Alcohol Ink: Birch Trees & Koi Ponds

Class ID: 2W75 This class is full.
Date/Time: Saturday, August 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sylvia Benson 

Give alcohol ink a try! Paint a beautiful birch forest or a koi pond in this exciting medium. Whether you have experience with alcohol ink or are brand new, this class is for you.

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Scarves to Dye For!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Dye your own silk scarves in the morning, then design a Nuno felted scarf in the afternoon. Learn color theory and silk dyeing basics, safety tips and eco-friendly dyeing methods. After a short “setting” period, your silk will be beautifully dyed and ready for an afternoon of felting. With your dyed silk as a base, apply soft wool and other exotic fibers to the surface and learn the steps to bond them into a beautiful Nuno felted scarf. Dress for mess and be ready to roll up your sleeves. The $45 material fee includes 3 silk scarves, all fibers and supplies and is payable to the instructor day of class.

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Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 31, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Let’s be creative and make a “one-of-a-kind” free style Itajime Shibori (clamp) silk scarf with bengala dye! Natural Japanese dye, Bengala dyes are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. The dye process doesn’t require hot water so it is appropriate for students of all ages. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. You won’t be able to imagine the patterns you are creating when preparing the material. That’s the fun part of this class! You’ll enjoy the experience of “opening up an unexpected present” in the final product. The instructor will prepare some cotton/silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. If you have something extra to dye you will be charged a small dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as dyes have natural rubber latex in it. Things to bring: If you don’t mind bringing an iron and an iron board, that’d be helpful!

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Felted Table Runner or Wall Hanging

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Learn to layer naturally colored fibers on a base of silk, and then add texture and color with a variety of embellishments, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind accessory. $30 materials fee includes all fibers and supplies and is payable to the instructor day of class.

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Felted Luminarias

Date/Time: Monday, December 3, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Add a warm glow to the holiday season with pretty, felted luminarias. Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool and a little soapy water. Add texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias are the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. They make great gifts! $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies for 2 luminarias.

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Alcohol Ink Continued

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Debra Dresler
After you get acquainted with alcohol inks in the beginner class, let’s explore more techniques and surfaces with this fun and versatile medium. Please bring your own supplies, including inks, yupo, metal, tiles, glass, mirrors, or anything else you want to work on. You will need your alcohol, gloves, markers, masking fluid, canned air, blending solution, and whatever you want to use or want to try. No materials fee.

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