Mark and Paint on Canvas and Fabric – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through December 31, 2022. Our GCC Lightning Rounds are four or five of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to learn more.

More about Mark and Paint on Canvas and Fabric below
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Do you have a drawing or photo that you’d like to make into an embroidered design? In this class with teacher Laura Smith, you will mark and paint one design onto needlepoint canvas and one onto silk fabric.

Step-by-step instructions are given for painting with acrylic paint and fabric paint or dye (including using resist). The importance of using markers and paint that conform to archival quality standards for fabrics is emphasized. An appendix gives details about specific products and sources. Students may use the three provided designs, but are encouraged to create their own. The annotated bibliography includes design and drawing books, but this class will not teach drawing per se.

The goal of this course is for students to feel confident and competent to transfer designs to fabric or canvas with markers and paint. After you complete the course, the text becomes a reference manual that you’ll use over and over again. Students are encouraged to work in groups to share supplies, but the course may be taken by individuals.

Course information

Project: Two drawn and painted designs, one on needlepoint canvas and one on silk fabric
Size: Student’s choice
Fabric: Needlepoint canvas, silk
Threads: Student’s choice (no stitching instructions are included)
Colors: Student’s choice
Proficiency Level: All
Prerequisites: None
Time: One preliminary meeting to gather supplies, three working meetings, and one turn-in session
Text: $32 per student; 65 pages comb-bound with 40 color photographs and three design diagrams (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Supplies (approximate): $30 depending on choice of supplies/ground fabric and number of students sharing paint

Learn more about Mark and Paint on Canvas and Fabric and teacher Laura Smith here.

Additional Notes:

Please visit the GCC: Lightning Rounds page to learn more about our Lightning Rounds before enrolling.

Lightning Round registration is a benefit of membership with EGA. Not a member? Simply register for this class and the membership will be automatically added to the cart for you.

Charges are higher for Canadian and International students to cover the additional shipping expenses.

There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.