Early American Folk Art using Applique Techniques - 20 or 21 Sept FREE

  • 20 Sep 2022
  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 20 Sep 2022, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • 21 Sep 2022, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM (MDT)
  • Manitou Art Center Textiles Lab
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Registration

  • Please register for 1 session only so that 20 students in total can benefit from these classes. Thank you!
  • Please register for 1 session only so that 20 students in total can benefit from these classes. Thank you!

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This class is funded in part by the Manitou Arts Culture and Heritage Initiative. Please read this description in full to understand the historical significance of this early American technique.

Early American Folk art generally refers to art not taught but resulting from an individuals interest in creating something that both brings pleasure to the creator and enhances the environment.

Using unpretentious materials, with particular attention to thriftiness was always an important aspect of such 'art' activities. Artwork is usually a reflection of what is observed, giving a sense of place and belonging.

Materials will include recycled woolen clothing as would have been used in creating decorative household items once clothing item was no longer a useful item. No fabrics were discarded but cleaned and repurposed.

The class participants will prepare old clothing for use, scavenging buttons for decorative purposes and using traditional stitching techniques to create a tablerunner. Technqiques learned in class can later be utilized in working on a small wall hanging project using a take-home kit from class.

Who is this FREE class for?

This class is open to the public age 18+

Teacher: Mary Madison


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