Quilt Workshop with Kay Khan-November 2017

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 quiltQuilt Experiments: In Search of your Creative Edge with Kay Khan

Presented by PAPERWORKS

Location: First Christian Church, 740 E Speedway, Tucson

Contact: Linda Kern     520-465-7978

Kay Khan  http://www.kaykhanart.com/
November   9, 2017  
Thursday2pm – 6pm
November 10, 2017  Friday, 9am – 5 pm
November 11, 2017  Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Students will need to have experience with sewing and with the sewing machine.   Cost: $220
Creativity is a constant cycle. We play, we edit. In this workshop, you’ll experiment and, yes, “play” with ways to build up layers of fabric using quilting, stitching,appliqué, rearranging, deconstructing, and collage. We’ll start every day by making at least two 12″ square flat panels of thick quilting. (This is the basic technique I developed that I use in all my work. I quilt first – before stitching any imagery or patterns. It’s the opposite of traditional quilting.) These panels are the structure that is like your prepared canvas. They’ll be used for our experiments. We’ll cut parts out, reconfigure them, and, although in this class we’ll be working in two dimensions, we’ll start to add three-dimensional elements. Directed exercises will constantly transform the artwork & challenge you! Be forewarned: some of the panels will be completely altered! It’ll be interesting and fun, I promise. As you learn new approaches, each of you will begin to use them in an individual project. Rather than making a finished piece (time forbids!), you will, in this class, discover unexpected combinations, learn new techniques, and begin something magnificent.
To register for this class click here: WORKSHOP
Supplies list: SUPPLIES
“He played with the idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air and transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.” -Oscar Wilde
Kay Khan’s work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, and in many books including, most recently, Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser and Fiber Art Today by Carol K.Russell.