Gladys Paulus

 

The Edmonton Weavers’ Guild is excited to announce that Gladys Paulus will be coming to teach two workshops for the Guild.  Gladys is a professional textile artist with a background in fine art painting and teaching. She is  a member of the 62 Group of textile artists, and her work has featured in galleries, theatre, fashion magazines, television and film. Her workshops are in demand nationally and internationally and over the years she have taught hundreds of textile enthusiasts and professionals.  Learn more about Gladys on her website: http://www.gladyspaulus.co.uk/

 

In record time, both these workshops have sold out!

COLOUR PLAY: CONTRASTS, SHADES, BLENDING & LAYERING TECHNIQUES

2 day workshop: July 29-30, 2019
Fee: $230.00 (This does not include supplies or materials)
Location: AJ Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park AB

Max. no of students: 10

This new workshop is being offered in response to students’ comments and demand. During mask making workshops students often tell me that they are unsure of the way colours interact with each other, lack confidence in how to achieve subtle colour blends, or lack knowledge in how to build up colour throughout the layers. The labour intensive, technical nature of the mask making process means that only a minimal amount of time can be spent on the subject of colour, and it is not possible to get into as much detail as is often desired. This workshop aims to address this.

Over two days, a series of pre-felts and small 2-D samples will be created to explore some basic colour theory, ways to build up colour through the layers, how to make colours ‘sing’ or how to tone them down, how to achieve seamless colour blending, and how to use pre-felts for additional colour contrast and interest.

Learning is supported through practical demonstrations, handouts and illustrated explanations.

Experience level

Although this course may be of interest to intermediate felt makers wishing to further their understanding of colour in their work, the ‘Colour Play’ workshop is ideally suited to anyone booked on to a mask making workshop, and it is best offered immediately preceding a mask workshop.

ANIMAL MASKS IN FELT: FROM DESIGN TO 3-D OBJECT

Intensive 5 day master class: August 2-6, 2019
Fee: $550 (This does not include supplies or materials)
Location: AJ Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park AB

Max. no of students: 10


This in-depth & technical master class teaches students how to create a resist for a full head cover type mask; plan and build up the animal’s characteristic features and markings, achieve facial symmetry, create types of plumage/fur, and how to sculpt and shape the felt.

Students will make a realistic looking, individually designed animal mask, and will be guided through the techniques step by step. Learning is supported through practical demonstrations, one-to-one consultations and practical help, handouts and illustrated explanations.

Experience level

Mask making in felt is a complicated, demanding and physical process and requires stamina and determination. In order to complete the masks in this master class, daily tasks will be set and the pace will be demanding. For this reason, regrettably, this master class is NOT suitable for beginners or those with back or hand/arm injuries or other health issues that prevent them from standing/felting for long periods of time.

There will be no time to go over any basics during this master class and applicants should have a thorough practical understanding of wet felting in general, and making 3-dimensional wet felt around a resist in particular.

Furthermore, applicant will have a willingness and ability to work additional untutored hours, if necessary, to achieve the daily targets set. An aptitude for sculptural form will be helpful, though not a requirement, as the tutor will be on hand to guide.