I took two great classes at this art retreat. Jeannie Palmer Moore taught "Sketch and Stitch". We first sketched on canvas, then painted with water soluble crayons. We added a section of text which was adhered to a thermofax film. I also added two more eggplant which were sketched on deli paper and then painted also with water soluble crayons. Christine Adolph was in the class, and she used Twinkling H2O's which gave the canvas a bit of sparkle. I want to add some more finishing touches to mine.
I took the "Free Motion Graffiti" class from Alisa Burke. In the morning we watched her demo a bit and then painted our fabric using brushes, stencils, stamps, markers etc. In the afternoon we cut up our fabric and sewed onto fleece or batting.
I'm just beginning to sew, so getting the hang of the free motion foot was quite interesting. I didn't need to worry about it though because the idea was to make lines and use the sewing machine as a "paint brush". This was quite fun and I came away with an almost finished product that I really like.
Both classes were good for me because I learned to use the free motion foot and because both instructors were marvelous, giving of their time and talent!
I believe Cloth Paper and Scissors will be sponsoring the retreat here again next year. I hope so. There were so many classes I wanted to take. Maybe next year.