Silk Painting is an exciting and beautiful watercolor medium using silk as a canvas and dyes as the paint. With the addition of gutta as a resist, many interesting variations can be achieved. In this class, you will learn a variety of techniques for applying resist and dyes to silk to create results that can range from realistic representational images to abstract textural fields. No experience necessary. Materials and an informative handout will be provided. Come explore the colorful world of Silk Painting!
Batik is a form of fiber art using soy wax to make resist designs and patterns on on fabric. Once the resist is applied, your choices for adding colors are limited only by your imagination!
In this class, you will learn a variety of ways to make beautiful colors, patterns and images on fabric, and create pieces that can be mounted as a wall hangings or used to make functional or wearable art. You will experiment with 1 or 2 practice pieces and then create a finished product of your choice. This can be a scarf, a banner, a pillowcase or something else of your choosing.
No artistic experience necessary, just bring your creativity! Register at Lifelong Learning.
Need a place to work on your fiber arts creations? Full Circle Art Studio is a fully equipped fiber arts studio where you can let your creativity run wild! Studio Times are held the 4th Wednesday evening of the month from 6:30 – 9:30 PM and the 2nd Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.
After you have taken a class, workshop or a private lesson at Full Circle, you are eligible to attend open studio times here at my studio. I supply the equipment, dyes, paints, chemicals and plenty of support; you bring a natural fiber piece you would like to work on or buy one at the studio.
Find available studio times on the calendar below.
Learn tie-dye resist techniques such as folding, tying, scrunching and winding to make beautiful, colorful patterns. Combine brilliant dye colors to create eye-catching pieces such as t-shirts, scarves, aprons or anything else made of cotton or other silk or cellulose fibers.
I will supply the dyes, fixer, guidance, encouragement and all of the equipment needed to make finished pieces. You will see a hands-on demonstration and receive a complete set of instructions for making more exciting creations on your own.
You bring one to three pre-washed dyeable items of your choice, enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
This class is great for beginners and experienced fiber artists alike. All Full Circle Art & Design classes are held in Claudia’s art studio in Gunbarrel — a casual and fun setting for creative exploration and a perfect venue for an intimate get together with friends. Wear some old clothes, bring a water bottle and your sense of adventure!
April 27 & May 4, 2017
6:30 – 9:30 pm
When you say Tie-dye, most people think of American Hippie-style t-shirts. The inspiration for modern tie-dye, Shibori, is the ancient art of folding, tying, wrapping and clamping fabric to make resist patterns. In both of these techniques, once a resist method is applied, your choices for adding colors is limited only by your imagination! In this class, you will learn a variety of ways to make beautiful colors, patterns and images on fabric, and create multi-layered pieces that can be mounted as a wall hangings or used to make functional or wearable art. No artistic experience necessary!
Materials and an informative handout will be provided. Come explore the colorful world of tie-dye and shibori!
Register at Lifelong Learning