Using a simple technique, you will learn to create a pattern suitable for your comfort zone and level of expertise. You will learn to see value and use that knowledge to change your colors from natural to fanciful if you would like.
I will also cover different ways to make your animals eyes come to life, how to use shading with pen and pencil, and how to finish by mounting your artwork on canvas.
About Barbara Yates Beasley
Animals have been the focus of Barbara’s fabric art starting with her first art quilt in 2005. Always a little bit of a rebel, her animals tend to sport wild colors that make them stick out from the pack. Although the quiet animals can slip in now and again. All fabrics from commercial, to hand-dyed, to hand-painted, to recycled clothing is used as her palette.
Barbara was raised in a rural area of Colorado with dogs and farm animals as playmates. She was also surrounded by the handwork of generations of female family members, so the blending of interests came naturally. Barbara took inspiration from many sources before finding her collage technique. She encourages her students to take classes from many artists and mashup techniques to find what works for them.
Barbara has worked as a full-time artist since 2010 traveling to lecture and teach across the United States. Her animal portraits have been in many shows, and publications, but what makes her heart sing is creating a portrait of a special pet for a client. Most of her work is held in private collections.
By capturing and communicating a sense of joy or connection and highlighting the animal world around us, Barbara hopes to foster a deeper understanding and compassion for the animals—and for ourselves.
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $1,185.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $2,788.80-$3,002.64
*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).
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