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Silk Scarves Painting Workshop by Blick Art Materials

March 24, 2018 - 1pm - 4pm, 23 U.S. Locations

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Silk Scarves Painting Workshops at Blick Art Materials

Create a one-of-a-kind hand painted silk scarf, featuring Jacquard's Dye-Na-Flow and Removable Water-based Resist. Learn to stretch and paint on silk in this workshop using basic design processes. Design templates, material and inspiration provided. Fee includes studio materials and reserves your spot in the workshop. 

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Time: 1-4pm
Fee: $40 (includes studio materials)
Location: see below*

*Classes held at these locations (click for more information & to reserve your spot):

Wheaton, IL Savannah, GA
San Francisco, CA San Diego, CA
New York, NY (Lafayette Street) New York, NY (Bond Street)
New York, NY (West 125th Street) New York, NY (6th Avenue)
Chicago, IL (North Kingsbury Street) Chicago, IL (South State Street)
Allentown, PA Tampa, FL
Omaha, NE Berkeley, CA
Schaumburg, IL Santa Monica, CA
Portland, OR Las Vegas, NV
Milwaukee, WI Tempe, AZ
Philadelphia, PA Roseville, MN
  Evanston, IL

Exploring Lands(cape) with Pattern and Encaustic: A Wine Country Retreat with Susan Stover and Lorraine Glessner

April 16-20, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm each day, Atelier One Artist Studios #8, 2860 Bowen Street, Graton, CA

Instructors: Susan Stover and Lorraine Glessner

The mark of nature combined with encaustic painting creates timeless works which reference memory, change and time. Whether inspired by patterns and textures of distant lands or the immediate environment, we will utilize the natural luminosity, textural and layering possibilities of encaustic in combination with pattern and repetition on fabric and paper. Participants will experiment with innovative materials, drawing and marks to depict the spirit and essence of the land as each chooses to define it. This workshop focuses on the creation of intricate patterns, expressive personal surfaces and complex, multi-layered pieces utilizing and in combination with encaustic painting techniques such as patterned collage, stencils, candy molds, tjaps, and pyrography (creating marks with heated metal and wood burning tools). Considerations such as using pattern and repetition to support and/or strengthen content as well as presentations by both instructors on their inspirations and how it relates to the subject of lands/landscape will also be discussed. Daily walks exploring the area’s vineyards, orchards, redwood forests and the Pacific coast are led by Susan and Lorraine and will provide the inspiration for which to develop ideas while also developing your personal artistic voice through listening, mapping, touching, collecting and communing with nature through all of the senses. Optional individual critiques with both instructors will be offered to all participants.

**Please note that participants should be prepared to spend time outside as well as in the studio. In the event that participants are unable to participate in the workshop walks, participants are welcome to opt out and alternative outdoor creative exercises will be provided.

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Pattern and Repetition with Susan Stover

May 18-20, 2018, 10am-4pm, Hirst Printmaking Studio, Chicago, IL

Pattern and Repetition: Fabric and Wax
Instructor: Susan Stover
Pattern and repetition are an integral part of our everyday lives. Visually we find it in nature, textiles, architecture, and objects in our environments. Physically we use it in rituals, ceremonies, and meditations. Audibly we hear it in music, mantras, and machinery. Using encaustic in combination with surface design and mark-making techniques on fabric, this workshop will explore pattern and repetition in art. Students will explore their own interest in this topic and encouraged to develop personal images, motifs and marks. This class is intended for those with working experience of encaustic at an intermediate or advanced level. Instruction will be given on silk painting, sun printing, batik, stamping wax, tjanting tools, layering, and stenciling to create patterns and unique marks on silk and how to incorporate it into encaustic. Students will create a series of repeated images on small panels and individual pieces that address their interests and ideas. Discussions and examples will include uses of pattern and repetition conceptually as well as compositionally.

May 18-20, 2018 - 10-4 pm
$600 + $25 materials fee

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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


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