Lectures are usually forty-five minutes to one-and-a-half hour, consisting of a digital presentation with quilts and/or fabric samples. Lectures are also available for live online presentations with a question-and-answer session. Every presentation is updated and prepared for your specific audience. All of Ann’s lectures are slide shows of her own work. They change and develop as she finishes more quilts and learns more techniques. Contact Ann for fees and if you have a particular topic, or interest, you would like her to present.
Seminars are half or full day: slides, lecture, demonstration, and discussion presented to larger groups who will not expect hands-on participation. Contact Ann for fees and more details, so that it can be specifically planned for your venue.
Group & Conference Workshops
Group & Conference Workshops vary from two days to five days. All the descriptions are general because each workshop will be designed specifically to fit the interests of the group and the advantages of the particular venue. The maximum number of students in these “hands-on” workshops is 15. Contact Ann for more details and to discuss topics, number of days, fees, and classroom requirements.
"My favorite aspect of her teaching is that she includes one more design tool: the Idea, and she plants that at the base of her design elements. She believes, and I second the motion, that good work must have meaning, and that first you settle on your idea, and Then you get to work with your skills. Oh yeah, and she tells the artist that you gotta practice, since a lot of this stuff is about using your intuition, your taste, instead of picking right vs wrong choices. That is where it’s at, and you can see that Ann Johnston has made it her business to practice what she preaches with deft intelligence, artistic aplomb, and a genius for meaningful communication."
—Susan Shie, Artist, Wooster, OH