Confident Color Class
Instructor: Gloria Loughman
2 Day Class, Tuesday & Wednesday, June 6 & 7, 2017, 10 am to 4:30 pm
After completing studies in design and color as part of a Diploma of Art Gloria began to make large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. These quilts have won many major awards in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. Her quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s most prestigious national quilting award in 2003.
Gloria has been teaching quilting classes for many years and her students benefit from her generous sharing of her knowledge and skills. Gloria's passion is to challenge students to design their own quilts but she is also happy to provide patterns for those less confident. Her classes are very popular with many students returning for a second or third class. Gloria has traveled extensively from her home in Australia, overseas teaching classes in New Zealand, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and Japan and we are excited to welcome her to Port Gamble for a second time.
For almost every artist, colour is a challenge. In this class students will look at colour schemes that are based on contrast and others on unity. Class members will put this knowledge into practice by making a number of small landscapes using the same pattern but different colour schemes. Perspective, an important element of landscape design will also be emphasized. The pattern for the landscape will be supplied so that students can concentrate on colour choices rather than drawing. A sewing machine will not be necessary as the landscapes will be constructed on a base of tearaway and can be stitched and quilted at home. The class will aim to complete 4-6 small landscapes that can be finished separately or joined together.