Sunday, January 30, 2011

Take a walk on the wild side

I am so excited about getting booked to teach at Idyllwild Arts this July! I have seen blog posts by Lesley Riley and Jane LaFazio about teaching there and it looks like such an amazing place, not only for the beautiful facility, but also its incredible location. The town of Idyllwild is an art colony in the mountains above Palm Springs.

July 19-21,  I will be teaching a 3 day retreat called Art Quilts: Painting and Surface Design Techniques. I have always wanted to teach a workshop like this. The first day we will focus on color theory; learning how to mix colors, work with textile paints and choose color palettes to best express your unique vision. The next day we will focus on mastering fabric painting techniques; painting backgrounds, working with masks, blending gradations and glazing color. On our third day we will delve into mixed media techniques; incorporating paper imagery, transfers, colored pencils, paint sticks, tea bags and more. 

So tell me, what could be better than spending 3 days in a warm supportive atmosphere, amid a pine tree forest in the fresh mountain air? If this sounds fabulous to you too, sign up early and save up to 10% on the total cost of programs and housing.

I can feel the inspiration already, let's make some art together at Idyllwild Arts! Registration begins February 1st.

You can also request a catalog to be mailed to you by sending an email here.


  1. Judy= how are you doing in the chilly hamlet of Chicago?

  2. Hi Vicky,
    the sun has been shining, so that is always good in chicago! There's a lot of snow that will probably turn black and ugly soon, lol.

    Mostly I have been busy writing several articles and haven't had a chance to get to anything art related, hence no recent blog posts.

    hope your keeping warm too!


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