Monday, October 17, 2016
lecture, trunk show
Meeting / Lecture
October 17, 2016
Leni Wiener Lecture & Trunk Show
Leni Levenson Wiener is a fabric collage artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Her solo show, Park Bench Stories, opened in 2015 at the Grants Pass Museum and is traveling throughout the US and Europe in the next few years. The latest of her four books is Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook and her online class with iQuilt premieres this September. She has appeared on the Quilt Show and will be seen this fall on Quilting Arts TV on public television. Leni also coaches emerging artists to help them find their unique artistic voice, and is proud to be a Bernina ambassador.
For mor information about Leni and to see her blog and info about her other books and projects, please visit her website: www.leniwiener.com.
October 18, 2016 (9:30a - 3:30p)
Full-Day Workshop (Setup begins at 9a)
Class Fee $35 ($50 for non-members)
Materials Fee $15 (payable to instructor)
Experience: Suitable for all levels
Sewing machine required
Photo to Fabric - Leni Wiener
This workshop is designed as an introduction to the technique utilizing a simple image which will allow most students to finish during the workshop (or come close enough to enable finishing at home). Instruction will cover discussion of color/value/print scale and how each impact the final artwork; preparing the photo; using a gray scale value card to choose fabric; the step by step process; thread painting the details, and finishing techniques–plus lots of tips and tricks along the way.
Students will be working on the pears pattern (photo above) or explorers (photo left) and should give some thought to the colors they wish to use as they will be bringing their own fabric to the workshop. The choice of color does not need to be as it is in the sample, or even realistic color. Have fun, think outside the box. Remember to bring lots of options, in a variety of values. The more you have, the more choices when you choose your fabrics.