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Workshop: Composing in Small Spaces

11/5/22 with Mirka Knaster

Saturday, 11/5/22 10am - 4pm PT

Where: Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, 5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Cost: $95 General Public \ $80 Textile Arts Council Members

Using fabrics, yarns, threads, and embellishments, create abstract compositions to fit inside Strathmore photo frame cards (5x7).

TUsing a variety of fabrics, yarns, threads, papers, embellishments, we will create abstract compositions to fit inside Strathmore photo frame cards (5x7). Each card comes with a deckle-edge envelope. Depending on the arrangement created, the cards can remain simply a loosening-up exercise in joyful making or they can be put to good use for holidays, birthdays, and other occasions. By inserting them in inexpensive frames, they also can become personal gifts of original art. They can be the beginning of a series or a way to whittle down a stack of scraps. Recycle, reuse, repurpose.

You will go home with two or more cards that are finished in class or further elaborated at home. They can be entirely fresh and different from what they usually create or an expression of their signature style.

About the Teacher

Mirka Knaster is a fiber artist who views every work of fiber as a journey into color, line, texture, pattern, shape and space. Her pieces emerge intuitively or serendipitously, and she cites East Asian aesthetics, 20th-century abstract art and meditation practice as her most important influences.

Her award-winning 2-D and 3-D works have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and art centers. She has taught and given presentations in the US and South Korea and served as curator or co-curator of fiber art shows in California and Nevada. She has helped to organize and facilitate textile tours to South Korea.


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