Color: How to Make an OH WOW Quilt with instructor Liz Berg - A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Workshop
Color: How to Make an 'Oh Wow' Quilt
Instructor: Liz Berg
September 16, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register by: September 1, 2010
Tuition: Members of Gualala Arts and PPQG: $65,
Members of Gualala Arts or PPQG: $80,
Liz Berg will lead another workshop entitled An Introduction to the Elements & Principles of Design
on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.
(Take both Berg workshops and get a $10 discount)
We will explore color theory and will do a number of color exercises during class that will lead to a greater understanding of successful use of color in our quilts. This all day workshop will be a fun exploration of color dynamics and will generate many new ideas for spicing up your quilt works with color. These skills can be applied to traditional or "art" quilts.
Liz Berg was raised in a Naval officer's family and, as a consequence, traveled and lived throughout the United States and Japan. Four years spent in Japan profoundly affected her. After attending Trinity University, where her work resides in their permanent collection, Liz transferred to the University of California at Berkeley. With the reality that she had to have a supporting career, Liz completed her degree in Social Welfare and spent twenty-nine years working with the Alameda County Probation Department. Upon retiring in October, 1999, she began her new career in art full time, having continued working in various media through the intervening years.
In 1971, Liz started making quilts. However, she began diverging from traditional quilts to explore color and composition in more abstract works. She now considers herself a fiber artist rather than a quilt maker, although many pieces still fit the original definition of "quilt," i.e., a top, a middle and a backing all held together with stitching. Using a sewing machine as her pen, Liz has completed "watercolor wash" landscapes. She paints and dyes fabrics, both to sell and to use in her own work, and is exploring all the variations of working on and with fiber.
Working out of a studio in her home she shares with her husband, she is producing a large body of work which is varied in its color and design ideas. Her work celebrates line, movement and color. Liz works intuitively in the format of abstract expressionism with nature as her inspiration.
She has taken numerous awards at local and national venues. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and Japan, and in the permanent collections at the Honolulu Academy of Art and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
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Prior to class: Using solid or tone-on-tone fabrics, please cut a piece approximately 8x10 from each of the various fabrics, which include the following colors in light, medium, and dark:
Blacks to Whites
Please be prepared to share your strips with others in the class. In this way we will get the fullest range of colors. All fabric pieces will be dumped into common piles.
If you have Joen Wolframs 3 in 1 Color Tool, published by C&T publishing, bring it and I will show how it is used to its best advantage.
Class must be paid in full at registration. Payments can be refunded until the "register by" date; after that date, no refunds. Classes are filled on a first come first served basis until all spaces are filled. All classes are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. If the class does not fill, you will receive a full refund. Please check that your class has filled before the first meeting date.
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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