Monday, May 14, 2012

LECTURE Carol Shinn


Carol Shinn
The Photographic Stitch
Thursday September 20
7:30 pm NET LOFT GRANVILLE ISLAND - $15



At the age of eight, Carol Shinn knew she wanted to become an artist. Now she is the internationally recognized master of her own unique technique of using freestyle machine-stitching to create photo-realistic images. Her work does not use computer-assisted sewing to achieve its incredible effect.

Join Carol for an illustrated journey through her work. She will share her thoughts on how to develop ideas in a single medium and explain the process whereby her artwork gradually shifted to become an expression of her own world view. Carol will also talk about design considerations, colour, and the content implied by subject matter.

Carol Shinn is from Fort Collins, USA. Her BFA is from the University of Colorado and her MFA from Arizona State University. She has taught many workshops across the United States and held teaching positions at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College, Arizona. Her work has been in numerous books and magazines and is in many public and private collections including the Museum of Art and Design, NY, NY, and the Denver Art Museum. She was a prizewinner in the 2009 International Pfaff Embroidery Challenge. Carol is the author of Freestyle Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration of Fiber Art. www.carolshinn.com.

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