SilkPainting Basics

June 8, 2022 7:36 am

INTRO TO SILK PAINTING: ALL LEVELS In this 2 day workshop, beginners and intermediate alike will learn to complete their own hand-painted creations on silk. Using professional steam-set dyes and resists, We will develop a “sampler” of different techniques rather than one completed work. Traditional outlining technique, watercolor blending, salt effects, “direct” treatment of fabric …

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Connie Rohman: Gelatin Plate Printing & Stitching on Fabric

May 27, 2022 7:42 am

Gelatin Plate Printing: Discover the delights of creating your own unique fabrics with gelatin plate mono-printing. Gelatin plate printing is a fun and easy method of mono-printing that results in surprises and delights. We begin with going over how to make a gelatin plate. After making stencils, we will then use them to pull prints. …

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Annie Lopez: Cyanotype Printing

May 27, 2022 7:41 am

Learn the process of making a cyanotype print, from mixing the chemicals to applying it on the paper to exposure times and fixing the image with running water. Cyanotype is photography without a camera. Learn the history and the uses of cyanotype and make a photogram using found objects. Precoated paper and some materials will …

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A Little Blue on White Indigo Shibori

May 8, 2022 6:40 am

Little Blue on White Indigo Shibori Workshop, July 25-29, PRO Chemical & Dye, Fall River, MA, will focus on all those elegant indigo shibori patterns that keep the background, white or other color. We’ll explore hard cores, soft rope cores, stitching such as hinode, shirokage (white shadow), some boshi (capping) and arashi variations. So many …

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A Week to Batik!

May 8, 2022 6:38 am

Come experience this magical Land of Enchantment in northern New Mexico. This is where Georgia O’Keeffe once lived and painted, inspired by the high desert and canyons. Do you quilt, sew, decorate? Instead of buying mass-produced printed batik fabrics, create your own on 100% cotton in this fun batik intensive class. Batik is the ancient …

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Flexible Structures Online

April 26, 2022 3:18 pm

ONLINE: July 6-August 3, MWF, 9am-1pm An exploration of traditional and non-traditional methods of form making using a variety of flexible, soft, or fibrous materials. Projects explore both technical and conceptual possibilities. Students investigate materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, functional objects and as mixed-media installations and site-specific environments. We will explore various off-loom …

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Sculpture: Fiber, Paper & Acrylic Online

April 14, 2022 12:57 pm

Think beyond the flat surface, move into the next dimension! Learn how GOLDEN Acrylic products can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting …

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Intermediate Stenciling with Michele Hollick

March 23, 2022 11:34 am

This workshop is designed for experienced stenciling students looking to progress to more complicated designs, techniques, and pieces. Prerequisite: Students in Intermediate Stenciling must have taken a 2-day class with Michele in the past. New students to stenciling are encouraged to take Stencilied Floor Cloth for All Levels. In this advanced workshop, projects will be …

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Natural Dye: A Focus on Protein Fibers with Catharine Ellis

March 23, 2022 11:33 am

This workshop will focus on the best practices for mordanting and dyeing protein fabrics and fibers, including both wool and silk. Purchased dyestuffs and extracts will be used as well as some locally grown plants. There will be discussion on dye selection and methods of testing dyes for longevity. Students will work with both mordant …

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