Fiber Art Inspired by Marine Science: 2-day Intensive Workshop
Location: Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Date: May 9–10, 2020
Fiber Art Inspired by Marine Science 2-day Intensive Workshop With Carla Stehr, Marine Biologist/Fiber Artist
Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10 10 am - 4:30 pm Port Townsend Marine Science Center @ Fort Worden
$300 plus $30 materials fee
Explore, observe, record, and research the nearshore marine environment as a source of inspiration for your artwork. This two-day workshop is designed to guide you through a close examination of the beach and water using the tools of marine science, and then turn these observations into fiber art of your own.
Day One: Draw or photograph what you see on the beach, in the Aquarium, or in water samples taken from the pier. Use microscopes to get a closer look at what you see, and use these digital images or your own drawings to plan your fiber art project for the second day.
Day Two: "Experiment with layered fabrics, paint, water-soluble coloured pencils and more to transform your observations into artwork."
“I hope this workshop provides people with opportunities to see aspects of marine life they might not be aware of because they are hidden between rocks or too small to see without a microscope.”