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202306: June 2023 - Katie Pasquini Masopust - Watercolor Exploration

June 12th - 16th, 2023 - No painting Experience Needed - Abstract watercolor paintings will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques that will leave the student with many paintings to choose from. Techniques include, transparent layered shapes, resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatments using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids, etc. One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the most dynamic part. This will be drawn to make templates, then enlarged and translated with fabric into a quilt using either my turned edge technique or the students preferred technique. When the quilt is done, it will look like a watercolor painting. Single Room $1,929.00, Double Room $1,628.00 each, Triple Room $1,364.00 each. An additional $10.00 fee for enlargement payable to Katie
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
All Skill Levels - No painting experience needed
Materials Included:
Watercolor painting. No painting experience is needed. Materials list watercolor paper pads, 9x12 (140 lb or better) 2 pads minimum 3 is better cardboard or foam core board 11" x 15" 6 or more of these (I cut up the cardboard backs of my large drawing or watercolor pads, these are to tape your watercolor paper to so that it doesn't curl as you are painting.) watercolors, cakes or tubes (tubes are better and a plastic permanent palate to put them in or plastic plates for palates ) in your chosen color scheme (s) flat and round paint brushes. larger is better. Small and medium round 1" & 1/2" flat minimum, anything you have and want to play with Rubber cement black drawing ink kids bubbles with blower Fine line Masquepen (to use as a resist) I will bring this if you can't find it. water container little spray bottle for water roll of 1" masking tape (beige color not the blue or green) scotch tape, glue stick Cropper (mat for framing pictures cut at opposite corners to create to L's) 01 pigma pen Fabrics in your chosen color scheme (s)( also try to find fabrics that have a mixing of the colors in your scheme in them to create the areas where the paint mixes on the paper, batiks, hand dye's, mottled fabrics. ) Also bring white, you will want some white fabrics to represent the white paper that you are painting on. Plan on several pieces in each of 7 values from light to dark in each color. scissors fabric pencils foam core board for pin up wall staples and stapler extra costs for acetate, template material and stabilizer on an as need bases. We will enlarge our designs at the end of the first day, there will be a cost for the enlargement approximately 10 dollars per student. In the two day class we will not have sewing machines so we will be painting the first day the second day we will be choosing fabrics and cutting them and stapling to the foam core board. You will sew at home. The boards can be folded to allow them to go home with you in your suitcase. In the longer class we will be sewing and will need neutral color bobbin thread and monofilament thread and a sewing machine with a free motion or darning foot. Spray starch and a wash cloth and stiletto. I will have stilettos in class for sale or use
Instructor Name:
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Instructor Bio:
For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.

Katie's easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer. When not in residence at her studio in Fortuna, CA she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes; not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Awards and accolades have been numerous for Katie, culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival.

A prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, her many classes, and now as a member of the Experius Academy Advisory Council as they work to develop the art mission for the new Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists: also host of Katie's Alegre Retreats.

As busy as she is, her love of the art and support of her family give her tireless energy. Look for many exciting new works to come from Katie in the next year.

202306: June 2023 - Katie Pasquini Masopust - Watercolor Exploration

202306:   Mon, Jun 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tue, Jun 13, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed, Jun 14, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thu, Jun 15, 2023 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fri, Jun 16, 2023 at 9:00 am to 2:00 pm