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Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 1: May 25–May 29, 2015 (five–day classes)

1. Drawing With Thread
Instructor: Bob Adams

Note: This class is now closed.

This class is an exploration of using thread as a drawing tool in the creation of textile art. Learn how thread, color, weight and density relate to your fabrics and affect the look of the overall design. In this class we will focus first on black and white drawings, then progress to color drawings that will be transferred to cloth by sewing machine.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Machine quilting

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


2. Expressive Dye Painting
Instructor: Sue Benner

Note: This class is now closed.

Bold and expressive use of Procion MX dyes is the goal of this workshop. Sue teaches her layered painterly approach using direct application, monoprinting and various other techniques. Emphasis is also placed on developing sophisticated color combinations using interesting tools and adding touches of metallic and opaque fabric paints.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $100

Medium/Technique: Surface design, dyeing

Student Level: Intermediate – advanced

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3. Human Marks
Instructor: Dorothy Caldwell

Note: This class is now closed.

Explore mark making, using a variety of materials and techniques. Participants will examine different kinds of marks including stitching, batik, drawn, painted and a variety of unconventional marks. Simple bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated and everyone will create a book made from their own personal marks.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Hand-stitching

Student Level: All

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4. Independent Study (7 day class- continues through Session 2)
Instructor: Cynthia Corbin

Come with an idea brewing or a series in progress. This class is designed for students ready for challenging, independent and focused study, as well as problem-solving critique. I believe in exploration, experimentation and practice. Focus on your own process and turn your ideas into successful work. Join me! This class must be taken in conjunction with class 10.

Sewing Machine: Optional (recommended)

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Guided class focusing on a piece or series already in progress

Student Level: Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


5. Here and Now!
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

The journey of your life as an artist is an amazing story and can be the greatest influence on your art. It is a story that no one but you can tell. Using this as inspiration,  you will create a quilt that no one but you could make.  You will utilize a personal symbol, motif and color combo to represent your sense of place, time and mood in a quilt that will visually express the path that has brought you to where you are now. Learn to edit, select and simplify to create mystery, drama and richness in your work. Whether you choose to sew by hand, machine, or fuse, the emphasis of this class will be on color, value, line, shape and texture. Whatever you choose to depict, I will provide guidance as you create a successful contemporary visual composition that says, “this is me, here and now!”

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Sewing, design, composition, color theory

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


6. Paint, Stitch, Create Quilts
Instructor: Deborah Fell

Note: This class is now closed.

Using pads of canvas paper, students will create small art quilts that work in a series. Design elements will be emphasized to make each piece relate to the others. Students will create mixed-media materials and paint washes on canvas, choosing elements that connect each piece visually. The piece will be finished by framing, quilting or mounting on a substrate. The goal of this workshop is to have fun with design by creating small compositions using paint, paper, gel, fabric scraps and re-purposed materials.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $25

Medium/Technique: Paper, mixed-media, sewing

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


7. Book Arts Sampler
Instructor: Lesley Patterson-Marx

Note: This class is now closed.

Students will learn a variety of book structures, ranging from traditional to sculptural forms. We will make five or more small-scale books, embellishing them with various mixed-media processes on paper and fabric. The class will explore suminagashi marbling, paper cutting, relief printing, collage, image transfer, mica windows and more. Students will also make a fabric covered box with compartments in which to house their finished books!

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Book-making, 3-D, multi-media

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 2: May 30–31, 2015 (two-day classes)

New Class Added:

Big Beautiful Becky's Bodacious Beadification of the Universe
Instructor: Becky Hancock

Class Fee: $40

Explore the many ways to bead-ify yourself and make the universe a more bedazzled place. You'll learn the basics of necklace and bracelet bead stringing, Becky's special bead-kabob technique for drop-style earrings and methods for turning/wrapping loops. You will make beads from felted balls, silk cocoons and found objects, including bottle caps and other recyclables. During this two-day class, you will learn how to combine multiple ingredients, make the ever-popular "Bodacious Bracelet," and create embellishments for your art and yourself. This class is guaranteed to kick your mojo into the cosmos, causing an extreme jolt of creativity! Join us and surround yourself in an atmosphere of amazing creative energy!

With the amazing low supply fee of $40, Becky will provide a room-full of beads, bobbles, fetishes, ribbon, felt, tools, fabric, findings and much, much more!!! You'll find everything you could need and more than you could ever use to create the most amazing beading projects ever!


8. Making Your Own Reusable Stamps.
Instructor: Bob Adams

Note: This class is now closed.

Using Styrofoam, wood and your own personal designs, you will learn to make your own stamps. Students will be shown how to use a Dremel tool to cut out intricate designs on wood. The class will move on to designing and creating stamps with a wood burning tool on Styrofoam. On day two, using newly created stamps, students will learn how different inks transfer to different surfaces, such as cloth, paper, or even t-shirts! The instructor will supply the wood, Styrofoam and a variety of inks for you to experiment with.   

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Surface design

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

 

9. Self–Portraits
Instructor: Sue Benner

The self-portrait has long been a standard form of artistic expression. By creating an image of ourselves, we can explore our identities, stories, motivations and fears while having a lot of fun in the process. Gather up your photographs, journals and sketches. Bring old clothing, personal momentos, and fabric with lots of meaning, and come to class and work it all out. The results can be fascinating and revealing. Sue will present a range of approaches to the quilted self-portrait, from headshot to the whole body. In the process of creating your image, you will learn and use Sue's fusible construction techniques and alternative assembly methods.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Design

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

 

10. Independent Study (7 day class - continues from Session 1)
Instructor: Cynthia Corbin

Please see description from Class 4. This must be taken in conjunction with Class 4. This is offered only as a 7-day class.

Sewing Machine: Optional (recommended)

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Guided class focusing on a piece or series already in progress

Student Level: Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


11. African Motif in Design
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Enjoy, learn and be inspired by an exciting array of African textiles made over the centuries. After seeing lots of pictures and actual textiles, you'll make your own quilt top using an exciting African motif and design approach. You will learn new ways of breathing life, rhythm and color into your quilts.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Hand-sewing, machine-sewing, design

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


12. Getting Your Work Out There
Instructor: Deborah Fell

Note: This class is now closed.

This two-day workshop focuses on pricing and selling your work, establishing your goals as an artist, developing studio organizational strategies and creating selling strategies for the 21st century.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Kit Fee: $10

Medium/Technique: Business development

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


13. Design – Creating a Focal Point 
Instructor: Kerr Grabowski

Do your pieces present a visual tug-of-war, with no particular entrance or direction? Do they lack focus? In this class, you'll concentrate on one image and one principle at a time: repetition, scale or color. You'll view and analyze images utilizing one of these elements, creating collages with that element as the focal point. Collage offers the ability to easily explore ideas and options, using a variety of materials: papers, fabrics, found objects and anything that can be glued, fused or stitched down.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $25

Medium/Technique: Multi-media, sewing, collage

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


14. Hidden Worlds: Miniature Books with a Box
Instructor: Lesley Patterson-Marx

Note: This class is now closed.

Be prepared to connect to your sense of wonder in this exciting workshop. Students will make at least three miniature books using a variety of book binding methods and mixed media techniques to create content. Students will then make a custom box from a re-used book, created specifically to house their finished miniature book works. Projects include an accordion book with three dimensional elements, a folded paper book with a hard cover using paper cutting and collage techniques, and a mini sketch book with a sewn exposed spine binding.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Kit Fee: $25

Medium/Technique: Book-making, 3-D, multi-media

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 3: June 1–5, 2015 (5 day classes)

15. Hand Stitched Treasure(d) Boxes
Instructor: Lisa Binkley

Note: This class is now closed.

Begin with a simple wood cigar box, fabric, thread, beads, and a special word, poem, phrase or image. Explore the world of hand embroidery and narrative mark-making while transforming the cigar box into a personal shrine, portable altar or 3D mixed-media sculpture that showcases your personalized hand stitching and theme or text.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Hand-beading, mixed-media

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


16. Stitch Resist Shibori
Instructor: Sue Cavanaugh

Note: This class is now closed.

Want to submerge yourself in stitch resist shibori? This is a hand stitching and dyeing class. You’ll learn or review mokume (wood grain), ori-nui (tooth pattern), maki-nui (chevron), karamatsu (Japanese larch) and spider-web binding techniques. You’ll do immersion dyeing to set pattern and add color by painting on dye. You can work at your own level and pace, creating small studies or a larger piece. Stitch slow and meditative or fast and furious.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $25

Medium/Technique: Shibori

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


17. Emerging Style for Fiber Artists
Instructor: Cynthia Corbin

Note: This class is now closed.

To keep growing as an artist, it is always good to stretch the possibilities. In a series of studies we will work with our favorites – colors, subjects and shapes – and explore their opposites. The goal is to develop a sense of meaning that demonstrates who we are as individual artists.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: None

Medium/Technique: Sewing, design, composition

Student Level: Intermediate - advanced

Supply List [PDF]

18. Independent Study/ Master Class (7 days - continues through Session 4)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

This is the perfect opportunity to intensify your search and do an in-depth investigation of your particular passion, find out what your work can be, break new ground and let your creative voice sing. Bring work already in progress or in the planning stage. We will study and discuss the work of other artists as well as your responses to favorite artists in various fields. This class offers you time, space and opportunity to explore and develop your work in the direction of your personal interest in a supportive and creative environment. This class must be taken in conjunction with class 25.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Guided class focusing on a piece or series already in progress

Student Level: Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


19. One Screen, One Image, Many Variations
Instructor: Kerr Grabowski

Develop one image many ways. We'll begin each day with drawing/design exercises. Using screens, dye, discharge, textile paint, water-soluble media and more, you'll create a series of small works while exploring the various marks created with each media. Expect to come away with personal rather than technique based forms of expression.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $40-$55

Medium/Technique: Screen printing, surface design

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


20. Layers of Lightness: Designing with Translucent Fabrics
Instructor: Jeannette Meyer

We'll produce a palette of silk organza and cotton organdy colors with water-based paint, learn machine and hand-sewn construction techniques ranging from traditional Korean pojagi to raw edge appliqué, and discover the design and color world that opens up while composing quilts or fabric collages with layers of translucent fabrics.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Sewing, surface design

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


21. Fabric and Paper Collage, Printing and Painting
Instructor: Fran Skiles

Working intuitively, participants will build collage layers on semi-rigid canvases with many kinds of papers, using paint, ink, photography and stitching. The class includes demonstrations, group discussions and individual critiques.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Paper, collage, multi-media

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 4: June 6–7, 2015 (two-day classes)

22. Layered Surface Design: The Handmade Stitch on Hand-Dyed Fabric
Instructor: Lisa Binkley

Explore the enormous potential in the interplay of hand-dyed surface and handmade stitch. Begin with the kit or a simple sandwiched quilt of hand-dyed fabrics. Learn, refine, and delve into hand embroidery with beads and embroidery threads while designing and stitching a small art quilt or embroidery piece.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $40

Medium/Technique: Hand-beading

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


23. Two-Day Stitch Resist Shibori
Instructor: Sue Cavanaugh

Do you enjoy hand stitching? Want to give hand dyeing a try? In this class you will learn three traditional shibori stitches: mokume (wood grain), ori-nui (tooth pattern), and maki-nui (chevron), as well as Sue’s method of mokume that yields planned lines. Students will make several small studies using immersion dyeing. This is a low-stress class with emphasis on hand stitching.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Class Fee: $15

Medium/Technique: Shibori

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


24. ABCs of Composition
Instructor: Cynthia Corbin

Note: This class is now closed.

Think about the letters of the alphabet as simple shapes. Strung together as words or simply a series of symbols, letters become fascinating abstract structures that also pull in another layer of meaning.

This class is based on my own Text Series work. Utilizing the "black fabric sketch" method of visualizing a composition, students will develop a series of pieces based on a single word or series of letters—sometimes readable, sometimes not. I provide a starting place, guidance and encouragement, and each student takes it from there—giving voice to their own point of view.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $15–$30

Medium/Technique: Sewing, design, composition

Student Level: Intermediate - advanced

Supply List [PDF]


25. Independent Study/ Master Class (7 days - continues from Session 3)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Please see description from class 18. This class must be taken in conjunction with class 18. This class is offered only as a 7-day class.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Class Fee: $50

Medium/Technique: Guided class focusing on a piece or series already in progress

Student Level: Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


26. Make Your Mark: A Liberated Look At Line
Instructor: Jeannette Meyer

Note: This class is now closed.

Wire, paper, fabric and thread are the tools we'll employ in some seriously fun exercises that will reveal the way you use line as a design element to make marks, and the way you make your marks your own. Come prepared to play, laugh and explore in this fast-paced class.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $10

Medium/Technique: Sewing, surface design

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


27. Beneath the Surface
Instructor: Andrea Myers

In this experimental workshop, participants will push the boundaries of their practice by exploring dimensionality. Through considering the wall plane and 3D space, we will build forms that grow into the space. We'll cover various armatures and supports using conventional and unconventional methods of sculptural construction. Discover new methods of construction: your work will grow in new dimensions.

Sewing Machine: Required

Class Fee: $15-$30 (depending on usage of materials)

Medium/Technique: 3D, multi-media

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

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