Silk Painting With and A Without Resist Sat - Sun, 10/19 - 10/20: 9:30 - 4:30
Beautiful watercolor textures appear on silk by applying alcohol, salt or sugar to wet painted dye. We'll use French dyes especially suited to silk painting, and introduce a non-toxic washable resist that allows for a range of design opportunities, from delicate outlined images to free abstract forms. Then it's on to thickened dye and "stop flow" for even more possibilities! You'll take away at least one beautiful scarf, and a myriad of samples and techniques for future enjoyment. These will make beautiful Christmas gifts!
Quick Fabric Dyeing with Low Immersion Compression Dyeing, Tray Dyeing, and Microwave Dyeing Sat - Sun, 11/9 - 11/10: 9:30 - 4:30
In this workshop we'll produce colorful surfaces for quilting, wall pieces, embellishment, and art clothing with easy to use fiber-reactive dyes and quick techniques. Your results will always be one of a kind, and the textures and patterns resemble the lovely hand-dyed Balinese fabrics we've seen in recent years. This is a class for beginners just learning about fabric dyeing, as well as experienced fabric artists wanting to hone in on low immersion techniques for their emerging ideas. We will be dyeing both cotton and silk.
Printing on with Thermofax Screens Sat - Sun, 11/16 - 11/17: 9:30 - 4:30
Burning designs onto riso film with a thermofax machine creates long-lasting screens that print finely detailed images on fabric (and paper). With our thermafax machine and laser printer you will produce up to five screens generated from your own designs. Copies from natural objects such as leaves, buds, grasses, etc. will be included in the design process. For an additional application, we'll learn to make a stencil with fusible interfacing. Thickened fiber-reactive dyes and textile paints will provide a wide range of color choices. These techniques make wonderful printed imagery for layering on white or hand-dyed fabrics and t-shirts. They transfer easily to paper and mixed media projects as well. Bring your own visual inspiration and a desire to play.
About the Instructor: PIPPA DREW
Drew has been a surface designer and painter for over 30 years. She
graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BFA in Fine Arts
with a minor in textile design, and completed a masters thesis in oil
painting at Dartmouth College. Throughout the 1980s she created silk
paintings from her studio in San Francisico, and in 1995 traveled to
Java to study batik in Yogyakarta, with Agus Ishmoyo and Nia Fliam.
Between 2006 and 2008 she returned to Indonesia on several trips,
creating an extensive body of work in mixed media while living in Bali.
She has taught batik and silk painting at the League of New Hampshire
Craftsman and Catamount Arts, and shibori and surface design at
Dartmouth College under a National Science Foundation Grant supporting
interdisciplinary art and mathematics. In the field of surface
design, Pippa has studied with Mary Anne Jordon, Joan Morris, Ellin
Noble, Mo Kelman, Nicole St Pierre, Betsy Sterling Benjamin, Anna Lisa
Hedstrom, Holly Heller, Achemi Cohn, Carol Soderlund, and is currently
enrolled in the two year Art Cloth Mastery Program with Jane Dunnewold
in her San Antonio Studio. Her work has been shown in Northern New
England, San Francisco, Tennessee, and New York City.
She has received a
St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist 2013 Fellowship. With this
award she's begun a new body of work entitled Cloaking Device in which she explores theories of energy fields, protection devices, camouflage, holography, felting, and time travel.
(left image: Cloaking Device by Wylie Sofia Garcia, 2013. Hand made needle felted dress made with dyed raw wool roving and spandex. Photo Credit: RL Photo)
See the work of Fellowship recipients at an upcoming Exhibit:
(above image: Cloaking Device by Wylie Sofia Garcia, 2011. Created from mixed textiles.)
In her series, The Dress That Makes The Woman,
Garcia intended to embark upon a ritualized creative challenge: to wear
and to work daily on a dress for one month at a time for an entire
year. With this project came a year of love, loss, struggle and couture
–the honest mess of one woman’s daily life. (Read more about the project on her blog at this link)