This week-long workshop (6/17-6/21) will explore the physical properties of fabrics and fibers, ways they can be manipulated and colored, and how they can be incorporated with encaustic. We will focus on learning various surface design techniques on fabric, such as batik, silk painting, shibori, rusting and eco-dyeing along with dipping and manipulating different fibers and fabrics. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own voice in relation to the presented materials and methods. Topics to include other artists and examples, exercises and experimentation embedding fibers and fabrics in wax, layering and creating depth, mixed media, pattern, compositional and conceptual concerns. Students have the option of individual critique if desired. Featuring such Jacquard products as Dye-Na-Flow, Damar Resin, Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments, Encaustic Medium, Indigo, Waxes and more!
Tuition: $745 + $55 lab fee (lodging options available)
Instructor: Susan Stover