The Tzar's Wife On Horseback
Storytelling in Wool
A Workshop with Artist Mimi Sturman
LYNN HANSON GALLERY 312 S Washington St, Seattle
February 24, 25 and 26 (Monday through Wednesday) 10-3:30 $275.00 ($100.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your space)
$35.00 lab fee includes all materials
to sign up call Lynn Hanson at
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This workshop will concentrate on deepening the narrative in your work. By creating a story or tapping into a memory, it is a focus that will emanate from the finished product and strengthen the sub text in your work. This is not a literal exercise. I am a fiber artist that constructs large installations made from single needle felted wool. In this workshop, we will be making a flat felted project. The objective is to take the artist out of their comfort zone and push further. Working in wool is a soft comfortable experience, an interesting contrast while delving deep into the contours of creativity.
These felting supplies will be provided: felting wool, felting needles, foam pad for work surface, and flat felt for the project itself.
Day 1 - Introduction to felting. Please come to the workshop with a story you intend to depict for your project. This does not mean a literal depiction but a strong vision you have in your mind which will be your reference and ballast for your work. We will begin by each telling a brief story of our pieces. We will then dive in and begin felting.
Day 2 - Working on our projects and addressing any issues that may arise. I will talk about wool sources and felting techniques.
Day 3 - Finishing up our projects and discussing the outcomes of our work. We will talk about how the pieces translated to the actual felting project.