3-day Workshop: 16th - 18th March, 2018
Esterita Austin - 2018
Esterita Austin - Fabulous Fabric Art PortraitsFriday 16th - Sunday 18th March, 2018. Handcrafters House is excited to be hosting Esterita Austin again in March 2018. Esterita was last in Perth in July 2016 and she taught a very successful 3 day workshop. Students experienced a teacher who was uniquely clever individual who engaged with students on all levels. Esterita is a renowned art quilt teacher both in the USA and internationally. Her workshops are sought after and book out very quickly in some of the most prestigious locations, such as the Houston International Quilt Festival.
Without the need for sewing machines in class, Esterita focuses on the design process getting students to focus on creating dramatic, expressionistic portraiture. Influences of Rembrandt, La Tour, Caravaggio are all incorporated in the technique of using a single, directional light source to create depth and drama in the imagery. Students will use traditional compositional elements, further enhanced by textile paints and will create large expressive portrait juxtaposing light and dark as tools of intrigue.
This is a technique which anyone can master, you don't have to be an artist to succeed with this fun and user- friendly technique. Free your creative muse with this new and innovative technique.