A few years ago a student requested that I teach a week long class about painting on fusibles. She wanted the full amount of time to design, embellish and complete a project. I hemmed and hawed and didn’t think it was a good idea at the time. But times change and, at the urging of others, I decided to go for it. To my surprise it was a hit and I was thrilled to have a full class with many ambitious, creative and hard working students.
It was wonderful to occupy Inspiration Point, one of the largest rooms we rent. It allowed us plenty of space for painting, designing, cutting out, sewing and ironing. All with a fantastic view of Lake Tahoe and perfect weather.
Then they started to design their projects. I was so impressed with such a wide variety of ideas. I learn so much from my students whether its color combinations or design style. Everyone brings something valuable and I love helping them accomplish their vision.
Friday morning was the surprise project taught by my sister, Patty. In a former life she taught paper arts classes with a focus on card making. We found a way to incorporate painted fusibles with window cards. Each student was handed their previously painted fusibles and here are the finished products. I love the way they turned out and everyone could take these home with them.
On Thursday afternoon we welcomed the students from the other classes to come and see what we had been creating all week. The room was full of curious ladies wondering how this unique embellishment is done.
With such a successful class accomplished, I’m offering it again next year. Stay tuned for our class list. It will be announced around the first of February. And don’t forget we have Open Studio, an opportunity to work on and catch up on your own personal projects. Please join us at the most beautiful place on earth during Labor Day week 2020.