Earth and Sky

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Earth and Sky: From Sketch to Stitch a Mini Master Class  

Lifetime Access to the Class

NOTE Prerequisite for this class is: Experience painting fabric with earth pigments, ochres, clay, and charcoal OR my online classes Colors of the Earth and/or Pretty Pigments.

Earth and Sky is an Eight Week Mini Master Class divided into 2 Four Week modules with a One Week break in between the two modules.

During this course students will learn how to create a series of work(s) using your own voice using earth pigments, clays, ochres, charcoal, etc., to create a new body of work.

From Sketch to Stitch! Students will take their original concept from their original sketches based upon landscapes, create the art cloth, and then stitching them to create this new body of work.

On average students will create 8-10 pieces for a new series of work.

Module 1: Sketch, Draw, Paint, Surface Design

Break Week

Module 2: Sketch, Surface Design, Stitch, Embellish

Surface Design Techniques:

  • Earth Pigments
  • Mixed Media Techniques using charcoal, conte, pastels, etc. on top of the earth pigment layer.
  • Free hand machine stitching/embroidery
  • Hand Stitching
  • Embellishment Techniques

Subjects Covered:

  • Working in a series
  • Composition
  • Creating and planning your series
  • Color and texture especially with stitch, when and how to use.
  • Surface Design
  • Embellishment and Displaying your final pieces.

Lifetime Access to the Class

NOTE: I won't be teaching pigment painting in this class, if you'd like to learn how to paint fabrics and papers with pigments I highly recommend taking the Colors of the Earth online class.


Lifetime Access to All Class Materials!!!

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At the Marsh No. 1

At the Marsh No. 1

Materials and Equipment Required:

  • 1 to 2 yards of fabric.
  • 1 to 2 yard of timtex
  • 1 to 2 yards of backing fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors for cutting fabric
  • Pins if needed for basting fabric
  • Earth Pigments, clays, ochres, charcoal
  • Soy Milk
  • Paint Brush
  • Notebook
  • Paints, can be watercolors, acrylics, etc.
  • Brushes for painting
  • Pencils
  • Access to a computer and a printer for printing off  color and high contrast images
  • Journal/Sketchbook
  • Glue stick
  • Craft scissors for cutting paper.