Stitching Towards Discovery—A NEW Virtual Workshop

I am super excited to share with you folks my newest workshop. 

Here are the details.

Stitching Towards Discovery—Finding Your Voice ($675)

Join me for a six month long exploration of quilt making as an artform. We will be meeting once a month for an approximately three hour long session. That’s 18 hours of live instruction that will be recorded and made available for your future use.

We will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 2PM – 5PM Alaska Time.

January 25, 2022
February 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 24, 2022
June 28, 2022

Barber Shop

You can determine what time the workshop starts where you live by clicking on this link. Enter Anchorage, Alaska for my time zone and enter your location for your time zone. 

Every session, I will give a short lecture (approximately 30 minutes) on a topic relevant to the participating students and their work. I will share tips on technique, design, finding inspiration, and quilt composition along with other relevant topics.

BOO!

We will also have guest lectures (approximately 25-30 minutes) by experts in creativity, sketching, time management and more. These gurus will share their work, their process, and stories about how they found their way to making art on a regular basis.

Students will be guided through a process for creating their workshop goals along with a structure for successfully reaching those goals. 

Students will also be encourage to create formal presentations about finding inspiration and their portfolios.

Force Field Mini

And finally, I will be spending time each session reviewing student work and providing feedback and advice on how to proceed towards a final composition.

I will also be providing monthly prompts to get creative mojo happening.

In addition to our monthly meetings, we will have a small online forum for sharing work on a weekly basis. Class enrollment is limited to 16 quilt makers.

Students should expect to finish four 40’’ x 40’’ quilt compositions during the course of our time together.

Go Bananas

Sound like an incredible way to start 2022? I hope so.

You can sign up here.

Not quite ready to make a six month long commitment? Try one of my monthly workshops. I have three coming up.

SEPTEMBER—CIRCLE AND CURVE SAMPLER ($186)
A complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Saturday, September 11, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT

Hot Flash!

BIG BOTANY—ABSTRACTION THROUGH COLOR, PATTERN, AND REPETITION ($187)
Working from several sources of inspiration grounded in the natural world, students will work through a design process that emphasizes sketching, developing color palettes, creating pattern, and problem solving organic construction issues.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Sunday, October 10, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Sunday, October 17, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Thursday, October 21, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT

NOVEMBER—RIFFING ON TRADITION—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks ($188)

In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 2PM-5PM AKDT
Sunday, November 7, 2021 2PM-5PM AKST
Thursday, November 11, 2021 2PM-5PM AKST
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2PM-5PM AKST

South by West

I hope to see you in class!

Almost all of the quilts in this blog post started out as maquettes. A maquette is a small quilt sketch that often times helps you figure out construction issues and work towards a larger composition.

Zebra

Want all this goodness in a LIVE format? Join me at the Madeline School for the Arts on Madeline Island, Wisconsin where I will be teaching a week long LIVE workshop. Monday, September 27 – October 1, 2021. Here is the link for those details.

Water

If you have questions, you can send an email to mariashell4@gmail.com or post your comment here. Thank you for stopping by.

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