Tuesday, July 16th 10-1pm
Working in textile art? Need a better foundation in drawing and design principles?
This workshop is for you. Jane is a classically trained artist who works as a painter and in textiles. Drawing and design are basic foundations to creating the finished piece with the impact and eye-flow that can make your artwork exceptional.
You’ll have a chance to test out various materials for drawing, sketching, doodling and designing, as well as finding a sketch book or drawing pad that “feels” right to you.
Basic types of “mark marking,” and the key principles of design will be covered.
Although these design principles and drawing exercises will work with any textile, or any artwork, Jane’s examples will primarily feature hooked rugs, wool appliqué, embroidery, quilting, stamping, and abstract designs with textile materials.
- Test out various tools such as: charcoal, drawing pencils, conté, oil pastels, mechanical pencils, watercolor pencils, markers, gel pens, and chalk.
- Try a few different textures and weights of drawing paper and sketch books.
- Learn the basics of various drawing strokes, such as lines, blending, cross hatching, etc
- Talk about repetition, value, balance, eye flow, negative space, scale, styles, voice and more.
- Learn how to interpret your idea into a design for textiles.
- Learn how to find inspiration without infringing on the copyright of other artists.
- Learn from Jane’s background in Museum Studies to navigate your way through various digital collections for inspiration.
An email with supply list and details will be sent to registrants prior to the class.
She specializes in watercolor, (plein air and in the studio), drawing, photography, textile art, and multi-media collage work. Her subject matter covers the gamut from landscapes, seascapes and urban views, to abstracts, florals and still lifes. Her artwork is in collections across North America and abroad. She has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe and lived in Florence, Italy as well as the Midwest and New England. Her family has owned a little cabin Up North in Minnesota for almost a century. Jane spends as much time as she can squeeze in at the cabin each year.
She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University. She has had extensive undergraduate and post-graduate training in watercolor and fine art. Artists she has studied under include: Jim Alinder, Gerald Brommer, Antonioni Catelina, Carol Carter, Cheng-Khee Chee, Joe Fettingus, Frank Francese, Lois Gruberger, Keith Jacobshagen, Paul Jackson, Margaret Keller, Nita Leland, Skip Lawrence, Zenaide Luhr, BillyO O’Donnell, Steven Quiller and Janet Walsh.
She is the former president of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, and the Greater St. Louis Art Association. Her articles and artwork have been featured in numerous publications including the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Watercolor Magic, Watercolor, ARTCalendar, and The Artist’s Magazine. She has taught art and art history to all levels for over 20 years. Currently, she teaches online through TakeLessons.com. She teaches locally in Illinois around Chicago, Park Ridge, and Peoria. She teaches workshops in various states.
Jane’s work explores connectedness. She thinks about how we are all connected. Her goal is to emphasize our shared experiences rather than our differences. She accomplishes this by using her art to speak from a quiet voice about beauty, color, light, friendship, culture, art traditions, and the gifts of creation we share. It is spiritual, joyful, uplifting, and rewarding work.
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