Anna Hergert, Art & Design

DESIGN & QUILTING

Modern Fractured-2NEW – NEW – NEW    Blend It: Silk & Cotton with a Modern Twist

SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS (will accommodate up to 20)

DURATION: 3 DAYS or 5 DAYS (longer version will include design component)

Are you: Looking for lustre and dimension in your modern and innovative quilt designs? Hesitant to incorporate silks into your designs? Ready to embark on the Modern Quilt path? Hoping to add more dimension to your quilts?

This workshop will marry sound textile knowledge with principles of design leading to a successful outcome. We will explore textural effects, color transparency, complementary quilting designs and embellishments adding to participants’ skill and knowledge set.

Download Blend It general info, supply list and description here.

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Memories of Italy_fullCapture the Essence: Experience – Internalize- Transform & Create

SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS (will accommodate up to 20)

DURATION: 4 DAYS (maybe reduced to 3 days)

Have you ever holidayed in or visited a place you fell in love with for the ancient architecture or natural surroundings? Did you return home with countless pictures of distressed surfaces ranging from old stone walls, walls with cracked and peeling paint to richly textured bark on the natural edifice of trees?

Fully embrace and internalize these colors and textures to render them in your original textile creation. Ultimately transform your experience into a tangible textile piece. Ideas and suggestions will be provided for the images not selected for the class project. Individuality is key and the goal of this workshop is the acquisition of knowledge and skills that may be applied to any subject matter once the participant has returned to his/her own studio.

Download the Capture the Essence general info, supply list and description here.

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04_Machine Embellishment_full viewMachine Embellishment 101: Adding Dimension adding Fabric and Stitch

SKILL LEVEL: INFORMED BEGINNER (participants MUST be familiar with the basic mechanics of their machine – email me for clarification)

CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS

DURATION: 2 DAYS / 12 HOURS

“Meet” your basic sewing machine for the very first time and find out what “she” is capable of. In class you will explore new ideas by using fabrics, cheesecloth, sheers, threads and a sense of adventure to create eye-catching textures and add dimension to your quilts and textile creations. You will explore several simple and complex techniques to create a reference library for future projects.

Download Machine Embellishment 101 general info, supply list and description here.

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SONY DSCElements That Please – Embellishments That Make Your Quilts Sing

SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS

DURATION: 3 DAYS / 18 HOURS

This workshop is designed to create a small quilt for the sole purpose of embellishing. We will incorporate beads, foils, and many more simple materials to set your design apart from others. Hand and machine work will be demonstrated and sampled. Basic design principles will be introduced.

Download Elements That Please general info, supply list and description here.
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DSC03651Art & Design For Quilters
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED

CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS

DURATION: 5 DAYS / 30 HOURS

This workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to step out of the box, leave the familiar and traditional behind and create a one of a kind art quilt or embroidery while learning the keystones of design.

Participants will explore color, work with grids and grid distortion, while recognizing line and shape. The workshop is divided between working into a sketchbook with art and design techniques, hands on sampling for special effects on fabrics and the planning and successful execution of an original art quilt.

Download Art & Design for Quilters detailed timetable, supply list and description here.

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DSC05191The Art Quilt: Color, Composition & Dimension
SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS
DURATION: 3 DAYS / 18 HOURS
Embarking on your journey into the magical world of creating original art quilts can be a time of questions, uncertainty and even self-doubt. Let award winning Canadian textile artist Anna Hergert guide you to listen to your intuition and find the confidence to make independent decisions that will produce art quilts strong in color and design.Adding dimension to quilts is a personal passion of the instructor. If you ever wondered how this is achieved successfully you cannot allow yourself to miss this workshop!
Download The Art Quilt… general info, supply list and description here.
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Frog Leg Tango_detail aTwisting the Landscape – Embracing Abstraction
SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS
DURATION: 3 DAYS / 18 HOURS
Pack one or several favorite landscape images, a sense of adventure and you will go home with an original wall hanging at the end of the class.This intensive three-day workshop will introduce you to recognizing and incorporating the key elements of design into your original piece. The focus is on evaluating the subject matter at hand, converting the information available and embracing abstraction exercises which in turn will be translated into the hands-on project. Ongoing individual consultations will ensure that each student maintains the originality of their creation.
Download Twisting the Landscape… general info, supply list and description here.
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droppedImageLayers of Intrigue
SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS
DURATION: 2 DAYS / 12 HOURS (this class is also available as a 3 day workshop)
Are you looking for a playful way to combine colored, patterned and/or batik fabrics? Join us in layering and cutting back intriguing combinations of quilting cottons.Create your very own composition based on the principles and elements of design. At the same time learn to listen to your heart… You will emerge from this class with an exciting and original art quilt, countless ideas for future projects and confidence in your ability to design!
Download Layers of Intrigue general info, supply list and description here.
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Faux Stained Glass Kimono. primary materials: plastic food film and metallic thread.

Faux Stained Glass Kimono. primary materials: plastic food film and metallic thread.

Cause & Effect:  Getting “down and dirty” with innovative materials

SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

CLASS SIZE: 16 STUDENTS

DURATION: 5 DAYS / 30 HOURS (a three day sample only version of this workshop is available – please inquire for details)

Mesmerized by distressed surfaces in nature and on man-made structures?
Compelled to add dimension to your art quilts?
Committed to reducing your carbon footprint as an artist?
Exploring “What if…?” and  “How about…?” in fiber art related topics is the main focus of this intensive workshop.

Here is your chance to: Holster your heat guns! Plug in your heat tools! Sort through your recycle boxes… and sign up to experiment to your heart’s content with like-minded art quilters under Anna Hergert’s tutelage: combine ordinary quilting supplies with recyclable materials, direct a little heat, add a brushstroke of paint, weave in some threads and manipulate a used dryer sheet, those pesky plastic bags, metallic wrappers and Tyvek into gems that can be incorporated into your next art quilt.

This hands-on workshop allows for extensive experimentation and will produce a library of samples during the first half. A small art quilt or 3 – D installation piece will be created during the latter part of the workshop.

Download Cause and Effect general info, supply list and description here.
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shapeimage_1-1Studio – Personalized Guidance for Fiber/Textile Artists  (Ideal for Guilds and Retreat Groups)

“Studio” forms the basis for my Art Quilt Campus, offered once a year in a central Saskatchewan location.

SKILL LEVEL: ALL LEVELS

CLASS SIZE: UP TO 16 STUDENTS

DURATION: 1 – 5 DAYS / 6 – 30 HOURS (tailored to suit your situations)

Due to popular demand and to accommodate guilds and retreat groups “Studio – A Personalized Guide for Fiber/Textile Artists” is a fantastic way to take advantage of Anna Hergert’s knowledge and willingness to share.  Whether you have only one short day or up to five days, each session is designed to impart information to the group during the early hours, while the rest of the day is set aside for individual consultations and time to work independently with tutor input.

Anna encourages interested students to bring work in progress and/or sketches of planned work to achieve maximum learning during these information packed days. Short lectures, hands-on demonstrations and individual consultations with ample of time to try out new techniques will make the day pass by in a flash!

Note: This workshop format accommodates a variety of situations and I am flexible to address specific interest areas for the entire group! Email me with questions and suggestions!     <anna@annahergert.com>

Download Studio general info, supply list and description here.

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Master Contract_revised Feb.2016 Please refer to my calendar to ensure the dates you are considering have not already been spoken for.

 

 

 

 

 

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