Small Group Intensive Workshops Coming in 2023

I am thrilled to announce three small group intensive virtual workshops coming in 2023. Registration will be limited to 12 to 18 students in each workshop.  This will allow plenty of time for in-depth discussion and coaching. Registration will open for Newsletter subscribers on January 2, 2023 and then to the general public on January 9, 2023.  Subscribe to my newsletter HERE!

My goal in these workshops is to support you in exploring and expanding your unique creative voice.  We will not be making ‘patterns’ or replicating my quilts.  Instead, I will encourage you, challenge you and support you to develop YOUR quilts in your style.  The workshops are designed for confident beginners eager to learn and there will be lots of challenge for more experienced quilters.

Details on each workshop below.   A special Newsletter will go out on January 2, 2023 at 12 noon Eastern with registration linksSubscribe Here.

PLEASE NOTE:  Since access is granted to course materials immediately upon registration, I cannot grant any refunds or transfers once registration payment is made. 

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Working in a Series

$650

I love working in a series–meaning, I take an idea or theme and make related works over time.  I love exploring ideas by creating a series of related works over time.  In this workshop, I will work with a cohort of 12 individuals over several weeks to explore what it means to develop and work in a series.  The cohort members will be partners in this journey. The goal is to support each other in exploration, experimentation, discovery and building confidence in forging an individual path.

Each session will have a topic focus—and each session will build on the previous discussions.  I will also provide prompts to work with during the session. Members will be encouraged to work on assignments between sessions in order to get maximum benefit. Session topics include:

  • What it means to Work in a Series
  • Balancing planning with working without a net
  • How to Use a ‘starter idea’, sketch or pattern
  • The power of the Question to generate the next work in a series
  • The value of focus—and tools for sustaining it
  • The power of working with limits
  • Parallel series—pros and cons
  • Documentation! Journaling as an important tool
  • Creative Dialogues: a positive and affirming form of reflection and creative challenge

STRUCTURE:

All live sessions will be held on Zoom.  Class materials and recordings will be hosted in our private classroom.

  • Group Sessions will be held on the schedule shown below.  We will meet over Zoom.  All group sessions will be recorded.
  • Individual Coaching Session with Carole (1 hour over Zoom–not recorded)
  • Guest Speakers sharing their approach to working in a series: Lyric Kinard; Yvonne Fuchs and Renee Fleuranges-Valdes
  • Private Community for ongoing discussion and sharing (Zenler Community, not Faceblook)
  • Members will be encouraged to work on assignments between sessions in order to get maximum benefit.

SCHEDULE:   Recordings and Community access will be available until July 1, 2023.

    • Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
    • Wednesday, February 15, 2023- 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern with Guest: Yvonne Fuchs
    • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
    • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 -7 to 9 p.m. Eastern with Guest Renee Fleuranges-Valdes
    • Wednesday, March 29, 2023- 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern with Guest Lyric Kinard
    • Individual coaching sessions April 1 through 15, 2023. (One hour session for each participant scheduled at mutually convenient date & time)
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Closing Session. 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern

Jazz Women: Sassy Red Shoes

SPIRIT PORTRAITS

 $450

Over the years, I have created a series of nontraditional portrait quilts that are meant to convey the spirit of the subject.   I love making these types of quilts, and decided to create this special learning experience to share my process, techniques and tools.  This is an independent study.  So, we will not be making ‘patterns’ or replicating my quilts.  Instead, I will guide, encourage,  challenge you and support you in creating a Spirit Quilt  in your unique style. Maximum enrollment: 15 individuals

Topics will include:

  • How to find color palette and mood for a portrait quilt based on the Spirit of your subject
  • Inspiration from sources (documents, photos, etc.)
  • Developing the background for the figure or figures
  • Using memorabilia and vintage fabrics
  • Explore use of nontraditional fabrics, including repurposed clothing, upholstery fabric, embellishments  and more.
  • Using quilting to complement the design

No drawing skills are required for this approach to portraiture. 

STRUCTURE: All live activities will be held on Zoom.  Class materials and recordings will be hosted in our private classroom.  All group sessions will be recorded.

  • Prerecorded demos on selected techniques and materials
  • Session #1: Preparation. Selecting your subject and brainstorming design ideas. Selecting color palette and materials
  • Session #2: Sewing Session and Group Discussions
  • Private one-on-one Design Consultations
  • Private Community for ongoing discussion and sharing (Zenler Community, not Faceblook)

SCHEDULE:  Sessions will be held on dates and time below and will be recorded. Recordings and Community site will be available until May 30, 2023.

Session #1: Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern

Session #2: Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Eastern

Individual Design Consultations: Scheduled from April 10 to 24, 2023 at a mutually convenient time and date.


Poetic Inspirations

POETIC INSPIRATIONS

 $350

There are many, many ways to find a source of inspiration for visual art of any type.  In this workshop, we will explore ways to use a poem to find design ideas and a color palette that could result in one or a series of works.   You will work from a poem of your own choosing so each of us will be creating a uniquely expressive textile artwork.  Maximum enrollment: 15 individuals

Here are answers to questions that you might have about this workshop:

  • Where do I find possible poems?  I will share sources in advance of our first session.
  • Can I use a poem that I wrote or an unpublished poem by a friend?  Of course!!
  • What if there are no ‘colors’ mentioned in the poem?  During Session 1, I will show you how to find colors in the language.
  • Will we have to use a particular technique to make our projects?  No, you are free to use any technique that fits your design–including modern traditional, fusing, improv piecing, curved piecing, etc.

Our Structure and Calendar:

All live activities will be held on Zoom.  Class materials and recordings will be hosted in our private classroom.  Live Group Sessions will be held on the schedule shown below.  All group sessions will be recorded.

  • Session #1: Preparation. Selecting a Poem.  Demo on finding design inspiration including selecting color palette
  • Session #2: Sewing Session and Group Discussions
  • Private Community for ongoing discussion, feedback and sharing (Zenler Community, not Facebook)

SCHEDULE:  Sessions will be held on dates and time below and  will be recorded. Recordings and Community site will be available until July 30, 2023.

Session #1: Monday, May 15, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern

Session #2:  Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Eastern

 

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