Color Interaction with Megan Karlen (OCT 14-18)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
Oct 14-18 (MON-FRI, 9 AM–4 PM)
This class is the critical step beyond learning how to weave: learning how to successfully design your own work! Drawing upon the knowledge of renowned weaver Tom Jipson, and with her background steeped in abstract and the slow-art movement, instructor Megan Karlen will highlight the profound interactions between elements within a design. You’ll be encouraged to take chances you might not normally attempt by concentrating on specific attributes of color. You’ll learn what questions to ask in order to get the project results you desire - and discover how color design can be the most satisfying component in producing beautiful fabric. You’ll leave this workshop feeling inspired to take your weaving to the next level using color and design principles. Harrisville 4-harness looms will be provided, along with all necessary weaving accessories and equipment.
Skill level: Advanced beginner. Students must be proficient at warping and weaving on a floor loom.
Materials needed: A notebook, ruler, scissors, pencil, and slippers or socks, are recommended for this class.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
MEGAN KARLEN is an award winning-painter who loves bringing her strengths of abstraction to textile art. Her specific focuses include limited-edition kitchen cloths, scarves and masks. Each is inspired by the slow-art movement and the recognition that hand-made quality-conscious pieces bring with them an intrinsic feeling of satisfaction simply by having them around. Megan resides in North Adams, MA, a turn-of-the-century textile mill town in the Berkshires. She's a student in the Hill Institute Master Weaver program.