Classes & Residencies
Knit & Crochet Festival & Creative Arts Festival
March 24- 27, 2017
I am offering two class at the festival this year! See below for details, and follow the links to register.
Japanese Shibori Sampler Class with Indigo Dye
Friday, March 24, 2017
4:30-7:30pm, $30 plus materials fee
Learn some easy and basic sewn and folded/clamped shibori design, and how to use the fascinating indigo dye!
Only a few spots left!
Creative Flow Embroidery Class
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2pm-5pm
$30, plus materials fee
Learn how to make marks on fabric using various inspirations and embroidery stitches. This is perfect for those who would like to add embroidery and fiber art to their repertoire, but not create a typical sampler. We will use the idea of “slow stitching” and building a personalized stitching style using creative prompts and inspirations. You will leave with the beginnings of your own stitch “sketchbook” and plenty of materials to keep your stitching/artistic practice going.
Introductory Digital Surface Pattern Design
March 11, 2017= FULL
If you are interested in an additional date for this class,
please contact me directly using the contact form above.
Use creative techniques such as paper collage to create your own fabric designs that can be printed by Spoonflower!
Upcoming Artist Residency Projects through the
I will be working with Avonworth Middle School to create Mandalas inspired by the book, The Giver.
The emPOWERment Project continues! This time I will work with alumni and current women in the POWER House. Our goal is to create collaborative artwork that will be displayed in the POWER House.
Previous Artist Residency Projects can be found below and on my Blog.
Scott Miller, Avonworth Primary Center:
I really appreciated Amber’s personalized approach and willingness to support our youngest learners at Avonworth Primary Center. The Artist in Residency Program provided a collaborate framework to seamlessly embed curriculum components and art into a dynamic experience for our first graders. Amber’s enthusiasm, energy, and creativity provided an amazing experience for all of us at APC!
Maureen Frew, Maker Education Specialist, Avonworth Primary Center:
It is my pleasure to write this testimonial on behalf of Amber Coppings – Teaching Artist – Artist Residency Program. Ms. Coppings completed a bat/spider unit with 60 of our first grade students this past October, 2016. It was an incredible experience for the students, teachers and parents.
Ms. Coppings introduced students to sketching, drawing, patterns, tessellations, yarn structures and fabric construction. Students ending this experience by hosting a family night where they proudly displayed their created works. This learning experience was one that is still talked about with our students.
The learning continues with the skills that Ms. Coppings presented to our students and staff. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Ms. Coppings to work in a school district and at Avonworth we look forward to future collaborations with her.