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All classes are taught at
The First Christian Church
740 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
2017 - 2018 Workshops
For PaperWorks Members Only
Another season of wonderful workshops from Internationally known artists and teachers! Please check out their websites and see what you have the opportunity to learn.
Workshops fill quickly, so sign up early! Your payment, along with the registration form, holds your place. Minimum of 8 students per class.
Refunds are can be made up to 45 days before workshop only if the space can be filled. Contact Workshop Chair at email@example.com if you are unable to attend the workshop and she will let you know if there is a waiting list. If there is no waiting list, it is your responsibility to find a replacement in order to receive a refund.
Include the registration form along with your check, payable to PaperWorks, and mail to:
PO Box 12124
Tucson, AZ 85711
November 9, 2017 Thursday, 2pm - 6pm
November 10, 2017 Friday, 9am - 5 pm
November 11, 2017 Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Students will need to have experience with sewing and with the sewing machine.
Creativity is a constant cycle. We play, we edit. In this workshop, you'll experiment and, yes, "play" with ways to build up layers of fabric using quilting, stitching,appliqué, rearranging, deconstructing, and collage. We'll start every day by making at least two 12" square flat panels of thick quilting. (This is the basic technique I developed that I use in all my work. I quilt first - before stitching any imagery or patterns. It's the opposite of traditional quilting.) These panels are the structure that is like your prepared canvas. They'll be used for our experiments. We'll cut parts out, reconfigure them, and, although in this class we'll be working in two dimensions, we'll start to add three-dimensional elements. Directed exercises will constantly transform the artwork & challenge you! Be forewarned: some of the panels will be completely altered! It'll be interesting and fun, I promise. As you learn new approaches, each of you will begin to use them in an individual project. Rather than making a finished piece (time forbids!), you will, in this class, discover unexpected combinations, learn new techniques, and begin something magnificent.
"He played with the idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox." -Oscar Wilde
Supply List here:
Kay Khan's work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and in many books including, most recently, Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser and Fiber Art Today by Carol K.Russell.
Here is What We Offered Last Season
Encaustics: Fiber/Paper/Wax - Miles Conrad
Working with Tea and Rust, Mark-Making and Burning - Daniella Woolf
Mixed Media: The Art of the Reliquary - Novie Trump