Adult Classes | Fiber Arts

Monday

9/14/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tharin, Concepcion Poou Coy

Learn the ancient Mayan art of back-strap weaving. Back-strap weaving is at once a delicate and beautiful art form, highly portable (you can tie it to any post, tree, or even a nail in the wall), and wonderfully diverse. With this form of weaving you can make original table runners, scarves, place mats, curtains, shawls, table clothes, and much more. Students will learn to warp the thread and set up a loom, and then to weave a small table runner with some traditional Mayan designs. The thread (many colors are available), loom, warping board, needle, back-strap, and tie cord are all included in the materials fee.
Please note this art form requires students to bend over a loom for extended periods.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $55.00


Monday

9/21/20 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pawl Hudson, Pam

Learn to weave a light weight but warm scarf on a rigid heddle loom, which is a simple portable frame loom with a slot and hole mechanism which allows yarns to be raised and lowered for weaving.

Each student will be provided with their own loom, or they can bring their own, and will learn how to design a scarf, thread the loom, weave and finish their project.

Students are asked to bring one skein of sport or worsted weight yarn.

A $10 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Instructor's Studio - Please call for directions,

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

11/3/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bowman, Bonnie

In this class, students will create at least one traditional and at least one original sculptural basket. Students will learn to prepare reed, collect and prepare natural materials, incorporate man made materials and dyeing techniques. The instructor will supply plenty of natural materials, found objects and unique yarns.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00


Tuesday

9/15/20 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bowman, Bonnie

This class is part of a series that can be taken individually, consecutively or in any order, depending on your goals. You will learn how to create your own beautiful textiles and up-cycle thrift shop garments to create unique wearable art. You will be introduced to a variety of ancient and contemporary techniques commonly used by textile artists, including silk painting, shibori dying, batik, silk screening, mono printing, photo transfer, foiling and more. After learning and practicing this variety of techniques, you will be guided and encouraged to combine, layer and improvise the use of your new skills to create your own original textiles or and wearable art. A considerable emphasis in this series of classes will be placed on learning the proper use of professional quality dyes and pigments to obtain vibrant, colorfast fabrics as you create several unique pieces that you will be thrilled to frame and display in your home or incorporate in your creative projects.

Module 1 runs Each Tuesday from September 15 - September 29. In this series we will work with plant fibers, cotton, linen, bamboo etc., as well as some silk.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00


Tuesday

10/6/20 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bowman, Bonnie

This class is part of a series that can be taken individually, consecutively or in any order, depending on your goals. You will learn how to create your own beautiful textiles and up-cycle thrift shop garments to create unique wearable art. You will be introduced to a variety of ancient and contemporary techniques commonly used by textile artists, including silk painting, shibori dying, batik, silk screening, mono printing, photo transfer, foiling and more. After learning and practicing this variety of techniques, you will be guided and encouraged to combine, layer and improvise the use of your new skills to create your own original textiles or and wearable art. A considerable emphasis in this series of classes will be placed on learning the proper use of professional quality dyes and pigments to obtain vibrant, colorfast fabrics as you create several unique pieces that you will be thrilled to frame and display in your home or incorporate in your creative projects.

Module 2 runs Every Tuesday from October 6 through October 20. In this part of the series we will work with protein fibers such as silk, wool, alpaca, cashmere, etc.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00


Saturday

10/3/20 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bowman, Bonnie

In this one day workshop, students will learn creative silk painting techniques and the ancient Japanese art of shibori while creating five beautiful large and luxurious silk scarves to keep or to give as gifts! Five large 100% silk blank scarves are included but additional blanks will be available to purchase from the instructor for those who would like to make additional scarves. All materials are provided by the instructor.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00