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Region 9: Art in felt
October 26 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 4:30 pm£98
A workshop run by invited tutor Chris Lines in region 9.This workshop is for those who would love to learn to create felted portraits of their loved ones or favourite celebrities etc but who may lack confidence in their own artistic ability. I will help you to realize dramatic, detailed images of faces in felt made with fibres in a natural color palette. We will be using a tonal separation technique specifically developed for feltmakers using mainly wet-felting techniques.
On Day 1 – you will make the pre-felts and start working on a pre-selected image of your choice, which will be prepared in advance by me.
I will teach you how to digitally manipulate your photographic images to produce a ‘master’ from which to work, so you will be able to do this independently.
On day 2 you will continue with your portrait to completion.
These techniques are of course applicable to use later for any subject matter of your choice, such as a pet, flowers or landscape.
In order to allow participants to use their own images, where possible they will need to supply me with their photos in a digital format in advance. This will be to provide ‘back up’ images if needed. It is desirable (but not at all essential) that everyone in the workshop should have a computer with basic image editing software installed, such as Photoshop. I will also show you how to use free online image editing software.