Fantastical Felt Paintings
What magical scene resides in your dreams? A snow-filled landscape, a colorful creature, or gardens galore? In this program, we will bring our visions to life in whimsical felted “paintings”! We’ll learn about dry needle felting: what fibers work best, layering techniques, and how to create texture. There will be lots of hues to choose from, so we can let our imaginations run wild! This meditative fiber workshop is designed to tap into each participant’s inner artist and gently guide attention to the present moment. No prior experience with felting is required.
Limited to 15 participants. Email for registration to email@example.com
Bio – Susan Lynn Smith – Second Nature Arts
Susan holds a BFA from New York University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her photography has been exhibited at the Visual Studies Workshop, Gulf and Western Gallery, International Center of Photography, Cantor Film Center, Fort Mason Center, Root Division, San Francisco City Hall, MarinMOCA, Cordon | Potts Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, RayKo Photo Center, Inclusions Gallery, The Bascom, Berkeley Art Center, and Upstream Gallery. Susan has been an artist-in-residence at VCCA, Penland School of Craft, The Hambidge Center, Vyt – Art Students League of NY, The Rensing Center, and the Lillian E. Smith Center. In 2008, Susan joined the staff at The Oxbow School in Napa, CA, where she was faculty for Oxbow Summer Art Camp before taking on the directorial role from 2011-2020. In 2010, she co-founded Green Art Workshop, a San Francisco-based nonprofit (est. 2012) for which she acted as co-director and lead facilitator for nearly a decade. In 2019, Susan founded Second Nature Arts to bring playful and sustainable arts programs to communities throughout Massachusetts.