Rosalie Dace

Sun, October 27 to Sat, November 2 2024

Matisse Magic with Rosalie Dace

Medium: Fiber

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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Bring the magic of French painter Henri Matisse into your quilts as you work with large areas of joyful color and sensuous line. After discovering the variety of this celebrated artist’s work, students will make a few paper cut-outs before starting a large color-filled composition. Emphasis will be on the use of large areas of pure color, curvilinear line, pattern and clear shapes, all exciting ideas to piece, appliqué or fuse in fabric. This is an ideal approach to simplifying design as well as responding to color, line and shape.

What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity, devoid of all troubling subject matter…”  Henri Matisse.

We will be focusing on Matisse’s color, line, shape and pattern. Take time to find and be excited by books or websites on his work and those he influenced (e.g Diebenkorn) Look carefully to help you make color and fabric choices.

Remember you will not be copying one of Matisse’s works, but rather making your own work, inspired by his work!

You may choose to work in solids, hand-dyes or patterned fabric or all three. You may choose to piece, fuse, applique and stitch.

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About Rosalie Dace

Rosalie Dace is a full time textile artist and quiltmaker whose work reflects her passion for colour, pattern and texture. She has had a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery and has a degree in Fine Art and English. While she values the traditions from which quiltmaking has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history. This and her awareness of being a South African artist give her work its particular character.

Rosalie began her teaching career in South Africa teaching Art and English at a high school in Pietermaritzburg, and later taught in Grahamstown at the Johann Carinus Art Centre, the Grahamstown Technical College and at Rhodes University. She has been teaching quiltmaking and embroidery in South Africa since 1983, and has been invited several times to teach at quilt conventions and workshops internationally.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $940.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,543.80-$2,757.64

*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.