Embellished Fabric Shrines & Structures

June 19th - 25th, 2017
Full Package: $895
Class only: $330
"Quiet Generosity" by Larkin Jean Van Horn

Use your sewing and quilting skills to create rigid three-dimensional structures, including vases, boxes, bowls, nichos, shrines, houses, altars, or whatever else you might come up with in the course of the week. 


We will use fabric collage and embellishment to decorate our structures, and both machine and hand stitching will be used for construction.


Some experience required. This class is open to participants age 14+ who have a basic knowledge of sewing and know their way around a sewing machine.



What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?


The instructor will introduce the use of shrines (or fabric boxes or vases, etc.), talk through the basic process of designing and creating one, and then open up the studio so participants can get to work! The week will largely be spent in independent work time, with individual direction and one-on-one feedback available as needed.


Participants who choose to make a small, simple piece can expect to finish during scheduled class time alone. Those wishing to make a complicated shape with a lot of embellishments should expect to spend a significant amount of time outside of class in order to finish within the week.


What can I expect to create?


Most participants can expect to finish one piece in the course of the week. Some participants may decide to make one small, simple shrine to get the technique down, and then go on to design something more complex, which may not be finished by the end of the week.



What should I bring to class?


PLEASE NOTE: There is a REQUIRED supply list included in the .pdf form at the bottom of this page. This allows participants to select the exact colors and materials they wish to use in the class. Unfortunately, there is no fabric store nearby the Guild; please plan to purchase all your supplies before arriving for this class. 



This class is part of the Grünewald Guild's Summer 2017 Program: Wonder, Discover, Begin. Click here to learn more about the weekly rhythm as well as alternate housing options. 


DISCOUNT: Save $50 when you pay in full by December 31, 2016 for a week long 2017 summer program class with room & board.

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June 19th - 25th, 2017
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.