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Fabric and Encaustic Intensive with Susan Stover

August 20-23, 2018, Atelier One Studios #8, Graton, CA

Fabric and Encaustic Intensive
Instructor: Susan Stover

This workshop is all about the various ways to create unique mark-making and patterns on fabric to be embedded into encaustic painting. We will explore the physical properties of fabrics, ways they can be manipulated and colored (featuring Jacquard's Encaustic Medium, Dye-Na-Flow and Indigo), and how they can be layered for exciting new possibilities. This class is for participants with working experience in encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Various surface design techniques on fabric, such as batik, silk painting, shibori, rusting and eco-dyeing will be introduced with an in depth exploration of pattern and mark-making. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own voice with materials and methods. Topics and discussions to include other artists and examples, layering and creating depth, stenciling, mixed media, pattern, compositional and conceptual concerns. 

August 20-23, 2018
$695 + $45 materials fee

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Indigo Dyeing with Susan Stover

September 7-8, 2018, Atelier One Studios #8, Graton, CA

Fabric and Encaustic Intensive
Instructor: Susan Stover

Come explore the magic of dyeing with indigo! Indigo is one of the oldest types of dyes used in many cultures throughout the world and the dyeing process is truly wonderful. This workshop will lead you through the steps to set up a small indigo vat, folding and binding techniques, and dyeing with this unique dye. If properly taken care of, an indigo vat can last many months. Students will learn how easy it is to create many of the intricate patterns on fabric. Slide presentation to include a look at different cultures characteristic uses of indigo as well as the contemporary trend of indigo dyeing. Note: This workshop is all about dyeing with indigo (featuring Jacquard's Indigo Kit) on fabric and doesn't involve encaustic. 

September 7-8, 2018
$350 + $20 materials fee

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Design Outside the Lines with Diane Ericson

September 23-28, 2018, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, New Mexico

Design Outside the Lines
Instructor: Diane Ericson

Location: Mabel Dodge Luhan House - Taos, New Mexico 

Experience the magic of Northern New Mexico! Situated at the end of a quiet road not far from the center of town, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House is a historic adobe looks out across Taos pueblo property with a view of the sacred Taos mountain. Diane Ericson will be joined by guest instructor, Rosalind Wyatt from the UK for dynamic teaching sessions and one-on-one instruction in our adobe conference center studio, featuring mixed materials, including Jacquard Products such as Tee Juice Fabric Art Markers, Lumiere, Neopaque and Dye-Na-Flow. By popular request - we have added an extra day in the studio to the Taos Retreat! A chance to deepen the experience, and focus on aspects of your work in new ways. We'll be on 'Taos time' as they say, with plenty of opportunity for small, informal groups in the log cabin room and afternoons sitting with handwork in the stone courtyards. 

To visit the Mabel Dodge Luhan House online: www.mabeldodgeluhan.com 

  • Regular rate: $2,395 - includes: 5-day workshop, meals (breakfast & lunch (daily), dinner (first night), and lodging.
  • Commuter rate $1,895 - includes: 5-day workshop, studio time, breakfasts & lunches (daily) and dinner (first night).  


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Four Inset Handle Basket: An Immersion in Round Reed by Peeta Tinay

October 21-27, 2018, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,Gatlinburg, TN

During this workshop students rediscover the fundamental skills of twining, using round reed as they create their own basket. Participants learn techniques including hand placement, tension and shaping while weaving. As your basket comes to completion, you will learn the multiple step finishing process that brings depth and luster (featuring Jacquard Basic Dye). This is a challenging, but rewarding intermediate-level class. Prior twining experience and hand strength are required. Click here for more information.


Instructor: Peeta Tinay

Exploring Personal Motifs and Patterns: Block Printing on Paper and Fabric with Susan Stover

November 9-11, 2018, Atelier One Studios #8, Graton, CA

Exploring Personal Motifs and Patterns: Block Printing on Paper and Fabric
Instructor: Susan Stover

Drawing inspiration from ethnic textiles and contemporary art, we will look at different sources and examples of how block printing can be used in artwork and other creative pursuits. Motifs, designs and pattern repeats will be emphasized as well as the way pattern, repetition and rhythm can be used in compositions. Students will carve rubber blocks with their own unique images and will be encouraged to develop their own personal vocabulary. Instruction will be given on different types of pattern repeats, such as: mirror repeats, quarter turn repeats, and seamless repeats. Designs can be used in artwork, for home or clothing textiles, decorative papers, in handmade books or journals, or as limited edition prints. Featuring Jacquard's Screen Printing Inks, Lumiere paint and Textile Color paint.

September 7-8, 2018
$525 + $30 materials fee

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