Wool Painting Classes

ABOUT THE TECHNIQUE

“Wool Painting”, also known as “Wool Watercolor”, is the process of placing and stacking various colors of wool fibers on the flat surface to form beautiful imagery. Once completed, the wool painting is mounted under glass for display and to safeguard the fiber placement.

Painting with wool is easy and it is not necessary to be a painter or to know how to draw.  You don’t need any experience working with wool. To give life to your masterpiece, you just need wool, a picture frame, and your desire to create. The main advantage of wool painting is the ability to fix bad “smears” any time you wish.

Here is a short video of the process of creating my wool paintings, “Gold Autumn”.

ABOUT THE CLASSES

Materials. The materials for group and individual lessons are all provided. These include a kit for each student with a broad range of dyed wool roving, tweezers, scissors, quilted paper padding, and stencil. There is an additional fee for the frame or you can bring your own.

Location. Classes are held in the artist’s private art studio in Hoboken with space and equipment for up to 11 students. If you want to celebrate a special event like birthday, bridal shower, or girl’s night of fun; I can hold the class at your residence with your group of your friends. Please, contact me for additional information.

Workshops participants must be 14 or older, but kids 6-13 may register with an adult companion also enrolled in the class.

In my workshops you will learn how to:

  • work the wool and fashion details, using various techniques;
  • layer the strands of wool and ensure a smooth transition between colors;
  • mix wool to form new colors;
  • create trees, flowers, birds, etc depending on the picture.

Group Classes – $45 per class

  • Group workshops are conducted with 3-7 people.
  • The duration of the master-class is 3-4 hours.
  • All materials are included.

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Individual Lessons – $65 per hour

  • Individual lesson on wool painting last 1-6 hours. Duration of classes is specified in advance.
  • You can create picture any size you wish. Keep in mind, a picture of 5 x 7 about 2-3 hours, 8 x 10 inches takes about 4-6 hours, 11 x 14 inches about 6-8 hours. It’s not necessary to finish the picture in one lesson; you can divide it into several lessons.
  • You will choose which image you want to create.
  • All materials are included.

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Online Classes – $30 per hour

If you would like to learn how to paint with wool but you live far away from New York, I offer lessons over Skype, Apple Facetime, and Google Chat.
  • Online lessons on wool painting lasts 1-6 hours. Duration classes specified in advance.
  • You can create picture any size you wish. Keep in mind, a picture of 5 x 7 about 2-3 hours, 8 x 10 inches takes about 4-6 hours, 11 x 14 inches about 6-8 hours. It’s not necessary to finish the picture in one lesson; you can divide it into several lessons.
  • You will choose which image you want to create.
  • For materials, you will need to provide your own scissors, tweezers, and frame. For the wool, you can use your own or you can purchase a kit that I can ship to you.

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Feel free to contact me with any questions, or requests for new dates and classes.

Cancellations at least two weeks before class are eligible for a refund (less any credit card processing fees). It can be difficult to fill spaces closer to the class date, but if circumstances require a late cancellation, a credit can be offered towards a workshop or artwork within one year.

Please give us the dates and times you wish to have your class. We will find something to works for both of our schedules.
Autumn mood Romantic cats
Bullfinch eating winter berries Gold fish
Butterfly in flowers Heart in the woods
Gold autumn Bullfinch on a fir branch
Branch of lilac Two funny giraffes
Hot air balloon flight among the stars Lady bug
Spring Sheep