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Session 4

Session 1: May 29–June 2, 2017 (five–day classes)

1. Expressive Dye Painting and Printing 1 (This class is now full)
Instructor: Sue Benner

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
and using interesting tools, along with adding touches of metallic and opaque
fabric paints. Sue will share helpful hints, technical information, and her own variations.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $80-100

Student Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


2. Multi Media Design
Instructor: Betty Busby

The various non woven materials available today can be a wonderful addition to traditional
fabrics, extending your range of expression. We will paint, fuse and cut out these
materials, making samples and coming up with many exciting ideas for your own designs
and patterns. We will also explore the use of electric cutting machines, creating designs
and programming them into the machine. This is a chance to experiment with ways to
produce images with non-wovens, and methods for incorporating them into art quilting.
New techniques of fabric surface design using found materials will also be explored.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $50

Student Level: All Levels

Supply List [PDF]


3. Joomchi and Beyond
Instructor: Jiyoung Chung

Joomchi is a traditional Korean art that requires only water and eager hands to rework
layers of Hanji, colored mulberry papers, into a new, cloth-like or leather-like textured
handmade paper that is strong enough to be sewn, painted, collaged or worked into
free-standing forms. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to try several
hands-on techniques and to become acquainted with Joomchi's history, practice and
role in Korean society. Explore the possibilities for quilts, books, garments, unconventional
body ornaments or sculptural object: 2-D & 3D, functional or fine art oriented. The
possibilities are exciting and endless!

Sewing Machine: Not required

Supply Fee: $30

Student Level: All Levels

Supply List [PDF]


4. Independent Study (7 days)
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 your 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. Must be taken in conjunction with class 11.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Supply Fee: $50

Student Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


5. Designing Digital Fabric (This class is closed)
Instructor: Alice Frenz

Use Adobe Photoshop CC in CCAD's computer lab to create designs ready for uploading
and printing on fabric by services such as Spoonflower. Learn to create and edit compositions
and seamless repeats using photos, scanned objects, typography and images
created with your ipad or smartphone. Previous experience working in Photoshop is
required. To get the most from this class, you will want to have experience with and feel
comfortable using at least half of these tools in Photoshop CS5, CS6, or CC: layers and
layer masks, selection, eraser, type and brush tools, cut and paste, crop, and transformations
such as flip, rotate, scale, and clone stamp.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: None

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


6. Lucky Drawing: Freehand Sketchbook 5 Day
Instructor: Susie Shie

In this class, you won't be tracing, erasing, collaging, or copying from art that you see.
You'll be drawing freehand in sketchbooks, from life, from photos, from memory, or from
your imagination. It doesn't matter what your skill level is now, even if you haven't drawn
since you were five years old. Learning to draw is like learning to float in water: learn to
trust, let go, and then discover that you could have done it all along. Each day, we'll do
10-minute meditative drawing exercises, then work on one to two sustained drawings of
optional themes. There will be no negative criticism, only appreciation and inspiration by
working in a nurturing group.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Supply Fee: none

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 2: June 3–4, 2017 (two-day classes)

7. Expressive Dye Painting and Printing Independent Study
Instructor: Sue Benner

This is an optional continuation of 5-day class, "Expressive Dye Painting and Printing." It is a chance to spend an extra two days using the exciting techniques and skills you learned. You can use this time for personal exploration, collaboration with other artists, and individual consultation with Sue. Pre-requisite: Must have taken Sue's 5-Day dye workshop immediately before this session or at some other time.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $35-40

Student Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


8. New Techniques in Painting
Instructor: Betty Busby

Free-flowing acrylic textile paints such as ProChem's Silk and Fabric Paint or SetaSilk work beautifully on almost any type of fabric. Betty has developed several innovative methods of producing surface designs taking advantage of the properties of these paints. Experiment on the provided silk habotai, as well as your own fabrics, with wet-into-wet methods. Work with textures placed under and over the fabric and learn to create your own textures from found objects. Shiva paint sticks and Inktense pencils will add another layer of spectacular color and texture. Special techniques for producing cloud and sky formations will also be explored.

Supply Fee: $15

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Student Level: All Levels

Supply List [PDF]


9. Joomchi Weekend: An introduction to Joomchi
Instructor: Jiyoung Chung

Joomchi is a traditional Korean art that requires only water and eager hands to rework layers of Hanji, colored mulberry papers, into a new, cloth-like or leather-like textured handmade paper that is strong enough to be sewn, painted, collaged or worked into free-standing forms. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to try several hands-on techniques and to become acquainted with Joomchi's history, practice and role in Korean society. Explore the possibilities for quilts, books, garments, unconventional body ornaments or sculptural object: 2-D & 3D, functional or fine art oriented. The possibilities are exciting and endless!

Sewing Machine: Not required

Supply Fee: $18

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


10. Independent Study
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

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


11. Beadify Your Universe
Instructor: Becky Hancock

Explore the use of beads to enhance your self, your environment, your art, your life! You will learn basic jewelry assemblage techniques, such as bead stringing, turning and wrapping loops and Becky's famous Bead Kabobs, as well as techniques for surface embellishment on fabric using beads. You will be able to choose from several projects to work on, including jewelry and bead encrustation on fabric. All tools and materials are included. There will be tons of beads to choose from!

Sewing Machine: Optional

Supply Fee: $40

Student Level: All


12. Crochet Extravaganza (This class is closed)
Instructor: Diane Muse

Spend your weekend doing something completely different...take a fun, colorful break! Crochet is a relaxing, meditative hand work and a great way to experiment with color. The class will begin by making a sampler of different stitches. Next we will make several motifs and learn various ways to join them together. From here you can choose to make several samples to use as a basis for making blankets OR start working on a lap or baby sized blanket. We will also cover reading written and diagramed patterns, adapting old patterns, unusual accent stitches, working with different weights of yarn, and improvisational design.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: None

Student Level: All


13. Lucky Drawing: Freehand Sketchbook 2 day
Instructor: Susie Shie

In this class, you won't be tracing, erasing, collaging, or copying from art that you see. You'll be drawing freehand in sketchbooks, from life, from photos, from memory, or from your imagination. It doesn't matter what your skill level is now, even if you haven't drawn since you were five years old. Learning to draw is like learning to float in water: learn to trust, let go, and then discover that you could have done it all along. Each day, we'll do 10-minute meditative drawing exercises, then work on one to two sustained drawings of optional themes. There will be no negative criticism, only appreciation and inspiration by working in a nurturing group.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: None

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 3: June 5–9, 2017 (5 day classes)

14. Luminous Layered Mono Printing with Organza
Instructor: Esterita Austin

Experiment with Esterita's original technique which re-imagines monoprinting. Start with a photo of architecture, a detail of an object or a still life as your inspiration. Use fusible web and acrylic paints, metallics, watercolor pencils and more to transfer imagery to organza. The transfers will not be reversed, so words and numbers can be incorporated into your design. You will create a completely new and unique form of art quilt by com-bining and overlapping layers of your own painted organza. Later, we will go a few steps further and explore the image in the abstract through a series of exercises breaking down the and reassembling the elements of the composition into an original piece.

Sewing Machine: Not required

Supply Fee: $45

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


15. Embellish Your Art Quilt
Instructor: Lisa Binkley

Explore the broad, rich, amazing world of hand stitching texture onto your fiber art. Bring a small art quilt or piece of art fabric to QSDS and spend five days delving into embel-lishing it by hand with beads of all sorts, beautiful threads of varying weights and ma-terials, and other objects of special meaning or interest. We'll cover material selection, approaches to embellishment design, techniques for making your embellishments look terrific and stay securely in place, and a wide range of bead embroidery and contempo-rary hand stitching techniques.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $10

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


16. Positively Line and Shape
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

If your quilts need that extra lift to add sophistication and elegance, this is the class for you! Give them new energy and strength by focusing on the shape and line that are so vital to the design of a successful quilt. Make a quilt top using appliquéd or fused shapes with added linear detail worked by machine, by hand or both. Learn how to make a strong design by varying the scale and space around your shapes. Then see what you can do with outlines and added detail. You will never be satisfied with boring quilts again.

Sewing Machine: Required

Supply Fee: none

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


17. Independent Study
Instructor: Judy Hooworth

Explore and develop your personal imagery in a supportive and creative atmosphere; focus on your own objectives and goals using your preferred materials and methods. You'll work independently and will be encouraged to evaluate and articulate your ideas, and participate in group discussion and critique. Bring a work in progress or recent work that you'd like to resolve and perhaps develop further, or begin something new.

Sewing Machine: Required

Supply Fee: $50

Student Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Supply List [PDF]


18. DIY Mark-Making On Cloth & Paper (This class is closed)
Instructor: Leslie Tucker Jenison

Creating unique fabrics and papers becomes easy and fun when you use a variety of everyday objects to make the marks. Come join Leslie and learn how tools can be used in several ways to create very personal papers and cloth for use in quilts and mixed media projects. We will monoprint, make stamps, and work with thermofax screens to build layers and create a rich depth to the surface. Students will develop dozens of pieces which can be used to create a hand-stitched project, such as an accordion book or small quilt top.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $25

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


19. The Play's The Thing: Improv Sketches
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Join Pat in learning the quick steps to composing improvisationally - or improv - by building off the pieces that start the design for an art quilt. With her toolbox of piecing techniques, and tips on construction, we will make mini-works that will become a spring-board to a finished art quilt. Throughout, we'll talk about design elements, learn how to recognize strong composition, and focus on color. We'll make a small piece as the base for larger work, and examine how that motif begins a series. Let go of templates and see possibilities develop!

Sewing Machine: Required

Supply Fee: none

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


20. Depths Of Dyeing (This class is closed)
Instructor: Kevin Womack

In general, most of us focus on producing medium-valued fabric when dyeing. Have you ever thought about dyeing very light or very dark fabrics? Using my Exhaustive Dyeing techniques (which does not mean exhausting!) and pro-MX dyes, we will conduct color experiments in immersion dyeing. Our experiments will produce yardage in a range of values, no matter what value you choose to start with: Luscious Lights, Marvelous Mediums or Decadent Darks. We will also explore color mixing to produce our own unique colors. Some dyeing experience is helpful, but not required.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $30-45

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]

Session 4: June 10–11, 2017 (two-day classes)

21. Luminescent Painted Illusions
Instructor: Esterita Austin

Experiment with Esterita's original technique which reimagines monoprinting. Start with a photo as your inspiration: architecture, objects or a still life. (people or pets not recommended for this) Use fusible web and acrylic and metallic paints and more to transfer imagery to organza. The transfers will not be reversed, so words and numbers can be incorporated into your design. You will create a completely new and unique form of whole cloth art quilt using this beautifully painted organza. No previous painting experience necessary!

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $35

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


22. The Circle Game (in Bead Embroidery)
Instructor: Lisa Binkley

Circles can be found throughout the natural world and in human designs from diverse cultures and across millennia. In this class we explore and create a sampler of circular motifs in bead embroidery. Working with a wide variety of beads we will learn, design, and stitch a diverse range of circular forms that could also be used in future stitching on art quilts, garments, and other fiber art. There is particular emphasis on: approaches to design for bead embroidery, exploring ways to create/suggest circular motifs, learning new bead embroidery techniques and developing variations on known bead embroidery techniques.

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $35

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


23. Dizzy Circles (This class is closed)
Instructor: Rosalie Dace

Add vitality and energy to your work with eccentric circles. Used symbolically in all cultures, circles are a strong design element and focal point. Now discover what happens when you move from perfect whole circles to the unexpected excitement of eccentric circles. Learn to use them confidently by fusing, appliquing, piecing or stitching them to add movement and direction to your work. Working with a variety of spirals, helixes and other broken circles, you will learn how to add a new graphic quality by stitching or overlapping eccentric circles to make an individual free-wheeling composition. You may choose to work by hand or machine or both.

Sewing Machine: Optional

Supply Fee: none

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


24. Wax On-Wax Off (This class is closed)
Instructor: Leslie Tucker Jenison

Come spend the weekend experimenting on both cloth and paper, learning to build layers using soy wax, an environmentally safe alternative to traditional wax batik. Working with the wax, paint and a variety of unconventional tools (as well as a few traditional ones) you will explore many ways to achieve interesting and colorful layers. Warning: playing with soy wax can become habit-forming!

Sewing Machine: Not Required

Supply Fee: $25

Student Level: All

Supply List [PDF]


25. Slash and Burn: Techniques for Improvisational Design
Instructor: Pat Pauly

Compose and design in a direct way! We'll start with fabric strip sets, slash them apart, then combine and recombine, as we sew quickly (burn through the machine!) to jump start our composition. We'll restructure the design – with wonderful possibilities for composition. Learn spontaneous piecing techniques for building the composition: how to float shapes, how to cut curves, and compose in a direct way. This workshop focuses on composition, how to read elements for line, contrast, repeat, and value. Sewing skills are what you bring to the class, so quilters at all stages are welcome.

Sewing Machine: Required

Supply Fee: none

Student Level: All Levels

Supply List [PDF]


26. Playing With Fabric Paints
Instructor: Kevin Womack

Using fabric paints and previously dyed or solid-color fabrics, we will explore several techniques for creating original fabric designs. We will start by forming patterns using found objects. We will then build layers by creating our own stamps, working with silkscreens, exploring gelatin plate monoprinting and more. Be ready to play, experiment and have fun!

Sewing Machine: Not required

Supply Fee: $20-30

Student Level: All Levels

Supply List [PDF]

 

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