Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Classes Scheduled

I am teaching classes locally for the first time in many years: check out the Winter Newsletter at BayArts for more details. (My class descriptions begin on page 11 of the pdf document.) Hope to see you there! Here is the newsletter description for the first one, coming up in January.

Mixed Media - new & cool
Unraveling the Stories: narrative fiber collage - with Gayle Pritchard

In this course, you will learn the elements of design, composition, color use and idea development, along with lots of encouragement to develop the confidence needed to explore.
Using surface design and embellishment techniques, small base images will be created on canvas. Layer by layer, the compositions will be developed through mark-making, stitchery, collage and narrative to create an art object from the stories of your everyday life. No previous experience is necessary. Drop the kids off at school and enjoy a few hours of relaxation, creativity and spirituality.
tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am
Jan 12 - feb 9 (5 weeks)


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. I might need to sign up, just to get some new work done!

  2. It is a fun class, and I'm really looking forward to it. As for you, it would be a great excuse for leaving the house ; ))

  3. Oh this class looks delightful!!!! I absolutely love working in collage with fiber...more stories to tell and share. Have a very Merry Christmas with your family and enjoy the beautiful child inside your loving heart. I am still plugging away with my pieces for my May in the world could I forget how much work is involved in a one person exhibit? One stitch at a time...beads are praying for peace...colors expose my inner visions. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  4. Thanks, MH. I pretty much view everything I do as collage...taking bits of this and that, and putting them together in a way that pleases me!
    Good luck on your work. One stitch at a time is the key : ))