I’m sure you are all planning your trip to Richland to view SDA Fiber Fusion 2016 next month. There are so many interesting things to see and visit in the area. Take some time also to enhance your skills at one of our workshops which are being taught in conjunction with the show!
You could begin with An Introduction to Silk Painting – a workshop being taught by SDA-WA member, Rebecca Wachtman. Do you love the idea of painting your a scarf that is uniquely your own, or perhaps you’re thinking bigger – painting fabric for an art project. An Introduction to Silk Painting workshop is just the thing to get your feet wet with a small project that will teach you the basics!
This workshop will be teaching you about working in the Serti Technique. Serti means “closing”, “Wall”, or Fence”…what it really refers to is using a resist to stop the dye from flowing into undesired areas of your painting.
Learn how to select silks, silk dying and painting basics, color mixing and fun texture techniques. Each student will apply resist to create a floral pattern and then paint their own, hand-dyed/hand-painted, 12″ square of silk art. The workshop has a great price too! $50 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $60 for non-members. An Introduction to Silk Painting will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 9am-12pm. Click here for more information the workshop, or visit to www.galleryatthepark.org
Did you know that paint sits on the surface, and that dye chemically bonds with the fabric? The way dyes bond to fabric is the reason why dyed fabrics can be washed and rarely lose color. Continue your Fiber Fusion education with a workshop on resists and dyeing using modern Shibori techniques with the added bonus of getting to take home your own ice-dyeing packet (which you’ll start in class but get to finish on your own).
Rebecca will lead you through several different Shibori-resist techniques which you will bring home as set of samples to inspire you, or to use in your next project. The workshop is titled Resisting Your Dyes with an Ice Kicker, and will be held on June 11th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm. It’s price is $35 for Allied Arts Gallery members and $45 for non-members. Click here for more information on this workshop, or go visit www.galleryatthepark.org
Allied Arts will also be holding a workshop on wool carding called Creative Carding (taught by Kim Perkins). You will look at different grades of wool and other fibers, experiment with color-mixing as you card to get exactly the shade you want, prepare rolags for spinning or make batts for felting. The Creative Carding workshop will be held on June 4th from 2pm-5pm. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. For more information, click here or visit www.galleryatthepark.org
For more information on all of the workshops available at Allied Arts Gallery, please visit http://www.galleryatthepark.org/adult-workshops/