|Roberta A: Hot Springs (Color Connections assignment)|
Registration for Fall online classes through The Art League School has already started! I'm pleased to announce that I'll be teaching two five-session hand stitching classes this fall. Both classes start on Wednesday, September 22 and run for 5 consecutive Wednesdays. The morning class (10:00 AM- 12:30 PM) this semester is Connecting to Memories: The Stitched Word. The evening class is my beginning Hand Stitching class (7:00-9:00 PM). Times are Eastern USA time.
In Connecting to Memories: The Stitched Word, I provide weekly journal prompts or exercises with memory-related themes. Challenges focus on how these memories can be expressed in words using a selection of stitching techniques. The result is a series of expressive artworks reflecting student's memories. Below is a small selection of works created by students in the Winter 2021 class.
Themes covered include:
|Gail S.: Lollipop Pink|
|Judy P: Grass is Greener|
|Amy B.: Blue|
Family Saying or Motto
|Myania M.: Shpatta|
|Sheila B.: Mr. Nobody Do?|
Memories of a Special Place
|Camilla C.: Pittsburgh|
|Amy B.: My Bed|
|Roberta A: Theater of Epidaurus Greece|
Memories of a Touchstone Object
|Judy J.: Enough|
Students also have the opportunity to work on an ongoing (larger) project that can take the form of a Stitched Journal or working with family linens or other personal textiles.
|Judy P.: Journal|
Students will learn some finishing techniques and have the option of turning their pieces into an accordion-style book.
|Judy C.: Book pages|
|Judy C.: Book|
This class is open to all levels, though a knowledge of basic hand stitches is helpful,
Hand Stitching is my beginning level stitching class...though it is challenging enough to hold the attention of more advanced stitching students. I take a very experimental approach to basic hand stitches exploring their immense potential. Each week, the class will focus on a different theme. Students will learn stitches related to that theme. Students will create a stitch sampler during class time followed by homework, including journal prompts and a choice of interesting stitching challenges as a way to stretch creatively. Below is a small selection of student work from the Fall 2020 class:
Pattern and Rhythm
I hope you will consider joining me online this Fall for one (or both!) of these classes. Follow the highlighted links to register through The Art League School. I offer materials kits and supply lists for both classes. If you have questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!