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Registration is now open for “Painting with Wool,” a one-day workshop taking place on Saturday, March 2, at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts.

Led by local fiber artists Glenna Gray and Jeanine Rumble, the workshop will explore how to create amazing two-dimensional, painterly images by needling wool into fabric.

This workshop will provide all the materials to allow beginners and experienced artists an introduction to this emerging medium. Students will be shown methods of making colorful images into wool felt, as well as fine linen. Embroidery hoops, needles, fabric and a wide assortment of wool colors will be available. Methods demonstrated will include transferring drawings on to fabric, color blending and layering.

Participants are free to bring their own drawings, photos or ideas suitable for a painting from 6 to 10 inches; or try some of the images provided in the workshop.

Gray and Rumble are united by their enthusiastic approach to artistic experimentation. They are active in several types of media such as painting, sculpture, wearable art and especially felting. They share the joy and challenges of taking artistic risks and having outrageous amounts of fun. Both were recently featured in the Hoffman Center art gallery’s November Quilt & Fiber Show and are currently exhibiting in the January Purple Haze Show.

The workshop will run from 10 am to 4 pm. Tuition is $40 plus a $25 materials fee.

For more information or to sign up, go to hoffmanarts.org/register.

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