The goal of this workshop is to learn to incorporate mixed media materials with art quilting by creating small compositions using related elements. Techniques are taught using fabric, canvas, paint, paper, found objects and gel medium, while using a limited range of paint colors. Mark making and layering will be emphasized using the collage approach. Each day opens with a design presentation and demonstrations of techniques. This mixed medium play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment! Learning these techniques will expand the tools you need to give you more options when creating a quilt.
About Deborah Fell
Deborah Fell is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium. She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and ArtQuilt Network. Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric, photography and reclaimed materials. Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years. Besides teaching at-risk high school students in a public high school setting, Deborah has taught various art workshops at national symposiums, community college and continuing education. Deborah obtained a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University. In 2010 Deborah was asked to assist the host of CBS’s television show, Extreme Home Makeover, in creating the art piece for the master bedroom project for the new house build in the east central Illinois area. The fall of 2011 Deborah received an artist-in-residence at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, California. In 2012 Deborah started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program. The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio features Deborah’s work on the front cover. In 2013 Deborah completed an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois Figure One Gallery in Champaign, Illinois. Art exhibit openings in South Africa in 2014, Holland in 2015, and France in 2016, continue to strengthen Deborah’s art visibility at the international level.
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $800.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $2,311.14-2,532.10
*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).
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