Maps are intriguing as an art form and as a vehicle for artistic expression, and through sites like Google maps -- almost any place can be translated into an exquisite mixed-media Cartographic Quilt. Choose a favorite place - your home, your birthplace, your city, or someplace far away - and then use fabric, paint, and thread to create a cartographic map that evokes feelings or elements of your chosen location! Along the way, Valerie will guide you through a series of fun and simple paint, collage, and mixed-media techniques that will introduce and reinforce design principles while providing you with a structured framework for experimentation. You'll leave with a completed map about 18" x 24" in size.
Valerie Goodwin is an architect and an artist who creates fiber art inspired by the realistic and abstract imagery of maps. Her quilts are part of her continuing investigation of ideas that focus on geometric relationships, patterns, and the ordering principals found in architecture. She conveys these ideas abstractly through the use of collage, transparency, density, and improvisation, and her work is noted for its use of color, and its emphasis on line and density. Valerie has a Masters in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and currently teaches architectural design classes at Florida A&M University's School of Architecture. She publishes and exhibits widely and teaches workshops nationally and internationally.
Cost: $360 for individual SEFAA members; $435 for non-members. Register before 11/2/2017 and receive an automatic 10% earlybird discount! There is also an additional $15 supply fee payable to Valerie the first day of the workshop for supplies she provides.
Student Scholarships: There is one student scholarship available for this workshop. Scholarship applications (https://goo.gl/xHig8a) are due two weeks in advance of the workshop. Only deserving requests will be awarded; application does not ensure acceptance. Please note, there is a 9-hr volunteer commitment in exchange for the scholarship (3 hrs. per day of the workshop).
# of Participants: 9-20
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Supply List: View/download supply list at https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AH/fiberartsalliance-org/downloads/329462/Favorite_Places_Supply_List.pdf. Please note that it will be important to email Valerie your prospective maps and images about 2 weeks before the workshop so that she can help you with your selection.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-235-4328.