Design Intensive
with Molly Elkind

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Mary (greater is what she bore in her mind) by Molly Elkind - design collage (left), weaving (middle), and completed work (right).

How do you come up with an idea for a new fiber or mixed media piece? Once you have an idea, how do you develop it into a workable, exciting design? (What if you think you can’t draw?) How can you use the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to evaluate your artwork, in progress and once it’s finished? We’ll delve into all this through lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Learn how you can break away from making work according to others’ patterns and start using your own unique voice. By the end of the class you’ll have a start on your own design and a process you can use again and again no matter what your fiber medium.
Molly Elkind earned the MA in Art, focusing on fiber, in 2002 from the University of Louisville and in that year was awarded an Artist Enrichment grant by the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Exhibition highlights include a solo show in 2009 at Mercer University in Atlanta, where she has lived since 2003. Molly’s fiber work, including handwovens, tapestry, papermaking, surface design, mixed media/collage, and book arts has won prizes and been exhibited in juried shows nationwide since 1999. Molly has taught fiber techniques, art and design to students of all ages for nearly 20 years, and she has been published in Arts Across Kentucky, Needlearts, SAQA Journal, and Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot magazines. Her work is in several private collections.

Dates: Sundays, October 11, 18, and 25, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: SEFAA Center, 1705 Commerce Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA map written directions
Cost: $225 for individual SEFAA members; $265 for non-members.
Supply Fee: Included in cost above.

Registration and Payment:

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# of Participants

4 - 25
Experience Level: Beginner. Some experience working in any fiber media will be beneficial.
Required Supplies:
  • Sketchbook with unlined paper - preferably at least 8-1/2" x 11"
  • 3 to 5 color magazines and/or other paper scraps to cut up
  • scissors - for paper and fabric
  • 3 to 4 small (8" x 10") pieces of fabric and coordinating thread
  • hand embroidery needle
  • colored pencils
  • ruler
  • mat knife or x-acto knife
  • cutting mat or stack of newspapers
  • glue stick
  • photographs or other inspirations

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