Fire & Ice ©

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Class Length: 2 days (12 hours)

Class Description: We will begin by playing with a variety of contemporary materials and ways of using them to create new surfaces. Our focus will be on ways of celebrating and interpreting nature, specifically ice with crocus in silk and metal embroidery. We will develop the background through voided areas and contemporary combinations of composed of interpretative canvas stitches on Congress cloth with applique.

The students will develop their own designs from the research of ice and crocus. There will be discussion of the types  of design implications, and uses of the many materials provided. The students will be encouraged to experiment with new ideas in working and will have a chance to create dimensional foundations.

Unusual materials and techniques will be explored: Tyveck®, Lutradur®, cellophane, Angelina®, bonding web, and making wired silk flowers.

The students will be encouraged to investigate their own ideas. Many choices are available to the student:
* Design development
* Working samples and evaluating them as they will be applied in the finished piece
* Working their own original design on white congress cloth

The students are encouraged to bring pertinent materials from home. They should also bring a sense of play and humor as we use some of the oldest and newest materials available today to create exciting new interpretations.

Size: At the discretion of the student but limited to 16" x 13”

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