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Dinnerware Artspace
119 E. Toole
Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact: Susan Ettl

Introduction to Art Cloth

Instructor: Susan Ettl
Dates: May 7 and 14, 2011
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM with 1 hour for lunch
Workshop Fee: $160, Make checks out to Dinnerware Artist Co-op
Supply fee: $17 and includes all the paints used in class and an extensive student booklet (approximately 50 pages)
Supply list:  Available upon registration

For this workshop, Susan has assembled all her favorite techniques for creating exciting layers of colors and textures using fabric paints on cloth. Included in her repertoire are dribbling, splattering, flicking, spraying, sponging, squirting, scraping with credit cards, jell-o printing, printing with cardboard wrapped with rubber bands, Styrofoam stamps, bubble wrap, leaves, vegetables and textured brayers, and more. Students will produce beautiful pieces of cloth to hang by themselves (art cloth) or that can be used in mixed media collages. This workshop also provides information on color; design; and techniques for creating vibrant hues, mixing rich colors, developing color gradations, and producing exciting mingling of various color combinations.

Susan Ettl is a fiber artist and instructor who creates vibrant collages and art cloth, which focus on the interplay of color and texture produced by layering dyes and paints. Her work has a primordial essence which speaks of an eternal universality.

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a teacher who raises fabric to the level of art. Her experiences of instructing all ages have proven her to be as gifted a teacher as she is a creative artist.

Susan's work has been exhibited in many states. She was the artist of the month at Tohono Chul Park in February 2010. In 2009, her entry in Tohono Chul's Wish You Were Here exhibit was featured on their postcard announcing this event. In September 2008, she was presented at the Members Open Exhibit at Tubac Center of the Arts with the Judge's Purchase Award for her wood collage, Color Dreams. Visit Susan's blog at http://desertwindstudiochimes.blogspot.com/ to see more of her work.

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