Thursday, March 11, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Deborah Griffing

 Debbie has taught at The Ohio State University and shows her work in many galleries. She works with Goodwill Industries and set up an art studio for individuals with disabilities. This ongoing enterprise enables the participating artists to make an income.

Are you interested in recycling, upcycling and using found materials?  Take a look at what some of Debbie’s previous QSDS students have created in her 5-day class “Hand Stitching: Forming Discarded Fabric Into Intimate Sculptural Art.”

It’s amazing what you can do with wool sweaters and skirts that have been thrown into 

the wash and felted a bit. Add some other discarded fabrics, a batch of buttons and embroidery floss and it all can become whatever you can imagine.

Debbie’s techniques are easy to learn and you don’t even need a sewing machine. Houses trees, boats, creatures, soft books—what will you dream up?

Debbie is also a painter. Her weekend class is  freeing and fun, and you don’t have to be good at either drawing or painting! Students will work on small clayboard panels, using oil pastels, watercolors and whatever other art supplies you might already have. This is a chance to play around with colors and shapes and maybe even discover some new techniques.

Debbie’s classes are the first week of QSDS. For more information, go to:

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