Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The production of the following works was supported by a research grant from VCUARTS at Virginia Commonwealth University where I teach as an adjunct faculty.





Tuesday, May 24, 2016



Summer Textile Classes with Julia E. Pfaff


Contemporary Mosaic Piecing for Quilting
Wednesdays, Jun 29–Jul 20, 10 am–1 pm (4 sessions)
This fast-paced class explores a spontaneous approach to traditional quilting with an emphasis on contemporary design.  Students will learn a new way to piece together quilt blocks and to create a unique arrangement of blocks. Using rotary cutting and machine piecing, students will make pillow tops or begin a quilt top. This is a great way to use scraps from other projects. Pieces will not be quilted during class, but the instructor will discuss options for students’ individual projects.
$140 (VMFA members $120)
http://vmfa.museum/studio-school/art-classes/design-mixed-media-classes/
VMFA Studio School


Shibori Basics Workshop

Sat & Sun, Jun 25 & 26, 10 am–4 pm (2 sessions)
This workshop teaches the fundamentals of fabric pattern dyeing using an updated method of the ancient Japanese tradition of Shibori (tie-dye). Students will use fiber-reactive dyes to add color to white fabric and a discharge chemical to remove color from previously dyed fabric. This high-energy workshop yields great immediate results. Completed fabrics are great for quilting, home decorating, and making one-of-a-kind wearables. A lab fee of $20, payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop, includes dyes, two silk scarves, and cotton fabric. Other scarves are available for purchase.
$140 (VMFA members $120)

http://vmfa.museum/studio-school/art-classes/design-mixed-media-classes/

VMFA Studio School


Foundation Quilting  - A Contemporary Approach
Tues  6:30pm-9:00pm,  June 28 - July 19 (4 Sessions)
In this fast moving class, students will learn a quick contemporary construction technique guaranteed to expand their quilting horizons. Foundation quilting yields immediate finished results by combining piecing and quilting. A materials list will be sent prior to the first class for students to purchase or bring necessary supplies.
All Levels    $120.00
http://www.ssreg.com/visualarts/classes/classes.asp?catID=5017&pcatID=4896
Visual Arts Center of Richmond


Low –Tech Fabric Printing
Sat, Sun, July 9 - July 10  Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm,  (2 Sessions)
In this hands on, fast paced class, students will create beautiful patterns on fabric using reactive dyes.  This class focuses on a free approach to fabric design using stencils, found objects, and simple tools. This is a class for those who enjoy experimentation and working with the unpredictable. All materials are provided. A lunch break will be provided on Saturday; students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
All Levels    $135.00
http://www.ssreg.com/visualarts/classes/classes.asp?catID=5017&pcatID=4896
Visual Arts Center of Richmond