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A Playdate with Color and Composition

Choose either In-Person Class or Zoom Class. Join Lea for an exciting exploration of color & composition while creating a series of 4” x 6” fiber artworks. Together, you will experiment with a variety of color schemes, and no-fail recipes for composition. Experiment with value, line, repetition, shape, and texture. Arrive ready to laugh, share, create the unexpected, and go home with unique works of art-made by YOU. Your creations can be given as postcards, framed as small works of art, or kept for future reference and inspiration.

Required kit: $30  

The class kit will include:

  •        36 fusible backed fabrics, 4”x6”
  •       12 heavy-duty stabilizer panels
  •        Notes and reference handouts
  •        Access to shared supplies of thread and embellishments

Supply list:

Participants will need to bring the following items: 

Sewing Machine in good working order which you know how to operate.

  •       Needles for hand sewing
  •       Fabric scissors*
  •       Teflon pressing sheet*
(* these items will be available for purchase on the day of class.)

Additional items available for purchase on the day of class: 

  •        Additional heavy-duty stabilizer panels
  •        Serrated fabric scissors
  •        Teflon pressing sheet, 12” x 24”
  •        Teflon iron shoe
  •        Foolproof Color Wheel kit
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Basic handsewing and machine sewing skills.
This class is offered in person and online via zoom on the same day and time. Please make sure to choose the "add to cart" button next to the session you wish to attend.
Instructor Name:
Lea McComas
Instructor Bio:
Artist Statement

People fascinate me; everyone has a tale to tell. I love to watch those who cross my path and imagine the nature of their stories. In a world, too often polarized, I believe we connect with others when we stop, look at each other, find our commonality, and respect our uniqueness.

My art is an extension of that fascination with the human experience. It's about capturing stories with fabric and thread. Each piece is meant to introduce the viewer to a character, or characters, and highlight a common experience, and unique perspective . My inspiration comes from images of daily life, both past and present. I work in a style of contemporary realism, but with a medium and process that is quite unique.

As a young girl, I learned the skills of traditional quilting. Later, I developed a keen interest in the works of classical paintings, particularly the works of the Northern Renaissance. While I have studied the techniques and approaches of classical portrait and genre painters, I choose to work in textiles. Fabrics bear witness to all of our life experiences from the blanket that wraps a newborn, to the uniforms of our sports teams, and the suit we don for that important presentation. Fiber art is a burgeoning medium with a myriad of materials and techniques available. I find it is easy to be overwhelmed by all the options, so, my personal challenge has become, "What can I do with basic materials of fabric, thread? How far can I go using just these basic elements to create images that are compelling?"

A Playdate with Color and Composition

$ 100.00
$30.00 required kit. Payable on day of class for in person, or in advance if attending via zoom.

Current Exhibits
Main Gallery:
Three Women Who Quilt
Lea McComas | A Stitch in Time
Sharon L. Schlotzhauer : Joy in the Journey
Northeast Gallery:
Jane Mathews
| Take Cover

Membership has Benefits
Members gain free entry to exhibits throughout the year, free admission to Sunday at the Museum events, discounts on gift shop purchases, and more!

Sunday at the Museum
October 8, 2023 | 2 pm
Dana Jones | Around the Block: Creating Quilts from Blocks from Traditional to Contemporary

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Phone:      303-277-0377
Address:  200 Violet Street, Suite 140
                   Golden, CO 80401
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