Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store | Fine Art, Sculpture, Photography and Unique Gifts | Pottery, Art Glass, Jewelry and Fiber Art
61 Main Street, Centerbrook CT | Art Classes and Workshops for All Levels.
Schedule of Art Instruction at Spectrum Gallery | Schedule of Art Instruction at Arts Center Killingworth
Date: Sunday, March 4
Fee: $60 per person. Material fee $20 paid to the instructor, Members save $6
In this workshop participants bring and refer to a photo portrait of a pet or other animal. Using the softest of materials, wool roving, they will manipulate a special barbed needle to transform the wool into a felted portrait of their pet. The instructor will provide the materials.
Teaching artist, Diane Cadrain, uses fiber to create images that combine fragility with strength and the evanescent with the eternal. Her work includes hand-painted fabric, felted fibers, machine piecing and quilting, hand embroidery, and knitted embellishments, and beading.
Diane is recently retired from work as a lawyer and freelance writer specializing in employment law topics, but she has been sewing all her life, starting with hand embroidery as taught by her grandmother at home in Hamden, CT. The Hamden public school system taught Diane machine sewing, and with that skill, she proceeded to construct her own clothes and costumes. As a law student at Georgetown University Law Center, she learned to knit, and later, in her early 30s, as a new mother, Diane began a journey of experimentation in the fiber arts, and that journey continues.
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