Explore a variety of watercolor techniques, creating a double-sided textured paper, and transform your paintings into woven baskets. Participants may choose to add personal meaning to their work through the use of color, line, texture, writing, and collage, or they may just focus on the meditative process of following where the paint leads them. We will draw our inspiration from traditional basket styles. Beginner and advanced painters and weavers are invited to try their hand at this process of constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing their art.
Anne Stiebing is a fiber artist and educator holding a BFA and MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has taught art for over 10 years in public schools, non-profits, and private organizations. Anne collaborates with her husband John Kelley, a jeweler and artist in his own right, using materials from the land. Anne specializes in working with found materials, and uses birch bark, wood, and vines in basketry and book making, as well as plant materials and found objects in paper making, natural dying, jewelry, and sculpture. She achieves visual harmony between materials and elements in her work, and a conceptual balance between materials and processes.