In this workshop students will explore the diversity of using wool fibers as a “painting” medium by diving into the world of two-dimensional needle felting. Needle felting is a process that uses barbed needles to attach fibers to a base textile, often wool felt or linen. Dani will introduce techniques to help students learn how to create different effects with wool fibers, including how to blend, layer, and create different textures to compose beautiful fiber art. Students will also explore how to use color in impactful ways. Other topics will include useful tools for felting, exploring different materials and textiles, the forgiving nature and breadth of the medium, and framing and presentation techniques for wool paintings. Demonstrations and various exercises will be available for those keen on practicing techniques.
Course cost: $665 Supply fee: $12 STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of applicable taxes.
DANI IVES is a self-taught fiber artist based in Northwest Arkansas. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature, science and a past career as a conservation educator and working with animals. After indulging in needle felting as a hobby and creating hundreds of three-dimensional pieces, Dani discovered the thrill of felting two-dimensional images in 2014. She found this style more challenging yet more artistically fulfilling. Over the course of a few years, Dani has developed a distinct style of needle felting that she calls painting with wool. She attempts to mimic traditional painting and drawing practices with nontraditional materials like fibers and textiles and loves sharing these techniques with her students. Dani has taught hundreds of students in workshops, classrooms and online courses across the US and internationally.
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