Sculpting with Wool (F22)

Instructor: Rachel Montroy

With a focus on felting techniques, you will learn wet felting, needle felting, and a combination of both to make irresistibly soft sculptures. You'll be able to explore felting around wire armatures, using resists, and incorporating other materials. You'll also look at contemporary fiber sculpture to jump start your brainstorming process. This workshop will consist of demonstrations, experimenting, and guided work time in which you can follow the instructor's projects or use your own ideas.  All abilities are welcome, from absolute beginners to those familiar with fiber art or sculpture. This class takes place in-person at AVA.  Wool, needles, and other supplies will be provided, and a $10 Materials fee will be applied at check-out. Please also bring: 

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Rachel Montroy is a mixed media sculptor living in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. She exhibits her sculptures regionally and nationally. Rachel is an advocate and pioneer of craft, working as the Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at the League of NH Craftsmen where she is also a juried member. She is a long time educator and adjunct professor at Saint Anselm College and the New Hampshire Technical Institute and a faculty member at the Currier Museum Art Center. In 2006, Rachel received a Bachelor of Art in Studio Arts with a concentration in Ceramics from the University of New Hampshire. In 2008, she received a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture from the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.