Yesterday I talked a little about online communities. Another one that I belong to is the Fiber & Mixed Media group (FAMM). The group has a great website, where you can connect with other artists. The site has book and product reviews, a calendar of exhibitions and calls for entry, a discussion forum, special interest groups and online classes.
The next session of online classes starts this month, and some great classes are on the schedule! Having been on both sides (as an instructor and a participant), I love online classes. You can take a class by a nationally known instructor without traveling, you can work on it in your jammies and you don't have to haul supplies all over the place. They are also convenient, because you can access the materials through the end of the session. Below are some of the Spring offerings (available through June 30). (View the complete schedule.)
Discover the power art has to express that which words cannot fully articulate in Turn the Prayer of Your Heart Into Art by Heather Stoltz.
Have you ever wondered what you could do with that doodle on the napkin or notepad? The Doodle Designs Workshop by Susan Sorrell may be right for you!
Help get your mind around color combinations and how the color wheel works in Fear No Color by Susan Sorrell.
Take a fresh look at the world around you in Fertile Earth Workshop by Susan Sorrell
The colorful patterns created by folding, tying and dyeing fabric or clothing are a distinctive identifier of an era. Join the fun in Stuck in the 60s: Tie Dye Art Quilt Sampler by Judy Sall.
Learn more about layering, the magical component that brings a collage to life, in Layer It Up! by Liz Kettle.
Looking for an easy, inexpensive way to create unique cloth with intriguing texture? Try my class, Visual Texture on Fabric: Resists From the Pantry.