Textiles & Fibers

Beginning Batik

Robin York
March 22-23, 2019

Batik is a wax resist dyeing process applied to cloth. This workshop will explore the basic process of batik including wax outlining and dye application techniques. Students will have the opportunity to create two unique batiks and will be able to take home a dying frame for future use.

ALL LEVELS
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$280.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Feltmaking

Sharron Parker
May 3-4, 2019

Discover the ancient technique of feltmaking, where only wool and hot water are needed to make a colorful and highly textured piece of felt. Students will first make felt “geodes” to see how easily pattern pieces can be created, and then use these pattern pieces to make a flat piece of felt. Students will comb dyed wools together to create a personal color palette, and then do a “painterly” composition using wool, yarns, fleece curls, etc. 

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$270.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)

Botanical Prints

Beth Burns
October 4-5, 2019

In this workshop, students will be transferring detailed botanical prints of leaves onto silk scarves. This ” Medium Print” method combines botanical printing and resist dyeing by adding the use of acid dyes to create beautiful background color with the detailed print of the plant. The background color is obtained using a carrier cloth that releases the acid dyes when the fabric is bundled and boiled for several hours over high heat. The completed scarves will be the student’s very own unique and organic piece of wearable art. Students must feel comfortable standing for several hours at a time in order to collect the leaves and complete the plant/silk bundle.

ALL LEVELS

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days.

$285.00

(includes tuition, materials fee and studio fee)