Felting Woodland Animals

Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Classroom 3A (Building 27)
Instructor: Elena Gibson
Level: No experience necessary
Tuition: $45 Non-Members / $40.50 Members
Materials Fee: $20 payable to the instructor

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Class Description

You will have the opportunity to create two or more charming miniature felted woodland animals. You will start with one basic shape and learn how to use a special barbed needle to transform it into a variety of animals such as a mouse, fox, squirrel, or owl. In addition, you will use the wet felting technique to further enhance the shape and firmness of the figure. The finished critter can be turned into a hanging ornament.

All materials will be provided. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor.

About the Instructor

Elena Gibson has been a practicing fiber artist and educator for over 15 years. Galleries in Connecticut and Massachusetts are representing Elena's quirky work. As an experienced art teacher, Elena has run numerous workshops at the Farmington Valley Arts Center, West Hartford Art League, Mandell JCC, and several town recreation programs. Originally from Slovakia, Elena has a background in graphic design. Currently, you'll find her managing the Fisher Gallery gift shop at the Farmington Valley Arts Center.