Adult Classes | Fiber Arts

Artful Basketry FB931

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

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.

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Shibori and Silk Painting W-FB935

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

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.

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The Art of Textile Design - Module 1 W-FB102

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00

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 September 10 - September 24. In this series we will work with plant fibers, cotton, linen, bamboo etc, as well as some silk.

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The Art of Textile Design - Module 2 W-FB103

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00

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 weekly from October 1 through October 15. In this part of the series we will work with protein fibers such as silk, wool, alpaca, cashmere, etc.

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The Art of Textile Design - Module 3: Natural Dyes and Pigments W-FB104

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00

In this session, you will learn the heritage practice of designing textiles with ancient dyes such as indigo, madder, weld, and cochineal, as well as how to obtain and utilize various “mordents” to effect color hue, intensity and fastness. Also, a significant focus of this class will be on learning a variety of exciting and eco-friendly methods for making your own dyes, inks and prints from locally sourced plants, and how to use them to apply surface design to your fabric. You will be given the opportunity to apply these techniques on cotton, silk and wool.

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Botanical Printing and Natural Dyes W-FB960

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

Day of Week: Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $400.00

Non-Member: $430.00

Expand your Botanical Printing skills with Natural Dye Extracts. Mother Nature has never been so generous when you understand the terms, the process and the chemistry to create beautiful prints on fabrics. This is a jammed packed workshop!

Students can expect to learn: the best formulas for dyes and mordants. How to solid shade dye protein fabrics. Utilize a post mordant and dye process to enhance printing. Discover the uniqueness of iron and tannin and the effect on botanical printing. Use multiple color blankets for adding interest and intrigue to botanical printing. Learn how to add interesting textures that are incorporated in the printing process. Walk away with a clear understanding of the terms, the process and the chemistry of natural dyes and botanical printing.

The focus of the course is to learn many techniques via small samples. These small samples will be a wonderful reference book to keep for years to come.

Student will be given the proper mordanting instructions upon registration and should arrive with the mordanted fabrics to the workshop. The instructor can provide small fabric packets if there is no time to mordant prior to taking workshop.
A $35 supply fee is paid directly to the instructor.

A $100 non-refundable deposit can be made for this workshop. Please call 727-298-3322 to make payment. Balance will be due September 6, 2019.

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Eco Print and Indigo Workshop Intensive with Kathy Hays W-FB964

Instructor: Hays, Kathy

Day of Week: Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $400.00

Non-Member: $430.00

In this 3-day Eco Print workshop you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques that create artful fabrics. Protein fabrics are used because of their affinity for contact printing. While learning the printing process emphasis will be placed on artful design and purposeful placement of the plant material.

Instruction for making and using an indigo vat will be included along with ideas to enhance design. The techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for all fiber artist who are seeking a new medium for personal expression. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles and expect long periods of standing. This workshop is designed to learn the essentials, understand design and composition with plants to be carried out successfully at home. Students will take home several sample pieces as well as completed projects.
A $35 material fee is paid directly to the instructor.

A $100 non-refundable deposit can be made for this workshop. The balance will be due September 6. Please call the art center at 727-298-3322 for details.

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Painted Warps for Weaving W-FB955

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Day of Week: Wed & Thur 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $165.00

Explore the idea of color movement by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive dyes. Students will learn how to make stock solutions, how to lay out their yarns, apply and set the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without tangling ready for the loom. We will also learn how to paint coordinating weft yarns. Students will bring a two 5yd prepared warps (20” maximum width) and skeins to dye. They must be cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon, tencel, bamboo, etc. Blends are fine. The instructor will send more specific warping information several weeks before class so there is time to purchase yarns and make the warps.
Please register early. A $10 materials fee will be collected in class.

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Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom FB916

Instructor: Pawl Hudson, Pam

Day of Week: Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Instructor's Studio

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

You don’t have to invest a lot of money in equipment to start weaving. A rigid heddle loom is a simple frame loom that allows you to weave anything from wall hangings to scarves. It is sometimes called a Knitters loom because it can accommodate worsted and novelty yarns. This type of loom folds and takes up very little space.

You will learn how to wind a warp and thread a loom. The first project will be sampling different fibers and learning weaving techniques. This information will then be used to weave a second project of your choice. Scarves, runners, bags , pillows are all possible on the rigid heddle loom. You will also learn how to select appropriate yarns, read project drafts and finish a piece when it comes off the loom.

Classes are held at the instructor's studio, 1019 MLK Jr Ave, Dunedin. Looms are provided or students can bring their own. A $10 materials fee paid to the instructor covers the first project. Students will purchase their own yarns for the second project.

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Abstracting from Nature Quilt Design Workshop W-FB321

Instructor: Sassaman, Jane

Day of Week: Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $125.00

Non-Member: $155.00

Nature is an endless source of inspiration. In this class we will examine a wide variety of artists interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. Through a series of exercises, we will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. Note: withdrawals will not be refunded for this workshop after June 25.

Jane Sassaman began quilting in 1980. Her art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”. The book includes twenty years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts.

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Suns & Moons Quilting Workshop W-FB320

Instructor: Sassaman, Jane

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $125.00

Non-Member: $155.00

Suns and Moons is a machine appliqué workshop based on the circle motif. Using Jane’s appliqué techniques and experimenting with our decorative stitches, we will begin by making a series of colorful fabric discs which will then be arranged into a dramatic and contemporary composition. Students must bring a sewing machine to this workshop. Note: withdrawals will not be refunded for this workshop after June 25.

Jane Sassaman began quilting in 1980. Her art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”. The book includes twenty years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts.

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Mayan Back-Strap Weaving FB904

Instructor: Tharin, Concepcion Poou Coy

Day of Week: Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $55.00

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 (you can make original table runners, scarves, place mats, curtains, shawls, table clothes, and much more). Participants 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.

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