Workshop Calendar Workshops below are now open for registration. ________________________________________________________ The Quilt & Surface Design Symposium was founded in 1990 by Nancy Crow and Linda Fowler. 28 years later, we strive to present one of the most comprehensive art quilt conferences in the world, offering a wide variety of fiber arts classes and highly-qualified instructors. Michael James, world-renowned quilter and co-founder of the art-quilt movement, calls QSDS “the meeting place to connect with other innovative quilt artists from all over the world.” May 28–June 1 Three Sisters: Raw Edge Applique, Foundation Piecing & Mark Making: A Magical Trilogy This unique retreat-like workshop focuses on how quilting relates to you as an artist. We will learn to find inspiration in your work, celebrate your voice as an artist and discover the power of breaking the rules. A series of collage exercises will focus on foundation piecing, raw edge applique and hand stitching. This method celebrates the imperfect, the organic line and mark-making. Quilting is intertwined with our history. It is the common thread that connects people to one another, generation to generation and cultures to other cultures. By its very essence, quilting is a celebration of the human condition. The stitches are like our paths that bring us home after a long journey. Daily presentations and discussions focus on how your art relates specifically to these topics. You will walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as an artist along with a more refined artist vision. Sewing Machine: Yes Student Level: All Levels Register here now! _____________________________________________________________ I will also be teaching a two day workshop at QSDS on June 2 & 3. See below. Mixing Up the Media! Create 10 to 20 small design studies using a limited amount of materials that are related in color combination.. We will work with mixed media such as paint, paper, fabric, found objects and gel medium to create common elements in the design studies. These studies help clarify your design voice and style. Deborah will share techniques using layering, painting and collage, with an emphasis on mark making. Each day opens with a design presentation and demonstrations of techniques This mixed media play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment! Sewing Machine: Yes Student Level: All Levels Register here now! ______________________________________________________________ Join me in beautiful Lake Tahoe in 2018! Workshop: Creating the Illusion of Depth in Art Quilts Are you intrigued when you look at an art quilt and it takes you into its layers and depth? This technique workshop can teach you the skills necessary to add this component to your work. Using mixed media materials, the collage technique, a limited color palette and fabric, students will be taught techniques to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional plane; in our case, a quilt. Mixed media materials such as paint, paper, found objects and gel medium will be used to create common elements in small design studies. Each day opens with a presentation and demonstrations using mixed media materials and strategies. While adhering to the principles of design, students will create small studies using these techniques. Specifically, overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus, will be areas of concentration using the collage approach. Students will walk away with more skills to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional plane. This mixed media play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment. All levels Workshop Supply List Register now! _______________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to the mailing list for workshop updates!!!!!! * Indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text Click here for information about Raintree Woods Studio Workshops. Back to Raintree Woods Studio main page. Monthly newsletter–click here! Workshops are being booked into 2019! Info coming soon!