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Felting a Pet Portrait with Kat McClelland

  • 14 Apr 2023
  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 14 Apr 2023, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • 15 Apr 2023, 9:00 AM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • ArtWaves MDI
  • 12


  • Includes $10 materials fee.
  • Includes $10 materials fee.


Join our Artist in Residence for April, Kat McClelland, to create a felted pet portrait!

In this two (2) day workshop we will be working with both needle and wet felting techniques to create a unique animal portrait.

Participants will bring their own reference material to the class. The first day of the workshop we will spend three (3) hours building a fun colorful background.

The second day of the workshop we will spend the day creating the animal portrait. (with a 30 minute break for lunch) We will use our reference material to establish a rough outline of the animal and then, using needle felting, layer the wool to create a touchably soft portrait.


Instructor Bio:

Kat McClelland was born here in Bar Harbor, grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in Western Massachusetts. She is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art where she majored in ceramics but took classes in a wide range of disciplines. She is married to a fabulous woodworker and is the mother of two amazing girls. She is an art teacher for a small high school in CT and also teaches felting workshops in a variety of settings. She spends her studio time working hard to develop a body of work in felting, her medium of choice for the last eight years.

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