KATE ANDERSON ARTS

 

Simply Knotted
Basketry workshop for beginner level
May be designed for 1 day to 7 day workshop.

Learn the simple techniques of knotting through the process of knotting on an easy to handle surface; completing your piece will result in a small sculpture. The student will be provided with a gessoed egg form upon which to learn. Information covered includes thread preparation, beginning the bottom, increasing and decreasing the core, adding colors, and methods to finish edges. Add textures and embellishments creatively with materials you bring such as additional threads, beads, charms, buttons, shells – anything goes!

Forget me Knots
Basketry workshop for beginner level
May be designed for 1 day up to 7 day workshop.

Learn the simple techniques of knotting through the process of creating a useable flower vase. Information covered includes thread preparation, beginning the bottom, increasing and decreasing the core, adding colors, and methods to finish edges. Add textures and embellishments creatively with materials you bring such as additional threads, beads, charms, buttons, shells – anything goes!

Knot Just Any Teacup
Basketry workshop for beginner level
May be designed for 1 day up to 7 day workshop.

Learn the simple techniques of knotting through the process of creating a demitasse cup and saucer. Information covered includes thread preparation, beginning the bottom, increasing and decreasing the core, adding colors, and methods to finish edges. The cup and saucer both afford opportunities to learn exciting dimensional techniques. Add textures and embellishments - your choice!!

The Art of Business: Art Galleries/Business Strategies
Group Seminar
May be designed for 45 minutes - 2 hours.

2-hour seminar - Objective: sharpening the business end of making art In addition to being a studio artist, Kate was a gallery director for 24 years. Wearing both these hats affords a particularly sympathetic but realistic perspective to gallery/artist interactions. Learn what galleries look for, professional approaches to galleries, how to prepare portfolios and image packages, and pricing guidance. Alternative marketing opportunities will be explored. Have your questions answered, and be prepared for discussion – a lively exchange among attendees makes for a most successful learning experience.

Kate Anderson: How Knotting Rewove My Life
power point and group discussion
May be designed for 45 minutes - 2 hours.

Kate Anderson will present a dynamic presentation on her work. She began as a painter in 1982 and began collaborating with her husband in 1986. For 10 years they had an active career collaborating on painted mixed media wood assemblages. In 1995 she took a knotting class with noted textile artist Jane Sauer and in 1996 began knotting exclusively. In 2006 she ended a 24 year career as a gallery director in order to focus on the opportunities the textile world presents, as well as to concentrate full time on her own work. This session will culminate in a group discussion about the ability to reinvent oneself and the power of positive change.