Maria Shell

Sun, October 20 to Sat, October 26 2019
Making Prints Out of Solids: Lines & Shapes / Circles & Curves with Maria Shell
Medium: Fiber
Level: All Levels
Location: Studio
Status: 7 Spots Left
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Using solid colored quilters cottons, participants in this workshop will learn how to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, chevrons, polka dots, herringbones, circles and curves. While learning these new techniques, Maria will provide information about selecting a color palette, improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.

About Maria Shell

Maria Shell’s work is grounded in the tradition and craft of American quilt making. She strives to take the classical components of a traditional bedquilt and manipulate them with the hope of creating surprising combinations of pattern, repetition, and color for the viewer.

Maria is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation 2011 Winter Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Project Award, and two Rasmuson Fellowships (2009, 2013, 2017).  In 2012, Maria was one of 44 artists from the Northwest invited to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum’s Biennial High Fiber Diet. She was a featured artist for the 2013 Surface Design Association’s International Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. She has had several solo and small group shows including Cut, Stitch, Press at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska, The Art of the Grid at the Wiseman Gallery in Grants Pass, Oregon,  fiber at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio, and Hot Crossed Squares at the Kenai Pennisula College Gallery in Soldotna, Alaska.

In the fall of 2014, Maria was an artist in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina where she worked with formerly chronically homeless individuals to build a community quilt celebrating their new home. In 2016, she was part of a three person show at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens in Ormond, Florida.  In 2017 and 2018 Maria will have a solo show at Hello Stitch in Berkeley, California and at the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive in Valdez, Alaska.

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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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