Selfies Class Lucy Landry, Instructor
Self-portraiture is an old form of art seen in stone carvings of the ancient world. The advent of mirrors in the 15th century caused a surge of artists to experiment with the form. With the popularity of cellphone cameras, the self-portrait has exploded onto the scene again and been reinvented as the Selfie.
This one day class will explore the art form of Selfie. In it, we will focus on the design work involved in making a self-portrait. There are some easy steps to go from photo to fabric art that allow you, the artist, to make a simplified interpretation of yourself.
We will spend half the day with the design exercises and then proceed to its execution in fabric. My examples here are fused appliqué and appliqué with machine embroidery. This design work is also suited to other fabric art styles including hand embroidery. The students are encouraged to choose their own style of fabric art to complete their design.