Art Workshop: Custom Textiles - Block Printing on Fabric with Michelle Wiebe

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills, AB

Fabric art is fun! Explore the possibilities of Linocut printmaking to create expressive patterns on textiles, joining professional artist Michelle Wiebe as she guides students through this versatile fabric printing technique. In this fun, fast paced class, students will learn the history behind the method as well as basic  lino cutting  skills, pattern development and custom  colour  mixing. Students will cut blocks, lay out their design motifs and hand print their own set of Flour Sack Tea Towels to take home.  These would make an excellent gift, but you'll probably want to keep them for yourself! Excellent for beginner and intermediate linocut students.  

November 10-11 | 10AM - 4PM

Here is what past participants  have  said about Michelle Wiebe's workshops:  

'' Michelle was a great presenter! She is practical, funny, creative, EXPERIENCED and sincere! "   - (Plein Air workshop participant)  

" I  loved how Michelle structured the workshop to permit us to go through all the steps with lots of time with each. I feel really comfortable in doing this again based on what I have learned."   - (Linocut workshop participant)  

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults from beginners to those with an intermediate level of experience in linocut printmaking.  

Supplies:    All supplies are included in the workshop. Please bring the following with you to the workshop: 
- Reading glasses, if you require them for finer work.   
- A bagged lunch for Saturday’s class and a water bottle (coffee and tea will be available). 
- Optional: simple ideas or sketches for a lino carving. This might help get you started, but we will also have class time to develop ideas.  
- If you have your own set of linocut tools, feel free to bring them with you to class (even if you haven’t used them before).  

Registration cost:  $125 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*
* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees
Registration closes on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at 9 PM 

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre, get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships. For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit the Workshop page on our website.

Artist Biography : Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta-based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking and letterpress. Regularly found on sketching trips in the Calgary area, her drawing adventures have taken her as far away as Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. Michelle is a passionate instructor with a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills   
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Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St. West, Foothills, AB

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