top of page
Crepe Paper IRISES

Instructor: Eileen Riley

Ages: 15 & up

Location: 101 West Rodney French Blvd NB - Studio 260

Format: 3 hour workshop

Date: Friday,  June 28th

Time:  6:00 to 9:00

Fee: $55.  All materials included, patterns, professional grade crepe paper, glues, scissors, wire, floral tape, pastels, paints etc.


Crepe Paper IRISES

  • These Irises look as if they've come out of the ground, and literally come to life in your hands !!   Imagine giving these heart felt hand made beauties as a gift to anyone.  In this class we will cut and shape the petals and construct the stamens using crepe paper and pastels. Then we will assemble the flowers and stamens using tacky or hot glue, floral tape and floral wire. Last, we will assemble stems and leaves.  Students will make up to 2 gorgeous flowers each.

  • Eileen Riley is a life-long student of the arts. Growing up in rural, Westport, Massachusetts, Eileen's backyard became her inspiration. The ocean, wooded retreats, farmland, and suburbia acted as a springboard for her past and current work. From an early age she wanted to become an artist and took advanced art classes at the local university when she was twelve. This gave her the confidence she needed to succeed in her dream. She went to the University of Massachusetts to study fine art with a concentration in sculpture. After college she spent time as a potter and artist mentor. She then settled into a five-year position as an art teacher at Bishop Stang High School. There she taught three-dimensional design, photography and drawing and painting. She also created set designs for the school’s drama and administration departments. Ms. Riley continues to develop her craft and shows her work regularly at art galleries in New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. She also does commissioned work of various kinds. She submerges herself in art, teaching private lessons and continuing to study art by taking classes and staying current in art by visiting a vast number of galleries and art museums wherever she goes, for inspiration. Eileen is currently researching art residencies in the United States.

bottom of page