Kimberly Fredricks, Fine Artist and Teacher

Inked papier-mâché fox for Scarecrow Festival, Saint Charles

Inked papier-mâché fox for Scarecrow Festival, Saint Charles

Ms. Kim Fredricks has been teaching over at Water Street Studio's Print Lab in Saint Charles for some time now. I discovered her only recently a few months ago. She has been very helpful in rooting myself in Saint Charles and Fox Valley's art scene. I love being able to walk down to Main Street and add my dye swatches to the studio for students and classes.

During the day Kim works on t-shirt prints at her company's yetee design. At the studio her artwork, and all of her students' artwork lines the walls. I can speak for her when I say she has a strong hand and refined style. Her craftsmanship is bar none. Checkout these photos of the papier-mâché fox (for Fox Valley, of course) she contributed to our Water Street Scarecrow and floral carpet assembly! 

Print etching detail

Print etching detail

Simply amazing! Companies and galleries proudly display her work. I love the colorful etchings, and designs. They are just gorgeous, and look spectacular in combination with the floral carpet display we worked on together. Never use black straight out of the tube kiddies. There are so many shades of black. In fact, take any color in the room and place it next to black and you'll see its really a deeper, darker shade of eggplant, indigo or forest green. Use those eyes. 

Thank you Kim, I am honored to have worked with you on the Scarecrow Fest display, you really brought it. She referenced a skeletal model while constructing by the way peeps. That would be why you can actually feel the movement of the fox in her sculptural papier-mâché assembly. 

Fræbert!