Animal Portraits with Barbara Beasley
3-Day Class: September 20-22, 2019
10:00 am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
Do you have a favorite photo of your pet you want to turn into a work of art? Award-winning quilter Barbara Yates Beasley can teach you a low-tech pattern design technique that, when combined with raw-edged appliqué, can turn any photograph into a fun and eye-catching quilt. This three- day class will have you well on the way to creating your own work of art that you can then finish quilting at home, or even leave un-stitched if you prefer. If pets are not your area of interest bring a photo of a flower think Georgia O’Keeffe size flower) or other object. Note that the photo you use MUST be your own, or one that you have been given permission to use. Before the class, select your pet (or other) photograph: it should be clear and sharp with a good value range, with the subject filling the frame.Have this enlarged to the size you would like to work with, but no larger than 19 in. x 24 in. For additional details, download your student supply list
. Students will pay a $15 cash supply fee to Barbara directly the first day of class.
About the Instructor:
Fiber artist Barbara Yates Beasley of Boulder, Colorado, captures the beauty of animals both domestic and wild in unique fabric and paper collage. Barbara’s animal portrait quilts are known for capturing the expressions and body language of her subjects, and her love of all species of animals and photography skills has translated into multiple publications, awards, and juried exhibitions celebrating her unique style. Visit her website »