Needle Felting Painting Workshop with Christine Albane
Saturday, November 12 from 1 - 4 PM
What is needle felt painting?
Felt is a material that is not normally thought of as a paint medium, but yet painting can be created with it. Needle-felting is a dry felting process that involves applying wool roving to fabric or wool with a barbed needle, so that the added wool becomes part of the original fabric. We will explore the medium and learn how to create and complete a needle-felted painting.
All materials included. No experience necessary!
About the Instructor: Christine Albane
Christine Albane hails from Paris, France, where she studied fashion design for eight years in subject areas such as draping, quality control, costume history, and art history and worked in haute couture and luxury ready-to-wear. She is largely self-taught as a visual artist and was inspired in childhood by her grandmother, a skilled seamstress who was also an artist. Christine utilizes mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and oil and favors mixing various techniques and materials in her pieces, a number of which depict nature themes.
Christine was a 2022 Artist in Residence as part of Fountain House Gallery's inaugural Artists at Work program.
About Fountain House Studio
Fountain House Studio is a dedicated studio space in Long Island City that provides member-artists with the resources, training, inspiration, and support they need to succeed in the highly competitive art world. Full-time access to the studio, where free art supplies are available, assists these artists in moving to a new level of creativity, expanding their marketable portfolios, and advancing their efforts to achieve broader name recognition and commercial success. At Fountain House Studio, artists living with mental illness work side by side with others in a collaborative setting that reduces isolation and fosters a supportive community.
Located in the Silks Building, one of the pre-eminent landmarks in Long Island City, the Studio offers individual workspaces to Fountain House Gallery artists on a rotating basis. The space is available to the larger Fountain House community during designated drop-in hours.