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THE VISUAL HEARTBEAT: CREATING MOVEMENT IN TAPESTRY with Elizabeth Buckley
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. The act of weaving in itself is filled with rhythmic gestures. In this workshop, we 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 howuse of the techniques themselves also can contribute to a sense of movement. These underlying principles behind rhythm will help you go beyond the flat background to creating a dynamic flow.
Elizabeth Buckley is a second-generation tapestry artist and teacher of over 50 years, who’s work evolved from using techniques of the Mexican and Rio Grande traditions to those of French tapestry. She further honed her skills in Aubusson, 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. She draws from multiple tapestry traditions to provide her students with the technique vocabulary for finding and expressing their own unique voice.
Elizabeth Buckley’s tapestries have a lengthy exhibition history, including 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.