Felting Design & Construction

July 30 - August 3, 2021

Felting Design & Construction

$740.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $95
Registration Fee: $30

Dive deep into the felting world. Working with high quality fibers and textiles, you will explore traditional wool-on-wool felting and Nuno felting, giving you a solid understanding of the medium. You will create a Nuno felted scarf while focusing on color theory, texture, and design. You will then move into 3D felting by using a pattern or resist to create a felted cowl. This will prepare you to create a tunic. You will also spend time making Nuno felted yardage that can be used for cut and sew and creating free-form Nuno felted shapes. If you’re an experienced felter, Shannah will work with you to advance your skills.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Shannah Warwick

Shannah Warwick is a Fashion and Textile Designer living in the Woods of Upstate NY. She works primarily in Nuno felting and fabric dyeing techniques. She received her BFA at the University of the Arts and went on to receive her Teaching Certification from Moore College of Art. Teaching and Designing work hand in hand for Shannah as she continues to explore Fiber Based mediums. She enjoys creating curriculum specifically for a new group of students. Shannah’s clothing line, BlckBts, is sold online, in specialized boutiques in Philadelphia and New York City, and at various Vending Markets. She has a darker sensibility with appreciation for avante garde construction. Her work has been featured in Fashion Magazines and publications. She feels her work truly embodies the term “wearable art.” Shannah looks forward to her first time teaching at Peter’s Valley and bringing her students a slightly alternative and fashion forward way of expressing themselves through felting.

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