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Zoom Workshops – Books & Mixed Media

BOOKS & MIXED MEDIA ZOOM WORKSHOPS
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Introduction to Natural Dyes

Sofia Gonzalez

June 5, 2021
2:00-4:30p.m. ET 

Tuition: $90 
Optional Kit: $25

Join Sofia V. Gonzalez from the comfort and safety of your home for a virtual natural dye workshop! This class is an introduction to natural dyes. We’ll be (virtually) dyeing a cotton bandana – great for wrapping gifts, using as a face covering for your neighborhood walks, or giving to your pet as a fashion statement.

If you purchase the supply kit, each participant will receive one pre-washed and pre-mordanted 22″ x 22″ cotton bandana, assorted shibori materials, pre-measured aluminum sulfate, various fabric samples to experiment with, and plant materials.  

We’ll be working with two natural materials:

  •     Eucalyptus bark to create light blushes and oranges*
  •     Red onion skins to create chartreuse yellows and olive greens*

 *These two plants are easily stored and safe to mail. Additional option if you choose to collect your own supplies: Yellow onion skins to create warm oranges and sunny golds, and save a few avocado pits for blush tones.

Participants will need to have on hand 2 pots to boil plant matter in water, wooden or stainless steel spoon to stir dye pot and fabric, a mixing bowl to soak fabric in, and pH Neutral dish soap to rinse fabric after dyeing (any dish soap without dye in it). We will work together as a group through the steps to create a natural dye bath and prep fabric to dye.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Sofia V. Gonzalez is a Northern California native currently living and working in San Diego, California. Raised in Marin County, California, Sofia is inspired by her natural surroundings and uses processes of sewing, staining, and color to explore her sense of place. Sofia received her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2014 where she focused on furthering her skills in textiles and natural dye techniques. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. She is passionate about connecting with other through textiles and caring for the environments we live in.

www.sofiavgonzalez.com

@sofiavgonzalez_

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Intricate Paper Sculpture

Michael Velliquette

June 18 & 25, 2021
4:00-6:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

Using the component qualities of surface, shape and edge as a starting point, students will construct an elaborate and intricate sculptural form made entirely from paper. Participants will investigate traditional paper-crafting techniques and integrate them with wholly unique methods they discover. Velliquette will also share tips and techniques based on his own work. 

Skills:

  •  Students should have confidence with cutting paper with a pair of straight edge scissors. More advanced skills would include confidence with the use of an xacto knife, but not necessary. 
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  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Michael Velliquette constructs stunningly intricate sculptures made from paper. A working artist for 20 years, Velliquette has participated in over 150 exhibitions in museums and galleries in the US, Europe and Asia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Chazen Museum of Art and the Racine Art Museum among others. He has participated in residencies and cultural exchange programs including the Artpace International Artist-in-Residence; the SÍM Residency, Reykjavik; the John Michael Kohler Art/Industry program; and EUARCA, Kassel, Germany. He is a member of the Guild of American Papercutters and the Paper Artist Collective—a global community of artists and designers dedicated to the medium of paper. As an arts educator Velliquette is on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in visual literacy and creative practice. He also teaches workshops on both his work and the paper arts, and in 2019 taught a course called “Sculptural Paper Craft: Form and Freedom” at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft.

http://www.velliquette.com

@michaelvelliquette

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FINDING THE SOUL OF FORGOTTEN MATERIALS 

Geoffrey Gorman

June 25 & 26 & July 1, 2021
1:00-3:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190

This three day workshop encourages students to experiment with innovative and intuitive ways of creating a variety of structures and forms using organic, found and recycled materials such as wood, metal, bike tires, carving foam and other ephemera. Students are invited to think about shapes and forms that hold particular interest and bring these ideas to the workshop. This class is perfect for beginners seeking an introduction to creating curious objects as well as intermediate and advanced students wishing to reach the next level and break out of their comfort zone.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Geoffrey Gorman is breathing life into what might be considered to be the detritus of our culture. He constructs both real and fanciful animals using sticks, rusted screws, washers, bicycle tires, old tools, bailing wire, discarded canvas, and other things that are housed in cluttered garages or the backs of closets suffering from neglect.  An intense physical process goes into making each work as Gorman builds from a series of elements layer upon layer. He explores the shared identity between animals and humans. Gorman shows his work at Giacobbe Fritz Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico along with other galleries around the country. Gorman’s work is in numerous public and private collections around the United States.

geoffreygorman.com

@geoffreygorman

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SAORI Woven Jewelry

Brandy Godsil

June 26, 2021
4:00-6:30p.m. ET 

Tuition: $90 

 

The workshop will demonstrate how to make small looms using accessible materials, such as
cardboard or paper plates and how to dress the loom by creating a warp. Then participants will
be shown how to weave on their new looms using a variety of materials, such as yarn, ribbons,
embroidery threads, fabric scraps, or string. The weavers will be encouraged to be
experimental in their weaving process and embrace the SAORI philosophy of free-style weaving.
Intuition and creativity are embraced in the SAORI method. Weavers will then learn how to cast

off their weavings and to attach them onto jewelry findings, which can include earring hooks,
blank rings, bracelet cuffs, and strings/ribbons for necklaces.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Brandy Godsil is a North Carolina based textile artist, fashion designer, and co-founder and teaching artist at weaving nonprofit organization SAORI Arts NYC. Since SAORI Arts NYC’s founding in 2015, she has been teaching weaving to people with disabilities in person and in virtual workshops. Brandy has taught weaving and sewing workshops at Craft Habit in Raleigh, North Carolina, Garment and Pattern-making classes at The Sewing Room of Garner in Garner, North Carolina, taught a virtual SAORI woven jewelry workshop at FABSCRAP NY, Art Camps and ArtSpace NC and hosts virtual private group and individual lessons in fabric dyeing, weaving, sewing, garment alterations, and drawing. She is passionate about teaching fiber arts and sustainability. 

Brandy graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in Fiber and Experimental Fashion. She studied Painting at Parsons School of Design Summer program in NYC and Experimental Fashion Design Online Course at Central Saint Martins. 

Brandy lived in NYC for 11 + years and has worked in the textile and fashion industry since 2010. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2020 where she continues her multi-media artistic practice and teaching workshops. Her couture work has been featured in magazines Cosmopolitan, Vogue, GQ, Ink, and NYFW.

www.brandygodsil.com

www.saoriartsnyc.org

@Brandy_Godsil
@Saoriarts.nyc

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Wrapping Wild: Making Textile Sculptures out of Recycled Materials

Bryant Holsenbeck

October 6, 13, & 20, 2021
4:00-6:00p.m. ET 

Tuition: $190 

This is a workshop about making textile sculptures out of the STUFF of our everyday lives. Nothing bought, nothing ordered except for some wire for the 3rd class)—only what you can find!  It is a time to pull out your old socks, your ripped and stained T-shirts, the long unworn clutter at the back of your bureau drawers. Help your partner out by using their old ties and shoelaces, suspenders and more.  It is time to make space in our lives. Let’s use our hearts, and our hands and clean out our closets at the same time. I will lead you through a series of exercises and show you some simple techniques that you can use to transform the ordinary into extraordinary sculptures. In the 3rd class we will begin to incorporate wire structures into our work. Our challenge will be to take bits and pieces from our everyday world and make them into art. I hope you will join us.

  • Participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone. It’s easy! Download here.
  • Participants must have reliable internet access and a computer or phone with sound recording and web-cam capabilities to participate.
  • Check out the list of additional supplies you will need for this workshop here.
  • Once registered, students will receive a video meeting code along with simple ZOOM instructions.
  • Workshop fees are non-refundable but are transferable with a $25 fee.
  • Features live demonstration and the ability to ask  questions. Participants will also receive a recording of the demonstration to use for up to 30 days.

Bryant Holsenbeck is a studio artist who has worked and lived in Durham, NC for  30 years.  She began her professional career as a basket maker and has evolved into an environmental artist who makes installations and sculptures  out or cast-off materials. Teaching: Penland (NC), Arrowmont (TN), Haystack, (ME), Grampians Texture (Australia). Collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (PA), Racine Art Museum (WI. She has taught, exhibited her works and made installations throughout the United States and abroad. She has received 2 North Carolina Artists Grants.

bryantholsenbeck.com

@bryant_holsenbeck

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Add A Pocosin Arts Apron to Your Order!

Gear Up! Get a gorgeous new kelly green Pocosin Arts Apron with an adjustable strap and a large front pocket. Purchase includes shipping!

Cost: $12