Discover Series: Diving into Wet Felting with Leah Cathleen Donald

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Wet felting is a unique and very tactile way to create art using wool as your medium. This felting method is thousands of years old and has a rich history in many cultures.   During this workshop you will learn about different breeds of wool and their properties.  We'll start by making a sample piece of wet felting to help us understand the unique, natural properties of wool.  Each participant will then put their new-found knowledge to use making a felt bowl or vessel.  Wet felting is a hands-on, sometimes messy art process.  Wear comfortable clothes that you can get wet and not worry about.

Audience: This class is suitable for ages 16+ and for all levels of experience.

Supplies: All required supplies are included in this class. Please bring a lunch and a snack to the workshop.

Registration:

Registration cost: $95 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees*

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees

Registration closes on Thursday May 24th, 2018 at 9 PM

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Artist Biography

Leah Cathleen Donald taught school field trips for over 11 years at the Leighton Art Centre. She left the LAC 8 years ago to start her own company- ArtFelt Studio - teaching felting exclusively. To date, Leah Cathleen has taught over 12,000 children and adults how to felt, using both the wet and needle methods.

"Watching someone work with wool for the first time, seeing their expression as their artwork takes shape, feeling their pride in their creation - these are powerful moments that I look forward to with every class I teach. I am energized by the creative force present in a felting class."