Focus on Fiber Florida Style

Workshops by Baugh and SWMNBN

Two quick and easy one-day workshops and one harder but lots of fun two-day workshop.

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Sketching from a Master – Raphael Sanzio

April 3

by Bobbi Baugh

One of the masters of the high Renaissance – Raphael Sanzio – has much to teach us. Grab a sketch pad and get ready to learn by doing -- together. Raphael’s master works include complex scenes of grandeur as well as intimate portraits and figurative groupings. We’ll learn to look closely and analytically, and practice the centuries-old tradition of sketching master works. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself competent at drawing or just a beginner—there’s great value in learning to see and sketch. Class format will include a review of this wonderful artist and his work, and participation exercises will focus on learning from Raphael’s achievements in clarity of form, ease of composition, and scenic grandeur. Benefits of this workshop include: Inspiration and joy from looking closely at the works of a great genius.  Practice seeing – looking at a work and analyzing its parts Practice sketching – using good sketch practices to create compositions Application – we’ll talk about applying the principles of Raphael’s works into our own work. Camaraderie and mutual encouragement allow us to grow our skills. 

Students should bring a sketch board of some sort, at least 24"H: a rigid surface to hold on the lap for sketching. Students should also bring an assortment of implements they enjoy for sketching: markers, crayons, pencils, ballpoint pens, etc. We'll be focusing on line and shape, so colors are not very important for this class.

The teach will supply sketch paper and other items..


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She Who Must Not Be Named Fun Day

April 4


She who must be obeyed....oops I mean whose name cannot be mentioned,  is planning two short hands on exercises for her daytime workshop. Just bring any old fabrics, some embroidery floss if you have it ...but I have lots too...some glue stick and normal sewing gear like scissors, pins etc. We will be working small. You might want some batting to give the work substance as you sew. It will be fun and maybe a bit goofy too. But be prepared for some serious art talk as well!


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