Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


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March 2018

Painting Silk Scarves with a Botanical Motif with Debra Dolsberry

March 9-March 11 Mendocino, CA United States

This workshop teaches silk painting using transparent dyes, Resistad and other water-soluble resists. Working with the primaries magenta, yellow, blue, plus black, students will explore color theory as they learn to mix transparent color both on and off the silk. Painting techniques of layering transparent colors over other transparent colors will be demonstrated. Additional techniques using water, alcohol and a variety of salts will be used to create texture. In this beginning-intermediate workshop, students will be guided in drawing with…

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Traditional Yoruba Batik, Adire, and Tie-Dye with Indigo

March 23-March 26 Mendocino, CA United States

Gasali will teach the traditional Yoruba techniques of Batik, Adire Eleko and Tie-Dye. “When teaching I always begin by telling the students a little about myself and my culture; I explain the meanings behind the designs I am teaching them. I give a short demonstration of the methods before the students begin. Batik is the process of creating designs using wax. The name that we call batik in the Yoruba tribe is adire alabela, which means wax resist. The wax…

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April 2018

Wacky Basketry with Emily Dvorin

April 7-April 8 Mendocino, CA United States

This two-day workshop will explore and experiment with a variety of basket making techniques and structures. We will create a few free-form vessels while experiencing unusual and fun materials and stretching the definition of basketry.

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Foam Party 2018: Dyeing with Shaving Cream with Pavlos Mayakis

April 22 9:30 am-4:30 pm Mendocino, CA United States

Quilters, Dyers, Paper Artists, Surface Designers, and even Woodworkers, this workshop is for you! In this workshop you will discover the many benefits that dyeing with shaving cream can bring to your work. In this one-day workshop, we will explore techniques and applications ranging from faux marbled effects to stamping, screening, stenciling, and painting with shaving cream. Pavlos will present his recipe that allows all fiber reactive dye colors to flow and perform in concert with each other having the…

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The Art of Tapestry Weaving with Tricia Goldberg

April 27-April 29 Mendocino, CA United States

Weave with sumptuous fine wool yarns and learn tapestry techniques including hatchings, hachures, slits, and patterns for combining colors, and experiment with eccentric or non-horizontal weaving. Begin with warping a small loom and choosing or creating a design for your paper cartoon to use as a guide during weaving. Looms, yarn, and small equipment will be provided. Open to all levels.

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May 2018

Silk Painting with Alternative Resists with Debra Dolsberry

May 4-May 6 Mendocino, CA United States

For this workshop, students should have basic experience on how transparent dye behaves and mixes on the silk. Demonstrations will focus on using dye, sodium alginate, cellulose, water and salt to create imagery and border design. Cellulose will be used both to treat the silk and as a dye thickener. They will be instructed on how to work with dye and thickening agents such as sodium alginate and water-soluble resists. Specifically, students will learn techniques that allow them to layer and dye-paint a motif on top…

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Marbling Paper and Beyond with Bob Rhoades

May 19-May 20 Mendocino, CA United States

This class will offer experiences for those familiar with marbling as well as first timers. The objective is for everyone to come away with 10 to 20 sheets of beautifully marbled paper as well as an opportunity to explore marbling of other surfaces to include garments, fabric, absorbent objects made of cast paper, paper Mache, bisqued ceramics, and wood. The first day we'll go through the process of preparing paints (acrylics) and gelatin size. Then I will take you thru…

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