Making art is all about making connections. In this workshop, Lorie McCown will guide you through an exploration in mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, as well as providing an opportunity for you to create a personal statement in fiber. Participants will use both traditional and nontraditional fibers, and mark making to express their personal vision in the art making process. This is not a gadget workshop; it is a personal expression workshop. Radical self-expression is welcomed!
Formal elements to making good art will be covered, as well as your own personal vocabulary of stitches and marks. Lorie will endeavor to coach you through communicating your ideas, stories, and personal experiences through stitches and personal mark making. You will use machine, and hand stitching, embroidery, painting/marking directly on cloth, and other methods for conveying your artistic voice. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles, and various fibers – tell a story with cloth!
During the workshop you will have an opportunity to learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. Lorie will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. There will be a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation and stitching-of course! Feel free to bring any interesting fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box. Handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever.. just remember that we will be cutting, marking, and stitching on them.
Machines are optional for this workshop.
About Lorie McCown
Lorie McCown is an American artist, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from California State University, Long Beach, Ca. and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program. She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, textile and fiber. Her pieces are in private collections and public galleries nationally and internationally. Her work has been juried into local, national and international shows, including Quilt National, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Mid-Atlantic New Painting. Lorie’s art work has been featured in Art Quilting Studio Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine, Surface Design Magazine, Fiber Art Now Magazine and Artist’s Portfolio Magazine.
She teaches workshops and classes nationally in painting, mixed media and fiber arts.
She lives in Fredericksburg, VA.
Learn more about Joe on his website; https://www.loriemccown.com/
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $680.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,664.00-$1,832.00 + Service Charge & Tax
*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 find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).
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