Sarah Ann Smith

Sun, April 30 to Sat, May 6 2023

Collage and Thread Coloring with Sarah Ann Smith

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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Enjoy a week of in-depth art quilting as you create your own collaged and quilted artwork with award-winning artist, author and designer Sarah Ann Smith. Some find the process of creating an original piece of art intimidating, but if you use Sarah’s basic methods the process becomes clear and straightforward so that you, too, can take the idea you have and create it in cloth. 

Specifically, Days 1 and 2: learn Sarah’s collage technique using one of her flower photos or, if you are intrepid, your own image. After the practice piece, dive into creating your own artwork. Feel free to email Sarah after registering for the workshop to consult on your choice of images so you are ready to roll when the workshop begins. You can choose any subject matter: flowers, landscapes, people, animals, buildings and more. 

Days 3, 4 and 5 will cover machine quilting for collaged artworks, some lecture-demo sessions on using paint to modify your cloth and/or enhance your fused collaged top, and edge finishing with a lesson on facings.  

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About Sarah Ann Smith

Color, line, texture, rhythm and movement, imagery and stories inspire Sarah Ann Smith. As a child she wanted to be an artist and admired those who could draw. Sarah’s path to art has been circuitous and unusual: as a young child, she lived in Spain, Thailand and Argentina. Shortly after her sixth birthday, her family returned to the United States to live. That year a neighbor girl made an apron for her favorite doll, sparking a fascination with fiber that continues to this day. Sarah wants to share my passion to create, to design textile art and surface pattern. 

Having been a professional vagabond for her first four decades, her art now celebrates the home-of-my-soul that I found in midcoast Maine. My path to art included being a Legislative Assistant to a US Congressman then a US Foreign Service Officer for nearly 15 years, sewing for an Interior Designer, then becoming a mom and launching her own small business. 

Sarah’s work includes the bestselling book ThreadWork Unraveled, numerous articles and publication credits spanning from Australia to Europe and include Quilting Arts Magazine, Machine Quilting Unlimited, Germany’s Professional Patchwork, France’s QuiltMania, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith, so far… and more. Her art has been exhibited in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She’s appeared on Quilting Arts TV, on The Quilt Show, and has a video workshop from Interweave Press. Sarah has taught across the United States since 2004 and currently takes only selected bookings in person and online. 


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $800.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,311.14-$2,532.10

*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).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.