COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / November 7-11, 2012
This class will explore color and design principles that will help students create more compelling and engaging tapestries. The color section will focus on Josef Alber’s color theory and the interaction of color, while the design side of the class will deal with shapes, form and the use of grids. For the first three days of the class, students will be introduced to a new topic and will be given color and design exercises to complete on paper. Then the weaving part of this class will include dressing the loom and weaving a sampler or a small tapestry as a study for a larger piece. The practical weaving part of the course will be tailored to each student’s previous knowledge and all necessary tapestry techniques will be covered. Students are strongly encouraged to bring tapestry ideas and designs to class and are welcome to work on their own designs during class time (This class expands on color and design topics of Cornelia’s previous class at EVFAC).
When: Nov. 7 – 11, 2012
Where: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: Member $400/Non-member $450, $25 materials fee