What Students Say...
I flew in from Texas to take the "Curves in Tapestry" workshop at Elizabeth Buckley's studio. It was truly incredible. Although the subject matter is daunting to many of us, the way in which she presented the material was easy to understand and enlightening.
Elizabeth is a gifted teacher and a very pleasant person. I very much appreciate her openness to sharing her talents with those of us just starting the journey of tapestry weaving. I look forward to several more of Elizabeth Buckley's classes and do not hesitate to recommend them to others.
For twenty plus years I have been a restorer of Native American textiles. Elizabeth Buckley's workshop on "Explorations of Light and Dark: the Use of Value in Tapestry Design" was a huge breakthrough for me.
She helped me to overcome my mental block against design through exercises with line and value, which were then shared with the class in all-embracing, thoughtful and very kind conversations. She easily matched her teaching level to the students’ experience, providing technical fine points to those who needed it and basic how-to’s to novices. Elizabeth is a joyful, articulate, funny and a hugely talented and intuitive teacher. My only regret is that I don’t live in a corner of her studio!
--Debbie Davis, 2013 Intermountain Weavers Conference
Elizabeth Buckley traveled to Tucson to teach "Shading Techniques in Tapestry" to our Tapestry Study Group.
I found Elizabeth to be a most knowledgeable and talented instructor. Her enthusiasm for all forms of tapestry is infectious. Part of her success as a teacher is her organization, having all materials ready to go the minute the class started, but not hesitating to help a student who was struggling with the basics. Short explanations and lecture sessions were interspersed throughout the workshop, increasing in complexity, to accommodate the student's increasing knowledge. I would recommend her classes to any one.
--Wendy Webster, Tucson, AZ
Elizabeth's "Shading Techniques in Tapestry" workshop in Tucson was outstanding. Everyone felt they learned many new techniques. Elizabeth was very accommodating to each student answering questions and providing advise and suggestions. Our four days passed too quickly but I was able to finish my small sample in class. I am pleased with the results.
--Betty Headrick, Tucson Handweavers and Spinner's Guild
I have been working steadily on my tapestry of Santa Barbara dome reflected in water. I am fully engaged in the image I chose, my leanings always towards realism. The shading options I learned in Elizabeth's workshop helped me move in the direction of "impressionism" and yet remain in my comfort zone.
--Adrienne M. Moore-Mortimer
I am delighted to say that my experience as a student of Elizabeth Buckley's "Tucson Shading Techniques" four-day workshop was extremely positive. She is a most generous teacher, and warm and lovely person. I have recommended her workshops to my guild in Chicagoland.
Students traveled from AFAR-- California, Arizona, Colorado, Las Cruces, El Dorado, Los Alamos--for the four-day intensive studio workshop:
Creating Illusory Space in Tapestry
It was a great class! And it was a fun group of weavers. It is such a treat to hang out with people who share our passion for warp and weft. I will fondly remember those four days for a long time. --Marcia Ellis
Today back at the office my coworkers asked about my vacation and added that I looked tired (don't you love to hear that?) Well, I am, a good kind of tired! Thank you, Elizabeth, for this wonderful class. I thought hard, tried new techniques and a very loud palette, and was surprised by how useful that gray-scale exercise was. Thank you, everyone, for your support, fun, kindness, brilliance and generosity. Spending 4 days with you was very special and will stay with me for a long time. --Debbie Davis
Like everyone, I had a wonderful experience with your workshop, Elizabeth. Thank-you for sharing your tribal knowledge. --Maddie Tsurusaki