presenting it one more time starting in July. Limit of 100 participants.
Here is a recent review: “YOU are a Wonder Woman! I DO love your teaching. Today’s class was content rich, quickly paced which works best for me, intriguing assignments, great use of the Zoom format and perfect opportunity for Q and A. I really am intrigued with how you combine Painting and Fabric Art. The photos from other classes at the end were GREAT. Thanks for keeping the videos up for all 4 months. EXCELLENT class in every way. I can’t wait to get started on the assignments. Thanks very much for doing this.”
I had a great time in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Walking along Canyon Road was my morning activity each day before class.
Big Scissors! What self-respecting quilter wouldn’t stop to capture a photo of these beauties!!
Bright colored sculptures appeared to be growing out of the ground.
I love doorways and there were a lot of fun ones.
Window shopping and spectacle shopping !! I found a great pair of frames that are getting the lenses put in and I will show you those next newsletter.
Hiking with my granddaughters.