Needle Felting Workshop: CATS with Kiyoshi Mino Class is Full, Call to Get on Waitlist
Learn how to needle felt this realistic Wild Cats or Domestic cats with stripes or spotted fur.
Come spend 3-days learning from the very talented Kiyoshi Mino and learn how to blend and apply fur, and how to
create a great armature for your realistic needle felted cat. Kiyoshi will emphasize instruction on the face and head
as he shares that is the greatest challenge for most artists.
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: JUL 18, 19, 20 2019
Time: THUR, FRI, SAT 9am - 4pm
Level: Intermediate - Some needle felting experience encouraged
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
Materials Fee: $0
Includes all supplies for this class plus use of shop needles, foam and tools.
Students may purchase additional fibers, and supplies from the shop if desired.
Needle Felting Realistic Cats Workshop
In this class students will
learn to a realistic cats and fur with stripes and spots using wire armature and wool. Kiyoshi will provide examples and masterful instruction. In addition,
during his workshops he endeavors to work along with the students at every stage of the
process so that they can observe his technique.
Skills that students will
-Application of basic anatomy in sculpture
-Planning and constructing a wire armature for a body
-Sculpting complex 3-dimensional shapes using wool and felting needle
-Blending and use of wool for outer detailing and fur to include stripes and spots
What to Bring:
Students should bring a notebook and pen
Lunch - we can order out, or you can bring your own.
We have a fridge and toaster oven (no microwave).
General Info Including Travel & Accommodations
(or feel free to give us a call! Toll Free: 877-665-5790)
Kiyoshi Mino is a needle felt artist based in the US. You may have seem some of his amazing felted sculptures online or on youtube.
"For the last six years my wife and I had been running a small organic farm. We attended a year long farmer training program before trying to start our own farm and it was there that I first learned about needle felting. I immediately fell in love with it. I loved to draw as a kid but had never tried any form of sculpture before. It was very exciting to me to be able to draw in three dimensions with nothing but a needle and a clump of wool. I have always loved animals of all kinds and because wool is a type of animal fur itself, it is the perfect medium for realistically sculpting fur and bird feathers. In my work I focus on wild animal species which I try to render as faithfully as possible. I believe that almost all animals have unique personalities and emotional complexity just like humans and my goal when depicting wild animals is to try and convey this idea by capturing these unique personalities.
I have given workshops internationally in Shanghai, Chile and the Netherlands. My work has been exhibited in Shanghai and in New York City and featured in inhabitat.com, coolhunting.com, Fast Company Design, and New York Magazine."
You can see more of his work at kiyoshimino.blogspot.com and on instagram.com/kiyoshiminofelt