SDA members are meeting at the home of Patricia Belyea, owner of Okan Arts. Patricia imports and sells vintage hand-dyed Japanese yukata cottons. Right now she has the largest inventory in North America with approximately 470 bolts.
We’ll start in her quilting studio which is a transformed formal dining room and spend time talking about what’s up on the design walls. Then we’ll head downstairs to her yukata cotton ya (“shop” in Japanese) and classroom. We’ll check out the various pattern styles of yukata cottons as well as talk about yukatas in Japanese culture and the chusen printing process.
SDA Seattle weekday meeting for October 2013
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: Noon – 3 pm
Location : Okan Arts
315 NW 52nd Street
Seattle WA 98107
(This is in the Ballard neighborhood, down the hill from the west side of the Zoo. The most important thing to notice it is NW 52nd, not N 52nd.)
Bring your lunch and Patricia will have something fun to munch and drink as a mid-meeting snack (gluten-free).
And please bring your current work to show the group as well.
Questions? Contact Sharon Rowley, email@example.com
The SDA Seattle weekday meeting for September 2013 will be held at the home/studio of SDA member Gay Jensen. Gay will share her artwork and give an informal “dress rehearsal” of her talk “Passion for Paint: One Woman’s Love Affair with Painting on Fabric” that she will be presenting formally to a weaving organization and a quilting organization this fall. If you are not familiar with Gay’s work you can look at her website http://www.gayjensen.com .
Date: September 4, 2013
Location: 12545 42nd Ave NE, Seattle, 98125
Important: This location is a little tricky to find so use your GPS or go online to get directions, please don’t contact Gay asking how to get there since giving directions is NOT her strong suit! Also, the entrance to Gay’s house is in the BACK, not on the street side.
Time: Noon to 3 — From noon-12:30 you can tour Gay’s home and studio, Gay’s talk will begin promptly at 12:30 and last approximately one hour, and following that the group can do show and tell, talk about future meetings, etc.
What to bring: Your lunch. Gay will provide beverages for the group. Also bring anything you want for show and tell. Please note that Gay’s home is a “no outdoor shoes indoors” household so bring your slippers if you want, or wear your favorite socks, and be prepared to remove your outdoor shoes when you arrive.
Meeting contact: Sharon Rowley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Also: Save the date Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12 – 3 pm when we’ll be meeting at Okan Arts to learn about and shop Japanese yukata cottons.
Spring has sprung and we are meeting at the Green LAKE branch on Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m.
The sketchbook challenge theme for this month is Opposites–bring your sketchbook and supplies to join us for sketchbook exploration on the theme and for fellowship!
All are welcome; no need to RSVP. Just show up!
See you soon,
Have you ever wanted to try Thermofax screen printing? If you have, here is your chance. Thermofax screen printing is a way of creating a re-useable screen that can be used to print an image onto fabric and a variety of other surfaces. To make the screen you need a Thermofax machine, screen material and a carbon photocopy. You can also order custom screens from a number of online sources. I have quite a few screens that I will bring so everyone can try printing with them. I will also try to bring my Thermofax machine and we might be able to make some new screens.
Date: Monday, February 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 8:00
Location: 1600 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA – Easy to find with a small parking lot.
Bring: fabric or paper to test out the screens
RSVP: Deb Taylor at email@example.com . Please let me know if you plan to join us. The space we use at this Starbucks limited.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 6th at 12:30 for a creative experience with local artist and teacher, Carla Sonheim. Here is the link to her website, http://www.carlasonheim.com/
About: Carla Sonheim is a painter, illustrator, and creativity workshop instructor known for her fun and innovative projects and techniques designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous, playful approach to creating. She is the author of Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun, a bestselling book!
She has two new books: Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed-Media Workshop (Quarry Books) and The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone (Perigee Books).
One of her students writes, “Carla just shines and is so gentle and generous that you will work hard all day and come out energised and inspired. Most importantly though, [her] class was a touchstone in my artistic journey, giving me the courage to stop resisting, and open myself to my creative voice.”
We will meeting at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.,Seattle, WA 98105,206-684-4063. Bring your own lunch and catch up with each other; the program with Carla will begin at 1 and end approx. 3:30.
Also, please start brainstorming ideas for future programs and experiences and consider being part of the dynamic program committee for this group.