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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy New Year 2019


Autumn leaves, colored pencil by Karen Mahnken


To start the New Year please enjoy some images from late last year. Every year we offer at least one class in textile design, this time the class was inspired by English textile artist Lesley Richmond and her nature inspired work.
Ernst Haeckel inspired class challenged the students to create complex arrangements. Ernst Haeckel was a German naturalist who named and described thousands of new species (mainly marine) in the later part of the 19th century. Haeckel was a master of symmetry and organization.

To see more images from these classes and few others, please click here.


Trumpet vine with humming birds, watercolor by Sue Carr