Felted Animal Portraits with Katherine McClelland
Join exhibiting artist Katherine McClelland, whose work is featured in the winter 2020 Hunterdon Art Museum exhibition, Explorations in Felt, to create a felted animal portrait. In this 12 hour workshop students will learn how to use both needle and wet felting techniques to create a unique animal portrait. No previous experience is required, though some familiarity with drawing and painting would be beneficial for rendering the figurative elements of the portrait.
Participants should bring:
– 2 copies of their chosen reference material. (8” square color photo)
– 2 standard-sized towels for use during the wet felting process.
All other materials will be provided by the instructor.
Katherine McClelland was born in Maine, but grew up in a small mill town in Pennsylvania. Interested in art from a young age, McClelland attended The Maryland Institute College of Art, where she majored in ceramics and attended classes in a wide range of disciplines. Following college she moved to western Massachusetts, where she continued her work in ceramics. McClelland earned her Masters of Education at University of Massachusetts, and now teaches art at a small high school in Connecticut. In 2012 she made a concerted effort to return to her artistic roots, and is 2014 McClelland began felting, and is thoroughly enjoying exploring where this new medium is leading her.