It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since my first teaching experience at Arrowmont and I'm delighted that the good folks there invited me back for next season. The class is limited to a cozy 12 students and Shannon Owen, studio assistant extraordinaire, has agreed to join me for an encore of this felting survey. Link to Workshop
June 3 - 9, 2018 Sculptural Felting Course Description:
While wet felting wool fibers has been around for thousands of years, needle-felting as an art form is mere decades old. In this class, both techniques will be employed to create solid three-dimensional objects with an emphasis on form and color. Using wire, found objects and wool itself as armature, students interested in creating dynamic sculpture will explore their own designs. Wool varieties, tools, surface design and finishing techniques will be covered. Needle-felters wanting to try wet-felting or vice versa are encouraged to attend though all skill levels are welcome. Note: Both techniques require repetitive arm & hand motion.