The ART of Felt Making
Date: August 10
9:00am - 3:00pm
(in the upstairs studio)
Materials fee: $15
Maximum students: 10; minimum of 5, ages 15 and up
After an overview of the history of wool and its uses, we will learn the many ways to work with fleece and needle felting to create functional and decorative works of art. Students will create a sampler of different methods, then a colored wool landscape to utilize the techniques learned, as well as several other projects.
No experience necessary.
All materials provided, but bring fleece or other needle felting tools if you have them.
To Register: Stop in at Woods Hall Craft Shop next to St. John’s Church in La Pointe, or call 715-747-3943 or 651-900-4120.
Joan Molloy Slack brings her art to many facets of her life. She is a fiber artist working primarily in “pictorial” felt-making, where fiber is used to “paint” 2-dimensional artwork. She is also ceramicist, working in a variety of ways with clay to create sculpture and pottery. She has been teaching for over 25 years, and offers art classes and workshops year-round. For the last 15 years she has been traveling and leading art related tours to Ireland, Scotland, France and Mexico. She offers new tours and workshops each year around the world, which she writes about on her blog at Authentic Travel and Tours. Joan is also a travel writer, and enjoys writing about creative people, interesting places and positive collaborations that are changing the world.
Joan holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts and is the former Curator at the Tweed Museum in Duluth. When not on Madeline Island she is at her gallery and studio, Riverrun Center for the Arts in McNaughton, Wisconsin. Contact Joan at email@example.com or 715-550-0858 (cell) or 715-277-4224 (business) with any questions about the classes.