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An Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design with instructor Liz Berg - PPQG
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala, CA
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An Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design with instructor Liz Berg - PPQG
Gualala Arts Workshop
An Introduction to the Elements &
Principles of Design (PPQG)
Instructor: Liz Berg
September 15, 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
Non-members: $100

Liz Berg will lead another workshop entitled
Color: How to Make an 'Oh Wow' Quilt
on Thursday, September 16, 2010 (Take both Berg workshops and get a $10 discount).

This one day class will get you started in understanding some basic composition ideas utilizing the elements and principles of design. We will not be covering the element of color in this class as it is a class by itself. Students will work through various mockups of the elements using scrapes of fabric and gluing them on to 4 x 6 index cards. The work will be primarily abstract.

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.

Payments can be refunded until the "register by" date; after that date, no refunds. If the class does not fill, you will receive a full refund. Please check that your class has filled before the first meeting date.

If you would like to receive monthly workshop email announcements, please go to our website, Go to the left menu and click "Email sign up." After signing in with your current email address, instructions will be mailed to you for updating your email

Fabric scissors
9 x 12 sketchbook, spiral bound
2-3 fresh glue sticks
4 x 6 unlined index cards
A couple of sheets of tracing paper
Mechanical pencil
Magazines (3-4) of images of specific things such as fish, leaves, trees, rocks, buildings, coral, sea images, etc. ... not sweeping landscapes
Scrapes of fabrics including lights, mediums, and dark fabrics,Â, largescale and multicolor prints do not work well, batiks and solids or tone-on-tone fabrics work great for this.



Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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