Workshops

Color Manipulation for the Art Quilt

Learn how to add fabulous color to your art quilts? This is a one day workshop!

The class will address the following topics related to understanding color and how to use it effectively in the art quilt:

  • What is color and how do we see it?
  • Why is value so important?
  • What is color temperature?
  • Fabulous color combinations revealed
  • The specific personalities of colors advertisers use to influence
  • The inherent qualities of fabric: pattern, texture and scale
  • The color shift: taking a look at light and shadow differently
  • Adding color is as easy as 1,2,3: my simple method for adding unique color to any project.

Each aspect has a take home project to reinforce the color principle and the student chooses either “The Color Shift” or “Adding color is as Easy as 1,2,3” to do in class.

I will also address the step by step process in taking your own photo and developing it into an art quilt.

Materials Provided by the student:

About 10 scraps about 2″by 2″ That you are willing to share (different colors and values if possible)

Color wheel

One piece of muslin 14″ by 14″

Parchment paper (available from a grocery store)

Fusible

Scissors

Mechanical pencil

.005 permanent pen in black (Sukura-Micro Pigment)

Color photo of your own that you might be interested in making into an art quilt (8″ by 10″)

6 to 8 fabrics (all different values of one color from light to dark) at least 1/8 yard pieces (do not choose blue or yellow, I’ll explain why in the Workshop)

2 to 3 fabrics in colors to the left on the color wheel from the color you chose above and 2 to 3 fabrics in the colors to the right on the color wheel from the color you chose above (1/8 yard pieces)

Two colored pencils in the range of colors from the fabric choice you made above (for example if you choose 6 to 8 fabrics from pink to deep red bring two different red colored pencils)

One white colored pencil

Pencil sharpener

Tape

6 to 8 fabrics (all different values of a flesh color from light to dark) at least 1/8 yard pieces (you may tea dye some of your pieces to get additional values)

Teflon sheet (for protecting the irons and ironing surfaces)

No sewing machine is necessary

I will provide:

Handouts with take home projects on each aspect of color

one 12″ by 12″ pattern

One piece of acetate

Light the Portrait With Color

Learn how to make your portraits shine with color! This is a 3 day workshop designed to help the student create a portrait that expresses the personality of the person in the portrait.

We will discuss choosing a good photo, how to expand the range of flesh tones, drawing to give dimension, how to add color to show personality, and how to manipulate value to direct the viewer.  Students are encouraged to use their own photos. Please be aware that students will need to step out of the class at some point to find a local photocopy shop to make 3 photocopies and one enlargement of their line drawing created in class.

Materials provided by the student:

Color photo (preferably 8″ by 10″) make sure it is clear and you can see the pupils of the eyes clearly

Mechanical pencil

.005 permanent pen in black (Sukura-Micro Pigment)

Paper scissor

Fabric scissor

Note book

Colored pencils (three different values of the eyes color in your portrait, and white)

Pencil sharpener

Scotch tape

Color wheel

Black or very dark color fabric for background/ base – approximately 32″ square

Pallet of selected fabrics with fusible (ready to use)

Teflon sheet to protect iron and ironing board

Wax free transfer paper in a light color (Saral is one brand available at Jo Ann Fabrics)

Parchment paper (available at a grocery store) for making individual pattern pieces

Light boxes would be helpful and please provide one ironing board and iron per 4 students

I will provide a piece of acetate for each student

Please contact me if you are interested in having a workshop in your area. michellejackson@quiltfashions.com

 

Light the Way With Color

When someone sees your work, what do you want them to see and how do you want them to feel? Learn how to manipulate value and color in your art quilts to create an exceptional piece that sings with depth and illumination and creates a mood you want to share.

This is a 3 day workshop but can be tailored to work for your groups needs . Students will learn how to work with a full range of values to manipulate and enhance the composition and create a powerful impact for the viewer. The workshop builds with the addition of color. The student will learn about the psychology of color, color theory and color schemes to enhance the mood and mystery of the landscape they want to create.

Students are encouraged use their own photo. Please be aware that students will need to step out of the class at some point to find a local photocopy shop to make 3 photocopies and one enlargement (under 30″ by 30″) of their line drawing created in class.

Materials provided by the student:

Color photo (preferably 8″ by 10″)

Mechanical pencil

.005 permanent pen in black (Sukura-Micro Pigment)

Paper scissor

Fabric scissor

Note book

Colored pencil (any color)

Pencil sharpener

Scotch tape

Color wheel

Black or very dark color fabric for background/ base – approximately 32″ square

Pallet of selected fabrics with fusible (ready to use)

Teflon sheet to protect iron and ironing board

Wax free transfer paper in a light color (Saral is one brand available at Jo Ann Fabrics)

Parchment paper (available at a grocery store) for making individual pattern pieces

Light boxes would be helpful and please provide one ironing board and iron per 4 students

I will provide a piece of acetate for each student

Please contact me if you are interested in having a workshop in your area. michellejackson@quiltfashions.com

Lectures:

Understanding the Value of Value

This lecture defines value and demonstrates what a valuable tool it is for the artist. There are over 25 illustrations to explain and show the value of value.

What is Color, Really?

This lecture addresses everything you need to know as an artist to intentionally choose color for the purpose of effectively communicating mood through art.

Finding Myself Floating in Color Soup

Have you ever wondered where you fit in as a quilter? You may dabble a little in this a little in that and love it all, but then you ask; do I fit in? Where is my place? This lecture tells how I came to understand my uniqueness and found a place to fit in. My hope is that this will help you find a place to call your own.

Please contact me about lecturing in your area. michellejackson@quiltfashions.com

Michelle’s Class and Lecture Calendar:

June 7 – 11, 2017: Kallispell, Montana at The Quilt Gallery. This will be my third year there. It is a beautiful place a beautiful shop and beautiful people! We have so much fun. Hope to see you there. Please contact www.quiltgallery.net

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