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Fabric Collage: An Image Worth a Thousand Words

Using quotations as inspiration, participants will create collages using a wide variety of fabrics plus embellishments like ribbons, buttons, beads, stitching, and small natural objects.

Cotuit Center for the Arts staff will be asked to contribute a favorite quotation, so involvement in this class will spread throughout the Center.

Translating words into visual imagery will spark imagination. Using common materials like fabric ensures easy access to a satisfying creative process. We will explore abstraction as well as representation.

Tween to adults can enjoy this class; could be great for a parent and child.

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About the Instructor

Margot Stage was introduced to fabric art in 2001. Before that pivotal moment, her expressive media had been words and sound, as she worked as a National Public Radio host and producer (primarily at WGBH) and freelance writer. Turning to visual art was like coming home to an earlier self. Stage’s work was immediately accepted into juried exhibitions and has been shown extensively.

Stage has received several residencies at The Studios at Mass MoCA, and multiple grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She teaches art to individuals and groups of both children and adults.

Stage lives with her artist husband and their dog in Eastham, Massachusetts.

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.