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In conjunction with her studio practice, Stephanie also periodically teaches workshops and short classes in needle felting. Private and small group classes can be arranged in the San Francisco Bay Area or out of her studio in downtown San Jose; email stephaniegmetz(at)gmail.com for details.
Creating Form with Felt
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
July 26 - 31, 2015
You may know that felt is a non-woven textile made of wool, but have you considered its sculptural possibilities? You can learn to manipulate wool into three-dimensional, free-standing, solid felt sculpture using simple tools and techniques. No crocheting or knitting required: instructor Stephanie Metz uses felting needles to coax loose fibers into sophisticated shapes. This week-long workshop is a thorough introduction to the tools, processes, and possibilities of needle-felting. Class includes hands-on practice, discussion, demonstrations, and slides. This class will teach you an innovative use of a humble and inexpensive material that is bound to energize your art-making. Note: feltmaking involves repetitive and vigorous hand and arm movement.
Open to all skill levels
San Jose, California
October 18th and 25th, 10am - 4pm
Class fee: $150 + $25 Materials
12 spaces available
Finally, a class right here in San Jose! I'll be teaching out of my studio at the so I can show you some finished pieces and works in progress as examples of the techniques you are learning.
"You may know that felt is a non-woven textile made of wool, but have you considered its sculptural possibilities? Instructor and resident studio artist Stephanie Metz will teach you her innovative approach to working three-dimensionally with felt. Learn all about the tools, techniques, and possibilities of needle-felting while you complete a small project (or more). This two-day workshop is appropriate for the total beginner as well as those who have some experience with felting. From form-building to armatures and finishes, class includes hands-on practice, demonstrations, discussions, and slides. Note: needle felting involves repetitive and vigorous hand and arm movement. Open to all skill levels. Materials fee covers wool, felting needles, and a foam rubber work surface. Additional tools will be available for use and/or purchase."
School of Visual Philosophy, 425 Auzerais Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
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