Sculpting with Wool: Beyond the Basics with Needle Felting
Time & Location
About the Event
Tuition -- Members: $126.00; Non Members: $157.50 Materials fee: $20
Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10am-4pm at Floyd Center for the Arts
You know the basics of needle felting but now want to improve your skills and create life-like sculptures. Participants in this class will learn to use wool to create a 3 dimensional sculpture of a sheep. Included in this process is: creating a wire armature specific to your animal, learning to se the dimensionality of your subject and object for sculpting proportions, learning to add wool to the armature through needle felting to create muscles and overall form, learning the characteristics of wool and other animal fibers for making the outer coat of several breeds of sheep.
Laura Frazier's first effort at making art as a child was drawingand sculpting animals. Later, she studied clay sculpting in Tennessee, California, and Winston-Salem, NC. She excelled at clay but after seeing a needle felting demonstration and imagining what she could create by using wool, Laura clearly saw her path. She has focused on sculpting with wool since 2008. Her wool sculptures and process have been covered numerous times in local and regional newspapers and magazines and in 2017 one of her horse sculptures won an international award. Her woold sculptures, clay sculptures and mixed media art have been exhibited from the East to West Coasts. she is an Exhibiting Member of Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc.
MATERIALS FEE to cover:
1 foam pad
1 oz of homegrown core wool and other colored wools/fibers for coat
wooden needle holder
band aids (wink)
STUDENTS SHOULD BRING:
Photos of 4 legged animal of choice from all angles
Photos of that animal's skeleton/anatomy (use Google images)
Small, sharp, pointed craft scissors
Small needle nosed pliers
Leather or rubber thimbles that fit thumb and first finger of non-dominant hand.
- Member Tuition$126$1260$0
- Non Member Tuition$157.50$157.500$0
- Membership + Tuition$197.50$197.500$0