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Bountiful Harvest

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Apples, a pumpkin, and ears of colored corn hung by their husks on the wall. These are all symbols of the bounty that comes with the autumn harvest season. The abundance and comfort exemplified by these emblems of well-being are portrayed in warm values of silk and beads.

Learn the easy way to create the depth and dimension required to bring this autumn scene to life. And work with the simple to use silk to do it! Techniques covered in this intermediate level class include: realistic shading the easy-to-learn way, a combination of directional and counted shading, pointillistic shading, textural shading, impact of diminishing background, the importance of focal point and light source. The use of ‘tone on tone’ technique for the background emphasizes the significance of texture in a design composition. Basic color theory as it applies to depth perception and shading will be discussed.

Technique: Silk/Bead Shading on Canvas
Level: Intermediate
Class Length: Two Days
Ground Fabric: #23 Congress Cloth, Sand
Finished Size: 7" x 8" stitched area on 12" x 12" canvas
Color Choice: No
Student Provides: Stretcher bar frame 12" x 12", usual supplies, laying tool, cover cloth
Pre-Class Work: No
Materials Required by Instructor: Marker board, table, no special equipment

Bountiful Harvest

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