Each student will create one or two landscape quilts along with several small studies. The workshop will study different approaches to representing landscape, including those of artists in a variety of media. Sue will then show students how to look at the landscape, analyze it, and translate it to fabric using several fused construction methods to help them accomplish their goals. For those that are taking this workshop for the second time, a more ambitious project can be pursued.
Sue began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she has gone on to add other techniques and develop a large series of work inspired by wetlands and prairies in her childhood home state of Wisconsin.
Previous students of this workshop have told Sue that this changed the way they saw the land.
Sewing machines are optional as most students find they do not use their machine.
“I have taken classes from Sue before, so knew that I’d enjoy and learn from the workshop, but this was even better than I had anticipated. She opened lots of doors in my mind. One of the best workshops ever.”
About Sue Benner
While pursuing a degree in molecular biology and a master’s in biomedical illustration, Sue Benner created her vision of the microscopic universe in painted and quilted textile constructions. Her early work propelled her to become a studio artist in 1980, working primarily in the medium that later became known as the Art Quilt. Sue began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she has gone on to add other techniques and develop a large series of work inspired by wetlands and prairies in her childhood home state of Wisconsin.
Learn more about Sue on her website; https://www.suebenner.com/
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).
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