Velda Newman

Sun, March 22 to Sat, March 28 2020

Flowers, Blooms, & Blossoms with Velda Newman

Medium: Fabric

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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Velda Newman has always been fascinated by flowers. From the wild California Poppy growing on the hillside to an exotic orchid from some distant land and everything in between. This five-day workshop will concentrate on reproducing the essence of flowers you select as a subject. First, you will explore machine stitching techniques for texture and shape. Next, you will learn the basic steps for applying acrylic paint to fabric; blending colors and shading. Learning the basic uses for each medium, how to apply, what medium to use in certain situations. Velda will also cover how to use inks and pencils and you will work on a composition through using an overhead projector.

Using an overhead projector will give you a choice of sizes (up to 3′ X 3′) to choose from for the composition. Please bring photos (or even prints from your computer) of flowers you are interested in working with.

Students will benefit from seeing all the other work going on in the classroom because everyone is working on a different composition and solving problems with a different perspective.


About Velda Newman

Velda Newman is an internationally recognized contemporary quilt artist, author, and lecturer. Known for her large scale, mostly organic designs, Velda creates original quilts of exceptional beauty and craftsmanship. For the past 18 years Velda’s work has appeared in many national and international exhibitions and has been featured in over 30 publications, including Quilter’s Newsletter and Threads magazine.

She is based in Northern California and is the mother of 4 and the grandmother of 12.

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Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $720.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $1,722.00-$1,890.00* + 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 bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information your options to enroll here.