I am absolutely delighted to announce a workshop series created by Katia Mokeyeva and myself to be offered this April at the Okanagan School of the Arts in Penticton,BC.
Katia and I met while both teaching at the Midwest Felting Symposium, and found depths of commonality in our lives...both personal and creative. On our way home from this event, we kept running into one another in airports, as we made out way from gate to gate, moving west slowly on different flights but with the same stops... The sort of serendipitous meetings that are exciting and feel meaningful! The idea for this workshop collaboration was born during those chance encounters as we each ran for our next flight!
The idea is to create a mix and match workshop combination where students can chose an assortment of classes, learn very different felting styles from two enthusiastic, supportive teachers, while creating a complimentary collection of felt wearables. We work from a similar starting point...nature as our inspiration and the space that feeds our creative spirits....and from this core, we then work quite differently in every way...in design, layout and felting process....but both with an emphasis on surface design. We will both be offering two x one day accessory classes, plus a three day garment class on the weekend.
The Okanagan School of the Arts at the Shatford Centre in Penticton is a perfect location for our workshops. Lots of room and a very supportive space, in a beautiful natural setting. Lake, mountains, orchards in bloom, vineyards...it's quite idyllic....
Full workshop information and registration through the Okanagan School of the Arts will be available On December 15th, 2015. I'll send you the links when that happens.
It really is very exciting!
You can see more of Katia's beautiful work on her website: