2-Day Intensive Workshop- St Paul, MN

Needle Felted Wool Landscapes with Jaana Mattson January 7-8, 2023

  • Starts Jan 7, 2023
  • 310 US dollars
  • Artista Bottega 937 W 7th Street St Paul, MN 55102

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Service Description

Needle Felted Wool Landscapes with Jaana Mattson $310/$40 material fee *vaccination required Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10-4 pm Sunday, January 8, 2023, 10-3 pm Workshop location: Artista Bottega, 937 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102 All levels are welcome in this class, anyone from a hobbyist with a short attention span to a professional artist can learn, have fun and be impressed with themselves. In this 2-day intensive class we begin with the basic elements; different types of wool and techniques for application using landscape photos for inspiration. A simple technique, needle felting is a dry method of creating non-woven fabric by interlocking wisps of dyed wool fiber using a notched needle. The organic textures and impressionistic colors of blended wool offer a very painterly approach to textiles, beautifully suited to landscape. Over the course of the 2-day session we learn with our hands about different types of wool roving and experiment with a variety of needles and needle holders. During the first day of class we will all work from the same images to take a step by step approach as we learn to “build” the landscape from background and shadow to the highlights of the surface. Hand-outs and discussion will help illuminate the basic principles of composition and the use of color and color-theory to produce a dynamic landscape. During Day 2 each student will select their own image from personal or provided photos and work through the idea with guidance from the instructor. The $40 materials fee includes all supplies needed for our workshop which each student will take home, including wool roving, foam block, base felt and needles. Additional felting tools and materials will also be available for use during class time. *Please note: As this is an indoor, group event PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED and masks may be required during the workshop, depending on CDC guidelines at the time. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated! Our classroom is at Artista Bottega, a magically creative and quirky environment covered in murals, chandeliers and historic brick walls off of W 7th St in St Paul. The studio/classroom entrance is from the alley, with nearby street parking. (www.artbottega.com) Check out the 2 BR accommodations above the studio listed on AirBnB @ Artist’s Parlor!, and for the many dining options along West 7th see www.visitsaintpaul.com.

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