Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District

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Background image quilted by Marla Jackson © 2018

Students will learn to make a collage portrait using a pattern provided by the instructor. First Lola gives students tips on how to experiment with color, design, and variety of non-traditional fabrics in creating the portrait collage wall-hanging.  Lola explains a variety of approaches to achieve a realistic representation of the individual being made.  Students are guided through fabric selection, value, and how to capture unique features of each individual.  In addition, the proper use of different fusible webs, and the applique pressing sheet is discussed  Students are also given all the information to enlarge, and manipulate their own photos to make a pattern using photo manipulation software.  The majority of students will complete this project in the class.

Class Cost: $100.   20 student max. Kit included in class price. Kit includes all fabric, pattern, fusible, tracing paper, foam core board, and instructor’s notes. No sewing machine required. 

Portrait Collage - Lola Jenkins

$100.00Price
  • Date & Time

    Thursday, July 18 9am-3pm

  • Instructor

    Lola Jenkins

  • Supplies

    • Applique pressing sheet
    • Straight Pins and small scissors that can cut tiny pieces is really needed.  I recommend students bring small scissor that you will not mind using to cut through paper and fabric at the same time.  (Need Scissors that are no larger than  7 inch from tip to handle or smaller).  Large scissors are not useful for this project.  Choice of scissor is important.
    • 1 ultra-fine and 1 fine point black sharpie
    • Small hot iron.
    • Wearing a name tag in class appreciated.