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Portland, OR 2024 Fall - August 11-18, 2024

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Stitched Photo Collage

Jody Alexander
9:00 - 4:30
Thur Aug 15

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$ 185  

Stitching adds texture, dimension, and a wonderful tactile quality to art pieces. In this workshop students will make a collage using old or new photos, book pages, found papers, fabric, and stitching. Embroidery and mending techniques will be taught and used as both function and embellishment in this workshop. A photo will be the focal point of your collage and it will be combined with paper ephemera, fabric scraps, "found words", mark making, and stitching to create a rich and textured story. The finished product can be a card, a page for an artist's book, or a masterpiece ready for framing!

Materials Fee $10 paid at beginning of class includes:

Muslin for collage substrate; fabric scraps; Pearl Cotton thread; embroidery thread; book pages; paper ephemera; glue stick

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Students will need the following tools: exacto knife, scissors, needles, pins, ruler or straight edge for cutting or tearing papers, and some kind of cutting mat or protection for your work surface.
Students will need the following materials: fabric scraps, photos (old or new, original or print outs), paper ephemera (book pages, sheet music, graph paper, etc.), a variety of threads, mark making materials of your choice (pencils, pens, water colors, etc.)
Using recycled materials, and things you have on hand, is encouraged!
 


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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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