Thursday, June 17, 2010

Creating Fabric with Dyes and Paints - summer fibre arts class

Join us for this fun-filled, two weekend full credit course in the Textile Design program at St. Lawrence College. Explore the world of creating original fabric using Low Immersion Dyeing and direct dye application techniques, screen and batik prints and painting/printing with pigments including water based, metallic and textured paints. The first weekend is devoted to paint technique, while the second weekend is all dyes... Discover the beauty of Japanese Shibori technique, discharge printing and over-dyeing, and the use of natural and applied resist as new ways to add texture to fabric that is unique and original to your Art Quilts and garment designs. A great opportunity to get your stash of unique fabrics ready for fall stitching and for upcoming shows and exhibitions. .
Play with sun-printing and the development of surface texture to enhance your future quilt design work. Individual journals of samples will be developed during the course, with clear instruction/lab sheets to ensure confidence in working with these new techniques for the future. In the second weekend, students will develop an exhibition piece including their newly created fabrics and explore stitching, decorating with stamps, stencils and finishing techniques. ($30 materials fee payable to the instructor at start of course). Instructor: B. Garner Sat/Sun/Mon July 16-18, Aug 21-23, 10am-5pm, $206.28 Accommodation in residence at the college may be available. Reasonable and excellent facilities in beautiful historic Kingston during two great adventure weekends this summer!
Register at 613-544-5400, ext. 60 or online at Part Time Studies, Textile Design Program, Program Code Arts 113-881. Contact Bethany for details. Come play - bring friends!