Teaching Schedule

 

VIRTUAL TEACHING SCHEDULE
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BIG BOTANY Indie Workshop—Abstraction through Color, Pattern, and Repetition
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25
7AM-10AM Alaska Time (11AM-2PM Eastern Time)
$185

Working from several sources of inspiration grounded in the natural world, students will work through a design process that emphasizes sketching, developing color palettes, creating pattern, and problem solving organic construction issues.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE Indie Workshop
Tuesdays, November 1, 15, 22 and 29
2PM—5PM Alaska Time (6PM-9PM Eastern Time)
$185

Advanced piecing workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. We will be actively searching for artistic influences and working to incorporate those influences into our own authentic quilts. Students will be led through a series of exercises that will result in a final large quilt composition.

GAME OF IMPROV Weekend Indie Workshop
Weekend Intensive
Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4
8AM—12PM Alaska Time (12PM-4PM Eastern Time)
$135
Improv piecing is a method of creating that involves work, chance, technique, exploration, and tenacity. We are going to explore all of these things within the perimeters of a game. Roll the dice, spin the wheel, pick your category. This workshop is a full exploration of letting go of expectations and embracing the unknown.

2023 Indie Classes

STITCHING TOWARD DISCOVERY—Finding Your Voice 2023
Tuesdays 2-5PM Alaska Time (6-9PM Eastern Time)
$750
For five months, students will work with Maria and a small cohort of fellow artists (18-24 students) to explore quilt making as an artform. At the end of this time period, all students will present a small body of work (four to six pieces) to the general public in the BIG TADA. You can see the 2022 presentations here. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNcaRONcSmE&t=440s> Workshop meets live twice a month on ZOOM. All sessions will be recorded and available for students to review as needed. The first sessions of the month is three hours long and will feature guest speakers, new prompts, discussion, and feedback. The second session of the month is called Study Group. Study Group is two hours long and will focus on lectures from Maria, conversation, and feedback. 

Stitching Toward Discovery Workshop Shop Schedule

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Tuesday, Marcy 28, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Early May – Individual Consults

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 The BIG TADA

GAME OF IMPROV Indie Workshop
January 25, and February 1, 8, and 15
Wednesdays 2PM-5PM Alaska Time (6-9PM Eastern Time)
$205

Improv piecing is a method of creating that involves work, chance, technique, exploration, and tenacity. We are going to explore all of these things within the perimeters of a game. Roll the dice, spin the wheel, pick your category. This workshop is a full exploration of letting go of expectations and embracing the unknown.

CIRCLE AND CURVE SAMPLER Indie Workshop
March 15, 22, and 29 and April 5
Wednesdays 2PM-5PM Alaska Time (6-9PM Eastern Time)
$205

A complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. From braided curves to log cabin circles, students will be lead through a series of demos about non-linear improvisational piecing techniques and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the class, students create a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler.

MAKING PRINTS Indie Workshop
June 8,15, 22, and 29
Thursdays 2PM-5PM Alaska Time (6-9PM Eastern Time)
$205

Students will learn how to improvisionally piece an assortment of prints—stripes, dots, tracks, and plaids. While learning how to build these new units, students will also be given information about working with solids fabrics, fine craft piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these units and creating original quilt compositions.

 

LIVE AND IN-PERSON EVENTS
I am also teaching at live–in person events. I hope you will join me!

 

ON THE GRID—STRUCTURE AS VISUAL AESTHETIC
Art Quilt Tahoe
November 6th – 11th, 2022
Zephyr Point Conference Center Lake Tahoe, California
This workshop is a deep dive into structure and how it can be a path to dynamic patchwork. We will be exploring the grid and how to manipulate the spacing found in a grid to create thrilling figure-ground relationships, over the top color explorations, intriguing multiple layers of patterning, and more.

I hope to see you in a workshop!