UPcoming  Workshops


STUDIO MASTER CLASSES ON TECHNICAL CHALLENGES IN TAPESTRY

Dialogues Through the Veil detail      ©2010 Elizabeth J. Buckleyphoto credit:  Lany Eila

Dialogues Through the Veil detail      ©2010 Elizabeth J. Buckleyphoto credit:  Lany Eila

Thursdays:   January 26, February 23, March 23, and April 20, 2017from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

These Master Classes focus on a range of technical challenges in tapestry: be it weaving smoother curves, better understanding hachures, or color blending to achieve the effects of transparency, gradations, or three-dimensional form. Strong emphasis will continue to be on design, exploring different ways to translate concepts and ideas into tapestry, addressing how to synchronize technique and design.

The master classes provide the opportunity for in-depth study of tapestry technique and design, formatted to provide time at home in between sessions to weave and to develop ideas generated during each class. Each class will include design explorations, group feedback and discussions as well as individual attention at the loom.  Bring photos, sketches, design ideas of what you would like to weave, and your questions.

Students need to have a portable loom for use in class and to weave on at home in between classes. Students need to know basic tapestry techniques.

For more information or to register


DRAW WHAT YOU WEAVE!  WEAVE WHAT YOU DRAW!

Drawing Leaf Studies Detail (8" x 6") for the tapestry Dialogues Through the Veil  ©2009 Elizabeth J. Buckley  

Drawing Leaf Studies Detail (8" x 6") for the tapestry Dialogues Through the Veil  ©2009 Elizabeth J. Buckley

 

Studio Workshop in Albuquerque, NM               Friday, April 28 - Monday, May 1, 2017                    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop combines drawing and weaving, focusing on the relationship between drawing and tapestry: how the pencil can be a way of putting thoughts on paper in a manner that assists in tapestry design.  We will explore different approaches to describing shape and form, quality of line, and shaded areas, and look at how these translate to tapestry technique and design.  At the loom, we will weave different types of woven lines, 3-dimensional forms, and shaded areas. Through out the workshop, we will work with how drawing is a way of fine-tuning the eye to see in terms of shapes, angles, curves, positive and negative space—all of which the tapestry weaving process entails. Come get acquainted with what your pencils can do, and then apply this to tapestry technique.  This is a playful class.  No previous drawing experience is necessary.

Students need to have a basic knowledge of tapestry techniques, as we will be relating the drawing with tapestry technique and design.  This is a workshop intended for weavers of all tapestry traditions: Rio Grande, French, Mexican, and the spectrum in-between, weaving from either the front or the back.

This workshop is now full.  For more information, or to be put on a wait list      


Seattle Weaving Guild Programs:  Thursday, May 25, 2017

Morning Lecture at 11:00 am      From Idea to Woven Form:  The Tapestries of Elizabeth Buckley

Afternoon Lecture at 1:00 pm    The Element of Light in Tapestry

St. Mark's CathedralBloedel Hall                                                                                                                                       1245 Tenth Ave. E                                                                                                                                                               Seattle, WA   98012-4398


Exploring the Visual Heartbeat:  The Use of Rhythm in Tapestry Design

BuckleyFossilFeatherAndLightTapestryDetail.jpg

May 26 - 28, 2017

Seattle Weaving Guild

Seattle, Washington


Ocean Memory     20” x 25”      © 2014 Elizabeth J. Buckley

Ocean Memory     20” x 25”      © 2014 Elizabeth J. Buckley

The Beauty of the Hachure

June 2 - 5, 2017

At Pam Patrie's coastal cabin in Oregon.

To register, contact Pam Patrie:                   503-250-1642 or                                                       email: pampatriestudios@yahoo.com

Links to images and blog posts about Pam Patrie's Tapestry Retreats:                                                        Pam Patrie's Creative Retreat, May 2016

A Winding Path to the Sea