Life Rings Workshop with Georgia Rowswell
Saturday, December 2: 11:30am–4:30 p.m.
(Please pre-register and pay by November 27)
$40 for members/students
$60 for non-members
$10 Supplies fee: Due at the beginning of the class. Workshop students are asked to bring in textiles with personal significance or textiles that can use to tell a story from their life.
Class size is limited. Registration is required for the classes and workshops! All levels of experience are welcome.
The Life Rings project is narrative art work whose circular design is inspired by the concentric growth or life rings of trees. Tree-rings can tell us stories about a tree’s experiences, from its age to how many droughts it has weathered. As humans our lives are also layers of experience; years of plenty and years of hardship.
The participants will create a narrative from the stories connected to the textiles that are personally significant to them. For example, the T-shirt you got on that great trip to Hawaii, clothes from loved ones who have passed on, the colors of your favorite sports team, etc. All these and more textiles can be used in a Life Ring project to tell your journey.
Project participants will be asked to bring in textiles; old clothing, linens, etc.
Georgia Rowswell is a Wyoming artist. Her early, informal training and love of fibers came from her mother Dorothy Stiefler who worked with many of the traditional “woman’s arts.” To learn more about the artist visit www.georgiarowswell.com