Class #48 Sunday, May 13, 10am-4pm
You may know that felt is a non-woven textile made of wool, but have you considered its sculptural possibilities? Using simple tools you can manipulate wool to create three-dimensional, free-standing, solid felt sculpture.
This class will teach you an innovative use of a humble and inexpensive material that is bound to energize your art-making. This one-day workshop is a thorough introduction to the tools, processes, and possibilities of needle-felting. Class includes hands-on practice, discussion, demonstrations, and slides. Participants will complete a small project to get familiar with the concepts central to this unusual art form, and leave with the skills and knowledge to translate their ideas into felt. included.
Stephanie Metz is a fine artist whose innovative work in felted wool has garnered international attention. Her work focusing on the relationship between humans and the natural world fuses sharp wit, thoughtful observation, and flawless craftsmanship to blur the line between art and science, natural and unnatural, organic and man-made. Stephanie has taught at USF and Cabrillo College, and she is active in the Bay Area nonprofit arts scene. She received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Oregon. http://www.stephaniemetz.com/