Needle Felting: Sculpture in Wool with Stephanie Metz- Pay $325 Balance


Balance: $325
Total cost of Workshop: $875
Dates: Friday, August 2nd – Tuesday, August 6th, 2024 (9am-4pm)

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Balance: $325 (includes $75 materials, due 7/5/2024)
Total cost of Workshop: $875
Experience Level: All levels welcome
Materials: Metz- Supply List.pdf

In this workshop students will learn to use felting needles to shape wool fibers into free-standing, solid felt sculpture. Topics include basic form-building, fine detailing, adding color, incorporating mixed media, and working with armatures. Class time will include slideshows, daily demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction and feedback with lots of hands-on work time. All of the crucial tools and materials needed to complete a small project will be supplied with materials fee (see below), however students who already own needle felting tools and supplies are welcome to bring them. Bring along a spirit of experimentation and play; needle felting is incredibly forgiving and changeable. Please note that needle felting involves repetitive, physical hand and arm exercise. All levels welcome.

Instructor Bio: Stephanie Metz is a sculptor known for using fiber techniques to create tactile forms that investigate social connections and evoke a sense of wonder. She is recognized for creating intriguing, playful organic sculptures in wool, and as an enthusiastic and generous instructor. Metz holds a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Oregon, and she has a full-time studio practice in the California Bay Area. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Awards include grants from the Belle Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and SVCreates. Prior teaching venues include Penland, Arrowmont, and Kala Art Institute.