at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Boston.
Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework. Make your own personal sampler with traditional and modern embroidery stitches, and experiment with creativity. Learn a variety of techniques and be exposed to contemporary interpretations of the tradition so you can make your own unique works of art. We will have plenty of time for group and individual stitching. Limit 8 students
Sunday, Sept 15, 1–5pm
Embroidery Embellishments on Clothing
Inspired by the Hippie Chic fashion exhibition at the MFA, embroider directly onto clothing. We will offer some designs from that era for alteration, personalization and play. In the process, learn basic embroidery Limit 8 students
Sunday, Nov 10, 1–5pm
Appliqué, a process of cutting, layering and sewing cloth to create pictures, can serve as an illustrative device, a form of collage, or even a pathway to three dimensions. Learn basic techniques to create appliquéd images and forms, then begin to explore how to go further, take risks and court the unexpected. Limit 8 studentsSunday, March 2 1-5pm
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Critique Workshop, Adult
Joetta Maue, 1-day, Friday, 10am-2pm, 06/07/13, $30
Discuss the best ways to lead and participate in critique, including:
how to talk about difficult work, how to present your work, how to build
a critique group, and how to constructively take critique back to your
studio practice. Bring 3-5 pieces to have critiqued in a facilitated group
discussion. The class will talk significantly about conceptual ideas and
development in the work. The majority of the time will be spent in
the actual critique of each others work. Joetta is the founder of the
Brooklyn Based critique group Connective Thread as well as a successful
independent curator. Her focus is on the ideas behind the decisions we
make towards our work and how this affects the viewers understanding of
it. Limit 8. Supply List available on line
Alternative Media Drawing, Adult
Joetta Maue, 1-day, Sunday, 1-5pm, 06/09/13, $30
Students will be inspired by contemporary artists who
are pushing the boundaries of “drawing” with their
techniques and mediums. Discuss ways in which an artist can
approach alternative materials in drawing and problem solve.
Experiment with drawing with thread and wire on paper and fabric. Class
will work from a still life initially. As the class progresses artists can feel
free to experiment and push the boundaries of the project. Students should
bring materials that they may want to experiment with. Limit 8. Supply List
Thursday 08/15/13 9am-3pm Adult
Work from a photograph or drawing to create a textile portrait incorporating techniques of embroidery, applique & surface design. Learn how to apply these techniques to create work in a larger scale. In addition we will cover transfer techniques, learn appropriate stitches, stencil techniques and more. All levels welcome. Supply list will be emailed.
Thursday 07/11/13 9am-3pm AGES 12-15
Students will learn basic stitches and applique techniques to make a work of art that expresses who they are as an individual. Bring imagery, quotes and text that inspires you. Students will have the availability to approach the project literally or conceptually.
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Other locations that Joetta has taught:
Stitchery with Unexpected Materials
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 10am–4pm – $70
Push the boundaries and explore alternatives to thread and fabric. Stitch with wire, raffia, rope on found materials, wood, paper and more. Great for mixed media artists, fiber artists and anyone interested in incorporating stitches into their art. Learn basic stitches and problem-solve quirks and challenges involved in using alternative materials.
Build a blogger blog in this workshop. Learn the tricks and trades of a successful blog, how to build traffic, learn the ins and outs of the Blogger
software and begin to build your blog. We will work on inserting images, making a header, adding gadgets, links, etc. Students must
bring their own laptop to work on and have images on your computer to work from for headers and link images. You should have a blog fully built by the end of the class
Appliqué, a process of cutting, layering and sewing cloth to create pictures, can serve as an illustrative device, a form of collage or even a pathway to three dimensions. Learn basic techniques to create appliquéd images and forms, then begin to explore how to go further, take risks and court the unexpected.
Explore the beauty and versatility of hand needlework. Make your own personal sampler with traditional and modern embroidery stitches and experiment with creativity. Learn a variety of techniques and be exposed to contemporary interpretations of the tradition so you can make your own unique works of art.
'Til death do us part-
Celebrate, investigate, or pine about the experience of marriage and romantic partnership. Work with fiber artist Joetta Maue -who's work is inspired by the most intimate relationships we have in life- to create a one of a kind piece of embroidery art. Come with an idea to make a work about marriage, love, love loss, desire for love- wherever your heart is. Discuss how one can make a hand made ketubah, the Jewish wedding contract, an image of the bridal bed or couple, or a creation inspired by wedding vows and how these make a meaningful heirloom or treasured gift. In conjunction we will talk about the role of dowry and embroidered wedding gifts in history.
Playing With Fiber
Celebrate fiber and all of its wonderful facets through this class where instead of focusing on an end product we focus on how taking risks and giving ourselves the freedom to "just play" opens up possibilities in our creative practice.Each week we will focus on something a little different including:
-Needle point stitches and learning about how far we can push them or how we can combine them to make unique and fun textures or apply them to unexpected objects- these textures can become a signature look or a canvas to build with.
-Applique and how we can use found fabrics and objects to create dimensional collages through the most basic technique of attachment. Learn to take risks and do the unexpected. And how we can make anything work with fiber.
- Yarn and its many uses through crochet and knitting sculpturally
-Liquid- Play with painting fiber, watering it down, using stains like coffee and tea and combining this with other techniques to create truly layered pieces of art. Allow the natural tendency of the fabric to bleed to be a gift instead of a burden.
This class is all about having fun, pushing technique, and letting yourself think outside of the box. Students are strongly encouraged to bring materials to class such as found object, found fabrics, text, small items, buttons, whatever inspire you! Using a piece of fabric as a canvas add elements through traditional applique and sculptural applique to create a dimensional piece of work. We will discuss adding fabric and stuffing it, adding folded and sculpted fabric, applique techniques, and how to create more textural stitches. This class will open up your creativity in making needle work pieces and unique works of art. Participants are encouraged to bring text, paper pages, and found fibers that have meaning for them.
Embroidered Gift Cards
Join Joetta Maue for yet another great experiment in embroidery -- this time on paper! Draw with a needle and thread to create your own personal gift cards.
PHOTO EMBROIDERY CLASS
In this class, you will learn to use basic stitches to create a detailed embroidered drawing from an original photograph. Using a photograph of your own we will learn to transcribe the photo onto fabric through a variety of techniques, choose the best lines and approaches to turn the photograph into a drawing, and bring the image alive through embroidery stitches. Experienced or new embroiderers welcome.
Glean from your daily life to create a one of a kind portrait by creating a "sampler" of embroidery stitches. We will discuss the creative use of diaristic writing and daily life documentation to create your own art while looking at examples of contemporary fiber artists and learning traditional stitches and embroidery basics. Students are encouraged to work with found, inherited, or vintage linen as their base.
3 Dimensional Embroidery
Explore your personal creativity in this sculptural needlework class. This class will teach you to use basic embroidery stitches, applique and fiber collage to create 3-dimensional artworks in fiber and textiles. Using a piece of fabric as an artist canvas, students will add elements through traditional and structural applique techniques to create a dimensionality. We will discuss techniques for adding folded and sculpted fabric, shaping and stuffing, applique and how to create textural elements with stitches. Participants are encouraged to bring text, paper pages, and found fibers or textiles that have meaning for them.
3 Dimensional Embroidery
Nature's Inspiration: Embroidery WorkshopGuided by artist Joetta Maue, discover the newest applications of one the oldest of all needle arts: embroidery. Learn basic stitches and techniques to make art that celebrates organic forms. Bring a favorite photo, quote or object as a reference point for your stitched art.