Wet felting is a method of creating art using wool as your medium. This felting method is thousands of years old and has a rich history in many cultures. In this workshop you will learn about different breeds of wool and their properties. We'll start by making a small sample piece of felt to help us understand the unique, natural properties of wool. Each participant will then make a larger ‘sampler’ piece of felt. We will explore – working with resists - adding silk- creating texture - adding yarn, bamboo or other fibres – different edge finishes. This will be a fun, experimental felting class. Wet felting is a hands-on, sometimes messy art process. Wear comfortable clothes that you can get wet and not worry about.
Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist if they found the right medium... perhaps felting is yours. Join us to find out!
Supplies: All required supplies are included in this class.
Please bring a lunch, snack and waterbottle to the workshop.
Audience: This class is suitable for ages 16+ and for all levels of experience.
Please call us at 403-931-3633 if you have any allergies that we should be aware of.
Registration cost: $ 85.00 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? Please visit www.leightoncentre.org/support/members.
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Leah Cathleen Donald taught school field trips for over 11 years at the Leighton Art Centre. She left the LAC 9 years ago to start her own company- Art Felt Studio - teaching exclusively felting. Her lessons explore both wet and needle felting.
"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 a 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."