Tools not Rules: Design Elements

August 26, 2015

Mary Beth Thorne Design Elements Exercises ©2015 Mary Beth Thorne   “Thanks so much for the really encouraging words on my latest assignment! But I do realize that the reason for your good words is you and this class. I have thought many times that you tailored this class for me … with the content, […]

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The Art and Science of Dyeing

August 25, 2015

Newly Dyed Fabric Step 1 – Make Colors The first part of making my artwork is to create color.  Unlike a painter that can mix any color they’d like as they go along, I pre-build my palette by dyeing fabric. Like a painter I mix the colors I want from the basics – red, yellow […]

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Portals Exhibit Closing on Friday

August 25, 2015

Portals #7 ©Lisa Call 12″ x 12″ On stretched canvas $520 Hand Painted Portals This friday is the closing of my exhibit of Portals textile paintings at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery. Today I share the smallest of the artwork on exhibit in the gallery. They are made from fabric that I hand painted and stamped […]

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Why Abstraction – “Brought my confidence back and helped me understand my deep self”

August 24, 2015

Sunila Mahajan Abstraction Exercises ©2015 Sunila Mahajan Textiles Sunila’s facebook page “My journey in Abstraction has been amazing over the past 10 weeks. Working with Lisa has not only helped me realize my hidden skills as an artist, but has also brought my confidence back and helped me understand my deep self. I am able […]

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Working in a Series – And Really – What is this workshop about?

August 18, 2015

Carolyn Collins Leaf Lines ©2014 Carolyn Collins Art Quilts Carolyn’s blog   What is Working in a Series? Finding your voice. Creating a sustainable studio practice. Design. Art history. Community. Critique. Feedback. Writing. Laughing. Learning. Making. Setting Priorities. Creating. Growth. It all of that an more. When I look to describe what this class entails […]

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Design Elements and Design Principles – What’s the Diff?

August 17, 2015

Design Principles Exercises ©2015 Margy Johnson “You gave us so much information in class it will more than keep me busy through the end of the year. Having at some of the tools to be informed about choices and decisions is wonderful. I wasn’t aware how much had gone in until I was helping my […]

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Endless Horizon: 14000 feet to Sea Level

August 16, 2015

Changing Perspective | Seeing Forever  (detail) ©2015 Lisa Call 12 x 12 inches each fabric, dye, thread, wool on canvas Save the Date Endless Horizon: 14000 feet to Sea Level new textile paintings from Lisa Call September 24 – October 18 Spark Gallery, Denver, Colorado   In April 2015 I came to New Zealand fully […]

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The foundation I developed in this course will certainly stand me in good stead as I move forward with my art

August 12, 2015

Lee Sproull Design Elements Exercises ©2013 Lee Sproull Lee Sproull “Each week the workshop focused on a different design element(s) like line, value, proportion. Lecture, readings, and assignments provided many different ways to experience and learn about the particular element. Most exciting, and most helpful to me, was the chance to use one of my […]

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More Portals at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

August 11, 2015

Portals #58 ©2015 Lisa Call 14 x 46 inches $2000 The Newest Portals As is usual, the newest pieces in  my Portals series are my most favorite.  I think Portals #58 is pretty darn cool – the yummy sherbert purple, orange and yellows against the dark deep moody sky.  The portals are welcome and glowing. […]

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Working in a Series – Join the Group or Self Paced?

August 9, 2015

Emotions ©2015 Sharon Casey Textiles Which Class to Take? I offer 2 different versions of for 2 of my online classes. For Abstraction and Working in a Series you have a choice of interactive or self-paced.   1) The interactive / group version of the classes I’ve been teaching for 5 years and they are […]

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