Pacific Northwest Art School (PNWAS) is pleased to announce a new program to add to its extensive fiber arts class offerings. Beginning this spring PNAWS will present classes taught by Fashion Institute of Technology-trained and SDA member Brenda Lovie. Lovie is known nationally for her work in the world of competitive ice-skating and dance performance. She’s also in demand as a maker of high-end couture garments for special events, weddings, and the performing arts. Lovie is a member of the Whidbey SDA chapter.
The new Sewing Program at PNWAS kicks off this spring with two linked classes. Other sewing classes such as Working with Fine Fabrics will be added to the schedule in the future.
Making a Flat Sewing Pattern from an Existing Garment
Website: https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/(look under fiber program)
Time: 9-4, Saturday, March 15
Cutting and Sewing a Garment from a Flat Paper Pattern
Website: https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org (look under fiber program)
Your instructor, Brenda Lovie, the right brain of Lovie Couture, has been designing and making ice skating wear for over 20 years. She is a member of SDA and a resident of Whidbey Island.
If you’ve been wondering what to do with that beautiful cloth you’ve created in another class or frustrated by using commercial patterns, these two classes will provide the logical next steps in the process of sewing a simple garment from a garment you already own. Register now as these classes will be limited to ten students.
The Pacific Northwest Art School is an Art School located on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State. Each year they hold workshops and classes in Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography.
Work directly with Jane Dunnewold in a 5-day workshop! Three spots are now open for this opportunity to learn mixed media techniques on textiles directly from the master. Her workshop, “Surface Explorations” is at the Pacific NW Art Center on beautiful Whidbey Island from October 14th-18th. Jane Dunnewold is the President of SDA, the creative genius behind Art Cloth Studios, and a well-know author.
Spend the week exploring a large subset of processes that can be used on paper and fabric – all of which should be in every mixed media artist’s toolbox. These include photocopy solvent transfers, paper and metal leaf lamination, gilding, water media crayons, a French process called “devore'” – which literally “burns out” cellulose fiber when it is combined with synthetic paper or cloth, and the unexpected beauty of sanding into dry paint to generate gorgeous distressed surfaces.
For more information, registration, and the supply list go to: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/all/mixed-media/dunnewold-jane-october-14-18-2013-deposit-only
Pacific Northwest Art School: 15 NW Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239
For directions and lodging recommendations: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/directions-lodging.htm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make beautiful felt clothing? Here’s you opportunity! There will be a nice mix of some surface design techniques sampling, pattern drafting, nuno-felting, pockets, skirts, tunics, and dyeing!! All located on the beautiful Whidbey Island!
To learn more, click HERE