Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ask What If? Building Pathways to Creative Work



Small section of large composition.


I returned from Ohio over the weekend after teaching at the Crow Timberframe Barn. The course was titled Ask What If?: Building Pathways to Creative Work.




Detail of larger work.




Detail of larger work.


The course was one I had been preparing for sometime and it was great to finally be able to present the material and see how everything worked. I had a fantastic group of students willing to explore and try new things which is always a good thing especially when you are working with material which ask students to perhaps think in new ways and do things they may have never done previously.




Detail of larger work.



Detail of larger work.



The class was held in the lower studios of the Barn which has just been painted and reorganized. The fresh paint and the sun coming in the three sets of back double doors made a pleasant warm environment. Because we were next door to the dye studio I was able to include some exercises which involved some surface design and I was impressed at how expressive the class was with wet media.




Detail of larger work.




Detail of larger work.




Detail of larger work.


I am only showing a few thumbnails of work from the class to give you an idea of what we were doing. The group was fun to work with and did a fantastic job. We used raw-edge applique, piecing, surface design media, fabric and some alternative materials.





Detail of larger work.



I will be teaching this class again at Quilting By the Lake, July 17-July 22. Session 1, Class #9 so if you are interested drop by their site for more information.


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12 comments:

  1. Terry, your class was the best learning experience that I can remember. I felt challenged and respected. The exercises you set forth stirred my creative energy and kick my butt! I urge everyone to grab the next opportunity to take this class.

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  2. Thank you Christine! You added immensely to the class and I loved being with you.

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  3. As a participant of this class, I would highly, highly recommend it. If you are in a stuck place, or a rut, or even if you aren't; if you want to be playful and have your art come with ease, you need to take this class. I learned so much from each of Terry's well designed exercises. Terry is a master teacher and coach. She is a very gentle soul and always seems to know exactly the right thing to say to help you continue your creative journey. I'm grateful for the opportunities her guidance provided me. I'm still giddy from the experience.

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  4. Hi Lisa! I'm blushing. Working with the artists in this class was exceptional. The energy was exciting and I'm so happy you were there. Can't wait to see all the beautiful work which was begun. xo, T

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  5. I have to mirror what Chris and LisaV said. I LOVED the class; curriculum, teacher, students, safe environment to create, friendship, the list goes on and on.

    What an outstanding experience that will be VERY hard to match. I look forward to lots more from the TJD: What If group!!

    Standing applause Terry!!!
    kc

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  6. Wow! Thank you GrandMa Red. I had a great time working with you and all members of the class and wish each of you great success.

    xo, T

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  7. Well Terry, I wasn't even in the class and I heard wonderful things about your teaching and fabulousness. I am glad that it was such a rewarding experience for everyone.

    Diana in California

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  8. Thank you Diana. I had a great group to work with. Fun, talented and willing to try new things. Can't beat that.

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  9. What if... mantra for my life, and looks like a great class theme. Looks like it was wonderful. Sorry I couldn't get down for a visit.

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  10. Thank you Gayle. What if? For me that question is central to all of my creative work. We had a wonderful time and I too am sorry I didn't get to see you. It will happen. xo, T

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  11. Wow I love the layers of colors and marks of the painting. Especially since it's only a detail. I can only imagine the whole painting to be incredible.

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  12. Thank you Shelley. There were some very nice explorations in this class. I was very proud of the work of these artists.

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