Artist Spotlight part 2: Judy Coates Perez – Teaching

July 15, 2010
You know I love teaching – the amazing interactions that happen between students and their work and the teacher are inspiring. I’ve watched Judy teach and think she has a gift. If you are going to be in Long Beach at the IQF show next week – run, don’t walk – to sign up for one of her classes!

Judy Coates Perez  on teaching
I try to teach skills, techniques and how to use various media so that people have more options for making their art. I think the more tools you have under your belt the better equipped you will be to communicate your idea or vision. I love working with people and helping them to achieve their creative goals, make the art they envision and unleash their creativity.

International Quilt Festival, Long Beach

Thursday, July 22
Mixed Media Painted Fabric
Using textile paints, gel medium and decorative printed paper images create a fun versatile fabric that can be used to make tote bags, fabric bowls, vessels, sculptural objects or book cloth.

Friday, July 23- 10 am-12 pm Open Studios
3pm- MIU workshop: 
Embossed Metal Origami Pop Up Book
Using aluminum craft metal, simple embossing, alcohol inks and paper we will create a fun little art book, using the fundamentals of origami to create expanding pop up pages. These are so cool, easy to make and they make awesome little gifts. 

Friday July 23, 6-9 pm
Fiesta Ornaments 
Inspired by Mexican tin folk art, these fun and festive ornaments incorporate painting with textile paints, quilting, embossing and sewing metal.

Saturday, July 24
Painting Fabric for Whole Cloth Quilts
From adding details, dimension or shadow to creating fully illustrated scenes, paint offers endless 
opportunities for creating special effects on fabric. Working with various types of fabric paints you will learn different techniques for applying paint to fabric, creating smooth gradations of color and adding fine lines and details.


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    Diana Angus
    August 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks, Lyric, for sharing about one of the best mixed media artists around. As a newer "outsider" person trying to train myself, I am always seeking ways to explore. To whomever wins the drawing for Judy Coates Perez' CD, I say "congratulations!"

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    August 15, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Judy's work is so interesting. I'd love to have her dvd so I could learn more about her art and techniques.

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    August 15, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Hi Lyric,

    I know what you mean about loving to teach. I am a science teacher and the connection with students really makes all the difference. I have had the good fortunate to have some great teachers along the way of my young art quilt career and they have made such a difference. I love Judy's spots on Quilting Arts TV videos that I watch repeatedly, her work is so beautiful and she seems so genuine when she shares her talents. You can tell she really wants us all to grow in our art. I'd love her video, I'm sure it is wonderful.

    Thanks for posting about it.

    Claude Larson

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    August 15, 2010 at 3:27 am

    I'm very interested in mixed media.
    I'd love to try Judy's techniques and I'm sure her DVD would be almost as good as taking a class from her.
    Lyric, I have your Art+Quilt book and love it. Excellent information and beautiful photos, very inspirational.

    Susan Parker

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    Rita in Kansas
    August 15, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I have to say Judy`s painted quilts are stunning and like everyone here I too would like to try my hand on painting a little.

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    Betsy True
    August 14, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    She does lovely things….makes me want to run down to the studio!

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    Roxane Lessa
    August 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Does she ever come to the East Coast to teach? Maybe we should try to bring her for PAQA south….

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    August 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I would like to be more comfortable with the tools I have, sounds like this DVD could help.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

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    August 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I have recently started painting wholecloth quilts and it is so much fun.
    Judy's work has the ability to transport you to another world and that is what makes them so stunning.

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    JYA Fiberarts
    August 14, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I am not familiar with Judy's work and have not taken many classes, but painting whole cloths is what I most often do. I would love to take a class and learn some techniques.

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    a quilt obsession
    August 14, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Her work is beautiful. I would love to try her techniques!

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    August 14, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Judy's work is amazing!

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    July 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I love Judy's use of mixed media. I also love how she experiments with new media. She inspires me to try new ideas and answer the question "what if?". Sometimes the results can be amazing sometimes not so much, but every experience is a learning experience.

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