|Climb Mountains by Roberta A. Inspired by a pop-up book story written by her daughter when she was seven.|
This Fall, I had the opportunity to teach two multi-session classes at The Art League School including an updated and expanded version of Connecting to Memories: The Stitched Word. I'm excited to share the inspiring work of students from that class in the next few posts.
FYI: I will be teaching this class again during the Winter 2021 term. For more information and to register go here.
I originally taught this as a three session in-person class a couple of years ago. I could see even then the potential of even a few words to express rich memories and family stories.
This expanded version of the class gave me the opportunity to design a series of new memory challenges using words while at the same time sharing a selection of stitching, applique and dimensional techniques. Students were also given a weekly Journal Exercise as a prompt for their weekly challenge piece.
|Roberta A.: Color Cues Journal Exercise|
This first assignment focused on using color as a memory cue.
|Judy P: Memories of her mother's love of the color orange.|
|Sue W.: Memories of growing up in CA and worries about ongoing wildfires. |
|Debra L.: Memories of falling in love in Hawaii.|
|Debra L. : Pele's Passion|
|Bobbie D.: A skirt of my own from Grammy.|
|Rebecca S.: Bonding with her mother over the moon.|
|Zeyneb A.: Blueberry picking|
|Jill B.: Journal page.|
|Jill B.: My first Granny Smith apple.|
|Carolyn L.: The eagle next door.|
|Vicki F-L: Patches of Memories|
|Vicki F-L: The Red Boot|
|Barbara B.: Jamming with The Talking Heads.|