WORKSHOP Diary Paintings on Cloth

by - Friday, April 19, 2013

Registration Opens June 24 at 10am

2013 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Susan Shie

$450 includes 85 lab fee
October 15 -18, 2013 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC

In 2011 this workshop left students astounded and so we have worked very hard to get Susan Shie back. 

 In this four-day class students will begin with a “page” of white cotton fabric, then, through a variety of techniques, create diary paintings. Each day the class will start by choosing an optional theme together. The theme may then be worked up in a sketchbook to come up with ideas for the day’s work.

Students will draw freehand on cotton with black permanent fine-tip markers, then brush-paint in the colours, and finally use the markers again, as well as airpen (optional), to write freehand on the surface, creating a typographic texture over the images in the story.  

As Susan describes it: “You’ll be drawing like you did as a child, in relaxed wonder over your abilities, and writing off the top of your head, just like when you write a letter. No planning ahead. This spontaneity is what makes naïve art and children’s art so appealing to the viewer and so inspiring for the artist.”

Susan will demonstrate each process and spend time with each student, making sure the work progresses smoothly. Special emphasis and instruction will be given with the airpen with ample time for students to discover whether it might be for them.

In addition students will learn how to make a self-bordered quilt sandwich and then do “crazy grid” quilting.

Susan is an encouraging instructor whose goal is to bring out the student’s freer inner self and to get the creativity really flowing.  

Susan Shie travels from Ohio to teach this workshop.

Instructor Bio

Susan Shie has taken quilting into new territory with her interest in script, text, and narrative. She has combined these interests with an iconic style, a developed line, as well as her socio-political commentary. Working out of her Turtle Moon Studios in Wooster, Ohio, she is in great demand as both a lecturer and a workshop instructor.

Susan’s work is widely exhibited and she has garnered several awards for her creative vison. In 2008 Susan was awarded Teacher of the Year from the International Association of Professional Quilters. 

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