Picturing | Illustrating the Picture Book
Pacific Northwest Art School
Whidbey Island, WA
September 7 - 11, 2015
This workshop explored the magical world of illustrating for children. Participants created a vivid array of textures and colors in both papers and fabrics that became the ingredients for innovative mixed media illustrations. Surface design activities included simple printing techniques, drawing, stitching, dyeing, and layering. Workshop discussions included how words connect to image, the role of book designer, and DIY publishing possibilities.
Pacific NorthWest Art School
Whidbey Island, Wa
June 9-13, 2014
This workshop explored the translucence and luster of silk of various weights and hues, which included hand dyeing silk thread, organza, and habotai to create fabrics to layer and stitch to linen, cotton, and paper. Participants created complex colors to blend materials, cut, and redefine the surface. Mixed media collages were created by adding in vintage maps, old lace, antique letters, as well as hand and machine stitches onto the surface of each composition.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
June 23-29, 2013
This workshop uncovered the creative potential of combining antique lace, old buttons, vintage clothing with radiant silks creating dynamic textile designs. Beginning with a quiet palette of white on white, students played with tone and texture: layering, collaging, and stitching old and new cloth together. The workshop included opportunities to: print and collage; layer with translucent silks and stitch maps, papers, letters into fabrics; explore the infinite possibilities of stitching pojagi (Korean patchwork); play with machine and hand embroidery; and embellish.
Pictures & Words : Words & Pictures
PENLAND SCHOOL of Craft
June 24 - July 6, 2012
This workshop explored the magical world of writing and illustrating for children. Peg Gignoux collaborated with writer Susie Wilde to guide participants as they invented and connected words and images. Wilde led a playful progression of writing activities designed to transform ideas into finished stories and/or poems. Students created a vivid array of textures and colors in both papers and fabrics, which become the ingredients for innovative mixed media illustrations. Surface design activities included simple printing techniques, drawing, stitching, dyeing, and layering. Workshop discussions included the essential roles of the book designer, photographer and a look to DIY publishing opportunities.
SCARVES, SCARVES, SCARVES
Mulberry Silks and Fine fabrics
November 18-19, 2011
This workshop created an array of radiant hand printed silk scarves. The two-day workshop began by patterning silks with simple screen prints and artful hand stamps with textile inks, followed by stitching together patterned silks with solid lengths of silk producing one-of-a-kind art to wear.
The Power of Repetition
MULBERRY SILKS AND FINE FABRICS
February 1 - March 1, 2011
This workshop involved drawing, printing, painting, stitching, fusing and beading on cloth to create a variety of expressive interpretations of various flowers. Participants played with many variations of a single motif inviting opportunities to explore color, line, gesture, and light. Work was done by machine and by hand, mixing silk, cotton and linens, and other media into works suitable for wall or garment.
Personal Geometry Textile collage
MULBERRY SILKS AND FINE FABRICS
April 27 - May 11, 2010
In this workshop, participants made a contemporary textile suitable for wall or wearable by selecting a confined pallette of solid colors in cotton, linen, and silk fabrics. The workshop encouraged: playing with different weights and textures of cloth, including vintage fabrics; repetition and layering of simple geometric forms (circles, squares, triangles); and developing a graphic textile collage; machine and hand stitching.
Imagery and Language II:
Connecting Reading Methods with Illustration
October 24-25, 2008
The illustrated page serves as an essential and creative link toward achieving excellent reading comprehension for all students. This workshop guided participants through the creation of an accordion pop-up book. After analyzing the work of illustrators and considering how style and graphic intention evokes meaning in children's stories, participants explored the expressive role of story illustrator. Using the visual tools of collage, each participant created a multi-page accordion book interpreting an original story created previously in one of Wilde's Collaborative story writing workshops.
Artful Albums with Peg Gignoux
White Oak Pottery
April 28-29, 2007
In this workshop, participants created an artful album to hold treasured pictures. The weekend of bookmaking fun included painting, stamping, wrapping, and collage. Participants designed a large hardcover album style book complete with secret envelopes and fanciful mixed media covers.
SYMPOSIUM & TEACHER WORKSHOP
Greenhill Center for NC Art
Saturday, April 14, 2007
In this teacher workshop, participants learned to create a totem by wrapping, gluing, drawing and writing with paint, string, and fabric to build a construction with personal symbols. Participants also learned innovative methods for facilitating personal totem projects in their classrooms. Workshop was for teachers of all grade levels, with curriculum applications for each grade.