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Henna Tattoo Demo

June 9, 2018, 1-3pm, Art Materials LLC, 2728 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

Come learn the fun art of Henna tattoos, featuring Jacquard's Mehndi Henna Kit!

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 1-3pm

Registration: To reserve your spot, call us at 612-872-8088, e-mail us or stop by our store at 2728 Lyndale Ave. S. and sign up in person.

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Upcycled Clothing with April Sproule

June 14-15, 2018, Valley Oak Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA

April will be teaching a day and a half long workshop on Upcycled Clothing for the Valley Oak Guild on June 14-15, 2018, in Tulare, CA. She will also be presenting a talk and trunk show titled: the Myth of Creative Genius.

Beginning with a new or gently used garment, the participants in this workshop will create a one-of-a kind wearable art piece using the Textile Design Stencils and features Jacquard's Lumiere and Neopaque paints. The process of upcycling, or repurposing garments, is a perfect way to transform a boring garment into a fun and unique piece of wearable art.This experience can be extremely rewarding and gratifying.

T-shirts, tunics, skirts, tote bags, or whatever else you would like to use are all suitable projects. Unlined garments are generally easier to work with, and I often combine one or more garments.

Clothing does not have to be taken apart and resewn unless desired, but if you want to work on a piece that is under construction, feel free to do so. No prior experience with garment construction, painting, or drawing is required. Some hand embellishment will be covered if time permits.

Note: There will be a $20.00 Supply Fee payable in class that includes all the paints, brushes, and stencils you will need for the day. The fee also includes a stencil of your choice to keep.

Instructor: April Sproule

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4 Inset-Handle Twined Basket Class by Peeta Tinay

June 29-July 3, 2018, Peters Valley School of Craft, 19 Kuhn Road, Layton, NJ

Come deepen and improve your fundamental skills of weaving while building upon them with new techniques.

The Four Inset-Handle Basket is made using the technique of twining and has a substantial rolled border. Multiple sizes of round reed are used throughout the basket with a focus on attention to hand placement, tension and shaping. Each step of the basket will be demonstrated with ample hands on instruction given to each participant.

Topics covered include; selection and preparation of materials, the reed dye process (featuring Jacquard Basic Dye), and a multiple step finishing process on the completed baskets. The finished work will be approximately 20" diameter by 6" tall. This is a rewarding and challenging class suitable for experienced weavers who possess hand strength and twining experience. Intermediate to Advanced.

Instructor: Peeta Tinay

Tuition: $605 (lunch is included) 
Studio/Materials Fee: $165 
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out


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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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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