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Painting with Wool - Needle Felt Realistic Animal Portraits Workshop

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Part Number:WKSHP-Painting-with-Wool-0320

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Painting with Wool: Needle Felt Realistic Animal Portraits
2-day Needle Felting Workshop with Dani Ives

Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790

Class Full, call to get on wait list

Date:          Mar 26th - 27th, 2020  THUR, FRI  
Time:         9am- 4pm  both days

  Beginner, Intermediate
Location:  LIVING FELT  2440 E HWY 290, STE E1, DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX 78620
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Materials Fee: $0 
Includes wool, wool felt fabric, linen, embroidery hoop, felting needles and foam.

Students will work with Living Felt  MC-1  Felting Batts
Painting with Wool: Felting Realistic Animal Portraits

Come learn how to needle felt realistic two-dimensional animal portraits with fiber artist, Dani Ives.  You’ll learn the entire process of creating a needle felted animal portrait. We’ll chat about selecting and assessing an image, methods of transfer, and use of color to mimic lighting and texture.  You’ll learn about adding key details and techniques to emphasize realism and make your portraits pop.   Dani will be offering detailed demonstrations and tons of individual instruction.

Topics Covered:


-Assessing an image for a portrait:   how to study an image to determine what colors to use in order to portray the light and shadows and how to work with bone structure and fur (or feathers/scales/skin)

-Transferring Image: either reversed with transfer pen, or poke and connect dots

-Eyes: Demonstration, order of pieces, tricks to make them “pop”

-Nose: Order of pieces, demo

-Color blending, working dark to light, bottom layer to top

-Fur textures: short, shiny, long (Other animal covering textures as needed)

-Sharp lines, cleaning up edges, outlines for drama 

What to Bring:

  • Images - we will email you guidance on bringing images in digital and print formats for this class
  • Food/ Snacks --( Coffee, tea and some snacks provided -- we will order lunch)
  • We have a refrigerator, toaster oven, and an awesome popcorn machine!

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