Ana Buzzalino fiber art

Ana Buzzalino

From Mark Making & Sketch to Stitch

October 21 - 27, 2018

Medium: Fabric

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

The biggest challenge for an artist who wants to break from a traditional design or pieced work and try something different and work on an original design is where to start. Where to find inspiration? And once found, how to develop it into a theme that could become a body of work? Working on a sketchbook with paper and other media, students will develop ideas while exploring principles of composition and design. Students will then translate their ideas into textile pieces. 

Topics covered are:

  • Mark making on paper and on fabric using different tools and techniques using inks, watercolor paints, acrylic paints, Paintstiks, etc.
  • Mind mapping
  • Color theory and the color wheel:  what it is and how to use it.  Colour exercises.
  • Principles of Art and Design
  • Composition

On the first few days of class, you will be working on a sketchbook with watercolors, pen and pencil, etc. making marks using your inspiration piece and learning to use marks and words to explore your subject.  There will be lots of exercises and time to develop each topic of conversation plus show and share between the students.

Once you have narrowed down some marks that you like, you will be making stamps using different materials to represent those marks that will be further used on paper and on fabric. 

On the latter part of the course, all those ideas and materials that you have developed will be translated into fabric using different methods such as piecing, fusing, painting, improv piecing, etc. to bring your small art quilts to life.

You will also explore hand embroidery stitches to add texture and definition to an art piece, including using beads, knots and different simple basic stitches.

Approximately $50 material fee (could be less) paid directly to the instructor.

Ana Buzzalino is a fiber artist and quilt instructor living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has taken numerous workshops with renowned quilt and fiber artists throughout the years to improve her skills. She has also attended various classes at the Alberta College of Arts and Design.

Ana has been a teacher on a variety of quilting techniques for the past 30 years. Some of the recent workshops have focused on free-motion quilting, and on surface design. She is currently working on a new series of work that includes mixed media. She is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and Quilting Arts TV. Ana’s quilts have won several awards at local and national shows, and have been juried into major International shows.

Ana Buzzalino fiber art
Ana Buzzalino fiber artist
Ana Buzzalino fiber art
Ana Buzzalino fiber art