Sunday, January 11, 2015

Classe for 2015!

Collage Birds

Thinking about felting? Time to get started!

Welcome to Newsletter Number 4

It's time to get felting!

Hi Everyone
Welcome to 2015! What lovely plans have you set for yourself this coming year?
Hopefully some time to create some magnificent felt works!
I am in for another busy year - how lucky for me that there are so many people wanting to take some felt classes. This year I will be travelling to Berry (NSW) East Kempsey (NSW) The Whitsundays again, Canberra (NSW), Bendigo (VIC) and for the first time I will be going to New Zealand to do several workshops.

Here at home in the studio, I will be teaching the following classes over the next few months. Something new in April I will be holding a "FELT INTENSIVE" 4 straight days of felting with a different technique each day.
Dates start really soon so I look forward to hearing from you!

Beginners Felt If you are ready to dip your toe in the wool then don't hesitate! Making felt is a very satisfying pursuit and the results are just sensational!

Nuno Felting Techniques.  This class will enable you to learn several methods for creating beautiful scarves rather than just one. It will run for 2 weeks.
In Week 1 four methods will be covered where a sample of each will be achieved.
In Week 2 you can select one of these to make a full size scarf or alternatively do more techniques.

Collage Birds continues to be so popular it is amazing how many breeds have evolved!
A 2 week class with plenty of scope for designing your own feathered friends.

Seamless Vessels - This is a great class where I will be teaching the seamless technique  to create some stunning vessels. You may decide to create a bag, vessel  or other creature instead!

Patchwork Felt.  This is a series of 4 workshops. Understanding colour and pattern will be the prime focus and how to achieve a stunning piece of wall art will be our goal. Perfect for the beginner or more advanced student. For two weeks we will create a variety of patterned felts. By week 3 we will arrange and piece them all together so they are ready to be felted in Week 4. These pieces are quite large so class size will be limited to 3 students.

Felt Folio 1 must surely be my most popular class. Now into its' 13th year (golly!) it runs for 5 weeks with a new felting technique each week. Felto Folios 2 and 3 can also be scheduled after number 1 has been completed.

Square Heads  - A fun class to introduce you to the gorgeous qualities of watercolour crayons and sketching. These little heads are great to add to journal covers, art quils, bags, cushions.....

Papier Mache and Felt - A three week class in mixed media. We create heads and limbs in papier mache and then a customised felt body. By week 3 we put it all together for a truly unique sculpture!


Beginners Felt: 7th  FULL
Seamless Vessels: 14th FULL
Felt Folio 1: 19th,  26th March 5th, 12th, 19th (5 weeks) 2 vacancies
Collage Birds: 21st & 28th (2 weeks) 2 vacancies

Beginners: 3rd  1 vacancy
Papier Mache and felt: 7th,14th, 21st (3 week class)
Nuno Techniques:  17th & 24th   (2 week class) 2 vacancies


Felt Intensive: 8th 9th 10th 11th 
(4 week class)
Patchwork Felt:        14th, 21st,  28th,  26th   May 5th 
(4 week class) 2 vacancies
Nuno Techniques:    17th and 24th 
(2 week class)

1 week $60.00  + materials
2 weeks $120.00  + materials
4 weeks $240.00  + materials
5 weeks (Folio class) $350.00 which includes all materials

Materials for most classes are around $25.00 - $35.00 except for large works.

All classes run for 3 hours 10.00 - 1.00pm

I only take 4 students (5 depending on the class) so classes fill quickly!
Collage Birds!

Beginners Felt

Nuno felting techniques
Patchwork Felt

Seamless Vessels
Square heads!