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Classes & Residencies

UPCOMING CLASSES

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.

Beginner Indigo Shibori Dyeing- Amber Coppings- low res

Japanese Shibori Sampler Class with Indigo Dye

Friday, March 24, 2017

4:30-7:30pm, $30 plus materials fee

Link to Registration

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- Amber Coppings- LOW resCreative Flow Embroidery Class

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2pm-5pm

$30, plus materials fee

Link to Registration

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.

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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.

Link to more information

Use creative techniques such as paper collage to create your own fabric designs that can be printed by Spoonflower!

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Upcoming Artist Residency Projects through the

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

April 2017:

I will be working with Avonworth Middle School to create Mandalas inspired by the book, The Giver.

May-June 2017:

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.

Recent testimonials:

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.

Students walking through my 2004 “Touch” art installation at the Fiberart International

Our Unknown Galaxies installed in the classroom ceiling! Bobtown Elementary, 2014


Brashear High School Students 2016- sponsored by Pop des Fleurs, and an outreach project of the Fiberart International 2016