Irene Roderick

Sun, August 18 to Sat, August 24 2024

Dancing with the Wall: Improvisational Quilting with Irene Roderick

Medium: Fabric

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: 3 Spots Left

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Let go of your inhibitions! Tap into your creativity!

Improvisational quilting means letting go of all expectations and preconceptions of what you are going to make.

Come spend five days with Irene and learn how to let your sub-conscience and creativity drive you to make a unique expression of your individual aesthetic and process. Relax, play, let it happen and see what comes out. Irene will direct you through her method of creating a quilt that she considers the act of “Dancing With The Wall.” She will give tools, tips, instructions and a lot of hands-on individual attention to assist you along the way. Expect to have a fun, challenging and rewarding experience.

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About Irene Roderick

Irene’s artwork is currently grounded in the textile arts, focused on quilt making and fabric dyeing.  She is trained as a painter and has always been interested in pattern and color and how these elements can evoke emotional and political responses. A few years ago, Irene encountered modern quilting and loved the idea of making a “utilitarian painting.” She learned to quilt and accidentally discovered improvisational quilting, an intuitive, spontaneous process she calls “dancing with the wall.” The technique opened up a new-found creativity for her. This work is entirely intuitive and visceral.  


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $900.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,503.80-$2,717.64

*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).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.