Tuesdays April 16 – June 4, 1-4 pm
Textile Center Member: $405
Limited scholarships are available for those who need on a first come first serve basis. Please select in the shopping cart:
25% scholarship toward tuition: $363
50% scholarship toward tuition: $250
75% scholarship toward tuition: $138
Full scholarship funding is also available. Please contact us for additional information at email@example.com.
No materials fee.
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Description: In this eight-week course, explore personal expression through the medium of shibori dyeing. Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of patterning textiles by shaping cloth (think folding and twisting) and securing it before dyeing (think binding and stitching). Students will learn about the history of shibori and be introduced to work by contemporary artists such as Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Yoshiko Wada, and Jan Meyers-Newberry, among others. Participants will learn basic techniques of shibori dyeing and how to manipulate fabric to create pattern and composition. Students will also build a sample book of technical samples, learn fundamental principles of color and design, and create a finished work of art for the wall using shibori techniques. As students work to design and complete a finished work of art, they will have the opportunity to explore their own areas of interest. Utilizing their experience in the classroom, as well as resources from the Textile Center’s Library, students will plan and execute their final project. Individual and group critiques will be used to evaluate and develop the final works for presentation. Weekly class sharing exercises will facilitate community building.
As a group, the class will plan and install an exhibition of finished artwork in Textile Center’s Library Gallery. This culminating event will be a public forum where students will share their artwork and experiences with family, friends and the community.
Culminating Event: Tuesday, June 18, 5pm – 6pm
Artist Bio: Sandra Brick is a trainer, coach, and educator with over 21 years of experience with the Textile Center as both an instructor and former board member. She has designed and developed 35+ workshops and courses in a diverse range of workshop topics such as fabric dyeing, design theory, beading, creative problem solving, and technology workshops for artists. Brick’s explorations in new materials and techniques have inspired her innovative body of work in surface design, stitching and mixed media, which has been widely exhibited. www.texturedelements.com