Fredericton / Calendar / Painting with Wool
New Brunswick College of Craft & Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB

edVentures Workshop
Painting with Wool

After this 2-day class you will leave with your own handmade “Felted Painting” as well as a plethora of creative knowledge to build upon!

This workshop is designed to meet the creative needs of those with only the most basic understanding of felting, to those who consider themselves advanced, but with a thirst for knowledge.

Through hands-on learning you will be taught how to blend pre-dyed wools to mix your own colours, as well as discover an abundance of techniques (2D & 3D) used to create stunning textures using cloth, an assortment fibres, yarns, and physical manipulation.

Participants will also learn about the infinite possibilities of dying animal fibres with PRO WashFast Acid Dyes, and will be give a tutorial on needle felting, with all of our exciting new felting techniques and design elements fresh in mind, we will dive into the creative process of painting with felt!

Participants will have a variety of materials at their disposal, creativity and innovation is encouraged!

Most loosely woven cloths and animal/plant based fibres can be used when felting, from a lace table cloth, to your dog’s fur, please feel free to let your imagination run wild and bring along any materials you might like to add to your pièce de résistance!

Alexandra Keely
Alexandra Keely is a fibre artist, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, whose predominant means of expression is felt.

Using the wet-felt technique she combines an assortment of fibres and processes to create stunning one-of-a-kind two and three-dimensional art pieces.

She draws inspiration from social, political, and environmental issues, her own life, and the natural world.

As an artist, one of Alexandra’s greatest passions is to share her knowledge on felting, and assist others to discover the wonders of the world of fibre arts.

Jul 21 - 22, 2018
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Workshop & materials fee: $219 +tax