Visit TAFA's new site!

Connie Leonard Volkman

Initially, I was inspired as a child by my parents to create with found objects, leftover fabric, and art media discovered in the basement.  I now use that same inspiration to create fiber sculpture and textiles out of unusual materials and unusable garments.  I have taught art education in secondary schools and the university level for many years but I am continually amazed by the magic of surface design, dyes, textile paint, manipulation by heat, and texture in fiber art.

My fiber art doesn't keep me warm but it does warm my heart and soul.
  • Pastel Painting and Fiber Art instructor 
  • Liturgical Artist and Garden Design instructor 
  • Retired Secondary Art teacher 
  • Former Community College and Wichita State University Instructor 
  • Author - Creative Thinking and Problem Solving in the Art Classroom 
  • Studio Artist
Contact Connie


Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Online Store: Etsy
Memberships: Kansas Surface Design, Imagio Dei Liturgical Art, The Fiber Focus Group, FiberArt/Mixed Media
Languages spoken: English

Tags: Mixed Media, Textile, Dye, Textile Paint, Mono printing, Paper, Fiber, Design, Discharge


1 comment:

“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


Related Posts with Thumbnails