Elizabeth had us do several exercises during the five day workshop. We discussed our current work and how our new work was different or similar after the workshop. Elizabeth stressed composition both by using black and white paper exercises and by quick fabric scrap postcards. Elizabeth talked about her design process both for her fabric and large sculpture designs using acrylic painted and woven UV acetate.
We all enjoyed the three days we had to paint our fabrics and having Elizabeth demonstrate her different techniques for mark making and blending of colors. The last two days were spent cutting into our fabric and working with it to compose our new designs. Because this fabric is so different from commercial designs we were given many tips and design considerations for using it effectively.
Del Thomas was in the class and did a fabulous job of documenting the daily events. I had the pleasure of Del sitting in front of me and we got to chat a bit during the few times we were not feverishly working on our fabric. Check out Del's blog for more details and pictures for the day to day happenings.
I love the fabric and the techniques used in this class. I will be working more in the future with these products and experimenting with others.