Rosalie Dace fiber art

Rosalie Dace

Matisse Magic

April 15 - 21, 2018

Medium: Fabric

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

Bring the magic of French painter Henri Matisse into your quilts as you work with large areas of joyful color and sensuous line. After discovering the variety of this celebrated artist's work, students will make a few paper cut-outs before starting a large color-filled composition. Emphasis will be on the use of large areas of pure color, curvilinear line, pattern and clear shapes, all exciting ideas to piece, appliqué or fuse in fabric. This is an ideal approach to simplifying design as well as responding to color, line and shape.

"What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity, devoid of all troubling subject matter..."  Henri Matisse.

We will be focusing on Matisse's color, line, shape and pattern. Take time to find and be excited by books or websites on his work and those he influenced (e.g Diebenkorn). Look carefully to help you make color and fabric choices. Remember you will not be copying one of Matisse’s works, but rather making your own work, inspired by his work! You may choose to work in solids, hand-dyes or patterned fabric or all three. You may choose to piece, fuse, applique and stitch.

Rosalie Dace is a full time quiltmaker whose work reflects her passion for color, pattern and texture.  She has had a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery and has a degree in Art and English.  While she values the traditions from which our quiltmaking has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history.  This and her awareness of being a South African artist give her work its particular character.

Rosalie Dace fiber art
Rosalie Dace fiber art