Ocean Reef Workshop

Sponsor by

Gateway East Artists Guild

May 5 @ 9:30 amMay 6 @ 3:30 pm

Carrington Place Clubhouse
3900 Essex Blvd
Swansea, Illinois

Explore your creative imagination through the unique medium of mixed media fiber art. Each person will come away with an understanding of tools and techniques, an 8×10 underwater ocean scene original art piece, and an expression of their creative spirit.

Day One: Surface Design
Explore fabric paints, painting techniques, and their uses on cotton (for underwater landscape background and fish), silk ribbon, lace, and cheese cloth (to create sea plants and an ocean base). We will prepare the fabric for stitching.

Day Two: Embellishing
Use specialty threads, silk ribbon, beads, painted lace, cheese cloth, and basic embroidery/silk ribbon stitches to  embellish your fabric to create the underwater reef.

Gateway Artist East Members  $120.00

Non Members $155.00

Registration will be through Gateway East Artists Guild (GEAG) below link will take your directly to the sign up page on their website.

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Mini Wildflower Garden Art

Edwardsville Art Center

6165 Center Grove Rd.
Edwardsville, Ill 62025

Staturday, May 12, 2018 from 11:30-3:30

Silk Ribbon: Mini Wildflower Garden Art

Join us on Saturday, May, 12th, 2017 from 11:30am – 3:30pm for Silk Ribbon “Mini Wildflowers Garden” with local artist Ana Sumner!  Hand stitch your own mini wildflower garden by learning the processes of creating a design, preparing the fabrics, manipulating silk ribbon stitches to make flowers, and embellishing with beads.  This piece is called ” Mini Wildflower Garden” and is a 5″ x 7″ art piece with mat.  All materials provided.


Individual instruction

Are you interested in any of the techniques I use to create fiber art?  

You can learn!  I provide individual instruction for anyone interested in any of the techniques I use. 

Check out Stephanie’s work from their individual instruction classes.

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