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Lorie H. McCown, USA: Mixed Media Textiles-Connections in Cloth

Lorie McCown is an American artist, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art, from California State University, Long Beach, Ca. and attended San Diego State University’s Graduate Art program.  She was formally trained in drawing, painting, and art history. She has made art all her life, mainly in the fields of drawing, painting, paper, textile and fiber, and infuses her work with spiritual and biblical meanings. Her pieces are in private collections and public galleries nationally and internationally. Her work has been juried into local, national and international shows, including Quilt National, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and Mid-Atlantic New Painting.  Lorie's art work has been featured in Art Quilting Studio Magazine, Quilting Arts Magazine, Surface Design Magazine, Fiber Art Now Magazine and Artist's Portfolio Magazine. She has work included in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah Kentucky.

She teaches workshops and classes nationally in painting, mixed media and fiber arts.

She lives in Fredericksburg Va. USA

Lhmccown@verizon.net    www.loriemccown.com

Mixed Media Textiles-Connections in Cloth

No experience required, some sewing experience helpful.

Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from papers, recycled textiles and various fibers. Let’s explore all the uses for different media, fabrics and ephemera .  Let’s tell a story with cloth. Learn techniques and styles of putting together a good composition, stitching it together, either by machine or hand. We will cover  fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques.  We will have a lot of time to explore fabric manipulation, and stitching-of course! Feel free to bring any interesting  fabrics or textiles you would like to incorporate into your work. Think out of the box..handkerchiefs, t-shirts, whatever.. just remember, we will be cutting, and stitching on them.

Sewing machines are optional for this class.