15 June 2015

Summer Workshops

June 27    9am -4 pm   Creating Stamps  $55.

Back again this year - learn to use all sort of materials to make your own stamps from easy to carve material, to foam board and everything in between. We will also make a stamp from a photograph you bring with you. You will go home with hand fulls of stamps including at least one from your photograph, your own set of carving tools and the know how to make as many stamps as your imagination can create.

July 11  9 am - 4 pm    “The Human Mark”   $50

An exploration of the mark – an exciting workshop which will open your mind to new ways of using and even thinking about mark making in any medium including paper, cloth, paint, ink and stitch. Using traditional and unusual "tools" we will let our imaginations roam finding new ways to make marks on a wide variety of substrates. For those who want to entice their imagination into play...

July 18th and 19th   2 Day Silk Screen Construction and Use Workshop  $95.00   9 am - 4 pm

This two day course starts with the construction of your own silk screen and a portable printing table which you will take home with you. within hours you will be learning many silk screening techniques including tape, wax, glue and paper resists, using stencils and more. You will also finish your second day with a squeegee to take home as well as a book covering all the techniques in the workshop not to mention all the fabulous fabric you have created.

deconstructed silk screen

July 25  9-4pm    Creating cutting edge fabrics with thickened dyes   $55. 

Create one of a kind fabrics using all new methods of dyeing with thickened dyes. Drizzle dyeing, blot and scrape techniques and monprinting like you've never seen it before will be some of the techniques covered. Create yardage or whole cloth pieces but bring lots of white fabric for dyeing. All of materials are provided

Aug 1
  Sketchbooks   $50.00   9 am - 4 pm

Please joint us as we learn how to make books. We will learn coptic and long stitch spines, making our own covers and accordion fold books as well. You will leave the workshop with at least 3 books as well all the information you need to create wonderful books for yourself and to give as gifts. Includes all materials

Aug 8 Creatively filling our art journals 
$65.  9 am - 4 pm

We will be learning how to incorporate art into our journals using media you never would have considerate before. We will be using monoprints, collage, inks and watercolors to just name a few techniques. These art journals can document your days as well as your art and become a family heirloom.

August 15th       9 am- 4 pm 
Indigo Vat Dyeing  $55

Join us for a day of indigo dyeing and participate in one of the oldest natural dyeing techniques. If it will fit in the vat, we will dye it. Let your imagination run wild as we use various forms of resists or none at all in indigo dyeing plant fiber cloth, silk, wool (woven or spun) or wood. Watch as the oxygen i the air combines with the green indigo and turns it the rich blue we all know and love so well.


  1. What an amazing array of workshops. I wish I lived closer, I'd be sitting in the front row of each one. Maybe you'd consider doing some online courses.

  2. I'm with Jo! Terrific workshops! Best wishes with each of them.

  3. Me, too! Time to take it on the road! Lucky East Coasters who get to go!

  4. All of these workshops plus a few more are all available to go on the road. Earlier this spring, I had a bookmaking workshop in Massachusetts.


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