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The Visual Heartbeat: Creating Movement in Tapestry - with Elizabeth Buckley

August 2 - August 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

In this 3-day workshop, students will explore different approaches to visual rhythm through the use of: repetition, progressions, gradations, and contrast in shape, line, value and color. We will look at how use of the techniques themselves also can contribute to a sense of movement. Rhythm is not only integral to the world of music and dance, but also to effective tapestry design. Repetition of motifs in layers helps to create the sense of visual movement as well as three-dimensionality.


Elizabeth Buckley is a second-generation tapestry artist and teacher of over 50 years, whose work evolved from Rio Grande traditions to those of French tapestry. She further honed her skills inAubusson, France at the atelier of Gisèle Brivet. With her degree in art, Elizabeth brings to the classroom her deep grounding in design principles and color theory that specifically apply to tapestry. Elizabeth Buckley’s tapestries have appeared in national and Canadian juried and invitational shows, as well as in museum exhibitions. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence in Tapestry.


This class requires a minimum of four students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $415 (Member $375)

Materials Fee: $30
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.