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It’s my turn to dig into some new ways of working! I will be pursuing my Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, Canada for the next two years. STRONGFELT workshop offerings will be greatly reduced from the fall of 2018 through the spring of 2020 to accommodate my studies. However, in the summer of 2020:

Easthampton, Massachussetts at the Studio of Eva Camacho Sanchez
(COURSE NOW FULL, waitlist only)
May 4-8, 2020, Depth of Surface & Depth of Field
This course combines techniques from my surface design courses:

Participants explore how to create depth through color combinations, the application of different densities of partially felted sheets for patterning, texture resist and edging, the variables of incorporating a wide variety of fabrics for surface texture including entrapping objects under fabrics and between, in fabric pockets. Free-motion embroidery will be applied to gather and compress the remaining airspace in the felt and offer finer detailing. The courses’ goals are to investigate various methods and concepts so that each participant enriches their visual language and to encourage the application of such time consuming processes and dense surface detailing as a focal point in a larger field of felt: a jacket cuff, a shirt collar, a trim line, the flap of a handbag, a component of a necklace, an aspect of a wall hanging or sculptural form…

May 7, 7-8:30 pm, West End Rm, Eastworks, Easthampton, MA
Underpinnings of an Artistic Practice & Recent Works
Join Lisa Klakulak in an image driven presentation sharing milestones of her 20 + year practice while reflecting on the lived experience that continues to inform her choices of materials, processes, objects and considerations of spatial relations. From craft as coping mechanism to a career recognized by awards, publications and workshop demand, Klakulak discusses pitfalls along this path and deviations such as her recent adventure to Nova Scotia to earn a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in the spring of 2020.

Essen, Belgium at Vrouw Wolle (COURSES ARE NOW FULL, waitlist only)
May 27-30, 2020, Resist-based Pendants: Hollow Forms, Dimensional Surface & Object Encasement for Intermediate & Advanced
June 1-3, 2020, Solid Form Felting Techniques + Clasps & Closures for all levels of experience
Contact Francois & Hilde to sign up at info@wrouwwolle.be

Oberrot, Germany at Wollknoll
June 8-12, 2020, Depth of Surface & Depth of Field
This course combines techniques from my surface design courses.
Please view description of workshop above for the Easthampton course.
contact for enrollment: info@wollknoll.de 

Montbrun-Bocage, France at Feutre Formation France
June 16-19, Sculpting Hollow Forms + Partial Felt Density
June 21-23, Solid Form Felting Techniques + Clasps & Closures
Link for course enrollment information
Contact atelierdubocage31@gmail.com


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Participants of the Sculpting Hollow Form STRONGFELT workshop at Anilinas Montblanc, Santiago, Chile 2016.