Location: Hudson River Valley Workshops, Greenville, New York State, USA

Over the period of 5 days you will use simple hand stitch techniques and appliqué to explore design and composition, learn the importance of sampling and how to add visual value to your piece by creating richly patterned or textural surfaces.

This experimental workshop will focus on exploring relationships through the medium of portraiture by looking at family dynamics, friendships, or even the relationship between unknown people in a photo picked up in a thrift store.

The aim of the workshop is to encourage you to use exploration and experimentation to question what we really mean by portrait. We usually think of a portrait as an artistic representation which captures the likeness of a person but even more important is to capture their personality and their mood or in the case of a portrait of more than one person to capture the interaction or lack of interaction between them.

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