Tuesday, April 03, 2012

What Are My Students Up To?

Sue's owl began with free-cut shapes and a collage.
It's always a delight to see what my students make in just 2 days of class work. In the Couching Thread, Hidden Needle class at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshop we begin by building fused collages and randomly free-cut shapes from fused fabrics.
Arlene converted her collage into a flower pot.
Soon those collages and free-cut shapes become design triggers to create free-form designs. As each imaginative composition develops it sprouts wings and grows into individual art work. Everyone makes something different.
Ginny calls this her "clown house"!
There may be a hint of whimsey in the design. Or the use of fabric color in a painterly way.
Barbara begins couching thread to create the sun on her beautiful desert scene.
No matter what the design is, soon a transformation takes place. Hand embroidery stitches are added and bring the quilt to life.
Sandra's innovative use of thread to make a jellyfish.
It's so rewarding to see my students make beautiful, unique art. They are brave and fearless artists. And good singers too!

5 comments:

Nancy said...

What a variety of designs everyone came up with. Lovely work!

Beth said...

So cute!!! The owl is adorable. And that jellyfish is amazing. Great work. You must really unleash their creativity.

Kim in Virginia said...

The class looks like it was a lot of fun! And so many great designs came out of it! Look what imagination can do!

WoolenSails said...

I can imagine how fun the classes are with students from different parts of the country and different tastes, lots of fun and variety.

Debbie

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