Elizabeth Buckley teaches this 5-day workshop. She says, “The illusion of transparency can be created through the careful use of technique, color, and value. In this workshop, we will work with design principles that go into creating the illusion of one layer on top of another, and seeing through to what is behind. We will use gray-toned papers, plus tracing paper, to explore designing in values and in layers. At the loom, we will explore several approaches, including the techniques used by the French masters. We will look at how this can apply to contemporary tapestry.” $35 materials fee will be paid directly to instructor. Maximum class size is 14.
About the Instructor:
Elizabeth Buckley is a second-generation tapestry artist and teacher for over 50 years. Her work evolved from using techniques of the Mexican and Rio Grande traditions to those of French tapestry; from weaving with no pre-planned design to using a cartoon. She further honed her skills in Aubusson, France. With her degree in art, Elizabeth brings to the classroom her deep grounding in design principles and color theory that specifically apply to tapestry. She draws from multiple tapestry traditions to provide her students with the technique vocabulary for finding and expressing their own unique voice. Her tapestries have a lengthy exhibition history, national and Canadian juried and invitational shows, and museum exhibitions. Her work is in private collections and has been featured in a significant number of books.
Elizabeth Buckley’s website is: https://www.elizabethbuckleytapestryartist.com/