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Turn Photos Into Quilts with Applique
August 4-8, 2014 — David creates highly detailed images for his award winning quilts by using simple shapes, and by letting the fabric create texture to achieve a 'painted' effect. During this workshop, David will show you how to adapt a photograph into a wall quilt, using hand-appliqué and piecing techniques. A great deal of time is spent on tracing and pattern drawing, along with fabric selection - which is key to his process. He will show you how to get beautiful details from simple shapes by letting the fabric do all the hard work. David will also show you his appliqué technique for invisible stitching, and will finish up with quilting and binding options. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: David Taylor
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Textile Artwork with Linda Green, Edinburgh, Scotland
August 10-15, 2014 (9.30 - 4.30) — With guidance from this leading Scottish textile artist, we produce small textile artworks developed from drawing, collage, and exploration of found materials from the secluded Dr Neil's garden in the ancient village of Duddingston near the centre of Edinburgh. We examine plant forms, fibrous structures and colours found in a typical Scottish Garden, creating a series of constructed textile experiments.Working in a small group, Linda gives individual attention to each participant. Fee includes tutoring, materials, 4 star accommodation, breakfasts & lunches, welcome reception & dinner, transport within Scotland. Visit website


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Instructor: Linda Green
Sponsor: Wild at Art Ltd
Cost: $1,737
Email: Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Johnston
Phone: +1333 350289

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Screen Printing Simple to Sublime
August 14-18, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this hands on workshop is to introduce and take the unknown element out of screen printing. The techniques covered in depth include: direct wax, screen filler, drawing fluid and photo emulsion. Techniques will be taught step by step, allowing time to print and explore what happens when the screens and various mediums are layered. The Mediums to be used include: textile paints, thickened dyes, discharge paste, and foils. Other subjects that will be discussed are studio safety, how to use Photoshop to convert an image for screen print exposure, and how to set up an exposure space. Last but not least there will be time to print, experiment, push the techniques and troubleshoot. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Wendy Huhn
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $595 plus $100 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Felted Free Form Picture
August 16, 2014 (2-5pm) — In this 3 hour class you will learn how to make a small (~10" x 10") felted picture (suitable for framing) using traditional wet felting techniques. Learn about felting and use wool roving, wool and novelty yarns to create a colorful flower meadow or your own design: a picture, an abstract design, an explosion of color or a monochrome piece - no rules here! All materials will be provided. Just bring your imagination, a passion to create and any photos or images to help inspire you. Class suitable for ages 8-88. Visit website


Location: Ventura, CA
Instructor: Sara Smelt
Sponsor: Red Brick Gallery
Cost: $57 each includes ALL materials
Email: Jennifer Livia or Phyllis Gubins
Phone: 805-643-6400

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Driven to Abstraction: Developing Abstract Imagery
August 25-29, 2014 — The exploration of abstraction, both objective and non-objective, in the art quilt medium is the theme of this workshop. Sue will present several methods for developing abstract imagery and encourage students to more deeply explore their own personal interests, style, and process. Through exercises, slide shows, and individual discussions with Sue, each student will create a series of works based on source materials brought to class for inspiration. Instruction on using fusible collage as the construction technique will be presented, but these concepts can be applied to other techniques as well. This is a great class for pushing your personal work to the next level. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Benner
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Pot o' Gold Dyeing
September 7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The rainbow in a dyepot! If you have shied away from dyeing before because of time or space constraints, this method is for you. Less dye, less water, and less mess makes it all so easy. In this one-day class, you will dye 24 pieces (up to 12 yards) of gorgeous multi-hued fabric. A supply fee ($15) includes Procion MX dyes and auxiliaries, complete written instructions, and many recipes to help you stir up a rainbow. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Carol Soderlund
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $135 plus $15 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Contemporary Folk Art: Travel Journals
September 8-12, 2014 — Use your own life experience to create imagery for a 'Fabric Journal' quilt. Illustrate significant moments in your life with textural fabrics, hand dyed wools, embellishments and ethnic beads. Sue will help you begin with a textural pieced background and an appliquéd tree. You will then develop your quilt with other images that tell the story of your own journey. The creative use of leaf and berry imagery will be discussed. You will learn Sue's favorite techniques for appliquéing wool, taffeta silk, silk velvet and cotton, as well as the many different ways to machine stitch hand dyed wool and fabrics. Instruction for adding dimension to your quilts with couching, embroidery stitches, and words will also be explored. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Sue Spargo
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Dyeing to Discharge
September 8-12, 2014 — Discover the possibilities of discharge- the removal of color from dyed cloth. First we will apply base color and then selectively remove and replace the color using immersion with stitched and pole wrap techniques, resist techniques with dextrin and wax, as well as stencil, screen printing, and block printing. Students will work toward a vocabulary of personal mark making, using complex layered imagery and color. Fabric samples showing specific dye colors and how they discharge will be produced for both cotton and silk. Safe studio practices are emphasized. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Carol Soderlund
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $595
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Paper Making and Sculpture
September 15-17, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm, one hour lunch) — Instructor will introduce the basics of making paper, demonstrate boiling new kozo fiber to break it down into fibers for paper and help students find objects to create textures from nature. Layering them to create fiber castings, create collage images on glass using paper pulp as an adhesive and adding color and depth. Creating a finished and framed paper-pulp collage. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Angela Zimmerman
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $285
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

Intermediate Level

Slow Down - Wake Up - Make Art
September 19-21, 2014 (Fri 5 - 9 pm, Sat & Sun 9 to 5 pm ) — Learn to approach your existing artistic practice from a new perspective. Our goal will be to wake up the senses and strengthen our ability to perceive directly. Our goal is not necessarily to create finished work, but to experience methods to take to your own studio. The workshop will cultivate awareness, enliven the sense perceptions, and allow for insight. Suitable for visual artists who paint, sculpt, photograph or work in mixed media. Foundation skills will be revisited with a new approach. Nova Scotia is a magical place to experience the autumn. Both rugged and full of culture, it offers great variety for the senses and ample opportunity to "press reset" on your state of mind. Visit website


Location: Prospect Village, Nova Scotia, Canada
Instructor: annie abdalla, MFA, MES
Sponsor: Annie Abdalla Artworks
Cost: $450.00 including vegetarian meals
Email: annie abdalla
Phone: 902-852-3709

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Ornate Pine Needle Basketry
September 26-28, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Would you like to learn how to transform plants into beautiful and expressive baskets? This ancient art form is very calming and meditative. Come learn from this internationally-known fiber artist how to coil plants using a stone as an ornate center (students will have many stones to choose from). It's an easy way to start a basket and you'll find yourself looking for exciting things to use for centers such as mandalas, brooches, pendants, etc. Students will learn how to weave so stitches line up on both sides of the basket. As time permits, some students may learn advanced techniques such as fancy stitches, sculptural work, inserting beads and more! You will find yourself inspired and tapping into new levels of creativity. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Nadine Spier, www.nadinespier.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $395 plus $50 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Abstracting from Nature
September 29 - October 3, 2014 — Nature is an endless source of inspiration. In this class we will examine a wide variety of artists interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. Through a series of exercises we will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. We will then translate these ideas into fabric in a 5 day workshop. Drawing skills are not needed but participants should have a strong interest in developing their own design language and unique visual symbols. This class is especially beneficial for the drawing impaired and the tragically literal! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jane Sassaman
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Felting with Wool Locks
September 29-30, 2014 (9am-4pm) — There is something magical about wool locks in their natural state. It is impossible to resist fingering the curls. Using raw fleece fresh from Penn Cove's Wild Rose Farm, students will learn to felt wool straight from the sheep, before it has been cleaned, carded or dyed. Over the course of two days, students will create a wearable felt scarf with locks and a sturdy sheepskin perfect for warming any seat in the house. This is a messy class. Students will be working with wool full of dirt and vegetable matter. The pieces will be fully rinsed and clean by the time the class is over, but students should be comfortable with the "earthy" aromas of the farm. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Leah Adams
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $45 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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The Painted Quilt: Creating Small Works
October 6-10, 2014 — During this workshop you will use textile paints and already painted or dyed fabric from home, combined with purchased fabric to create 2-3 small quilt tops, approximately 24" x 24" maximum. You will explore how to create small works with big vision! Elizabeth will share how she gets inspiration from within, getting quiet and centered before approaching her work. Because Elizabeth works with large scale pieces, she will show you how these small quilt studies have been a wonderful exercise for her in scale, time and impact. Half the time you will paint with textile paints, and half the time you will sew, though students are welcome to go at their own pace. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Elizabeth Busch
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Advanced Level

Nuno Felt for You and Your Home
October 6-8, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this course of three days you will learn how different fabrics respond when felted using the technique referred to as Nuno felt (also referred to as laminated felt or fusion felt). You will then use your new knowledge to create stunning pieces of art that can be worn on your body (scarves or shawls) or turned into art for home (pillows or throws). Beginner to Intermediate. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Janet King
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $375 plus Material Fee: $38
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Folds for Clamp-Dye Resist
October 13-17, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Itajime shibori, or clamp-resist dyeing, is based on wooden boards held on either side of accordion folded cloth, then dyed. This class is an in depth exploration of how the different folds, and the location, shape, and size of the wood boards, influence the overall pattern. At least fifteen different folds will be demonstrated and we will use Procion MX fiber reactive dyes on cellulose fibers (cotton, rayon, Tencel, hemp and linen). You will leave with dozens of dyed examples and the ability to further explore your personal pattern vocabulary. The folds learned in this class are applicable to all types of dyes and cloth. Some MX fiber reactive dye experience helpful, but not necessary. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Elin Noble
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $635 plus $35 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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New Directions for Jewelry, Art Quilts and Surface Embellishments
October 18-19, 2014 — This workshop is packed full of new ideas and directions for many disciplines in Art. Metal work, weaving techniques, and a variety of surface design applications will all be covered. Students have the option of making jewelry, applying the techniques to fabric for Art quilts or a paper surface for books, or making samples to use later. The focus of the class will be to introduce and incorporate weaving and metal smith techniques that can cross over to be used in many disciplines of artwork. Students will use linens, fibers, copper sheeting, wire and mesh, as well as found, recycled and natural items to incorporate surface design techniques such as weaving, twining and looping and to learn a variety of low tech metalsmith techniques. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger, www.maryhetts.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $22 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Advanced Level

Felted Gloves Workshop
November 1, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Making a custom size pair of gloves/mittens is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D resist pattern. In this workshop, students will develop confidence in planning a project, estimating the shrinkage and enlarging the pattern. Students will be challenged with making an even and thin wool layout and will learn some tricks of the trade that the instructor has learned through years of experience. Some basic felting experience is helpful. Notebook, camera, and waterproof apron are optional. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring your sprinkler for wetting felt if you have one. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs, www.floranemez.eu
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $135 plus Material Fee: $18
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Advanced Level

Felted Jewelry Workshop
November 2, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Felting jewelry has endless possibilities. In this particular workshop students will focus on embedding stone and glass beads in felt. They will learn how to felt beads in different shapes of setting, make the cord of a necklace and attach the segments by building and felting separate pieces together. By the end of the day students will have a finished necklace and one or more rings. We'll discuss embellishment possibilities, such as additional bead-work or embroidery that can be added at home. Previous felting experience is helpful. All felting supplies are provided for the class. No material fee. Please bring glass/stone/metal beads with holes of 2 mm or bigger. Bring your sprinkler for wetting felt if you have one. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Flora Carlile-Kovacs, www.floranemez.eu
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $135
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Create an Organizer Basket
November 12-13, 2014 — We will make a large (16"LX8"WX8"H) basket woven with natural and hand dyed reed that has attractive leather handles. It's wonderful for corralling your art or reading projects next to your chair. Small class size allows ample one on one instruction as needed, with strong emphasis on everyone leaving the class with a finished basket and a happy weaving experience. Instructor will provide all necessary tools during the class and a light lunch! The material fee includes all necessary materials and detailed printed instructions are provided and yours to keep. Additional kits of the class basket will be available for purchase during the class. All skills levels welcome! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Alice Sterling
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $69 + Material Fee: $30
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Create an Organizer Basket
November 15-16, 2014 — We will make a large (16"LX8"WX8"H) basket woven with natural and hand dyed reed that has attractive leather handles. It's wonderful for corralling your art or reading projects next to your chair. Small class size allows ample one on one instruction as needed, with strong emphasis on everyone leaving the class with a finished basket and a happy weaving experience. Instructor will provide all necessary tools during the class and a light lunch! The material fee includes all necessary materials and detailed printed instructions are provided and yours to keep. Additional kits of the class basket will be available for purchase during the class. All skills levels welcome! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Alice Sterling
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $69 + Material Fee: $30
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Natural Dyeing
November 16-17, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Yearning for rich, interesting color that is difficult to achieve with synthetic dyes? Learn basic natural dyeing using lightfast dyes (cochineal, madder, indigo, osage orange, marigold, and cutch) as well as fiber preparation with safe mordants. Protein fibers will be explored, with color gradations, and over-dyeing to achieve a full range of color. This is a process workshop. Participants will go home with a sample of everything dyed, and descriptions to help reach similar results on their own. Dyes and mordants are supplied. All levels of experience are welcome, however, some dyeing experience will be helpful. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Burks
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $65 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Abstract Quilts in Solids
June 15-19, 2015 — Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have been regulated to the back burner. This class is meant to be a reminder that solids have their own distinctive characteristics which shouldn't be overlooked by quilter's intent on doing original, abstract work. Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own, original quilts using Gwen's easy design concepts and techniques. This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Gwen shows you her easy methods for creating your own original quilts. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Gwen Marston
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Abstract Quilts in Solids
June 22-26, 2015 — Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have been regulated to the back burner. This class is meant to be a reminder that solids have their own distinctive characteristics which shouldn't be overlooked by quilter's intent on doing original, abstract work. Working with free-form, improvisational construction, students will create their own, original quilts using Gwen's easy design concepts and techniques. This design class is good for the beginning and advanced, traditional and art quilter. Come and join the fun as Gwen shows you her easy methods for creating your own original quilts. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Gwen Marston
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $620
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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