At one of the crafting workshops planned at the Adirondack Museum, students will make an art quilt based on this poppy painting.
Spend a day taking a workshop at the Adirondack Museum. From quilting, rug and basket making to rustic frames, there's something for everyone's interests. The individual workshops are described below. For more detailed descriptions of the workshops, please visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.
Casey's Poppy Art Quilt Workshop
Students will create a simple art quilt using a watercolor painting of a poppy. The exercise involves using the pattern to create a fabric collage, fabric glue application enhanced by raw edge machine appliqué for adhesion to the background fabric, sewing machine thread play to create dimension and depth to bring the flower to life and finally free motion machine quilting throughout the background to complete the portrait.
Rug Hooking Workshop: The Basics and Beyond
In this beginner class, students will create an 8" by 8" hot mat, learn about the history of the craft and the tools and equipment needed to hook at home.
Mixed Media Techniques for Textile Art Workshop
Create your own textile artwork with Adirondack fiber artist Louisa Austin Woodworth. Experiment with Lutradur, Angelina, painted fusible web, misty fuse, Fast 2 Fuse, Tyvek, and more. Discover ways to incorporate these techniques in your own textile art.
Birch Bark Frame Workshop with the Adirondack Museum and Adirondack Folk School
Create your own rustic masterpiece for your home or camp. Jim Schreiner of Great Sacandaga Designs and the Adirondack Folk School teaches you to cut and apply birch bark, twigs, and other natural materials to a wood frame.
A great class for both rustic enthusiasts and beginning woodworkers, participants will take home a ready to hang 15" by 19" picture frame suitable for picture or mirror. Class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $145 per person, materials included.
For a complete list of classes taught by Adirondack Folk School, visit www.adirondackfolkschool.org.
Space is limited for all workshops and pre-registration is required. Visit www.adirondackmuseumstore.com/tickets.html to register.