Needle felting is a method of creating art using wool as your medium. Using a barbed needle and wool roving you will create a 3D critter of your choice. Participants will make at least one 3D felted piece. There will be an option to add a string and turn these into Christmas ornaments. We will discuss wool and wool processing and learn about the correct usage of the materials and tools. Local fibre artist, Leah Cathleen Donald, has been teaching felting for over 15 years and is excited to share her love of this unique art medium with you. Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist - they just needed to find the right medium. Perhaps felting is yours. Join us to find out!
Audience: This class is suitable for ages 12+ and for all levels of experience.
Supplies: All required supplies are included in this class.
Please bring a bagged lunch, water and a snack to the workshop.
Registration cost: $95 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*
* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees
Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre, get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships. For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit the Workshop page on our website.
Leah Cathleen Donald taught school field trips for over 11 years at the Leighton Art Centre. She left the LAC 8 years ago to start her own company- ArtFelt Studio - teaching felting exclusively. To date, Leah Cathleen has taught over 12,000 children and adults how to felt, using both the wet and needle methods.
"Watching someone work with wool for the first time, seeing their expression as their artwork takes shape, feeling their pride in their creation - these are powerful moments that I look forward to with every class I teach. I am energized by the creative force present in a felting class."
"My artwork reflects my candid delight in our natural surroundings. I find bliss in the early morning sky, a tree silhouette, a field of grass, a dandelion - these are simple, everyday miracles. They deeply satisfy me and I have an authentic desire to share this feeling. Growing up in Calgary, I am connected to both the straightforward, endless joy of the prairies and the rough, bold energy of the mountains. My wish is my art draws you in and brings you joy."